We had a fun party at our house this weekend to celebrate Kayla’s passing of the CPA exam. Before the party I made a mental note of all the pictures I wanted to take and by the time the party was over I discovered that I cannot host a party and take pictures at the same time. Of course it is possible to do that, but in my particular case it just did not happen. I did not even get a picture of the guest of honor! Between Dave and I, we took twelve lousy pictures and only two are half way worthy of posting on this blog.
Planning an accounting party is not that easy either. I could not find even one theme related to accountants. I guess our profession is not known for its wild parties. The situation required that I get creative, another trait us accountants usually do not possess. Creativity is sometimes frowned upon in our field. I started with a cheeseball shaped into the letters CPA (you can almost see that in the picture below). I then made confetti with black and white paper using accounting lingo like asset, liability, revenue, expense, etc. I think my feeble attempt at accounting humor was appreciated by a few of the finance-minded party-goers.
I also dug out the chocolate fountain that we used several years ago for graduation parties and had several dipping items like angel food cake, pretzels, strawberries and pineapple. Again, no pictures!!! The best thing on the dessert table was the CPA cookies which I had made at The Cookie Jar Bakery in downtown Lee’s Summit by proprietor Lisa Hatfield.
I specifically asked for this simple design of black frosted cookies with white icing and white frosted cookies with black icing. These soft sugar cookies are sooooo good with a hint of almond flavoring. When we hosted the Frankenstein party back in October I also picked up some Halloween cookies from Lisa that were decorated with very cute designs, including my favorite, a black cat. At both parties the cookies were a hit! The Cookie Jar Bakery shares space with “In The Middle Cupcakes” at 318 SE Douglas. Check out their facebook page!
The best part of the party was visiting with all the well wishers who came to celebrate Kayla’s achievement. Congratulations Kayla, now it is time for those mandatory 55 hour work weeks!!