Brewing Up Another Bash

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Nothing coaxes me out of a blog-writing stupor more than a new party to percolate on. And boy do I have one to soak in these days! Payam has given me permission to plan him a big 45th bash in Las Vegas! Woo hoo!

Personally, I hate Las Vegas. Ugh. I can’t even begin to tell you how much,  but I can definitely plan a Vegas bash. Ocean’s Eleven, classy whiskey glasses, high rollers, desert landscape, neon lights and debauchery? I’ll design the heck out of it!

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Payam, of course, loves Las Vegas for all the exact reasons I hate it. Somehow, we meet in the middle here. I love a design challenge and this one has captured my interest like no other.

Yes, Payam rolls his eyes when I’m cutting cardboard and ordering special buttons off the internet when a simple text or Evite would handle the whole thing just fine but he’s learning to understand me. I’m just not a solo-cup kinda party girl! I won’t even let him buy alcohol with handles on the bottles! I know. I can be annoying this way.

But I also can kern, pick pantone colors and shave five pounds off your face using photoshop. So there’s that. Not that I did that of course. Payam is just as cute as these photos in real life. I’m just saying, I could.

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Aren’t these buttons cute!!? They’re the little 1-inch ones that kids collect and stick on their backpacks. I think all birthday parties should have seventeen pieces of flair like this. It’s just so fun!

I’m so into these buttons that I really, really, really want to buy a button-maker but the good ones cost $300! And after using the PTA’s big 3-inch button maker that is made out of metal and works like butter, I don’t think I could settle for anything less. I think at some point it might be a good business move for me because I could sell buttons online and at conventions so I’m putting it on my list…someday!

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I sent these out to Payam’s best friends and now we plan everything else. A private dinner, a trip to the Neon Museum, maybe a party on our hotel balcony and a slideshow of embarrassing and adorable little boy Payam pictures on the wall…I can’t wait!