Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fill That Nest!

Shhh... we're throwing a surprise shower for Mother and Father. Since "baby" Sally has finally left for college, poor Mother and Father are at a loss for what to do now that their spare time is no longer taken up heading up the PTA or coaching the soccer team. We can help them fill that nest!

Stumped for a gift idea? Gifts of time and activity are great - give them a home-made certificate for a game night at your house, or a night out on the town. How about a membership to a local museum, a gift certificate to a restaurant, or theatre ticekts? Help them rekindle some old interests: did you know that Father loves to golf, and Mother once attended art school? Inspire them with clubs and balls or paints and brushes. Or take a trip to the bookstore. Father loves history, particularly The Civil War, and Mother loves a good Harlequin romance.

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Party will be held at The Anytown Country Club on Friday April 18th, 6pm. And remember... shhh... It's a surprise!

Entertainment will be provided by Jack the Clown.

This has been part of this weeks Monday Mission: April Showers - We've all been to baby and bridal showers. What else deserves a shower? Who would you honor? Who would you invite? What kind of activities would it entail? Write a post as an invite or party plan for your own kind of April Shower.


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Upcoming Missions:
4/14 Bridal Breakdown. You've read the newspaper briefs about weddings. "The bride wore a floor length satin gown...." Write a post about anything you'd like in that same style.
4/21 Want Ad
4/28 House listing

21 comments:

imbeingheldhostage said...

I want to play, but I am seriously drawing a blank. I do still have 24 hours, so I'll try...
And this shower-- would be a really great idea!

Chaotic Joy said...

HA HA HA HA! I always forget about Monday Missions and then I come here and I am like "What the heck? is she talking about?

I thought this was very clever.

Sober Briquette said...

Yes, this would be a wonderful tradition.

We'll do this for each other in 12 years, OK?

Thanks for posting the upcoming missions - I realized yesterday in a panic that a new month was upon us and I had no clue what the topics were.

Dude, I am SO selling my house on the 28th :)

Jennifer said...

That is truly such a cool idea!

MamaGeek said...

BWAHAHHAHA. This shower was perfect! And VERY clever PM.

JCK said...

Quite the creative whiz, you! Loved this cool idea. You might be starting a trend.

LaskiGal said...

Oooh... I might have some ideas for this one. Like it!

Family Adventure said...

Good one. Though seriously...I'm dreading the day the boys are both out of the house. Dreading it!

Heidi :)

womaninawindow said...

This was fun! I'll be back next Monday if I can come up with anything. The Missions: Kinda like being in school except I'm not going be shat upon if I do poorly. Right? No shatting I hope!
Have you survived Angela's Ashes? I'm still in recovery!

womaninawindow said...

This was fun! I'll be back next Monday if I can come up with anything. The Missions: Kinda like being in school except I'm not going be shat upon if I do poorly. Right? No shatting I hope!
Have you survived Angela's Ashes? I'm still in recovery!

Hey Teach! said...

Your idea is great. I can see it taking off as an actual Shower. Mine was a little more tongue in cheek.

http://hhg1216.blogspot.com/2008/04/come-celabrate-my-victory-with-me.html

Kyla said...

How funny! You are so clever!

the dragonfly said...

Funny! But also...a *great* idea.

Mary Beth said...

I love your idea - I know there are plenty of parents who would attend!

shay said...

I know this is just a blog device but seriously what an awesome idea?!

We have some empty nesters in our house group at church and they do seem a tad lonely!

Kathryn said...

Okay, this made me teary! I'm such a nerd. I'm dreading my boys leaving home and they aren't even in middle school yet. Get a grip!
That was a really clever post. I love it!

susiej said...

Your are so clever... and I'm with Kathryn! I dread those days ahead... even though I'm struggling now!

Chantal said...

Can I post even though it isn't monday. I had never heard of this and I have an awesome one... Let me know

Barrie said...

What a great party idea!

nomotherearth said...

I was just thinking what a great idea this would be to do for real. Very convincing!

Christine said...

this was pretty clever!