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plan my 43rd-birthday party


 

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LunaPlanned and enjoyed :)

The party finally took place this past Saturday, November 21st.

Final list:
  • √ Set a date
  • √ Finish my guest list
  • √ Find missing information from long-time-no-see friends
  • √ Make a party schedule including cooking preparation
  • √ Make and send out the e-invitations
  • √ Check RSVPs: 1 last-minute cancellation due to sickness and 4 no-shows :S
  • √ Buy cooking ingredients
  • √ Get help for cooking
  • √ Buy cake: my favorite, but it split in half on the way home :S
  • √ Get tables and a canopy, maybe chairs (check if guests can bring): no canopy but wasn’t necessary
  • √ Arrange for ice: more than enough in the freezer
  • √√ Eat, drink, and celebrate enjoying one more year of life with the company of dear friends and family :)
Plus (not planned):
  • √ Gorgeous weather
  • √ Nice, relaxed atmosphere
  • √ Great conversation
  • √ Second servings; people really enjoyed the food, and there was more than enough
  • √ Party lasted past midnight
  • √√ Happy guests and happy hostess :) 4 years ago

LunaGetting the jitters

Tomorrow’s the big shopping day. Today was the cut for RSVPs, and nonetheless, I still have four people that haven’t confirmed :S

The good news is that I went over the recipe in detail on the phone with both my brother and my mother. So now after this party, I will finally write it down instead of making it up every time we do it. 4 years ago


LunaInvitation sent out

The “official” invitation was emailed yesterday. However, there are still a few friends that I haven’t been able to contact —well, I haven’t really tried enough. Mostly, I have outdated phones and emails, but I must exhaust all possibilities before the end of this week. 4 years ago


LunaParty postponed to the 21st

I recently found about an event that’ll take place in the Festival Vaniloquio here in Cholula: a specially-composed concert with all the church bells of Cholula participating. It will be on the 21st, and it sounds like a unique experience.

As some of my family and friends are visiting from other cities, I thought it would be double worth if I planned my party around that date instead. I already called everybody, and everyone was good about it. Nobody showed particular excitement like I did, but I’m sure it’ll be an evening to remember. 4 years ago


LunaSat. Nov. 7th

The date is set: Saturday, November 7th.

I called a few friends and family that will be driving from Mexico City and from Cuernavaca, so I wanted to make sure that this date would suit them well. The 14th was the other option, but everyone agreed for the first saturday.

Sub-things to do:
  • √ Set a date
  • √ Finish my guest list
  • √ Find missing information from long-time-no-see friends
  • √ Make a party schedule including cooking preparation
  • √ Make and send out the e-invitations
  • Check RSVPs
  • Buy cooking ingredients
  • √ Get help for cooking
  • Buy cake
  • Get tables and a canopy, maybe chairs (check if guests can bring)
  • Arrange for ice
  • Eat, drink, and celebrate enjoying one more year of life with the company of dear friends and family :) 4 years ago

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