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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Party Favor for a 99 Year Old's Birthday Party?
My Nannie is turning 99 years old this weekend, and my mom and I are throwing her a birthday party in North Carolina, where she lives.
Because I am tired of pulling my hair out, I'll just say that working with a 99 year old is very difficult.
DeLorean (10 points if you can name the film without clicking that link!) and traveling back to a time where the most fashionable hostesses served mini gherkins, mixed nuts, and mints.
We're trying to find a nice balance between keeping Nannie from stomping her foot and not being embarrassed that she managed to sneak a bowl of mixed nuts from 1965 out onto the buffet.
Plus, my deadbeat aunt and her deadbeat husband (who we secretly call Friar Tuck) will be attending.
It will be delightfully awkward. And I say "delightfully" because I will, of course, be blogging about it next week and I'm sure you'll have plenty of laughs at my expense.
Also, I'm really not sure how many people will be attending. People my Nannie's age are surprisingly good RSVPers. But it helps, of course, if they receive an invitation. Nannie refused to let me make a copy of her church directory and address book to mark addresses off. Maybe she thought the Kinkos was going to sell the copied information to the U.N., which she is convinced Hillary and Bill Clinton are trying to take over. She instead insisted on handwriting all 40 addresses down and sending them to my mother in the mail.
It took her 3 weeks.
So we could have 30 people coming. Or 75. The more the merrier, right?
I am praying, praying that my girls don't choose Saturday to be the day that they forget about Jesus and decide to terrorize the party. Because nothing says "fun" to me more than having a bunch of 85 year old women giving me discipline advice.
So, anyways. I need some advice from you today. Not about discipline, but about party favors.
This is what I put together for my sister's bridal shower last summer.
I don't know that I'll have time to embellish the front, but Nannie loves pink and I thought some mints wrapped up in the pink tissue might be cute.
Any other ideas? I'm all ears.
And I promise I won't stomp my foot!