Tuesday, April 1, 2014
My Vintage Birthday Party...You're All Invited!
A Surprise Party...For Me?
Hello, Friends! My birthday is coming soon and it occurred to me that it would be a really nice gesture on your part if you were to throw me a surprise birthday party. I haven't had one since my BFF Charlotte planned one for my 12th birthday. It was a lot of fun and I got white lipstick...all the rage...and the issue of Tiger Beat that had "heart throb" Jay North on the cover. You remember him...the kid who played Dennis the Menace? He was 16 and so dreamy!
Let's get started...
If you need any ideas, this book should prove helpful...but really...all you need to do is follow 10 simple steps...
1. Buy some cute invitations!
Invite all my Bloggy Friends!
2. Gather all your party supplies.
3. Decide on the cake.
Forget those other cakes...I want a Barbie cake!
I don't want another disappointment!
When I was growing up in Alpine, the little blonde girl next door got a Barbie cake for her birthday. Her grandma, a talented cake decorator, made the most beautiful Barbie cakes around. She also created cute choo-choo train cakes and those gorgeous sugar Easter eggs that had scenes of bunnies and chicks inside. Not to mention divine chocolate eggs decorated with frosting flowers. We were lucky at that time to get jelly beans and Cracker Jack in our baskets, let alone anything chocolate. And our cakes were usually Betty Crocker sheet cakes with those hard sugar flowers and "Happy Birthday" letters.
4. Buy me a present...I like paper dolls!
I will also accept a pogo stick, a Skipper doll, or a ginormous bottle of bubbles!
5. Wrap my gifts in cute paper.
6. Don't forget the birthday card!
Hint...the best ones have nickels, dimes and quarters taped inside!
7. Play games...like Musical Chairs and...
...Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
8. Please don't sing "Happy Birthday!"
As a child I never could stand this song...I guess I didn't like the attention.
Also, I would hide when it was time to sing at other children's parties.
9. When it's time to blow out the candles, make sure this kid keeps away from my cake!
I can blow out my own candles, thank you very much!
Do you remember that kid at your birthday party that didn't go home when it was over...who hung around hoping for another cupcake? Remember that strange little girl who wanted "do overs" on the "Drop the Clothespin" game and wanted to "help" you play with your presents? That was me!
See...I told you so.
10. Send the guests home with party hats and balloons.
These 10 little steps should make it the perfect party!
Big Party "Don't!"
I'm 59...not Methuselah's Granny!
Oh, dear friends...you shouldn't have!
I was going to wait until the 7th to post this...but I was too excited!
May 31, 2015
I was wrong...it was 16 Magazine with the Jay North cover.
I wasn't wrong about him being "dreamy"