When I was in elementary school we had this teacher who got creative and told all of the kids in her class to wear brown for Groundhog Day. So I did, and I continued to wear brown on Groundhog Day from that day forward. This was the new normal and I thought it was written in stone.
Imagine my surprise however, when I turned into an adult and started to talk about wearing brown on this day to my co-workers and friends and they all gave me a strange look like “you brown wearing weirdo, wear whatever you want that day”… My beliefs were crushed, but no matter, I still wear brown on this day.
Sometimes instead of making a “To Do” list I make a “Stuff I’ve Done Today” list and by “Stuff” I mean SH*T I’ve accomplished. This is so much more satisfying than looking at the list of things that may or may not get completed in one day. I’m pretty amazed at all the things that I’m able to accomplish throughout the day. Like wash dishes, sweep floors, send emails, walk the dogs, make the bed, create 1/2 dozen excel spreadsheets, write a blog, do freelance work, and the list goes on and on. Then I feel like “I SERIOUSLY ROCK!!!!” No wonder I’m exhausted at the end of the day! I think I’ll add – went to bed as my last task!
What can you learn about planning from a teddy tea party? Well a lot actually; let’s envision our teddy’s party… Teddy bears sitting around a table, sipping tea, enjoying scrumptious cakes and cookies and chatting up a teddy storm!
Speaking of storm, this teddy party happens to be held indoors so not to worry about rain to ruin the parade for these furry friends.
Now…let’s break this down:
Who: Ms. Teddy and guest are invited to the tea party.
What: Tea and snacks provided to warm their grumbling teddy bellies.
When: April 30th, the first weekend after hibernation at 1:00 p.m.
Why: Bears are very hungry after a long hibernation; Tashi Teddy would enjoy your company to start the spring season well fed and caffeinated. Be sure to wear your best hat!
Well it’s as easy as that! Here are the basics of any well run party: Who, What, When, Where, and Why! Then you put together a “To Do” list and check off each one:
1. Pick your date and send invites to your guests. 2. Make a list of snacks like cakes, cookies, and tea. Shop 1 – 2 days before. 3. Day of set the table with dishes, napkins, prepare your tea. 4. As your guests arrive, welcome them and their guest. 5. And finally have FUN!