Monday, July 23, 2012

MIA

Hey, all!
Sorry I wasn't around Friday.
You know you're too busy to blog when you're too busy to post that you're too busy to blog. :-)

I had a LATE dinner out Thursday night with some friends over an hour away and then Friday morning I had a watermelon basket/fruit tray to put together for a friend's 40th birthday party which was that night.

Oh, and did I mention I had painters in my house all week and had to go to a neighbor's house to cut fruit since my kitchen was off limits?
Yeah. There was that too.

The 40th Birthday party was a blast by the way. And my fruit basket was naturally a hit. I even cut out oranges and filled the fruit dip in the skin part. This is the second watermelon basket that I've made and I must say, I now consider myself an "expert".
I didn't take a picture of this year's (too stressed and no time), but if you want to see what I made last year, check this out HERE. I volunteered to make one next Saturday for another party.

Let's see...back to the birthday party...

**start humming Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" right about now **

 It was a surprise for our friend. He told his wife he didn't want a party or anything big.
Naturally, she took that as her cue to have a party and have it big.

So, we rented a 14 person van to "kidnap" him with a blindfold and take him to his wife's brother's house where 90 of his closest friends and family were waiting. :-)

It was a really nice catered event and there was a live band that kicked major butt!!
(I missed all the food because I spent all night on the dance floor) 

PS. Did I mention the State Police showed up? I told you it was a good party... LOL

Anyhew, I spent all weekend trying to recover. I can't dance in heels all night like I used to (my calves were on fire) and I guess I spent too much time near the speaker because everything sounded like I was under the water.

Yeah. So that was my weekend.
What did you do?

22 comments:

Jessica R. Patch said...

Clearly I did not have as much fun as you. I really need to live closer! I saw Batman with the family and had a quiet weekend, which really was a good thing since every other weekend has been ridiculously busy.

Linda G. said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Alas, my weekend was quietly boring.

Anne Gallagher said...

wow, sounds like a great time. Must have been if it took two days to recover.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Still bringing the police in, eh? Oh what a night! :D

Sounds like my kind of party.
~ Wendy

Sutton Fox said...

How fun. Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you!

Carol Kilgore said...

What a great weekend! Glad the police didn't haul you off :)

Connie Keller said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the party!

BTW, I used to make watermelon baskets with my mom. She was an expert carver--the edges of the basket were carved in a fancy design. My job was taking all the scooped out melon and making it into round balls with a melon baller. (Thanks for bringing back happy memories for me!)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Wow, sounds like you had a great weekend! We had a party, too, but it was much smaller, for my daughter who is turning 10 this week. They grow up too fast!

Gabrielle Meyer said...

We spent the weekend helping my brother-in-law build a patio in his back yard in preparation for his September wedding. It was my oldest daughter's 8th birthday, so we went out to the lake on Sunday to celebrate with the aunts, uncles and cousins. I went on a tube behind the boat for the first time in over ten years! Ahh! My arms and shoulders are burning this morning. :)

Lydia Kang said...

My last few days were way less exciting than yours! If I'd been dancing in heels, I'd be recovering too. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wow, that was SOME shindig you all had! Cracks me up that she did the opposite of what he said and went BIG!

And how cool that you're so good at the watermelon fruit basket gig!

Karen Lange said...

Nothing quite as much fun here this weekend, although we did enjoy the time off. Glad your friend's party went well! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, sounds like quite a party. I didn't half the fun things you did.

Linda Kage said...

I went to my niece's wedding. Three hours to drive there, two hours at wedding, three hours to drive back. I think there was more people at the birthday party you went to!

Old Kitty said...

You PARTY ANIMAL!!!! LOL!!! Yay!!!My weekend was most sedate and non-existent by comparison! LOL!

Take care
x

Maria Zannini said...

I want to know more about what happened with the police. I may have to hire you for my next party. LOL.

Cheryl Klarich said...

What a riot!!

"When you get the chance to sit it out or dance...DANCE!!"--Lee Ann Womack

So glad you had fun. :)

Stacy Henrie said...

Sounds like a fun party! And what a great idea to put the fruit dip in the orange skins.

Shelley Munro said...

Well, that sounds like an awesome party. I went to a 21st. It was okay. The food was good. :)

Rula Sinara said...

Watermelon baskets are cool. My sister in law made one for a family party once.

Sounds like you had quite a time!

Susanne Drazic said...

You definitely had a more exciting weekend than I did. That watermelon basket in the other post looks so cool!

Sandra Cox said...

Wow, sounds like you're having all sorts of fun. And have become a watermelon boat connoisseur.