On May 31st, one of my very best friends turned 30. A few weeks before her birthday her hubby had decided to pull together a surprise party for her. He took her out to dinner and couple other friends help decorate for the party while they were gone.
One of the girls that helped decorate actual works at a party store, so she was able to get tons of balloons and decorations for much cheaper than any of the others of us could.
We got there around 5 and started straightening up and decorating. Around 6, our hubby’s and kids joined us and we got ready for the surprise. We decided to have unrelated kids wait in the basement, while my friends kids and the girl that works at the party store wait in the frontroom.
The rest of us waited in the hallway and lit the cake when we got the call that they were a few minutes away. We figured by having her kids in the frontroom, she’d be doubly surprised when her friends popped out a few minutes later. I think it worked.