Monday, April 28, 2008

Let's plan a party

We're having a backyard party on 5/10 to celebrate my graduating college. Hooray!

There are a few things we need to have a good time, food, fun, and for my in-laws not to come. Okay, that was tacky, but even DH admits it.

We're crossing our fingers that it doesn't rain and it's pretty enough to be outside the whole day. The thought of being trapped in my house with all of those people makes me break out in hives. I don't like crowds and I define crowds as more than six people at a time. We're expecting something like 20 people.

Mom and I sat down and figured out the menu and who's doing what. Right now the menu looks like this:
Brisket (Mom cooking)
German sausage
Green salad
Baked beans
Potato salad
Yeast rolls
Pickles, peppers, and onions
Chocolate cake (mom baking)
Dump cake (mom baking)
Fruit salad
Homemade ice cream (DH in charge)
Iced tea and lemonade

I think we've got the food covered unless somebody can see something we've forgotten.

So, now we're down to the fun. I don't want a bunch of whiney kids hollering they're bored. On the same hand, I don't want to sit around and listen to gossip from the in-laws about the rest of the family. We'll set up the croquet course and probably the badminton net. What else do we need?

Water balloons? Water guns? Relay races?

What would you do? Help me out here.


cj'sboutique said...

How about kites? either inexpensive ones from the discount store (some assembly required) or hand made ones?

Painting their own pet rock might give cute results.

Danetta said...

Sounds like a fun time. I always like board games but I'm kinda weird like that.

By the way, love the new look for the college graduate!

Annie said...

Video Camera. You could win ten thousand dollars from AFV.

Beer. You won't mind the whiney kids.

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Great ideas!

No beer though. Not with the in-laws here.