Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
“You know you’ve hosted a good party when there’s frosting in the carpet.”
I’m sure Miss Manners never said that, but I certainly do. Kyla’s third birthday party was, in my estimation, a total success. MY standards of success are:
Left over’s: Not so many that you wonder if people liked your cooking, but enough that tell you there were plenty of offerings.
Plates & cups scattered about: You know people were more concerned with enjoying themselves and eating than worrying about what to do with an empty punch cup.
Wrapping paper, bows, etc.: Despite posting “no gifts please” on the invites, people love your child enough to come bearing gifts.
Guests still in your home after the stated “party hours:” When people aren’t in any great rush to leave you feel like a welcoming hostess.
Total exhaustion at the end of the evening: When you feel like you’ve done too much, you’ve done just enough. And finally…
A very happy child: When you hear your little girl talking on a play phone telling “Dora” what a great party she had with balloons and cousins to play with, that’s all you need to tell you that you’ve done a good job.
I think this photo says it all:
Now, clearly the good folks at “Right@Home” are trying to make my life easier. But “60 minute Spring Cleaning?” Bwa ha ha ha! Unless you can rent a bulldozer by the hour, who are they KIDDING???!!!
BTW, an official post about Kyla’s soiree is on the way. Recipes and photos (besides the after-party destruction shown here) to come!