As some of you may or may not know, I am planning a bridal shower for FSIL. Originally I wanted it to be a very proper, cute brunch shower, but we couldn't find a time to do it when we were all available during brunch time on a weekend, so it got moved to a 2 p.m. "munchies" type shower. Fine, I understand that people have different schedules and these things don't always work out.
So then SIL decides we should serve fondu, this is after everyone has already signed up to bring specific food items. Fine. I'm still bringing devilled eggs, I don't know who is doing the fondu stuff, but I'm not and as far as I'm concerned neither of the other bridesmaids are, unless she spoke to her sister about it. Whatever.
So then this weekend just past was her "family" shower and SIL decided we should do a Las Vegas theme, since she wanted to go there for her bachelorette party but she won't get to go because none of us are going with her. Fine, I say, but it's kind of late to be deciding on shower themes now. She says she will take care of it. Then, I get this email from her saying she had this brilliant idea to invite some guys over to dress up like Chip n Dale dancers and serve hors doeurves. (Uh...what hors doeurves??? I thought we were doing fondu.)
I spoke to FSIL a while ago when she told me that her family's shower was going to be a surprise and she wished it wasn't because she wanted to be prepared (look nice, etc.) I agreed with her and basically told her I was having a shower for her. Last week I got an email from MIL (who is not even involved in this thing other than we're having it at her place) saying that we can pretend we're having BIL and DH's birthdays (they're born a day apart) and that way FSIL will come over and not suspect anything. I emailed her back explaining that FSIL didn't want a surprise shower and I was planning on telling her when the shower was. MIL said Okay and I thought that was the end of it.
Now I get an email from BIL (the groom) saying that we're going to tell her that we're celebrating birthdays that day (basically same thing as MIL sent us) so I told him I got the same email from MIL a while ago and that I was going to tell her because that's what she told me she wanted. Then I just get a reply from him saying "Oh well just disregard what she says and make it a surprise. She'll like it."
AAAAHHHHHHHHH! I seriously want to send an email to everyone telling them to plan the shower themselves and I'll send the invitations and bring the devilled eggs and they can do everything else themselves.