Saturday, February 9, 2008

John's party was postponed

Ugh.  The party I was throwing for John today was postponed.  We had quite a snowstorm.
I made a bunch of chili this morning, and now John definitely knows something is up!  I told him Shirley was coming for lunch, and he told me Shirley must be very hungry.  Then he looked at me.  A light bulb finally went off in his head.  "There's more than one Shirley coming, isn't there?"  We both started laughing, as he was finally starting to figure out why I'd been keeping so many secrets lately. 
"I guess you know this has to do with you," I said.  "Yes, but I still don't know what it's for."  Bless his heart, he is so humble!
He also doesn't know we are going to have an active party.  I refined the games last night, and got the supplies ready where necessary. 
Last night I also put each prize in a lunch bag and wrote either "Lady" or "Man" on each bag.  Women will get women prizes and men will get men prizes.  The winner of each game will choose a bag.  The winner won't know what prize he/she is choosing.  This way they will get a pleasant surprise!  Hopefully it will be pleasant, LOL.  If a partygoer ends up getting something he/she doesn't want, he can just trade with another partygoer, during the afternoon.  
And you can't imagine how hard it is to find prizes for men, LOL.  I was buying things like Chapstick and travel size Scope, LOL.  The packages of batteries were cool though. 
I got enough prizes for everybody to have several.  They are little things, but I thought they were cool!  Some of the prizes are nice things, like the Cinnamon Apple candle, the blue glass vase, and the Cocoa Butter.  I also included some silly things, such as Sponge Bob SquarePants bubble gum flavored tooth paste for kids.  They won't know what they will be getting.  It should be fun!
So this morning John wakes up and goes into the living room and keeps eyeing all the party favor lunch bags.  He is wondering what they are doing there.  "Those are your lunches, Honey.  For the next few weeks!"  He just looks at me!  Now I really have him curious.  Remember, we have only had talking parties.  "What are we going to do with lunch bags, he wonders?"  I am having way too much fun with this, LOL!
My Sissy Valerie had to call all the guests this morning and tell them to come this coming Saturday instead.  John and I will be back from Hershey by then and I think everybody should be able to come to the party.  I'll just take the frozen chili from the freezer.  You can freeze chili can't you??  And I will have to bake another cake.  Maybe this week I will come back and post what games we will be playing.  They are a blast!  I'll just tell John not to read my blog for a week, LOL.
Would you all like to know the games we'll be playing, and how to play them?  I'll post them if you'd like!  
Love you all,
Krissy :)


  1. Aww. Well at least the party will still go ahead next week. You will have to kep John preoccupied! lol. The gifts sound brilliant. Please post the games, there is only one thing wrong with the whole thing.....I won't be there! lol. It sounds like it will be so much fun. Love Pam xx

  2. Pity you had to cancel, but you can't expect people to drive in through a snowstorm. Anyway, you'll be all ready for next week :-)

  3. Sorry you had to cancell.  We haven't got snow yet here, but they say we will tomorrw.  Your weather is like mine in the fact that we never know for sure what we'll be able to di depending on the weather.  I can say I have plans for next weekend, but it all is going to be put off to if the weather gets bad.  It'll be lots of fun when you finally get to have it. 'On Ya' - ma

  4. nightmaremom2/09/2008 7:34 PM

    dang weather... sorry it spoiled your fun.  I bet John is going nuts... and I bet he reads your journal even tho you tell him no.  LOL  Good luck this week and can't wait to see and hear about the party
    love ya

  5. oh no stupid weather:( yes please give the directions to the games


  6. Krissy, sweetie, sorry the weather changed your plans.  Val had told me about the party.  I bet it would be VERY hard to find little presents for men!  I would love to hear about the games you are going to play.  How many people will be coming.  If I can get a flight out to PA, what airport should I fly into?  (Just kidding, I don't know what Airports you are close to, but wonder). Don't worry, LOL I am not actually a party crasher.  But I will be with you in spirit.  Hugs & Congrats, Merry

  7. thats too funny about the secrets.
    you reminded me of why I went to walmart today...chap stick...oh well

  8. preciousone252/09/2008 9:39 PM

    Sorry, I haven't been by, but I haven't been getting your alerts.... I was coming by to check up on you... DARN AOL, they've been missing alot of my alerts lately... I get some, but not all.   Sorry you had to postpone John's party, hope you'll have fun when you do have the party.  I think chili freezes fine!!


