Monday, August 29, 2011

Aubrey's 24th

Yes, I know I have neglected my blog for weeks. But for the past TWO MONTHS, I have been working on planning a surprise birthday for Aubrey. And between that, and company, and school, and work, yeah... anyways.

Aubrey does not like surprises. So, to try to justify what I was doing, we start with a beautiful and relaxing setting...

Brad and Jo's patio

Mr. Egg Roll Maker. Eric did a LOT for this party. Planning, getting food, cooking. Oh man. If there was a way to describe the goodness of his eggrolls and his chips and guacamole on this blog, I would try.

Anxiously awaiting her arrival. It's slightly annoying that I didn't even get a picture of her coming in the door. Basically, I told her that some girls were going over to JoLynn's to swim and for dinner. Anyways, her surprise to having about forty people waiting in the living room was evident. OH! THE ICING ON THE CAKE - Marie came out! Two surprises in one, even better.

Just look at that food. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Hot wings, cheeseball and crackers, eggrolls, grilled vegetable and meat kabobs...

Chips and guacamole and salsa, fruit skewers and dip, sushi...

Kendra helped me put this together by sneaking some pictures from the house...

Oh man. Cheesecake with blackberry and raspberry sauce.

We had a really fun time. I'm kinda proud that she was actually suprised after all this time and so many people knowing. Yes, I'm kinda proud.

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  1. I think it was very very well done Kristen, if I could I'd pat you on the back.

  2. How Fun!!! Happy (Early)Birthday Aubrey!!

  3. Yes Kristen, awesome party! Despite my hatred for being was SUPER FUN and I would do it all over again in a sec. Thanks Kris for all your work! :)

  4. I think I had more fun planning it and keeping it secretive than you did being surprised! K, maybe not. But yeah, it was fun. And what thanks do I get? A ransacking of my bedroom. Yeah. That's messed up.

  5. Kristen, like best party ever. I didn't let you down on the mix tape either:)