Oh wow Val, I didn't realize that her bday party was on Sat.
Yup, but I'm not too stressed. She wants the cake decorating party so didn't fight her on it as it will be super easy. The Pipi party would have been a lot of work on my part ahead of time. This way the majority of the work will be the day before and the day of the party. Plus it's going to be a late afternoon/early evening party so I have most of Saturday to get ready. Although yesterday she told me she changed her mind and wanted Pipi, told her too late.
I'm just in a low key, low stress mode I guess. No need to overdo things. The kids will like it no matter what and I'm not trying to get photo opps for a party business anymore.
Sat is youngest GDs bday party too. They are having it early since we are going to be only an hour away for Dhs meetings.
Even got a card made for Gd today too. Everything is ready to pack tomorrow. We are staying at a hotel in the Nob Hill area of San Fransisco so will need a little nicer clothers plus it is going to be in the high 50s and mid 60s so very cold compared to where we have been.
Joy, hope everything goes good for you MIL.
Val, it does sound like a fun time. I did that for one of my daughters parties years ago and the kids had a blast.
Oz, I will. I will be going solo mostly. But there are musuems and cathedral really close so I will have plenty to do plus a reception one night and dinner the next. I am dinner will be great since it will be catered by the hotel and it is know for its food.
Sooo I have always always always made cakes for my kiddos bdays, never store/bakery bought and since I'm planning on the kiddos taking their decorated cakes home to mom and dad (bought cake boxes for them to decorate too) I'll also need a cake for the party. My question.... do I make and decorate one or do I release control, do something I said I'd never do and ask my cake shop client what she'd charge me to do a cake. She does some pretty cool stuff but I might be expensive. IDK what she charges.
I'm thinking it could be around $50 or more. I could handle $50 but not sure if I'm willing to pay more, maybe $60. Although I am getting a decent fee from her so it would be nice to give her business too. I have a meeting with her tomorrow so maybe I'll see what she says. It would certainly make my life simpler and right now I'm all for simpler.