We found another park with a reasonable rate, and only 5 minutes from my house. I guess God knows we could afford it, and just wanted to let the free one go to someone who might not be able to. The fact that it so close comforts me because I know I will forget something.
The menu has evolved so much, but here is what I am comfortable with knowing my time limits, the fact that my parents will be visiting, and knowing the amount of stress I can handle during 1 long weekend. :)
Pizza - there's a grocery store with a pizzeria in it that charges only $5 for pizzas on the weekends!
Baked Ziti - can be prepared beforehand & frozen.
Meatballs - will throw them in the crockpot before we leave for the graduation ceremony & should be done by the time the party is about to begin
Tossed Salad - cheaper than a veggie tray! Gotta love the easiness bagged salad too!!
Cake - this was a stickler, because both Geoff & I are not into cake. But, a lady in our church is giving a an awesome deal, and is well-known for her cakes, so hopefully it will disappear!
I've only changed my mind about this menu & party about 30 million times, but I think this will stick. Well, I think.