January 06, 2014

Last Party THIS year.

Oh, wait. It's only January 6th?

Me: Linds what do you want to do for your 18th birthday?
Linds: I'd love a surprise party.
Me: You know, I can't throw you a surprise party after you've asked for a surprise party.  How about I plan something for you, and you'll be surprised by what it is?

This conversation took place in November.
So, we planned a small party at Masterpiece Mixers. If you have one in your town, run there. NOW. 
IT's fun even if you aren't artsy fartsy. 
 She was happily surprised….as were her friends.  Ok, she actually figured it out an hour prior….and I can only blame myself. {all the weeks of secrecy and I blew it at the finish line!!!! I could poke myself in the eye with a grapefruit spoon!}
 Lolo and I had to pick out the art piece prior to the party….this was tough to do.
We finally went with what we thought Linds would like: The Sugar Skull.which is NOT a scary thing…we aren't satan worshippers here. anymore.
The sugar skull honors the deceased, your ancestry or whatever floats your boat.
Apparently our boats float on color. 
 The Coach is not a scary person…but for some reason, his sugar skull came out a bit scary.
 The girls got a kick out of his. "Daddy is SO funny!!" Apparently all the niceness in him disappears when he has a paintbrush. 
 It was a fun and memorable night for Linds, her friends and family. 
 Here is our family in sugar skulls. We might hang Coach's outside…you know, to scare the bad people away. 
So, that's it with the parties. I'm partied out for this year…..
wait, when is the Super Bowl???


Beth Cotell said...

We have a similar place around here. It's called Merlot and VanGogh. I've always thought it would be a cool girl's night out even though I am not artistic at all!

Happy 18th Birthday to Lindsay!

Anke said...

We have something like that here, too. Always thought it would be a fun thing to do, just never got around to actually taking a class. Maybe this year. :-)

Liz Mays said...

I couldn't love those more. That is the BEST idea and mine would look like a preschooler made it, but I'd still have fun. Happy Birthday to L too and happy new year to you!

Unknown said...

You are too much fun. Seriously. TOO MUCH FUN.
Stop being so crafty and fun right this second.
We do that with my book club. It is fun for sure, but I never know what to do with the paintings afterwards.
Happy Monday. I hope no one pees in your wheaties or anything else all week long.
Love, Beck

TexWisGirl said...

quite interesting.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great idea! And don't worry about spilling the beans. Wasn't it Linds who spilled the P-O-G-O surprise?

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh--what a great party.. I know that Linds LOVED it --as did everyone else... I love that idea.... You have certainly done well with all of the parties this year. Now you need a VACATION.


George said...

This sounds like a wonderful party. You have a very talented family. I happen to like Coach's Sugar Skull -- I'll bet it would be good for scaring deer from our roses.

Mary said...

I went to "Spirited Art" over Thanksgiving and was really nervous because I can't draw a straight line with a ruler! It was all good until my SIL put her paintbrush in her wine!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

what an utterly wonderful and cute idea!

Dawn said...

you posted NOT scary just for me, didn't you?!?! you really almost surprised her?!?! i love her face. the fake surprise one. oh. and her pretty one. and i guess... her not scary sugar scull <3
you & i need to go paint. soon. or when we can fit it in.

Willow said...

Ha Ha ~ great idea .
Of course your narrative is always the Best.
Happy Birthday Linds.

Lynda said...

There is a place similar to that in Cleveland, too. I love that your husband went with your family and some other guys, too. Usually I only see women at ours. More wonderful memories that you shared with us - - - your extended family!!!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i've always wanted to do one of these. a friend of mine in la has one that you drink wine and paint, i forget what it's called but sounds so fun. love the way everyone's turned out, what a creative group!!

I Am Woody said...

What a great party! We have a place here in town that does stuff like that. I have several masterpieces by the girls hanging on my walls :)

Susan said...

How fun, is your husband a KISS fan? That is a great idea and you are just so cute! What a great Mom you are!

Anonymous said...

What a fun place!!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

His does resemble Gene Simmons a bit!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun birthday. Id love to make one.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very, very fun!

Unknown said...

That looks like a fun party idea, and I see that you had a lot of talent in your group. Happy Birthday to your girl!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

This looks like great fun. Of course, you'd have to tear me away from the paint your own pottery place to get me to go. :)