Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bumble Bee Pinata

We finally decided that we wanted to announce the gender of Baby Fountain with a pinata. Easy enough, right? Wrong!

We went to Party City, Card & Party Factory, Fiesta, and searched a million places online. I finally found a pinata and ordered it last weekend. I wanted to make sure that it would be here in time, so I paid for 2 day shipping.

Then, for 2 days, I obsessively checked online and it said that my order was "processing". I called the store and they told me that their website was a bit out of date, but the item was backordered and they didn't know when it would be in stock again.

So, frantically I searched for another one without much luck. I finally decided that I either had to make one (I can't believe that this was even a plan), or come up with Plan Bee.

Thankfully, when I called a dear friend to complain about the situation, she suggested another party store that I hadn't even thought of. I found a bee pinata on their website, and called the store to make sure they had them in stock.

They told me they had about 4 in stock but that I couldn't purchase one over the phone or have one held for me (lovely, huh). So, she was getting off work early for the day so she offered to drive all the way down to the store (which isn't close) and pick it up for me, so that by the end of the work day - I would know if I needed another plan or not.

What great friends I have!

Guess what she got...

Yep! I am now in possession of a (kind of ugly) bee pinata and I think I'm the happiest momma-to-be ever! I can't wait to fill this thing and see the reactions of everyone when it busts open and literally throws our baby's gender in their faces! What a great party it will be!


kimberly dyan said...

that's awesome! i can't wait to find out what you're having. "bee sure" to blog about it saturday nite! :)

Anonymous said...

I do argee on the "ugly" factor, but you got it!!! YAY!! :) I can't wait to find out ... kinda thought we wouldn't have to wait ... LOL


Heather said...

That's a cute idea! Be sure to post on FB or blog about the gender on Saturday for those of us that can't make it. :-)

Amanda said...

I'm soo glad that you found another one! That really was a cute idea!!