  9. yes, I would like to know what games you are going to play, Krissy; it all sounds like so much fun with planning for it and the gifts you chose to buy, which by the way I thought were wonderful choices!! too bad the snowstorm postponed the party!

    and yes, you can freeze chili, I've done it a lot of times. I actually think it makes ti taste better.


  10. Oh Man!!
    John is such a great sport, lol....
    Well now the party planning can continue....
    Linda :)

  11. Unfortunately, we men sometimes can't see the forest for the trees, so it's relatively easy to surprise us. Sorry about the snowstorm but I'm sure the party will go splendidly when the time comes.


  12. Aaawww, I expected to read all about the party and fun you all had with the games.  And, yes, Chili freezes very nicely.


  13. catholicrose2/10/2008 12:07 AM

    Oh, what fun!  I hope you all have a blast!  Please do post the party games; I need some ideas for a birthday party next month!
    Also, you can definitely freeze chili--my husband says it tastes even better after it's been frozen and reheated a couple of times, lol.  
    Oh, and if you happen to need another men's gift: a deck of cards makes a good party favor for men.  :-)

    God bless,
    --Amy (aka Rose)

  14. catholicrose2/10/2008 12:18 AM

    Forgot to mention, you could also freeze the cake if it's unfrosted (some frostings freeze well, others don't).  If you freeze it, just give it enough time to defrost and get back to room temperature--plastic forks don't work so well on half-frozen cake ... I learned that one the hard way... ;-)
    So funny about the lunch bags!  Can't wait to hear how the party goes!

    --Amy (aka Rose)

  15. helmswondermom2/10/2008 1:01 AM

    So sorry you had to postpone the party because of the weather, but I look forward to hearing how it all turns out next week!

  16. Aww what a  shame you had to cancel.I am hanging in here to read all about it whenever the time comes.Party games are fun.Yes I'd like to read about yours Krissi.Take Care Have a blessed Sunday God Bless Kath astoriasand

  17. heavenlybama2/10/2008 3:27 AM

    Aw.....sorry you had to postpone and yes you can freeze chili.  Most of the time, it's better after freezing it.  Post the games.  I'd like to check em out.

  18. peytonswater2/10/2008 8:01 AM

    Yes you can freeze Chili, my brother does it all the time. It's great.  Sorry you had to post pone it, but it sounds like a LOT of fun! I love the lunch bag idea :)

  19. Well, you already know you can cheeze frili!  Uh ... Freeze chili that is.  Sounds like everyone will enjoy the party and maybe waiting the week will make it even more fun.

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  21. I understand that, like stew, chili freezes well and improves with the freezing up to about six months. We've never had any last long enough to freeze. lol.

    Good thing you're going to Hershey. It will keep John out of the prize sacks. lol

    To John, good luck with the examination, tests, etc.

    ;^) Jan the Gryphon

  22. midwestvintage2/10/2008 10:08 AM

     I freeze chili all the time.  It tastes better.  Sometimes it needs to be thinned slightly.


  23. ajsproudparents2/10/2008 10:33 AM

    awww man. I hope you can have the party soon. What a bummer. Hope you stay warm hun.
    I'm freezing now in OK. HA

  24. I am always looking for great games , I hope you get to have the party

  25. xxroxymamaxx2/10/2008 11:35 AM

    Awww....sorry the party was postponed.  But, Yes I would love to know the games!!  Love ya! Shelly

  26. I'll bet the planning of the BD party is as much fun as having it. You sound like your having a ball!

  27. Sorry the party was postponed :( -Missy

  28. Awww it's a shame the party had to be postponed.  LOL @ John figuring out what was going on though.  Bless him :o)


  29. cacklinrosie1012/10/2008 5:20 PM

    You sure can freeze chili and I think a suprise party when you get home from Hershey will be just as fun.  Take care!  Love you, Chris

  30. rdautumnsage2/12/2008 7:41 PM

    Sorry to hear you have to postpone...Sounds like you are having a blast with it though. (Hugs) Indigo

  31. LOL, you are sooooooo bad, and soooooo good. Happy Valentines Day. ((((hugs))))

  32. The weather can sure wreak havoc on our plans, can't it? I hope your party--when you get to have it--is a success!


    P.S. Silly String is another fun, goofy gift. Who doesn't have a blast with Silly String?!


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