Well the party was successful. I provided lots of soft drinks and non alcoholic champagne cocktails and the teens dutifully played the game of accepting them graciously, those who did choose to drink did so slyly and not to the point of obvious intoxication.
I enlarged a photo of bantam boy and we had "pin the mustache on Bantam boy". And because he used to dress up alot I had the obligatory photos of him as a little kid in dress ups- next to this I put photocoppies of just his face and invited people to draw a picture of what he might become in the future. Some of these were quite funny.
Having mum here and some of the parents of his friends that I have been friendly with for years was also very good, I was far more relaxed and the kids accepted that it was not just a "Piss Up" type of occasion and it was no where near as stressful as the 'trial party' we had early in the year.
I did have too much food and we will have to eat party food for the rest of the fortnight as I spent a large chunk of my pay this fortnight on the party. I was paid on Thursday night and the party was on Friday!
I had my hair cut to help me feel better so that I'd look good for the party- big mistake. Where I thought I was getting a trim and a tidy up of the style the hairdresser had other ideas and now I have a short short bob. Chicky Babe assures me it is pretty but I'm not so sure. Maybe I'll get used to it. (I just tried to take a photo to show you but someone has done something to my camera and stored all the images on the internal camera memory and I've no idea how to retrieve them!!!!) I'll fiddle around with it.
I'm also happy to report that Bantam Boy is busily cleaning up all the mess after the party! What a good lad!