Thank you, weather, for being perfect. We love it when you're not a jerk.
The balloons report that the wind was a perfect gentleman.
It was an outdoor party, and I don't think it could have been any better.
Easy food. Sandwich stuff. The best champagne punch.
(Champagne + guava nectar + apricot brandy. I think.)
And for the mini people, mini food:
Little smokies in tiny buns, miniature grapes, and mini watermelon wedges!
These were so fun, and before you assume insanity: they were easy!
Simply hollow out halves limes like so:
Fill with red jello, let set, then slice. Voila!
(Two things: halfway into setting drop in mini chocolate chips for "seeds."
Also, I added less water than the jello box called for to make more firm.)
Clementine loved them.
I had, er, a little bit of fun decorating.
Watch your fingers in this candy jar ...
(Clementine helped me paint the dinosaur pink. She enjoyed it very much and I
think we shall paint more figurines in the near future.)
There was kind of a pinky-bluey thing going on.
I may have spent a late night painting spools of thread ...
It was very rewarding. I think I am going to give up writing and become a cupcake topper maker.
(You can watch movies while you paint cupcake girls. Writing, not so much.)
Look: me and Clementine :-)
The inspiration was to do a cake-topper like one I'd found on a blog a while back.
But I couldn't stop there!
The yeti got all gussied up in an outgrown Hema dress of Clementine's.
(Did you know yetis eat bouncy balls for breakfast?)
(With some assistance, of course.)
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It really was such a lovely day.
And after everyone left, we had hours more perfect weather,
and plenty of energy for playing house.
The kind of "house," that is, where your father dresses as a house and chases you.
You all play that one, right?