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Thursday, 12 June 2008

Ever wondered what a $3.75 cupcake looked like? Or tasted like? $32.33

Not worth the money.


Today was Poppyseed’s birthday party. Not the real one. That is happening this weekend — and will be the subject of a post next week. This was the party for her friends.

Here’s the Rashi:

With Beernut, who is our first, the birthday parties were family and family friends for the first several years. In fact, we didn’t invite his peers until his 4th birthday party. Ever since then, the kids’ party (Beernut and Poppyseed have birthdays within 11 days of one another and so they have typically shared their party) has been followed by an “after-party” for family and family friends.

We go all out for our family BBQ. PC and his grill are a beautiful pair to watch! He really loves to grill. Gets a great deal of pleasure cooking for the family and friends. Veggies, corn, burgers, hot dogs, pineapple — and his famous guacamole. What is particularly sweet is how much the kids love to have him make a BBQ for their birthdays.

Then Beernut won a Pump-it-Up Party from the Jog-a-Thon earlier this year. “Great!” I thought, “we can have Beernut’s birthday party there.” And then Poppyseed remembered how much fun she had a classmate’s party earlier this year at Bears, Buddies, and Toys.

“This will make your life so much easier,” remarked PC. “And I bet it’ll be a whole lot cheaper.”

HAH! That’s how much you know. The total for Poppyseed’s party came to $395.30. For seven girls. (We had one no-show.) The cupcake total alone was $32.33. Three of the girls barely touched theirs. I scraped off the top layer of the frosting so that we could take them home. At that price, no way was I going to let those cupcakes go to waste.

Truthfully, they didn’t taste all that great.

What a disappointment…


My favourite moment was when Princess Poppyseed wanted to know what gift I was getting her for her birthday.

Because the party wasn’t enough???

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 13 June 2008 2:20 pm

    Sorry to hear that, next year stay home, and if one “wins” a party, get them to give it to some needy child with no siblings

  2. meira permalink
    Friday, 13 June 2008 6:36 pm

    what a beautiful little girl and a beautiful smile! there’s no way this isn’t going to be one of her best childhood memories. 🙂

  3. Saturday, 14 June 2008 9:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Poppyseed.

  4. Sunday, 15 June 2008 7:15 pm

    aw…that face is worth a bazillion gillion bucks, tho:-)

    i am of the “one kid per year of age” school of birthday parties. we’ve never had one outside the house!

    question – how does the grill figure into the guacamole, i’m so curious! or does that just fall into the list of his cooking specialties? i finally got a grill and i’m learning how to use it. i bought a veg grilling cookbook and i’m working my way through it:-) i’ll put pineapple on my list!

  5. Frume Sarah permalink
    Thursday, 19 June 2008 8:04 am

    Thanks, everyone!!

    PC likes to grill the peppers that go into the guac. I don’t actually pay much attention, to tell you the truth.

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