Monday, April 21, 2008

"And they all lived happliy ever after.... we hope...." Here is the Slide show from Saturday night. I sprinkled some comments among the photos but a couple of things that I want to add from for memory sake and I'll shut up and you'll never hear about them again.

We moved the furniture out of the living room for the occasion. I wanted the high-tech TV to vanish. Trying to "work" Don (Who got the day off of work) We all dropped subtle hints about the television not being part of the decor. He didn't bite. Finally he said--"We're not moving the TV-- it could get broken, but I have an idea." He uploaded slides of photos he took of the dinner guests throughout the evening and they got to see themselves as they ate dinner.

The teacup cakes --- get it--were pieces of my wedding china. My family kind of thought it was silly as I explained it, but then they all got involved with making them and they were the hit of the night.

There's no way I could have done it without my friend from work. She came dressed in creme and black. She bussed tables like a mad woman. We laughed. I told her to get a table's request for salad dressing without writing it down. We comes back and rattles it off. I telling her to get to pouring. "Wait I have to remember this???" "Lora, they do it at the Olive Garden...you have an accounting degree for God's sake.." We laughed all night.

After the guests left for the dance -- We dissassembled the living room and ate the leftovers. Great memories....

22 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

WOW! You get the mom of the year award in my book. What a beautiful evening you all created.

dot said...

Wow!! What a great party. I think the kids will remember this forever. You put a lot of work and love into this evenign.

Stina said...

I´m so impressed!!! WOW...this was so...so...SO... well done...hope they appreciated what you did for them... A perfect dinner...and then off to the dance...what a memory!!
Oh boy...guess you, friend and DH were exhausted afterwards...
Thankyou for sharing this...

Linda said...

What wonderful memories and examples of fun you've created for these kids and your family. Terrific photo's Mel. You must have been pooped by the end of the night.

Libby said...

You did it! A night of memories to last a lifetime *s*

Beth said...

What a wonderful mom you are. You created a beautiful evening that the kids will always remember.

Pat said...

OMGosh Mel! What a beautiful evening you planned for the kids. Everything looked so nice. I am sure that it is an evening that you will all remember. What a GREAT Mom you are!

Carol said...

Oh Mel...what a perfect night you all made for the kids...those are memories that they will take with them forever. Don's idea for the TV was great! You are one very special Mom!

Fiona said...

Oh my goodness - what a fabulous night - and what a great memory for all the family. (By the way, is that a sneak picture of you in the background in the kitchen in one of the pictures?)

Quilts And Pieces said...

You are truly amazing! Your the mom I always wanted to be!

McIrish Annie said...

YOu are the best mom ever! What a great way to start their nite. And that dress was just perfect on Chelsey. Pink can still be sexy!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great job! It all looked very elegant and I bet everyone really loved it! Wonderful photos!

Cheers!
Evelyn

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Mel, my eyes teared up as I was watching the slideshow. You did such a wonderful job putting the night together. Everyone looked so beautiful, and you've given them a night they will remember forever.
Just gorgeous.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a beautiful room. They will remember that for a long time. How thoughtful of you!

Caron said...

Gosh, it sounds like a great time! For some reason, I couldn't view the slide show... Darn!

Caron in Michigan
http://blog.caronmosey.com

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful evening you set up! Can I be your DD?

Marie said...

Beautiful memories for you and your daughter and friends.The decor and the beautiful teacakes were so great. Thank you for sharing with us all. I am a new blogger and enjoyed it very much. Blessings

onlinelesley said...

I am only new to your blog and I am really enjoying it! I sat down and over the course of two days read it from beginning to end. It was so interesting to watch the seasons come and go, your children grow and graduate and your quilts coming together. I think all the questions you were asking about Australia rather funny as I'm sure all Australians are asking similar questions about where you live. I too, am from down under and there are stark contrast between your landscapes and mine! I was blessed to have been able to live in California (with my family)for 15 months not so long ago, so have a "feel" about the American way of life. Regretfully, we did not make it up your neck of the woods. Keep up the great blogging work and if you have any more questions about Australia I'd be only too happy to oblige!

Screen Door said...

Lesley--- I'd like to write you back--- May I have you email address?

Karen said...

What a wonderful evening you provided for these teenagers. You could be another Katy Brown (The Katy Brown Workshop). Love the Teacup Cakes! You are a very creative person.

Sheila in Ohio said...

Not sure why I can't see the slideshow, but it sounds like a success!

Joanne said...

I just finally got to see your slide show of the prom dinner. It was spectacular!