Sunday, May 4, 2008

Surprise!

We had such fun on Friday night. We had a surprise birthday party for Bob. He will be turning 50 on June 9, but we wanted to have the party while Andy was home. It was more of a surprise this way too! We told him that we were planning an open house for Andy on Saturday evening, but that we were going to set up on Friday night. We even made up a fake invitation for the supposed open house and had it hanging on the refrigerator. He never suspected a thing and was really shocked to walk into that room of people yelling "Surprise"!



This is the front of the invitation we sent out. Wasn't he a cute little thing?

Here he is - realizing we had gotten him good!

We had a lot of fun going through old pictures to set up. We also put out several of his carvings.

Laura made up these flower arrangements to set on the tables and some other ones for the food table. We wanted it to be cheery, so everything was decorated in bright blue and green, with orange accents.

Here are some of the family and friends who came. We had salad, lasagna and bread sticks and of course some birthday cake!

This is one of many family pictures we took. This is Bob's Mom with our kids.
Laura, Mom, Heather, Andy
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Bob did give me a good scare last week when he told me his schedule had changed and he had to work on Friday evening. I called his boss and explained what I was planning and he changed the schedule again. It was a relief to pull it off and not have any other slips! We all enjoyed it, especially Bob and it was wonderful to have Andy there to enjoy it with us.




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24 comments:

Amy said...

It sounds like it was a fun night. Happy Birthday to Bob! I love the invitations and centerpieces - they are beautiful!

Deb said...

How special!! So glad it all worked out well for you, great decorations.
when I turned 50 Jim had a surprise party at Main St Pub, I was so surprised:) Happy soon to be 50 Bob!
Blessings
Deb

Anonymous said...

That sounds like lots of fun! One year my mom planned a surprise party for my dad and he scheduled house visitations for that day (he was an elder at the time). She called the guy he was going with to tell him it wouldn't work so he found someone else but then the guy told my dad he had found someone else and my dad told him he could go and the guy thought maybe something had changed so my dad ended up leaving his own party to go do the house visitations.
DMS

Nancy said...

Yahoo!! I was wondering how that all turned out, so glad you pulled it off... Karla was worried about the weather for awhile with alll the storms coming in. Laura did a fine job on the decorations all very nice.. Happy Birthday to Bob!!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Y'all sure do party a lot in your family! I'm glad you had fun and it all worked out well. You are a busy woman - I don't know how you manage it all sometimes!

Earen said...

Oh, how fun! I love surprises! What a special night for him!

Perri said...

Good thing he has an understanding boss! What a great surprise.

Shelly said...

Wow! You guys had so much fun and to pull it all off without him knowing is great! Guess What? Bob and I share the same birthday. June 9th. One thing, I am nine years younger. LOL

Glad you all had a great time and that Andy could be there with the whole family to enjoy.

The decorations and invitations were great also.

Lynn said...

I LOVE surprises! What a great reason to celebrate!

Rebekah said...

What fun! Looks like a great time. Glad his boss was willing to help out.

Diane said...

That sounds like so much fun! It's good to see how surprised he was!! Happy B-day Bob (early)!!! :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Happy Birthday to Bob! So glad you were able to surprise him!

Jennifer said...

You guys did a GREAT job. It was fun to be able to share it with you and the surprise on Bob's face was excellent. I loved it when he threw his hat at you. What fun!
Smiles!

Cheri said...

What a fun night. His face was priceless when he realized what was happening!
Hope he is enjoying his memory book!

Terri said...

It was a lot of fun. I loved his face and watching it turn a different color of red! He sure must be loved; looking at all the people who turned up to surprise him!

Chelle' said...

This is so wonderful Mari. Clearly he enjoyed himself. Who wouldn't amongst those friends and family members.

Thanks for sharing all the pictures. They're always my favorite part of any blog.

:0)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad it worked out! He looks so surprised!! :)

I'm Sadie said...

Now that looks like fun and the food sounds yummy! Glad you had a good time!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

What a neat party!

We suprised my Hubby on his 40th and next year he'll be 50 so I need to make a plan...LOL!
I hope it goes off as well as yours!

PS...come by my place as I'm having a Mother's Day giveaway and I would hate for you to miss out!☺

Dena said...

HAPPY HAPPPY BIRTHDAY BOB! you don't look a day over 49! I am surprised the sistas could keep this a secret (they didn't even tell me) what cute invites! and soo glad Andy made the big party - y'all have LOTS of friends!

Beth said...

Looks like a wonderful party! I love surprises!

Cherdecor said...

That was a great thing to do for Bob! That also is a party that Andy will remember! How FUN!

Musicaljean said...

What fun! Brings back memories of my surprise for Dick on his 50th. I even arranged for him to have the next day off work (behind his back) and took him to a hotel after the party - in the middle of the week!!! Now in two years I'll have to think how to outdo that one when he celebrates his 60th!

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday to Bob! I love all the pictures, looks like you all had a lot of fun ;)