As Sprite’s guests arrived they Placed their Presents on the table near the front door. Sprite was thrilled to see some many wonderful gifts.
I told her she must write a thank you letter to each one who had given her a gift. However it was quite a challenge working out who had given each gift as not all of them had cards or tags with them.
See if you can help us work it out
GUEST COSTUME GIFT
Jo Portrait Painter Pictures of all the guests
PC PC PC PC PC PC Security monitoring
Topiary Tree Birds Partridge in a Pear Tree Potted parsley
Arachnid Poisonous Spider Poncho
Puppy Puppy Plush toy
Pony Pony Plush toy
Memory Elephant Photographer Photos of the party
Starjump Starfish Puffer Fish Pamphlets of Patagonia
Jen E Wren Paradise Bird Pearls & Pearls of wisdom
Onetwitterbird Peacock P.A. and P. R. for party
Twitter Birds Parrots and Pigeons Publicity
Columbus Cheetah Panther Pink Panther Game
Mrs. P. Mrs. P. Reading stories to guests
FrOG Prince Frog Pewter charms
Puddleglum Puddleglum Picture of Pocahontas
Origami Secretary Bird Papercraft Pelican Papier mache kit
Caramel Cat Pikachu ???
SAD Black Dog Parasol carrier Parasol
Guard on Duty Black Dog Pug Platypus plush toy
Thinks he’s Alien B Dog Pluto Planet Protester Planets Posters
Wistful Black Dog Pavlov’s dogs tribute Porpoise Plush toy
Little Bully B Dog Puli Pilates book and ball
Leaping Attack B Dog Poodle Pterodactyl Plush toy
Postman Pedro Perez Postman Pedro Perez Photos of Peru
Sensual Dabrowski Powder Itching Powder Powder and Perfume
Psycho Motor Dabrowski Puce bow on tail Pogo stick?
Intellectual Dabrowski Papillion Puzzles
Emotional Dabrowski Porcupine Paul Potts CDs or Pasternak Poetry?
Imaginational Dabrowski Puff the Magic Dragon Planetarium Pass
Pavlova Pavlova Pavlova
Picasso Picasso Painting kit
The Pope Did not attend Popescard
Pipe Band Pipe Band Piccolo
Pygmy possum Pygmy possum Possum poster
Meerkats Polecats Perseus and Pegasus statuette
Parachutist Parachutist Poster of Pisa
Petra Polona Polish Pole vaulter Pogo stick?
Amelia Earhart Aviatrix Pamela Pearhart Plane Pilot Panda Plush toy
Policemen on Push bikes Policemen on Push bikes Perimeter patrol
Peasants with Pheasants Peasants with Pheasants Pleasantries
Peloponnesian Did not come Parthenon model
Pandora Did not come Posted gift Pandora’s box
The guests are arriving for Sprite’s P Party and I have been kept busy as the official Portrait Painter for the event.
The Memory Elephant has also helped in the Preservation of memories by acting as Photographer Pachyderm to record Pictorial memories.
The Origami Secretary Bird had undertaken some P.D. so that he could act as P.A. and organise the P.R. for the event.
Onetwitterbird was of the opinion that HE was the one in charge of P.R. and took every opportunity to appear in the media as the spokesman. The other Twitter Birds actually did the bulk of the publicity work.
The Origami Secretary Bird was of the opinion that the event should be combined with New Year’s Eve festivities and went ahead and hired a Pyro-technics Expert to provide a fireworks display.
In spite of PC PC PC acting as security to the front door and the Policeman on Push bikes Patrolling the Perimeter, a few extra guests entered over the walls.
These included a Parachutist, Petra Polona the Polish Pole Vaulter and Aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
PC PC PC was not going to let Amelia Earthart enter until Sprite said she wanted her to be present and introduced her as Pamela Pearhart Plane Pilot.
If you would like to see the costumes the guests wore please see the Powerpoint Presentation at http://giftedresources.org/jo/files/guestarrivals.ppt
You can also reach it by going to the home page of Jo’s Own Website and clicking on the link.
