So, tomorrow (well, today as most of you are reading this), Jessi and I are going to be throwing a party to celebrate adopting Tristan. We've invited all of my family, Jessi's "adopted" Washington family, friends and co-workers.
All of whom are supposed to have RSVP'ed, and outside of my family, none of which have. So far as I'm aware, anyway. I suppose Jessi's invitees could've contacted her.
Of course, not knowing how many people are attending makes certain things difficult to plan. Like the food, for example!
Last payday, I purchased (and stashed in the freezer) a couple of assorted bake-and-serve appetizers, and then the other day I bought six different kinds of cheese and three different kinds of crackers for the cheese platter, as well as four 12-packs of different sodas and 28 bottles of water.
And then there's the cake situation. Since Tristan loves trains, we purchased two different train-themed cake pans. The first one we found at Michael's, and it's a single cake shaped like a steam train engine. The second one we had to order online, and it makes individual cakes shaped like various train cars.
Well... to try to make sure that we've got enough cake for the people who may be showing up, I bought four boxes of cake mix, and made two of the big cakes and two sets of the small ones.
And then the dogs got a hold of and ate four of the nine train cars from the devil's food batch (I made that plus yellow cake).
So today, en route to my niece's 16th birthday party, we stopped at the store and picked up party favors as well as one more box of cake mix. So we've basically made five boxes of cake mix worth of cake. And I have an awful feeling there's going to be a LOT of cake left over.
And while I may be a pretty good cook (I would've made most of the food from scratch if I had the time), I've never said I was much of a cake decorator... so as of tonight, we've got the cakes all frosted, but none of them have been decorated yet!
My brother Jeff and his wife are supposed to be here early so they can help us with the cake decorating. Also, I need to run KO and Krypto to our friend Kathy's house so they can play with their boxer buddy Jaeger for a while before Kathy comes to the party herself.
Things start off at 2pm, with my family showing up then... and then we're hoping to stagger further arrivals to about every hour or two, so as to avoid having too many people in the house at once!
I'll give you a brief write-up of anything interesting from it tomorrrow.
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