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|Little Winslow was all dressed up for the parades.|
This year, Aaron will be down there with his wife Zafera, but we can't make it. Maybe next year baby Drew can finally witness the Mardi Gras madness like his sisters have. For 2013, however, we'll have to bring some purple, green, and gold to Roeland Park, Kansas. And we'll have to invite every kid/parent combo we know (P.S. If you haven't been formally invited, don't despair--I only handed out these invitations at Katie's preschool--let me know if you'd like to come!).
|I got the invitations from Vista Print. The shipping cost more than the cards themselves, but I think they look great!|
We'll have beads and crowns for the kids, but otherwise, they'll be left to their own devices, as it should be for a playdate (hate that term, but I wanted everyone to know it's totally casual). We won't craft, paint, or do games because Katie Bel is sure to organize everything anyway (Little boy, you play the bad guy and chase me all around while I scream. Ready? Go!).
Things left to do:
Make all the food
Finish the ceiling in the living room (thanks, Ryan!)
Bully everyone who hasn't RSVP'd properly yet
Drink a few cocktails in preparation
Make extra food so that Ryan can enjoy some since he won't be at the brunch
And yeah, I'm hosting this on a Monday morning. Why? Well, because the mom organization I'm a part of has Monday Morning Coffee Club every week, and I haven't been able to go in ages, so hosting it means I get to be a part of it. Also, because I can! Katie has school Tues-Fri, and afternoons are terrible after nap (takes an hour for everyone to get non-grouchy), so there you go. Monday morning works best. I can't please everyone, and I'm not gonna even try. I'm going to enjoy myself, and I'll leave the stress to the folks who want to make handmade masks from real turkey feathers using only kitchen twine and grass clippings.
In preparation for Mardi Gras, I'd like to give you an assignment: Enjoy a delicious cocktail. Flash your husband/partner. Lament that there ain't no place to pee on Mardi Gras Day. Eat another pastry.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!