AH. I have been dying to blog about this for over 2 months, but as Spart reads my blog I had to keep quiet or else she would have learned about the surprise party I planned for her last night. It was GLORIOUS. I was so worried that I (or someone else) would spoil the surprise but luckily no one did and it was perfect.
I started planning it in July as Spart’s 25th birthday is September 1st. We ended up having it a week late so that more of the family could attend, but I think it worked out better that way. We held it at Peeah’s and there were about 25 people there with enough food to feed about 100. We ate so much… the Hubs was our expert BBQer and everyone contributed (THANK YOU!!!!). It was so much fun to plan, and now Mom is convinced that I should look into a career as an event planner if teaching doesn’t work out, or even to do on the side… and I have to admit that I am sorely tempted. I loved doing it.
As well, I went a little outside the box for Spart’s present. Anyone who knows us knows that I have bought Spart a “Teen Pack” every year for her birthday for as long as I can remember. It started off that it was a cool thing to get her (when she was 13) and then it just became a running joke and she got one every year. However, as she took me to Disney World this year, I decided to do something different and put together a for Memory Book her full of messages from her friends and family. I’m actually quite proud of it… and am SO happy that so many people contributed to it.
Anyway, it was a great success… she looked so happy, and I’m so glad. That’s all I wanted… she deserved something like this. Happy 25th birthday, Spart. :)