Monday, June 29, 2009

An After the Party critique......

Evans graduation party was this last Saturday. A gorgeous day at the South Shore. (DH says it poured here for 3 hours) But the Gods shone on our boys party. There was enough food to feed the army, lots made by his mum and more brought by friends.

Billy cooked burgers, hot dogs, ( of course) on the grill along with steamers and quahogs brought by nephew Brendan and a couple of pork roasts, cooked to perfection. Add to that the pasta salads, potato salads, tossed salads and the special Caesar salad made by Bills friend Michael and his daughter Mariah (from way back on the west coast) Aunt Linda brought bruschetta and Grandma made salsa and chutneys.

And desserts!!!!! Whoopie pies from Janet, pastries from Karen, cupcakes and brownies from Auntie Trish, and Di's oatmeal cookies, filled like a whoopie pie. (Can you tell this is a New England party?????)

I made him a Congrats pennant and forgot to take a pic. We hung it on the front of the house, only problem was the pennants were too light to stay flat. The wind kept twisting them.
James stood with the glue gun whilst I glued pennies on the backs, it helped but if you make one and are hanging it outside I would recommend weights, heavier than pennies. Tassels might work as weights if you can go to that expense.

When I was getting ready to get to bed at 12:00 o'clock there were boys and girls still coming in nabbing munchies and finishing off the desserts. The party was still going on around a campfire when Di went out to shush them at 3:30.

Around 8:00 a.m my son from next door stuck his head out and offered to go get me coffee, which I accepted gratefully. I peeked out back and there were shoes all around the jumpy, 6 big boys were curled up on the jumpy floor in blankets and quilts. The party finally ended.

It is raining again, thanks sun for shining on Evans day. All in all a great day, he is off to Mass Maritime in the Fall.

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