Thursday, April 9, 2009

Party Recap (Finally)

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Okay. Let's talk party. FINALLY.

Sorry. I wasn't trying to be coy. Actually, I was waiting for the pictures to show--which I still don't have. The whole time as my friend took all these great pictures, I kept saying to her, "I'm going to see these again, right? Right?" She just laughed and nodded.

Well, I have yet to see the pictures. (But she's been busy) So we'll talk about the party anyway. :)

Where to start...
Hmm... First off, my friends had WAY TOO MUCH FUN in planning this thing. They are so sweet and totally took the idea of having a little book celebration into this big Academy Award-like event. And obviously an event like that would NOT be complete if they did not have a limo pick me and the hubby up. Yes, that's right a limousine.

To go literally around the corner. (My friend lives one street over)

I busted up laughing when I saw it. As the limo driver opened the door for me, he said, "Your friend is having a little fun tonight." (Uh, yeah. I could tell.) I especially could tell when the limo pulled up to the house. She had a RED CARPET going from the sidewalk all the way up to the steps of her house complete with the velvet rope dividers and everything. Too funny!

As soon as I walked in the house (after much exaggerated picture posing) I saw a table with a huge blow-up of my book on an easel. On the table by it were black and white pictures of myself and a few copies of my book along with a pen for signings.

Here's the blow-up sign with the pictures.

All my neighbors (who contributed to the party planning process) signed a framed picture of my invitation for me. ------------>

It's hard to see, but this was the invitation.


My friend even had life size cardboard figures of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean posed around the house to go with the whole "movie theme". Like I had said in earlier posts, we had a bartender, AWESOME food and, of course later in the night, dancing. In fact, my friend moved her entire living room set out of her house just so we could have a dance floor!

I got home around 2 a.m.

Needless to say, my friends (who happen to be my neighbors) are so supportive and so wonderful and so generous, it makes me all teary just thinking about them. They are the best and we had so much fun that we're already trying to figure out what we can have another party for and celebrate next. :)


Chicki said...

Oh, Jennifer, that's fantastic! What wonderful friends you have. The went all out for you. The limo idea was hilarious. Tell girlfriend to give up the pictures...

Christiana Cameron said...

Oh, I wish you were my neighbor! What a great party and I totally want to see the pictures!

PatriciaW said...

Oh, Jennifer, it sounds wonderful! I'm glad you had such a great time. You've got great friends.

Kristen Painter said...

How cool that your friends did all that for you! I love it!

Stephanie said...

WOW! What an awesome party! You are so blessed, Jennifer!

Jessica said...

That's it. I'm moving to your neighborhood.
So glad you had fun! :-)

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, your friends and neighbors sound wonderful. The party sounded great too. I think I want to move. :)

Bella said...

Wow, what an amazing group of friends you have. I hope mine could pull something like that for moi.


T. Anne said...

Wow you have the best friends (shh don't tell mine I said so ;) Thank you so much for posting!

Greeting Card Printing said...

What a sweet gesture! The party seemed perfect! Limos and red carpet and all the special treatment, what more could you ask for?