Friday, December 12, 2008

Because it's Friday....that's why.

The day mayhem and destruction struck the garden...
it wasn't pretty.

(Twisted? Yes. Funny? Oh, hell yeah.)


Turn out the lights...the party is over.

Yes...the party that started as a mere thought way back in now a moment in history.

And what a party it was!!!

The place? Perfect.

The guests? Wonderful...all 64 of them!!

The food? Oh. My. God. Delicious.

Did Debbie eat? Not much....she was too busy being the "hostess with the mostess".

Did she drink? Oh yeah...first time in about 2 months she had beer. Lot's of beer.
(She's going to have a headache tomorrow, she just she took 2 Advil, a multi-vitamin and drank a large glass of water....she's soon going to bed.)

Did she look good? No. She looked "awesome"!! (True comment from one friend!!)

Was it a good party? No. It was "wonderful" and "Oh, so much fun". (again...true comments)

Will she do this again? .......................Ask me again in July.

I didn't get many pictures...had too much going on...but here are just a few...
First of all....
and incredible flower arrangement that I got from a student who couldn't come....

The placards for the tables......(oh yes, I did!!!'s Friday!!)

The idea of a "secret door prize" was new to everyone. Remember the candles I made last Sunday? I used those as the prizes.....there was one of these papers under the table under one lucky person's place setting. (Those are artificial poinsettias, just in case you were wondering!)

One side of the hall....with the buffet table in the middle....Oh the glorious food!!!
(and my friend, Megumi, taking my picture!!)

....and the other side!!

I was so surprised that 6 women had worn kimonos!! They were gorgeous!! All the women looked beautiful...and the men were handsome.
I 'm hoping that people got pictures of the great prizes we had for the Bingo game...some people donated things (shopping gift certificates, a wallet, beer gift cards, a Nagasaki cook book written in Japanese and English...the author's sister is my student) and other donated things that were handmade (quilted pillow covers, leather bag, leather wallet, wreath, scarf, jewelry....).
And I'm hoping that someone got a picture of the food!! Holy Moly Batman!!
The sashimi (raw fish) tray was incredible!!! Koji and the K-man took me to the place and went in to have a look around....I thought that both of them were going to dive into the trays!! Koji was really sad he had to leave and go home to eat curry and rice!!!
Fabulous Friday Freebie Giveaway Extravaganza!!!!
No....not me....but if you go over to my friend Very Mary's place, she is having a really wonderful kind of giveaway!!! (and by mentioning her doing this on my blog earns me a few extra chances!!). Very Mary is one of those people that, even though she is much younger than you (me!), you want to be like her when you grow up!!!
I wanted to do a whole post about inspirations and who we count as them in our lives and in the "arty" part of my psyche, I was going to mention her inspiring me to venture out into paper craft and all that it can be...but I'm tired and we'll be lucky if this part of the post actually makes sense!!!

Very Mary is a whiz at coming up with great she's a killer at the thrift shops and can find the best of deals!!!
So....if you are interested in a chance at receiving some really great paper products....go and check her out....right here....or see if she has something in her Etsy shop that tickles your fancy...she'd like that (she's fun like that!)!!
And with that my loves....'tis time for this camper to call it a night.
May your Friday be filled with food and cold beer!!!


Ginaagain said...

Oh my! You scared me with the first two flamingo pictures! (they were definitely sick.. and really interesting too)

It sounds like you had one heck of a party. The photos are wonderful. I hope there are pictures of the food too. I have a real weakness for sashimi although I have to take benedryl before and after eating it. "Yum! snore...."

I really wish I could have been there. You did good girly.

smalltownmom said...

What a fabulous flamingo friday fete!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL party! So much fun! I love... and the flamingos.. too funny! ( I almost took another photo of one for your today, maybe tomrrow...)

Anyway, Happy Holidays!

I'm going to check out Mary's giveaway. I have one too! (my first!) Check it out if you can.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That looks like quite a party. I'm glad you survived and it was a hit. It's a great feeling to have shown everyone a good time.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I felt like I was there! And you looked divine! What fun!

Lori said...

What fun! Hey, can you e-mail me your address? I found a Christmas ornament that was made just for you and have to get it to you.

phd in yogurtry said...

I would love to see Kimonos. I had no idea women wore those to these kinds of functions.

Helena said...

I'm glad your party was a success! I wish I could have sampled some of that sashimi {*drooling*}.

Mike Golch said...

Great post! came ove from BeanPaste to visit and like what I saw.I hope that you are having a great day!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Wow! I have thrown many a party in my day....but not for that many people! I am glad it went so well!

Thanks for stopping by my site!

I am interested to keep up with your story. I was an exchange student to Japan when I was in high school. The country is amazing! I stayed in Yokohama.

Congrats on a job well go get some rest! :)

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Wow, you are awesome and amazing and all things a 'hostess with the mostess' is.

I imagine you're still sleeping it all off... :D