Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A 50th Birthday Celebration


Last week was one of the busiest weeks I have had in quite a while, and I was beginning to stress out. Why? My mom was turning 50, and we were having a surprise birthday party on a day after her birthday. Good heavens! I concocted more “fibs” last week than I have in my entire life. First of all, my sister had to make a trip to Pensacola on a day that I wasn’t crazy busy. So, we went to Pensacola and bought all of the food we needed. Thank you, Sam’s Club! We lied about where we were and what we were doing. We even got my poor grandmother involved in taking her out on her birthday because we were all going to go to supper and do something small, so she wouldn’t suspect anything. Then, we found out afterwards from my dad that he already had a decoy birthday supper in place for her. Therefore, we had to come up with another plan to ditch the previous plans my grandmother made.


My poor mama….she probably thought she was the least important person in the world. I didn’t even see her on her birthday. I sent her a gift with my dad who was stowing away her birthday present from him at my house, so she would be getting something at the surprise party. With that said, she didn’t get one darn thing from him that day either. On Friday, I called her and asked her about her birthday. Of course, she bragged on her dear friend who provided the decoy party, so I knew she was totally let down.



The lies continued on Saturday. I had my husband make “fake” phone calls to get them to come to the L House where we were hosting the party. I didn’t even call her for fear of giving the whole thing away. Basically, we all worked together to make this thing happen and really surprise  her! I feel she was almost ready to kill us all….deservingly so.


Once we finally got her there, we couldn’t get her to come inside. She thought she was there with my dad picking up money from Colby while we were at a party. Since she wasn’t invited, she didn’t want to impose. We eventually sent my niece out there to bring her inside. Aly made sure we were aware that she was on her way in!

Pay attention to Aly’s warning! It was hilarious!

Once we finally got her inside, everyone had a wonderful time sharing food and celebrating my mom and their memories of her. I am so blessed to have a mother like her, and I am thankful for all she has done for me. I am glad we were able to do something for her unexpected that she would truly enjoy and see the love around her from others.

Mom's 50th Birthday

Also, I made this really terrific drink for the party that I found the recipe off of {none other} than Pinterest.


The recipe is as follows:

12 oz. of frozen {but thawed} Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

1 liter of strawberry flavored sparkling water

1 pack of Strawberry Kool-Aid Mix

1 two liter 7-up or ginger ale

1 pack of frozen strawberries

Be sure to put all of the liquids in the refrigerator, so they will be cold before you serve. When ready to serve, mix the daiquiri mix and the kool-aid mix together. Make sure it is blended well. Then, slowly add in the sparkling water and ginger ale. You do not want all of the bubbles to be wasted on pouring it in. Poor slowly! Once all is added together, put in the frozen strawberries. They will serve as your ice cubes. You can then garnish drinks with the strawberries. Delish!

Some of you saw my wreath on Instagram, too. I will be doing a how-to post on it coming up.

Thanks to all who came and helped out!

P.S. If you’re looking for a great place in town to host a party, check out the L House! It’s so beautiful that decorations can be kept simple, and it will still look wonderful. You really can’t beat the tables and chairs either!

1 comment:

  1. Good job. The party looked liked so much fun and your decorations were so cute. Is the "L House" the old "Book and Bean"?