Tuesday, June 9, 2009

getting ready to launch

Preparing for a book launch is no small task. At least not for me, because I admit sometimes I get a bit carried away with my party ambitions. Luckily, I have some amazing friends that are willing to help me with my grandiose schemes. My super-cool friends worked late, late into the night before my book launch just to make sure everything got done.

Ranida stamped bags:
Luke and Alvina made the boxes and prepped the goodies for the bags:
And Baby Maia did the heavy lifting:

All this while I frosted the cupcakes with the apropos Chinese characters:
See, I'm smiling because I realized that with all this help I'm actually going to get everything done!

Then, Maia chose which cupcakes would be the prize winning cupcakes, with special coins underneath them:


Which were mixed randomly with the others, boxed and bagged:
and finally ready to be picked for the next day:


Barbara O'Connor said...

You are totally DA BOMB! I am always in awe of your energy and creativity. But you still owe me a chocolate rat.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Maia is the cutest little girl. All the work and preparations for the launch party were worth it. What a great turnout you had. So glad I could be there on Saturday with the other BRG to celebrate your success!

janet wong said...

Grace, you have set a new standard for Book Launch parties. Chinese characters in icing on prizewinning, individually-boxed cupcakes? WOW! I wish I could have been there.

Esther and Kris said...

Everything looks amazing! we were so sad that we missed the book launch =(