I am building incentives into the task of packing for our move. For every few boxes I pack I give myself some time on the computer to work on my website, visit my Twitter friends and to look in on Sprite and help her with the Preparations for her P Party.
Today’s assignment for Sprite was to organize the floral arrangements.
She is using Potted Plants as well as arrangements in Porcelain and Pottery vases. She has also made some Posies and has Petals for scattering.
Flowers and plants she has used are Peony roses, Petunias, Philodendrons, Phlox, Poinsettias, Pomegranate flowers, Poppies and Proteas.
Sprite has already set up some of the indoor games she wants to play at her P Party. It is not surprising that she has chosen
Pin the tail on the donkey
Pass the Parcel
She also has a Player Piano, Mrs. P reading stories, a Poets’ Corner, a Punch and Judy show, a Popcorn machine, Pictionary, Parcheesi, Pong and Pacman games and a Ping Pong table set up indoors.
For outdoor games she has requested a Playground, Pogo sticks and Pony rides
She even wanted to have a Polo match but I told her that would not be Possible
She has also invented several games that she wants to play and has been dictating the rules and the contents of the game cards onto her voice recorder.
It has been keeping her busy while I get on with Packing but I guess she will want me to transcribe them for her later.
Here are her games:
Pleased to meet you Polly Pringle Introduction Game
Everyone has to meet everyone else at the P Party and introduce themselves. One person meets another and they introduce themselves. Then they have to take the person they have just met and introduce them to another person until everyone in the room has met everyone else.
Presenting Peaceful Patrick Porter Cumulative Memory Game
Everyone stands in a circle. The first person says his name and an adjective which describes him. The people who follow have to remember all the names that have been said so far in reverse order.
“I’m Peaceful Patrick Porter”
The person to his right then says “I’m Pretty Patty Penfold and I would like to Present Peaceful Patrick Porter”
The person to her right says “I’m Portly Portia Patterson and I would like to present Pretty Patty Penfold and Peaceful Patrick Porter”
Work out how many handshakes there would be if everyone shook hands with everyone else? Then for a challenge how many handshakes would there be if you shook hands with the other hand as well? What if you shook hands with each hand and then with both hands?
And then some of the guests have four legs!
Pretend- a game like Charades but all the actions and situations must begin with P.
If you can think of any other P Games which Sprite could have at her Party; Please write to her in the Comments section below.
P.S. I have decided that I will attend Sprite’s P Party as a Portrait Painter so that I can paint portraits of Sprite’s guests.
I am feeling very relieved as we have found a new home to rent when our lease expires. Now we have the Packing to complete!
Sprite, however, does not have any packing to do and has launched into the Planning of her P Party with great enthusiasm.
She has started to decorate by putting up Party Lights, Pin the tail on the Donkey Picture and a Piñata and putting PC PC PC in Place to provide security by screening the guests for Proper credentials and Political Correctness when they arrive and monitoring their behaviour.
She tells me that additional security will be provided by Policemen Patrolling the Perimeters on Pushbikes.
Sprite has also started to help her crew put on their costumes for the party. The Topiary Tree Tessellation Birds are already dressed as a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
I had to hit Sprite with a bit more bad news.
“There is a Possibility that we will have to Postpone the P Party” I told her.
“The landlord and his family want to move into our home and we have to find another Place and then Pack and move and then unpack again.
So I will not have as much time to help you draw up Plans and shop for Provisions for the P Party.
We will still have the P Party. I will enjoy taking some time away from house hunting and packing to prepare for the party – it will just take a bit longer.
We both need to learn Patience!”
While Sprite munched an Un-Mobius bagel (she made me eat the two failed attempts) she confided that she had not had a good night’s sleep.
“The Memory Elephant wanted to take me to the Pyramids and triangles” she said. “There were the Egyptian pyramids and equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles and right-angled triangles and all their facts.
Then there was Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Bloom’s Taxonomy and Piirto’s Creativity Pyramid and RTI Pyramid and an Aztec Pyramid (at least I think it was Aztec) and it was all very exciting.
But now I’m really tired. Can I stay home today and plan my P Party?”