Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Crazy Fun House


I had to find the funny in my crankiness.  I have to admit it was a selfish cranky in that I did not want to get up early on a Sunday morning and schlep my daughter to a birthday party about 40 minutes out of town.  And to top it off, it was held in a goofy fun house.  The high point was Skee Ball, something I hadn't played in years.  Low point, grinning and bearing it when the kids climbed through germ pits, I mean tunnels.   Check out those wild and crazy horses behind me.           

The weather was not warm enough for summer attire, so I played it safe by wearing an older Anthro button down.  The individual party rooms were hot and stuffy, so the thin cotton was a welcome relief.  The room was also noisier than your average party, as the party chaperone assigned to us encouraged the kids to yell loudly from time to time.  I would be engrossed in conversation with another parent, when all of a sudden, the kids would be yelling at the top of their lungs, "Happy Birthday!"                                   
   
Putting cute owls before goofy dragons, I spotted these cookie jars in Cost Plus this past weekend.  The two on the right are sold as a set for $25.98 and the Aqua one is $12.99.  That little pie bird/owl in the box bit the dust while I was doing some rearranging for this photo.  My first casualty of blogging.          
     

I just had to add the wacky dragon picture, even though the quality is not the best.  I think dragons are cute, but during the party I kept thinking, most of these kids are eight, with three weeks of second grade left.  Really?               

Shirt: Anthropologie Hanalei by HD in Paris. Older.
Skirt: Isaac Mizrahi for QVC denim skirt. Older.  
Belt:  Gap older belt in gold.
Shoes: Lands End Gatas from last year.

7 comments:

  1. Oh gosh - that does not sound like fun! But hey! You look awesome while not having fun so that is all that matters, right? Wasn't it Billy Crystal who said - it's better to look good than feel good - and Stacey - you look marvelous!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you for the nice quote by one of my favorites, Billy Crystal! That character he played on Saturday Night Live goes back to the 80's I think. He was also in one of my favorite movies, "When Harry Met Sally."
      Have a great weekend,
      Stacey

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  2. I love that pattern! You look great! Kid's birthday parties are the worst! Especially at that age when you have to stay. Thankfully, I am past that, but I do like it when my kids choose not to have a big party. It is a huge relief.

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, especially since I look too hot and not the pretty kind. I am officially burned out on the kid parties, but there was recently a pool party at the home of one of her friends that was nice. It's such a nice relaxing backyard with a vintage bean shaped pool. For my daughter's 8th birthday this year we had a rollerskating party which worked out great for this age group.
      Have a nice day,
      Stacey

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  3. Ha! I love that you took your photo in an arcade. How fun! The owl print is perfectly playful and fits right in with your backdrop. Your outfit is really preppy, crisp, and cute, too. It totally sums up your blog name!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. I love that you think my outfit sums up my name. It's nice to know that I can still have my preppy look in a wacky arcade!
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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