Want to know what surprise looks like on a newly-minted 50-year-old?
My dad pulled it off! A true surprise party - a rockin' one.
A couple of months before my mom was to turn the big 5-0, my dad, cousins, and I started scheming about what we could do. Chicago? No, then we couldn't have very many people there to celebrate. A big party? Eh, that's okay. But then my mom will feel like she has to work. But a surprise party? Perfect. And way more fun.
We made reservations for dinner for six, leading my mom to believe that was it. And by the time we left Bonefish Grill, she was thinking she'd had a pretty good birthday. Unbenknownst to her, friends and family were starting to gather in her backyard while we all were at dinner.
My dad and Josh had left detailed instructions, and a couple of aunts set everything up.
It was a fantastic evening, with the last of the guests leaving at 2:00 am!
Even baby Aiydan and his mom were there to celebrate.
Nice job, Dad!