Presentation is everything!
Thank you for coming (you’re not 5 years old so why do I feel the need to give you a gift just for showing up?) treats: $23.00
I did not want to buy lame decorations, create trash or buy anything wasteful. Besides the party was about my friend the Girly Girl and her new baby, not about what Made in China cheesy item I could find to buy 21 of to give away to each guest that came. And personally, why am I giving a “goodie bag” away to a full grown adult. Aren’t those for kids? You know, all the little crap they bring home from a birthday party that ultimately ends up in the trash or vacuumed up within 24 hours? Still I felt obligated to give away some little treat. So I made up 21 blackberry and apple cobblers. A lot of work, but worth it!
Now honestly, parties are a lot of work. But it’s just about the only time I ask the handsome husband to help me clean and he does do a mighty fine job. He mopped the floors, cleaned off the patio, edged the lawn, touched up the walls with a little paint and cleaned the carpets all in an effort to make the day sparkle a little brighter. And of course what would the neighbors think if the place looked like a mess: high maintenance suburbia does have it’s perks.
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