Saturday, March 28, 2009

Question of the Day #143

In my next life I want to be a professional party thrower. Seriously. There is nothing I enjoy more than throwing a good party.

Tonight, I'm doing just that for two of my girlfriends. One had a birthday in early March and the other has an early April birthday, so they decided to celebrate jointly. They're sponsoring the food and I'm putting on the show.

On Thursday night, I began cooking Granny's meatballs and homemade marinara. Yesterday, I stuffed strombolis and made fresh salsa. Then I arranged my table, made a playlist, cleaned the house and deck, replaced the candles in the votive holders, washed out the barware, and selected cocktail napkins which read, "If you pour it, they will come."

Here's the "before" buffet table:

And here's today's to-do list:

Sure, it's a lot of work. But by the time guests are popping meatballs in their mouths and oooing over cheezy strombolis and the dance party starts in the living room and the birthday girls are blowing out their candles between fits of giggles, it will all be worth it.

So, if you could make money off one of your favorite things to do, what would it be?



  1. Looks like a great party in the making!

    I'd love to create playlists for people, especially themed ones. I absolutely love doing those.

  2. Love your table!

    For me, it would be writing as well! (sigh)

  3. I would make money off of being a volunteer. Or at least to survive. You get more back than you give for sure...

  4. Beautiful arrangements, Suzanne! May I ask what stops you from being a professional party thrower now :)?

    I would love to own a photography related business. I don't know what, but something like that...


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