04 April 2011

Roy G. Biv

When I first moved to Idaho one question weighed heavily on my mind. Who exactly am I going to plan parties with? I'm not ashamed of my priorities people. Luckily, I have found a kindred spirit in my friend Kim. When it comes to parties she knows how to dream big, go overboard, and pull off at least 75% of the brilliant ideas at least 5 minutes before the guests walk in the door. Even better? Kim doesn't bat an eye when I tactlessly appoint myself as party planning committee chairperson as quickly as she can mention an upcoming soirée.

Observe this recent conversation between the two of us:

Kim: So, Brynlee decided she wants a rainbow party for her birthday and..
Me: Okay. Here's what I'm thinking. We make a rainbow cake and you can make those streamers that are....

And then like, half an hour later I shut up.

For this particular party, Kim did all of the leg work. Her daughter decided on the theme and helped her mom make most of the decorations. I made the cake (recipe here) and provided moral support as Kim took four hours
to hang all of the rainbow colored, fringed, twisted, streamers. (You know those moments when you realize that you've taken way too long working on something that holds very little real significance but you're doing it for your kid and you realize that is like, the essence of motherhood? It was like that.)






Get all of the party details right here and try to argue that this isn't the kind of birthday party that dreams are made of.


You can bet I'm breathing easier now that my prayers have been answered and I have found a party planning buddy. Thanks for letting me play along, Kim! Let's do it again soon.

Happy Monday Everyone!



jt said...

I love that cake, and your picture turned out much better than mine since mine was at night. Boo.
Everything looks lovely! And I love, and second your comment about the essence of motherhood. :)
Wish I had a local party-planning buddy...

Hil said...

That cake is AWESOME. What a fun birthday party! Yay for finding someone to plan parties with. Go you. :)

Kimberlee said...

Um yes, let's do. And soon please. And also. . . of course I didn't bat an eye when you volunteered to help because heaven knows that I was secretly praying that you would. Thanks again. You're rad!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Okay, WOW. What an amazing party! I love the rainbow paper chains. And your cake is spectacular!!!

Roy G. Biv = Awesome!

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Cathy said...

I love the cake! I've seen it around the internets and I really want to give it a try soon. So pretty.

Jocelyn said...

Ok, you are so like me:-) I always give all my ideas for a fun party before being asked!!! Too bad we don't live closer...I would love to be your party planning bud!!! This party looked awesome and the cake...superb!!!!

Justin and Diana said...

Yay for party buddies! My neighbor is my party kindred spirit...willing to stay up to the wee hours and go WAY overboard....Heaven!

Katharina said...

You rock.

paws said...

I just wish I had more than one local friend...

LOVE the cake, LOVE the theme, LOVE it all. Maybe this can be the theme of MY birthday party this year. LOL

michelle said...

I wish you were here to plan parties with me! Like, one for Eva's birthday, which is later this month. Ahem.

Awesome photos.

shopgirl said...

Wow! This looks like so much fun for kids and adults. I love the rainbow colours and the cake and ice-cream look delicious!

Thanks for sharing.
Rambles with Reese

marta said...

This just brought me a whole lotta happy. Love seeing a real life version of that cake! all the details are amazing!

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