Ok so the day has finally arrived.. The Big Open House, First Birthday celebration. This is WAY more stressful than first expected. First of all, I have no idea how many people will show up. I put it out on facebook to everyone I know, including those as far away as Norway.. hoping maybe they know someone who knows someone how may be interested in coming. 2 days ago with this gut wrenching feeling that 6 people would come and the whole thing would be a bust I came up with a new plan.. to invite the neighbourhood... So I made 1200 fliers with this thought that all the townhouse complexes near where I live have mail boxes like we do.. get out a 1000 fliers in a couple hours.. easy peasy..
So my Dear husband went out to deliver these "great idea" fliers and quickly learned we are the only complex with mailboxes you can shove stuff into.... My sweet sweet free labour hand delivered to each home near 600 fliers. Thank you Darren! (I now have 600 strips of purple paper for sale..anyone?.. only 50% is used)
I have been making posters, and signs to put up and crossing my fingers at this point that I have 8 people come :)
So how do I figure how much food to order based on a dream number? I have NO idea.. So I ordered a few platters, and a large birthday cake, I will make some punch.. Bowl.. right I need a punch bowl... Anyone?
Balloons... ordered and paid for... Must remember to pick up...especially since I put look for balloons on the invite...
Decorations.. Ahh yes.. that is the next step.. off to decorate and hopefully will transform the dungeon into a shopping fiesta!!! That will look magical, and inviting... Something people will just be drawn to...Finger Crossed..
So should you live in the lower mainland, Please Please please come help me eat cake... and celebrate!
Yes I have stooped to begging.
6-9pm Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
9101 Forest Grove Drive
Cash & Cheques preferred.
Lots of Love on the glorious day that my business.. my baby.. TurnsONE!!!
And to all of you who helped this past year happen.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. It has taken a lot of people, a lot of support and a lot of kind words to get me here. THANK YOU.