Friday, May 28, 2010

The Graduation Party....


My little social butterfly is hosting her high school graduation party tonight. The planning began about three weeks ago. Initially, the guest list totalled about 140 people...mean mommy said "No! Shorten the list and then we will talk." The list came down to 75 and mean mommy said "No! Cut that in half!" We came to an agreement with 40 guests invited. Mean Mommy began to pray for rain, vacations, other graduation parties, and for some...the brainless ones...simply blank stares into outer space trying to remember what they were going to do tonight! (I know I'm bad...I'm a mean mommy, I'm supposed to be bad!)

So far, everyone is behaving.... There is dancing in the "That 70's Show" basement of ours, there is coloring and message writing at one of the three tables in the backyard, there is frisbee throwing down in the bowl, (the common ground in the back that was supposed to be a pond, but never finished) and the dog has not left my side in the last hour. Ed made Tootsie wear the Ladybug Doggie costume, which Tootsie says "is completely humiliating. I'm gonna get that Ed!"

We have the Thespians sitting in the kitchen, stealing frosting off the cake with their fingers! Ed's posse is hitting on every guy here. They came dressed for action tonight! Sister Katya keeps checking on me (probably to distract me from someone downstairs doing something of which I would not approve). Rock and his friend Keith are playing chaperons for me tonight. Retro is working late...a likely story. He just didn't want to be around to watch the debauchery, or the clean up the next morning.

People are arriving at the same speed as those who are leaving. This has been a great party...nothing like Katya's 16th. Rock reminded me that Katya's party was in the middle of winter, when there's not much of anything else going on. That's why there were so many bodies around. It tooks us a week to weed through the debris!

I'll let you know what kind of garbage is left tomorrow morning! Hey, school's out for summer!

5 comments:

Frau said...

Fun! You are a nice mean mommy and not like it happens every year! Congrats to your grad! And I hope the clean up in minimal!

Jeanie said...

I think you were smart to keep the numbers down, those kinds of parties seem to grow on their own. I hope your house is intact this morning. Congrats to the graduate.

Unknown Mami said...

You're not that mean, just mean enough.

Betty said...

Sounds like a fun party. I think you´re a GREAT mom for letting 40 people come! :)
Congratulations on your daughters graduation!

Mrs4444 said...

Sounds fun! We had about 20 kids who stayed all evening because we had the party in mid-May and had no competition from other parties. (I didn't want to go through all of that planning/cooking to have people come and leave so soon :) Congrats to your daughter! :)