While planning a Garden Party for Princesses, this very special request from my 7 year old sweetness, I asked "where do I draw the line"? I wanted her to have every little detail just so but didn't have the time or energy to devote to one more event that week. How I did it and saved my sanity...
Chose a place really close to home
Made sure this place already had tables and chairs
Ordered trays of food from the local BBQ joint (and had someone pick it up)
Used silk peonies and other pretties for the centerpieces instead of natural ones which require more care and time limits, not to mention wasn't in season
Set one special table for the Princess and her guests of honor and the rest were simple but coordinating
Made the mother of all Pinatas with all the girly goodies and glitter they could want and more
Supplied activities for the rest of the guests, like over sized bowling and a white chocolate fountain
Produced a photo booth with all the fluff and fun for silly faces
Lastly, I had help from the most wonderful friends and family in the world
Thankfully I was able to join in the fun and smiled the whole day.