Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sidetracked by Seussical

No sewing yet this weekend as it was DS#1's performance weekend for his high school's production of Seussical, the Musical (a cute show based on the works of Dr. Seuss). DS is 3rd from the left in this photo and his girlfriend is 4th from the left. The show opened Thursday evening. We went to Friday's performance and had a great time.

Earlier in the day on Friday, DS asked if we could host the Cast Party after the final performance Saturday night. He wanted it outside with a bonfire, food, drinks, etc. DS said to expect 50 or more guests. Because there were two Saturday performances, DS was not available for party assistance and so DH and I spent all of Saturday getting ready for it ourselves (we knew this going in, but we're suckers for our sons!).

DH chainsawed some dead trees and fallen branches from the back of the property for firewood, used one of the ATVs to drag in some big stumps for seats and then improvised for others with cinder blocks and planks to supplement the camping chairs, picnic benches and patio chairs we have. We ordered 20 pepperoni pizzas to be picked up 30 minutes prior to party time and also had a few cases of sodas on ice in coolers, giant sandwiches cut up on trays, chips, yummy bakery cookies, a big decorated sheet cake, hot cocoa, and the makings for S'mores. We picked up tiki torches and balloons and red plastic tablecloths. We mowed the lawn, raked the firepit area, and set up a table and blinking lights for DS' stereo & speakers.

Around 9:45 p.m., the first cars starting rolling down the tiki torch lined driveway. By 10:30, we had a medium-sized parking lot and a loud and lively group. DS was right about the head count. At one point, I counted 78 which included the kids in the cast and crew, plus a few teachers and parents.

It was a great party! The skies were clear and bright and the temps were in the high 40's which was perfect for a bonfire. The hot cocoa and S'mores were a big hit. The pizzas, sandwiches and cookies disappeared before our eyes (although we have plenty of pizza leftovers for today). It was a whirlwind day pulling this all together and DH and I finally fell into bed about 3 a.m. but it was worth it. DS was grinning ear to ear all night and nearly every kid found me and/or DH and thanked us for hosting the party.

The pic below is Kelli (DS#1's girlfriend), DS#1 in the middle, and DS#2 (who was a stagehand). That's Thing #2 standing in front of them, but I don't remember her real name.

Today we'll clean up what we missed in the yard last night and then head to the dog park for a couple of hours. Later I'll finish sewing my second version of the Adrienne Vittadini Allegra Twist Front Top, which BTW, went together perfectly after the last pattern revision.


  1. OMGosh, what a party. You are awesome parents. And now you still have energy to sew? Wow. :)

  2. This is the kind of party that your boys (and their friends) will never ever forget! So glad you were able to do this for them!

  3. you rock. when i grow up i wanna be like you. :)

  4. You are such a nice mom. Wish I had you energy. :)

  5. You were the kind of parent that I loved in high school...the one who volunteered their home so all the kids in the school play would have a safe place to go afterwards. And a place where my own overprotective parents would let me go, party and stay until the end!

    You have made a wonderful memory for your sons and helped me to relive a great one! Glad a good time was had by all!

  6. Hi Debbie, Somehow I ended up here on your blog tonight--can't remember how because I have just read this whole month of entries. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it -- especially this entry about the party. Indeed this is something that your boys and his friends will always remember! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. Carla csm--carla


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