Ed knows me well enough to know I'm not going to let a reason to celebrate slip by so to throw him off, I got a small group of friends to join us for dinner and drinks on his actual birthday. I played it off that as it was so close to Christmas and NYE it was all I could get done and he was good with that....sucker :) So for his actual birthday we went to Hells Kitchen for dinner and then Prohibition bar after. Very swanky and expensive but fun! Two weeks later was the big day!!
I had spent the past few weeks meeting a baker, designing a cake, finding costumes, organizing with people, booking a party bus, and trying to keep it all a secret. The day of I sent Ed off to do an errand so I could go pick up the cake. It went without a hitch until the baker informed me the cake had to be kept cold.....well clearly I couldn't put it in our fridge! I got creative and hid it on lawn furniture in the garage thinking there was no way Ed would go in that area of the garage that day. Well as luck would have it, Ed wanted to be productive that day so he was by the cake a few times (I think I had 3 mini heart attacks!) and also by the stocked cooler! Luckily he's a boy and didn't pay any attention to his surroundings haha!
Around 5 he went to our neighbors to drive to Old Chicago for pizza, beer, and basketball with the boys. So lucky our neighbors were in on the surprise and could get him out of the house!!!! Once he left I was left in a mad dash to get the house ready, eat, get myself ready, and then start getting people! To make sure there were no cars by the house everybody parked at a bar near the house and then my awesome sister in law picked them up and brought them here. THANKS LESLEY!!!!!! While she was helping with that I managed to finish with everything for the party and even give myself a sweet crimped hairdo!
Everybody made it to the house by 7 and at 7:15 Ed came in the door to a huge surprise! He was SHOCKED! Once he realized it was a surprise party his next words were "What are you guys all wearing?!" Haha he hadn't quite picked up the 80s theme yet! After explaining he went and got his outfit on while we prepped the coolers and busted out the 80s music! We had cake and then the party bus arrived....the White Wolf! It was so fun! The bus had a dance floor, bathroom, and plenty of room to move! It took us to 3 different dive bars!
We all had such a great time. I'm so lucky that it was able to be kept a secret, especially since I was so excited about it, I think I almost slipped and told him a few times!! Special thank you to all our friends who were able to help celebrate, it meant a lot to Ed and I. Here are a few pics:
|The cake I designed for the baker!!|
|Another view of the cake I designed! Yay 80s theme :)|
|Not a good picture, you can't see his surprised face!|
|Birthday boy dressed as Ferris Buehler!|
|Jamie and I!|
|On the White Wolf|
|Nate as Marty McFly and Lesley as an 80s workout girl! :)|
|Mel & Dylan|
|Chris & Renee|
|Me, Emily, and Devan|
|Neighbors :) Thanks for gettin him outta the house Adam!|
|Me & Mel|
|Danielle and Jamie|
|Renee & I|
|Josh flew in for the party!!!! AHH!! So excited :)|
|Me, Josh, and Ed! Thanks for flying in Josh!!|