Secret Garden Outtakes

by Julie Ruble on June 28, 2010 · 4 comments

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.


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Maranda June 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Haha! Great blooper real! I love the pictures with the arms in the way!

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Megan June 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Love it! This just shows how incredibly creative, crafty, and talented you are. Appreciate the behind-the-scenes look!

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

hehe I love the blooper reel! And those pesky little flies too-they must have loved the look of everything as much as we all did! :D

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Monica H July 2, 2010 at 4:14 am

I can’t believe you have notes and sketches of all your stuff…oh wait, yes I can!

Darn flies ruin everything don’t they?

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