6.23.2008

The recap

The final number of Max’s coworkers their families… 50

Number of hours in the kitchen preparing food for the event…9

Flies in the house after the event...13

Tent, Table, Chairs, Plates, Glasses, Flatware, and Drinks… €350

Meats, Side Dishes, Salad, Breads, Desert… €350

Decorations, candles, flowers, and party favors for the children… €100

Max’s reaction to the praise and accolades from party attendees €1000000

Max promising that we never have to do another big party again…PRICELESS


Thank you to everyone for your tips on food and music for the big event on Saturday. I implemented many of your suggestions and am happy to report things went off without a hitch. The guests seemed to have a great time, with the last of them leaving at midnight. However, the best part was my husband felt happy and satisfied, even though we were still breaking down tables and washing dishes until the wee hours of the morning.

I.am.so.tired.


PS. I lost the SD card to my digital camera and I don’t have pictures from the party. Boo!

18 comments:

Me said...

YAY!

Simple Answer said...

Sounds like it's time to put up your feet and have a martini. Glad it was a success.

patches said...

Isn't it great when hard work pays off?

Isn't it greater knowing you won't have to do it again?

kenju said...

BOO is right! I'd love to see photos of that - it sounds like a great party!

Andrea said...

I'm glad to hear everything went well. I still say you need an award after putting together a party like that!

Jill said...

Mazel Tov on your party's success! I love the very end... once everyone's gone and you get to recap the entire night.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Congrats on the success! Share the menu :)

American in Norway said...

Maybe you could be a professional party planner while in Germany? Now that you have everything down... Congrats!

Charlotte said...

9 hours in the kitchen??? My goodness! I thought you had the event catered! Wow. Am impressed.

Glad that the event went off without a hitch. I was thinking about you.

Senior Advisor said...

I had no doubt everything would go well. You've always been a phenomenonal hostess, whether in or out of your comfort zone. Good thing Max recognizes how fortunate he is. Congratulations!

So this week, relax!

running42k said...

Good to read that all went well.

swenglishexpat said...

It seems all the hard work and planning you put in paid off! Have a Martini! ;-)

Shelly said...

Yayyy! I was thinking about you. Just reading about 9 hours in the kitchen made my feet hurt...but it's a good hurt...uh huh.

AmyD said...

Wow, you outdid yourself!!! Congrats on having a successful party and getting it out of the way so you never have to do it again (anytime soon, anyway)!! Good luck finding your SD card! That would be a shame to do so much work and not have any photographical evidence...

karey m. said...

yay, you! xoxo

utenzi said...

Congratulations on pulling it off, Diane. That's a feather in both of your caps--and well worth all the hard work.

Xavierism said...

Great to read that the party was a success! When's the next one??? :)

*CHEERS*

Paige Jennifer said...

Nine hours in the kitchen preparing sounds like cruel and unusual punishment. Though knowing you never have to do it all again, well, maybe it was a fair trade?

Glad you survived and it turned out so well!