Phoenix’s ninth birthday is coming up. I want to have one hell of a shindig. I’m concerned though. I worry I’ll think of great details and lose steam as the date approaches. This has happened before. The trick, for me, is to plan and work for a nice event but remember, life goes on afterwards – no need to obsess.
So right now I’m planning the menu, which is going to be a vegetarian dinner, not party snacks but an awesome dinner including foods that make you want to punch yourself in the face, they’re so good. I have some help from chef-extraordinaire Amore. ALSO I must wrangle the music, decorations and the prizes. These latter two categories is where I can lose steam. I do not want to buy a bunch of plastic or Dollar Tree provisions; I love to create with recycled, upcycled, and recyclable or reusable accoutrement. I also want my mom’s house (where the gala will be hosted) to be a big fucken undersea kingdom. Yet adornment is not my strong suit. Have you seen my house? I have three pieces of artwork total hanging on the walls (my favorite is probably Phoenix’s bloody fossil, marker and paint on cardboard).
I loved how our invites turned out – Ralph and I have so much fun with stuff like this. If you want us to send you an invite, wherever you live, let us know, as we have a few extrys.
As I was reading this post, Allison came up behind me, read over my shoulder for a moment, then leapt off to her room to weave/bead an elaborate gift for Phoenix. She just keeps trying to explain to me that it is a BIG DEAL to be nine.
It IS a big deal! & I hope she’s weaving herself and elaborate mermaid costume too.
You can expect your Patterson invite in the flesh, and soon!
what a special invitation for a special day. Alma became 9 in december and it is a special age.
We are thinking about sending something, could you send me your full address? I lost your card that was in the box with the clothes.
Happy birthday Alma! Aw… thank you for the offer. Our address is:
814 1st Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
United States of America
there is a present on the way, to support her art.