Monday, July 20, 2009

Tea Party Post Mortem

The pre-wedding tea party has now come and gone. The weather (mostly) cooperated, and everyone seemed to have a good time. And I finally got to wear the sundress I bought back in March!

A few other random thoughts and observations for future reference:

The cupcakes turned out really well - I made the cupcakes and icing ahead of time and froze them, so all I had to do was thaw both and add food coloring before decorating the day before. I did the sugar sparkles the morning of the tea. But nobody ate them! Well, a few, but were they too large? Too pretty? I don't know; I do know my weight loss challenge is going to be a real challenge this week, what with all the leftover goodies!

Wondering about the colors? The bride's bouquet has peachy/orange gerbera daisies (her favorite flowers) and the bridesmaids are wearing blue with silver. The centerpiece was really well done by Canadiana Flowers. The picture doesn't do it justice.

I tried to make cucumber sandwiches. This was not the time for experimentation! As in, I had too little time to really give it a good try and abandoned the attempt.

In future, my husband must schedule a vacation day before any big parties. Or at least not be out of town on business for the three days before. Because moving furniture, etc. by myself? Not so good.

Ditto planning a party when the cleaning lady is on holiday.

I bought too much cauliflower and broccoli for the veggies and dip. Ranch dip was the clear favorite over dill.

Oh, and the one room I didn't clean? My office, that also turned into the repository of chairs, boxes (from serving pieces) and various other items throughout the preceeding week? Was the room to which my husband escorted the groomsmen when they wanted to have a quiet discussion about the bachelor party. Not the tidy rec room beside it that was also empty. My messy, messy office.

Now it's back to work for me until the week before the wedding. I hope I can remember what the heck I was doing with my story....

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