Friday, May 22, 2009

Aloha Friday, May22nd

Today is Aloha Friday and gosh how I wish I was on a beach right this very minute.

My question for you today:

Have you ever had a surprise birthday party? Who gave it in your honor and how old were you?

My answer:

I've had two actually. One when I turned 18 years old and my mom surprised the hell out of me at our home, no less. I still cannot figure out how she pulled that one off. The drinking age was 18 back then, need I say more?

The second one was my 40th and my husband organized this one. I cannot say I was excited about it. Embarrassed is more like it. We were living in a new city, so my friends were new,and I was rather uncomfortable about most of it. I like to be the life of the party, but on my terms. Not to mention the house was not clean and there were some invitees that would take notice to this fact. Plus, I thought I had expressed more than once to him, that's not my thing, it's his. The one huge highlight of the event, my mom and sister drove in from out of town to celebrate with me.

Husbands, if you are going to surprise your wife with a birthday party at your home, please clean the damn house before the guest arrive! Otherwise, she may spend the entire party worrying about the bathroom, the dust, the mess, etc.

23 comments:

I am Harriet said...

No. I'm not the best candidate though.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

MHS surprised me once in my late 20s. I can't remember. I almost had a heart attack, they scared me so badly when they said surprise. LOL It was fun. Like you I would want the house clean but I also feel like any friend who would be bothered by the mess isn't really a friend.

Amy said...

I have never had one. I want to give one to my husband. He turns 30 this year. The house will be cleaned.

Gaston Studio said...

I'm sure I must have had at least in my 67 years but for the life of me, can't recall specifics.

Remember well both those surprise parties for you, however, they were fun and... your house wasn't all that dirty!

Happy birthday babe,
Mom

shopannies said...

suprise party of sorts when my daugther who is graduationing was little she was sick alot. My birthday came up and because of sleep deprivation and just exhaustion forgot about my birthday. My mom rembered and treated us out to a refreshing time at the park with my family in tack

Daryl said...

Over from your mom's..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Amy and her little family said...

haha that's funny. I've never had one, but once a few girls "kidnapped" me and took me out to breakfast. I was freaking out when they grabbed me, put a pillowcase over my head and carried me out! They were talking in deep voices... it was pretty freaky!

Becca said...

I've never had a surprise birthday...but I really helped to plan my grandma's 70th surprise party. She thought she was going to dinner with my family and that I was stuck at work (we live 2 hours from them) but really I was at the hotel greeting all the guests while everyone else acted "normal". It was amazing!!!

Rob said...

35 and still no suprise bithday party.

TheAngelForever said...

No, my family knows that I am not into those types of things and would be quite upset.

Anissa said...

No but had a surprise baby shower.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to you! And I once had a surprise party when I turned 14. My mother surprised me. But I will say, I'm not big on them. It scared the heck out of me (and I'm scarred for life now).

MommyAmy said...

I've never had anyone throw me a surprise party. But I've attended a few and I think they're a lot of fun!

Pamela Kramer said...

I don't think that I ever have.

AudreyO said...

I've never had a surprise party, but I've made several. They are so much fun to plan.

Tara said...

lol I did when I was hmm around 15 I guess... I was really surprised.. Nothing since then though lol I gave my husband a surprise party a few years ago..I couldn't believe I pulled it off... tons of people showed up..and he was so surprised.. He said to me "I was wondering why you were wanting to spend so much time with my Mother lately" LOL My MIL was helping me set stuff up :)

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Ewwwwww...have helped give them but never had one, thankfully! I've never enjoyed the spotlight. Prefer holding it on someone else! :-)

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Harriet - I know how you feel.
Smart Mouth - So true, that's why "friends" come and go in your life.
Amy - you should do that! 30's a fun one!
Gaston/Mom - thanks mom :)

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Amy - I would have died if I had a pillowcase thrown over my head and never would have spoken to those friends again. Scary!
Becca - How lovely for your grandma - now that's a celebration!
Rob - are you hinting?
Anissa - A surprise baby shower would be a blast!
Beth - I'm scarred as well!
Tara - lol, nice MIL.

Hit 40 said...

Oh my!!! I didn't know that you were her daughter. How fun!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

I can believe that she surprised you. Your mom is crazy fun!!

Hit 40 said...

And no ... I have not had a surprise party. A friend at work surprised me this year with excellent decorations for my birthday. I will never forget her for this kindness.

Fragrant Liar said...

Happy birthday, Jane's daughter! So happy to meet you! I just LOVE your mom.

I don't think I've ever had a surprise birthday party. Ever. I think I would love one. I was given a surprise going-away party just a few years ago by about 25 fabulous girlfriends, and I was thrilled about that. But nope, nada, zero surprise birthday parties.

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Hit 40 - Yes, I'm her daughter, she's a crack up, eh? Thanks for the wishes :).

Fragrant - She's lovable alright, thank you for the wishes! everyone wants her to adopt them!