As I mentioned in the writeup of my Secret Secret Garden Party, elaborate party planning makes for some . . . interesting moments. The blooper reel is often the funniest part of the movie, right? So, without further ado, here's the Secret Garden blooper reel -- with some additional commentary, of course.
This was an attempt at a behind the scenes photo of all my to-do lists, grocery lists, and plans for the party. But apparently I just decided to throw in some random papers. Attention to detail is my strong suit . . .
This may or may not be the mess in my apartment during party planning . . . how embarrassing. And this is just a tiny snapshot of the much broader chaos.
Okay, it's 4 in the morning and the poured fondant on the petit fours is gloppy. Nothing a little decorative squiggle won't fix, right?! RIGHT. Decorative squiggles can fix anything . . .
"Mooo-oom, can you get the dog out of the picture?!" (That's my parents' toy poodle, Abbey. Doesn't she look like Byrd?)
"And your elbow?!"
This little guy settled on a scone INSTANTANEOUSLY despite the fact that my mom had been shooing them all away milliseconds before. Picture him and about a dozen of his cousins sitting all over the food, and you'll understand why we moved the picnic indoors. Oh, and don't worry -- we dubbed all of this "prop food" and threw it all away. Sad, but necessary.
All of the "prop food" we had to throw away due to insect invaders -- sad!
Little did you know from the last post, my sister is ridiculous.
HA, we like to call this one, "Mary Lennox -- all grown up."
...and what bloopers post would be complete without embarrassing baby pictures? Here's Sarah as an adorable cookie-dough-eater, and a tomboyish adolescent:
After two weeks of being my constant cooking and crafting buddy, Byrd is sick of the Secret Garden.