So remember when I mentioned a project I was working on that was sapping all my time and energy? Well, it was a baby shower. The main records guy at work's (did I tell you I'm a records assistant? Well, if I didn't, I am now!) wife is expecting their first child in just a couple weeks so I threw them a little shower. That is if your definition of little is 50 people with a food, gift, and decor budget of over $1000. This thing was taking over my life!
Thankfully it's over now, the party was a success, and people are still talking about it nearly 2 weeks later. At the end when records guy was thanking everyone for coming, he singled me out as organizing it and everyone applauded. I turned red. (I blush easily...)
Since it was a guy's shower I didn't want to go all pastel with frou frou food... Instead I went with bright colors and catering from Moe's Southwest Grill (taco bar!). From previous experience I know that lawyers like to donate towards things at the last minute, so I had an adorable white piggy bank with green and hot pink polka dots and a big green bow on it's head where all day off donations were put, next to which was a box of chocolate cigars wrapped in hot pink foils. As people started arriving I was dishing up The Pioneer Woman's Watermelon Granitas - super popular! Dessert was a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling from a local bakery - it was delicious, but we discovered that a 3/4 sheet cake can barely fit in my truck! That was a bit of a nerve wracking drive... Pennant banners, brown paper to doodle on, pinwheel centerpieces, and pinwheel adorned goody bags finished up the look.
(and yes, the baby's initials are OMG)