Deedee's party went very well on Sunday. There were a few hitches, but all in all I have to admit this is the most stress free party I've ever had. I need to remember that for the future. The children woke us before seven. Gah. I don't understand why they were up so early. Carey chased them back to bed before curling up with Kitty again, but I was too awake so I just stayed up. It gave me the extra time to fashion a pair of wings for Kitty and a quick fairy skirt for one of Deedee's guests. I had meant to do it the night before while getting other stuff together but Kitty wanted to go to sleep so I curled up with intending to get up again when she was asleep. That didn't happen. I awoke briefly when Carey got home but never even finished my thoughts about getting up before I was asleep again.
After the service, I stayed behind to get everything ready while Carey took the kids home for a nap. Everything came together perfectly. There were pink and yellow plastic tablecloths that someone had put flower stickers all over in the Church's stash of tablecloths. I had used Deedee's play silk as a back drop for the children's table and the table I used for the food had been painted purple. Again, perfect. The cake arrived in one piece (thankfully) and even the reparation to the fairy's crown was generally unnoticeable. Me, the one that's always screwed up, actually had everything arranged and ready on time. In the end, none of Deedee's invited party guests arrived, which was disappointing. However, my little ones still had a blast. All of my family was there, as well as part of Carey's family. Even our Reverend Kayle made it for a short time. And Anne, one of the nursery girls that Deedee has attached herself to. She was dressed as a fairy and did a wonderful job helping out. Carey and I are still discussing ways to thank her.
Everyone enjoyed the repast that had been prepared; sundry sandwiches, crackers, cookies, etc. Generally items one would expect to find at a tea party. Yes, even cucumber sandwiches made an appearance. The children ran around quite a while before we settled them down to eat. I waited a little bit to see if the last guest would show up. After eating, the kids took a break playing with the bubbles from their goody bags and then Meradydd opened her presents.
The little pixie queen herself. The crown reads "Birthday Girl". It was actually bought when she was just a wee babe. My mother saw it and had to have it. At one time it also had matching earrings. Maybe if we're really nice to Charles, he'll tell us where he stashed them.
Her upside down crown looks like some sort of exotic veil.
Deedee in front of her beautiful new play silk.
Deedee opening the beautiful card my friend Marisa made for her. (See, I told you the bear was a big hit.)