My birthday party is on Saturday. My actual birthday isn't until next week, but it's hard to gather friends together in the middle of the week. I almost never throw myself a party because I feel all self-conscious about gathering people together who might feel obligated to give me things. Except family. :) But I've been wanting to do some sort of a tea party for a long time now, and what better reason to have one than my birthday?
I tend to plan and then procrastinate (as you can tell by some of the posts on this blog. ;)). So while I can see my party in my mind's eye, pulling it off will be a test - especially when I have to clean and declutter my house plus get everything ready in a day. Go me! On one hand, I have almost everything I need already as I am using my own dishes, silverware, and jars as drinking cups. On the other hand, I have to borrow tables and an ez up from a friend and hunt down some table cloths. I have more than enough napkins for the kiddo and I, but for ten people? I don't think so.
Luckily, one of the pieces of fabric from the garage sale looks perfect for a table cloth. It's a bit long, so I'll have to fold it in half, but it's a beautiful blue and doesn't need to be hemmed. I think it makes the table look classy. Let's hope that works outside too.
Tonight I have to finish up some more napkins, and go thrifting just in case I find something awesome. I need to count my knives and jars to make sure I have enough, then make sure all the paper labels are off the jars.
I'm excited, a little nervous, and trying to figure out just what I am going to make for food. It's a potluck. Do you know any good recipes for a summer picnic?