You will be disappointed to know that no, we did not win the big lotto Saturday night. I know, I’m still dealing with the aftershocks myself. I really thought we had it in the bag, you know. You would THINK with it being my birthday and all yesterday that the “gods” would have smiled upon me and at the very *least* given me a few numbers on the ticket. But nope, apparently I’ve royally ticked someone off (although it would not be the first time I should probably admit). So I'm sorry, but there will be no private jets for all of us (and our dogs, because you know I am all about my preppy puppy) for a fun monogram momma hosted all expenses-paid bash in the Caribbean. *sigh* But stay tuned because it could totally happen next time. Don’t you think?
So despite not winning the lottery (although I should tell you I was really hoping we DID win and Mr. Monogram was just waiting to spring it on me after I blew out those trick candles he & the mini’s put on my cake, somewhere after the Happy Birthday song and before opening my cards), I was still able to have a really nice birthday. I received exactly what I asked for which was a) total yard/house work compliance from Mr. Monogram without complaining about it (after all I do have a very important party to prep for) and b) the exact gift I asked for. We also went out to my favorite restaurant Saturday night and had a great time.
So, my gift. In December when Nikon released their latest Digital SLR, the D80, it really had my name in pink and green all over it. I also really wanted to consolidate all of my other cameras and equipment and this was just what I’d been waiting for. So my new camera was ordered and should be here by the end of the week (can’t wait!), and I am also getting all this great new equipment as well. I’ll keep you posted when it arrives because I can’t wait.
But until then, today I need a little help from you. Yes, I know, shutter to think that I actually am having some difficulty with some initiations. But I am. So here’s the deal. We have decided to have a big Kentucky Derby party. So after much debate, I’ve finally got the gist of my wording down, but am having trouble with a few things. I’ll give you the actual party planning details and specifics a little later (which has now included adding onto our deck among other minor details, but I digress), but here is what I’m struggling with.
1) Font Here are a few choices I like for fonts. Let me know which one you like the best.
2) Children This is an adult only party. But I can not figure out a polite way to put that on an invitation. Typically, if this were in the evening, I wouldn’t need to say anything, but since it is in the middle of the day, I do think this is necessary. Much as I might love your precious little Bobby Sue, there will be no juice boxes served at this event so I would prefer if she were at home with a babysitter.
3) Attire We will be having a Parade of Hats so I am requesting that all the ladies wear hats, which is traditional Derby Day attire. How should I word that? I’ve shown two options in the examples, but any other ideas would be great. And while we’re on the subject of attire, I’ve also shown here “Garden Party Attire” but Alyson has since told me that is confusing. Any thoughts? It should be sundresses, linen slacks, seersucker, etc.. Hence, “garden party attire.”
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