Monday, October 24, 2011

Merry Merry Birthday

P's birthday is coming up on Saturday. He just barely had one last October but he wants to have another one this year too...and on the same day even. Kids these days.

I decided to throw him a little surprise birthday party. In preparation for said surprise party, my conversation with P went a little something like this:

me: I need you to make sure you're home by 7 on next Saturday.
P: I'm not sure baby, I just took off time so we could go to PA.
me: No you definitely need to be home by 7.
P: Why?
me: .........
me:......Joey's having a BBQ and I really want to go.
P: Well I'll think about it.
me: No you need to get off and be home by 7.........because I really want to go to Joey's thing...........and I don't want to be late.

I might as well as phoned up P and said 'hey be suspicious about a party I might be throwing for you'. P later admitted that he thought I was throwing a bbq party for him at my brother Joey's house. He was only half right.

I spent a month and a half secretly buying stuff for the party and hiding it all over our apt. Sometimes I forgot where I hid stuff and found candles and candy corn under all my socks or paper cups and streamers under the toilet paper stash.

When Saturday came I spent most of the day decorating the house and getting everything all ready.

Here's the spread, I made most of the food and got the rest at Costco. My mom had a Halloween tradition of taking plastic gloves and putting candy corn in each finger and then filling it with popcorn so I had to make them as well.

While we were in PA, P's mom gave me a whole bunch of pictures of P when he was growing up. I put them to good use.

I was worried about everyone fitting comfortably but I think it worked out just fine.

I only had to run out once for a couple more pizzas but other than that the night was a success. Thanks everyone who came and made it great for P!


  1. oh my gosh this looks so beautiful! the decorations and food and everything are beautiful! looks so fun!