Monday, December 14, 2009

Surprise!

Now that the weekend is over, I can finally let all of you in on the little secret I have been keeping!

For several months I have been elaborately planning a surprise 30th birthday party for my dear husband. It involved lies and deception like you have never seen from family, friends, and co-workers...and it was all totally and completely worth it.

My sister and her husband came in from Chicago for a "visit" and then...in a crazy coincidence, Matt's best friend Robert and his wife Laura came up from Indy to stay with us on Friday and Saturday night because Laura's cousin (who is from Cleveland) had a baby and the Christening was on Sunday. Ha! Genius!

Saturday...my sister, Laura, and I headed off to "the gym," which actually meant out to pick up the balloon bouquet and drop it off at a friend's house who was coming to the party. After that, we spent the rest of the day rocking out...ha! Our band was called OMFG. Yeah. I know you're jealous.


All of Matt's friends and co-workers were going to be at Buffalo Wild Wings at 6 p.m...so it took a little effort to get us to leave the house at the exact right time. I also had the dilemma of having to decorate and put out the cake once Matt was out of the house and still beat him to the restaurant. Well, a big huge thanks goes out to Laura...who faked eye troubles all freaking day to get Matt to take her to Walgreen's beforehand for eye drops. That gave my sister, her husband, and I enough time to decorate and get to B-dubs before Matt did! It was perfection!




The best part...he had no idea!







We had everyone over to our house afterward for cake, Oreo Truffles, and games. It was a blast and Matt was so appreciative of his friends for helping him celebrate. I made a cake that looked like his business card...which turned out fantastic! But I don't want to post a picture of his information for all of the world to see. Sorry!


I will, though, let you see the result of all of the baking I have been doing. Here is about 75% of it....getting ready to be assembled last night.


Holy sugar load people! Get this stuff out of my house!

18 comments:

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

What a great birthday! Planning a surprise party like that would stress me out!!

Kristen said...

wow those cookies look fabulous! Congrats on being able to throw a surprise party and it actually be a surprise! That takes skills!

Heather said...

How fun!! Those cookies look awesome!!

Lucy Marie said...

Yippee! I am so glad that it went well. You did so much work, it really paid off. Hopefully you can get some time to rest up now before the holidays! I'm slowly but surely working on getting all of the sweets out of my house. A bunch is going to work tomorrow with E for his staff party.

P.S. Will you let me see the cake?

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

i love surprise parties. i recently threw one for my dads 50th and he was so surprised. it was awesome.

Adorably Distracted... said...

awww I'm so glad it all worked out! It sounds like a lot of fun and i'm glad he was surprised! I baked yesterday for our cookies and I have to bake cookies tonight to take to work tomorrow! long night ... here i come!

Kristin said...

That's so fabulous that everything turned out! I threw one for my hubs' 30th too. It was so cool pulling off such a big surprise!

Tasha said...

I'm so glad everything worked out for his party and you guys were able to celebrate with friends and family! Happy Birthday to your hubs!

P.S. All of that sugary goodness looks heavenly!

The Shabby Princess said...

What a sweet wife you are--glad you pulled it off!!

The Novelista Barista said...

awe thats great!! and good job with the surprise!!!!!!

Jenn said...

omg you so have my address & like i've told lindsay - go ahead and email me some of that stuff, girl! ;)

a H.I.T. said...

What a sweet wife to surprise him like that! Happy 30th to the hubs :)

LenkaLovee said...

awww..thats so cute!
you pulled off a great surprise party! nice..
love the tidbit about eye troubles for the delay! haha. thats fabulous! :)

LawGirl said...

Awww, that's great. I've always wanted to throw a big surprise party like that but I'm not nearly slick enough!

Brittany Ann said...

yummy yummy yummy cookies! And fun surprise!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

you're such a good wife! happy birthday to matt! you did it!

i want to do a surprise 30th for todd in february. any tips? :)

Shaina said...

Yayyyyyyyy SUCCESS! This looks like so much fun, and I'm SO very impressed with all of your planning and craftiness. Yippee!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay, I'm glad it went so well!! I bet the cake was awesome! and those goodies look yuuummy! =) surprise parties are so much fun!