Sunday, May 20, 2007

good friends

I think I just realized that throwing a book party is like getting married; or at least having a wedding. Or maybe it's just the way I do things--what's the book party equivalent to bridezilla? Book partzilla? Parthra (a la Mothra)?

And just like having a wedding, the success of the party is dependent on good friends pitching in. Lucky for me, I have those.

Alvina flew in straight from the International Reading Association conference in Toronto to Boston and pitched right in. Gosh, I needed her. Not only did the gift bags need to be finished (not everyone got chocolate rats; I had to start making chocolate faster so I was using all my molds--turtles, pigs, roses, seashells. Not very themed, but oh well!); I had cupcakes to make!!

144 to be exact: 48 carrot cupcakes, 48 pink velvet (supposed to be red velvet but I ran out of red food coloring) and 48 lemon. We used 3 boxes of butter! Alvina and I spent the day baking and I finally feel justified in having a fancy mixer.

Then after work, Ki-Ki, Anna, Bruno, Luke and Ranida came over to help frost. This actually didn't take that long...

Okay, maybe it did.


Mitali Perkins said...

Wish, wish, wish I could have been there to give you a big hug and a bon voyage ... sounds like your bash was a huge smash, loved the photos at Elaine's blog, and am thinking about you and praying for you this week.

Barbara O'Connor said...

Great party, Grace! I'm so glad I got to be a part of such a special day.

gail said...

Good friends indeed! Sounds like you had a fun and successful party! I wish "Lissy's Friends" lots of success too! Fun seeing all the photos showing up on different blogs.
Wish I could have come and met you!

I send my prayers to you in Texas.