December 5, 2008

Christmas Party Napkins

John and I are hosting a Christmas party next weekend.  It is an overwhelming task to make sure that there is enough food and supplies so that everyone will be happy and enjoy themselves.

This past week, John's mom was in town and w
e decided to go hopping for Christmas gifts and party supplies.  We found many cute patterns for plates and cups and 
napkins.  It is very expensive!  We thought it would be fin to have plain red plates and provide SUPER CUTE napkins.  We both saw the same ones and loved them right aw
ay.  They were colorful and had cute 
cartoon characters with just the legs showing and fun little elf shoes.  The top read, "Jingle...." s
omething or other.

Well, a few days later, I decided I would gather all of the supplies so I could make a check list.  

Plates..Check
Cups...Check
Napkins..Check

I decide to admire my cute little napkin set and thank goodness I did. 
 












Taking  a closer look I noticed that my sweet little napkins were not so sweet.  Those cute little characters... a man holding his ladies close.  The reading on the top,... "Jingle MY bells!"

Can you believe it?  
Did I mention this party is for all of our church friends?  

After laughing out loud I started to think about my mother in law.  Did she think these were appropriate napkins for my party?  
John called her and thankfully, she thought the same way we did.  Apparently we were both tired from shopping and thought the napkins were simple "Jingle Bells" with fun characters. 



7 comments:

erincraig said...

This is the funniest thing ever. You should put out a few napkins at the party just to see if anyone else picks up on it. Then everyone can have a good laugh.

I thought about sending Diesel a Christmas present from Chloe if you don't mind me having your address.

The Rowe Crew said...

Ha! That's hilarous! I'm so glad you commented b/c I knew you had a while ago but I was fasting from blog reading and then couldn't find the comment again to get your link...anyway, so glad to catch up with you!!! Can't wait to see all you're up to!
Take care,
Jess

erincraig said...

When is Diesel's birthday. I am guessing near the beginning of January??? Chloe's is Jan. 24th. I thithratink they are close!

Yvonne, MIL (mother-in-law) said...

This is so funny. I still can't believe we didn't catch the phrasing in the store. Just goes to show how much our minds work on auto-pilot. But the napkins were so cute ... Those advertising execs are pretty sharp, aren't they?

erincraig said...

You must have gotten so excited that you missed the name. We picked Piper Grace, and if you are familiar with Pastor John Piper we are naming her after him. He has been a huge spiritual influence to both of us!

Now you guys need to have a baby too! Then we could have baby/puppy play dates!

The Secret Life of Kat said...

So funny!

I think you should still you them.

ok. not really.

But it would be funny to see people responses...

ok. not really.

Hadley Coble said...

that is hilarious!