For the past two weeks the ladies/girls (sorry twenty something’s you will always be my girls, even though I know you are fine young ladies) in our family have been planning my brother’s fiftieth birthday party. It has been such a fun time.
First I need to give you a little back story. The ladies/girls in our family have a private group on Facebook. We call it Renee’s Revelers. Girls only, no boys allowed. We use this page to encourage one another, vent about life, and just generally have lots of chatty, girly fun.
So this turned out to be a perfect location to do our private party planning so my brother could not find out what we were up to. Tee-Hee!
My role for this party was Project Manager. Once we had decided on a date, and the theme it was time for the brainstorming to begin. There were separate posts on our page for decoration ideas, food ideas, and entertainment. I will be the first to admit that the threads of comments got a little crazy after the first couple of days, and it got kind of crazy to follow. The other girls will attest to this too.
Then I plowed through all of the comments and made a to-do list, and a who’s doing what list. That was a Word document, and it got posted back to the Renee’s Reveler’s group so everyone would have an easy read of what was happening. Also that way I could have an accurate checklist to keep us all in line and on track. This was a really fun way for my sister in Montana to stay connected with what we were planning, and throw in her two cents.
The other fun project that evolved on the girls page for this party was photo posting. My sister was putting together a DVD montage for my brother to document his first 50 years here on planet earth. We used the Reveler’s group to post pictures for my sister to download and add to her collection. She would let us know a specific time period she needed a picture from, and the research group( i did not do much picture hunting) would peruse their photos and post it for her.
We had a great afternoon of making party decorations together once all of the to-do’s were in place. The group effort by the ladies/girls was tremendous.
We had such fun we’re looking for our next project to plan together! The party planning and decoration creation, and food planning was a great success. More on the party later.
How did your last big party planning go?
The only thing not on the plan was the SURPRISE arrival of the Montana kids! 🙂
That’s my next post! Thanks for stopping by Mom 🙂