Before I show you how much better, let me say in my defence:
- I only decided two nights beforehand (Sunday night) that I was going to have Sarah's party (on Tuesday night). Plus I work a busy job, caring for the sick, and stuff.
- I had to clean my entire apartment, for the first time in a year, in that time too.
- Sarah is not my daughter. She's not even related to me. She's lucky I didn't just buy her a stapler, wrap it in brown paper and smear some dog poo on it.
Anyway, here's my $1.50 party decoration from the supermarket:
And here's Leigh Anne's beautiful handmade decorations (picture from her flickr):
Here's her beautiful cupcake and candy bar (picture from Leigh Anne's flickr):
And her drool-worthy balloons (picture from Leigh Anne's flickr):
Leigh Anne's party featured a Grease/Fifties theme with a pink, black and polka dot colour scheme. Check out her blog Your Homebased Mom and flickr for more pictures of pink balloons (!), the rest of the lovely food (strawberry cupcakes! strawberries dipped in white chocolate with pink sprinkles!) and her daughter's reaction. Makes me want to throw more parties. (How many surprise parties do you think you can have before it stops being surprising?)