I think I mentioned that I am on the planning committee for the Man-Cub's continuation ceremony/dance. My duties for the event include hiring a photographer to take formal portraits and organizing the decorations. I already have the photographer taken care of as well as a plan in place for taking candid photos of the kids as they enjoy the party, so, no problems, there.
The decorations have also been a breeze, thanks to the fact that my co-committee member was able to provide left-over decorations from a gala that her nonprofit organization held this winter. Once we inventoried everything that she had to offer, it was a simple matter of picking up a few extra things, and, lucky for us, a party store in Hooterville was going out of business and we bought all of the paper plates, forks, napkins, table covers and a slew of additional decorations at liquidation prices (we are talking, $1 per item).
The only thing we have left to do is the actual, you know, decorating. Unfortunately, we have been told that the earliest we can get into the school to do that is 3:30, which, doesn't give us much time since the event starts at 7:00 and we all want to have time to feed our children and revel in their adorableness prior to the dance.
As one does.
Anywaayyy...we are trying to convince the school to let us in before school lets out. Cross your fingers for us.