Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Surprise 35th!

Well, we pulled it off!  It was a huge sucess and they had no idea!  We started the night off by taking my parents to dinner while her friend set up the party and greeted guests.  Our dinner came and went quicker than I had planned.  So, after much stalling at the table with silly chit chat, I decided I needed to make a, "pit stop" at CVS for some misc. items.  I was a texting fool to her friend at this point.  The best part, the crazy register lady at CVS bought me some time with telling me how much she loved Mary Poppins and singing tunes from the movie.  No joke, I was scared.

When we arrived to their home, the street was lined with cars.  My mom said, "Someone must be having a party."  My dad, the typical old fart he is, said, "Must be those young kids down the street."  Clint and I couldn't even make eye contact at that point.  My mom opened the front door and I let my dad in next.  Then all you heard was....SURPRISE!!!!
Both their faces lit up like Christmas trees.  About 30 of their closet friends and family were there to greet them.  My mom and dad were just so overjoyed by the thoughtfulness.

Cutting the cake

No one's family is as coo coo as mine...I am sorry, but we hold that title.  Here's us in our prom picture pose (Yep thats us in the tan)

And my decorations were a hit!

I am so happy all our hard work paid off.  To be totally honest, I had no idea if we were even going to have a party by Easter.  My dad works at a high end hotel and usually has to work large weddings on Saturday nights.  Lately, there has not been much business there.  So I figured we were safe.  Also, I had asked my mom to have my dad take April 10th off about 2 months ago, so we could take them to dinner.  At Easter, my mom told me that my dad had to work and we couldn't go out to dinner.  There was no way for him to take it off.  You can only imagine how nuts I was going after she laid that egg on me!  The party was a week away and she is telling me this?  Luckily, I had invited some of my dad's coworkers and had a telephone number to one.  My dad's co worker told me she already had it all planned out and was only having my dad work the morning shift that day.  PHEW!  I called my mom the next day and asked her if my dad got his schedule.  She claimed yes and said he has to work.  The next day, I was told the same thing!  Finally I had to do some sneaky lying to tell her my dad did not have to work.  Don't ask me how I did it, but I did!  Three days before the party...it was back on! 

After all the stress, I decided this was not a good idea and the last one I would be throwing.  But after seeing their faces, it was all worth it. 

9 comments:

The Brick Cottage said...

Yay! That's so awesome! I'm glad you were able to pull it off and I'm sure it's one anniversary your parents will be talking about for years to come!

elizabeth said...

congrats!!! You did it!!! I am sure all the stress paid off - your parents will never forget that night!!
I love the cake -
i will remember you the next time I need to throw a surprise party!!!

LizzieBeth said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful party! Good job!!

And, um, do I spy open shelving in your parents kitchen? I think I love them ;)

LB

Cate @ A Tree Lined Street said...

What a lovely and thoughtful thing to do for your parents! They look like they were having so much fun, and that cake is awesome!

Mrs. Chic said...

What a wonderfull surprise, loved your paretns comments - lol - priceless

35 years of marriage is amazing!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Yay! It looked like a fantastic surprise... that cake is so fun!

Danielle and Clint said...

@Lizzie - Yes you do! I gave my mom the idea when she didn't know what to do with the empty space last year. I think it's the best part of her kitchen!

alanna rose said...

Great job! Your parents look so surprised and happy :)

Did the cake come from Holiday? I can almost taste its fabulous-ness...yum!

Danielle and Clint said...

Hello Alanna Rose ~ No the cake came from a bakery in Dearborn. Holiday sure does make some yummy cakes though!