Granuaile will be 2 on Monday, and we are celebrating her birthday with a party tomorrow. I tend to go way overboard with food and stuff for parties, but Jim has decided to keep a closer watch on this party than on some others we’ve had. I ordered a couple of trays from Wegman’s, so tomorrow, he will pick up a fruit tray; a tray with cheese, chunks of ham, and veggies with dip; a tray called Wokery, which has egg rolls, spare ribs, pot stickers, garlic wings and shrimp purses; and something called Suprimo platter, which is sort of a pepperoni bread. I wanted to make the food sort of multi-cultural, since we are going with the Backyardigans theme for the baby. Anyway, it never seems like there will be enough food. So today, I made deviled eggs, picked up chips and dips, and I am marinating pork as I type. I may not serve the pork – I may save it for Monday night for the kids – but the fact is, even with the food I have chosen and the birthday cake (oh, and 24 cupcakes that I made today), I still felt like we needed more food.
I also went into a bit of a panic mode. At the beginning of the week, I thought we were only going to have 6 people here besides Jim, myself and the girls. It turns out we are having about 22 people total – if the Nor’easter doesn’t keep them away. I hadn’t even planned goodie bags by Monday, but on Wednesday, we ran to the store and bought pre-made bags for the kids that will be here.
I hope everything goes well, and I hope people don’t feel like they are cheated out of a full meal. I usually make sure we have a hot meal, but the party is at 2, so hopefully, the snacky type finger foods will be enough.
I’ll let you know how it goes!