July 15, 2009

Beach Party Part 3

Finally I have had a chance to go through all the photos from the Graduation Beach Party and get them up on my photo gallery. It took awhile since I had to lighten them all up due to the miserable rainy weather we had that morning. Yes things are wet in the photos and yes the layout is not exactly what I had in mind, but we made it happen.

It literally was raining, not misting, not dewy but raining with nasty dark clouds just hanging around daring us to have a party. It was 12:10 p.m. and the party was to start at 1:00 p.m. we had to do something and we had to do it fast! We couldn't put linens on tables, rain was running off the umbrellas and canopies onto everything. Even the things we had under overhangs were getting wet because not only was it raining it was windy too. All this lovely weather in the beginning of June at the beach in California, go figure.

Luckily my client had two houses side by side, not including the two houses in the back of those two houses. So with 30 minutes before the party was to start my staff and anybody else with two hands and two legs including some very confused valet attendants began emptying one house of the furniture and bringing things inside and on the patio. Needless to say it was complete chaos!
But we did it and it worked. Of course at 1:00 the rain stopped and I'm sure guests were wondering why there was a big empty patch of grass and all the tables were on the patio and in the house.

All in all despite the darn weather we pulled off a great party. The children were entertained all day with crafts and games, we had a fabulous caricature artist, a delightful balloon twister and an amazing frisbee dog show on the beach. There was a wonderful beach ball cake but somehow in all the confusion I never got a picture of the cake, dang it!

No matter what the weather the show must go on.............

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