Monday, August 30, 2010

There's a party in my tummy!!

Have I ever told you how much I love party planning? Well if not, now you know.

Seriously, other than Nursing, I would absolutely LOVE to be a professional party planner. Corporate events, kid’s birthdays, adult parties, weddings, whatever. There is something amazing about planning a fantastic party, then seeing all your hard work come together for a few hours of fun. Plus I love that feeling I get when people talk about my parties for months afterwards. I love it when people come to me for ideas for their own parties and I get to help them out. There is something therapeutic about working for hours on all the little details of a party and then bringing them all together.

I chose Nursing instead because it is less risky than starting my own business. Plus, I am not the type to go out and beg for business so I would probably get nowhere fast. I wish I could team up with an outgoing person who could do all the face to face work while I sit behind the scenes and plan. That would be perfect. Unfortunately, I have yet to come across a person who shares my passion for parties as much as I do and who wouldn’t mind being in the trenches so to speak. Yet another downfall to my extremely introverted personality.

I share all this with you because this is what I am filling my time with while I wait. Wait for my acceptance letter, wait for my state CNA exam to be scheduled, wait for Nursing school to start.

First up was my daughter’s second birthday party. Where I normally start planning these a few months in advance, this one I kinda threw together at the last minute. It was the first time I have attempted to make my own cake/cupcakes and I have to say, I am pretty proud of myself for how they turned out.

(For those of you scratching your heads, wondering what the hell that is - check out Yo Gabba Gabba ) The party also went off pretty well too. Everyone had a great time, and Brynn absolutely LOVED every minute of it.

Next is our big annual Halloween party. I am fortunate that my husband loves this holiday as much as I do and puts up with our parties getting bigger and bigger every year. This one is usually the talk of our circle of friends for months before and months afterward. I have already started getting questions about what this year’s theme is going to be, I haven’t released it yet (gotta keep them in suspense for a little bit longer while I work out more details) but they all seem pretty excited about it already. This year I am attempting to make my own costume as well which is turning out to be pretty interesting considering I have never used a sewing machine before. It is also turning out to be more challenging since I am jobless and we are on a pretty tight budget. Normally I go crazy. This year I have to figure out how to put on a fabulous party, while sticking to a slim budget.

So there you have it. If you were wondering what has been going on with me, now you know. Don’t be surprised if my blog gets filled up with my Halloween projects while I wait, and wait and wait and wait. I have GOT to keep myself busy or I am going to go insane with anxiety.


  1. Are you kidding me?!?! Bryn(n) has been my top choice for a daughter for at least 6 years now. Gah. I love you even more, now.

    That cake and those cupcakes are freaking awesome! Yo Gabba Gabba kinda creeps me out, but you did a wonderful job. She seems to have loved it, too!

  2. Wow I am impressed and I definitely would hire YOU!!! :)
    Funny how I chose nursing for the same reasons....less risky and I can't go out and drum up business either...tried with a few things and it didn't go well...
    But also I love creativeness...
    What i ended up doing, successfully, is fix up houses and sell them maybe there is some way to do what you like still?

  3. OMG! I'm a nursing student as well, I'm in third year. And I have kids (4) and I love cake decorating and party planning!...but you are so gifted, your cupcakes and the cake are marvellous!

  4. Can you get back to blogging more often so we can reunite our friendship. I miss you. A lot. And just went digging through my archives to find something for someone and saw some hilarious comments from you and reminisced about the good ole days. Sigh...