Parties and Pictures!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Short post today as I'm still absolutely exhausted from the weekend festivities of brother's birthday - which was a resounding success!  A few hiccups of course, but all for the better in the end.  Unfortunately my sleep schedule just did not hold up and in 72 hours I managed roughly 13 of sleep; the rest were running around gathering materials, planning, coordinating, driving and actually going through all the activities.  Note to self: next time, give yourself more than 3 days to get your shit together!

Pictorial evidence of what I've been doing the past few weeks!

Brother's girlfriend's birthday party - Princess/Adventure Time-themed.  If you spot me, I know it looks like I didn't dress up - but I swear I did!  I'm Marceline, from Adventure Time.  Reference:

Disneyland Halloween!  My first time doing the Holiday circuit at Disneyland, which is sad since I'e had an annual pass for quite some time now. But that's ok. It was wonderful and filled with that Disney magic we all know and love.  Lots of pumpkins and WAY too much candy to even think about.  For those that don't know what it is, the Park closes to guests at 7pm and only those who purchased special Halloween passes can enter - all the rides are open, and they set up stations throughout the entire park that hand out candy to you.

And yes, I am the bright blue blob: aka, The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella!  That costume was a biiiiiitch to make. Seriously, never using Costume Satin again.  But it turned out relatively ok, and it was easily recognizable so that was good; I even had a bunch of little kids say "Oh my God look mom, it's the Fairy Godmother!" and a few picture requests! And bonus: I got to carry a wand. Who wouldn't want that?!

Brother's surprise birthday party!  He never makes a big deal about his birthday, so this year me, his girlfriend and two of our friends decided to pull together and throw a surprise day for him. It was originally supposed to be a Scavenger Hunt spanning San Diego, North County San Diego, and Orange County, but somehow it morphed into a day of Minute To Win It based games. Not what I really wanted, but a blast nonetheless!  There were several typical games, a few multi-player games we adjusted ourselves, and a flour-based game (as you can see from the picture) that I feel was good in theory, but perhaps not in execution.  We finished the day with a delicious Lucille's BBQ dinner in Irvine/Tustin and cake/board games back at our house.  Exhausting and frustrating and a headache, but totally, totally worth it.


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