Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The 30th Surprise Birthday Party

OK.... So I have been M.I.A. a lil - but for good reasons... As most of you already know, Saturday I gave Brian a Surprise 30th Birthday Party for all of our friends and family! I was sooo busy prior to the party.. Setting up, cleaning, cooking, running errands, and much much more..

I had the party at Brian's parent's summer house that sits right on the bay! I invited 80 people( only 10 couldn't attend)!! His mom and I catered the party and even hired 2 waitresses to help with the food and the clean-up!(I will say that was the best thing we did and I recommend it to anyone having a big party like that at their house, it really, really helps).

So - Brian thought we were going to his parent's house for a plain old family BBQ... Little did he know there were 70 people waiting to celebrate with him! He was in complete shock and completely surprised when we walked through the back gate and everyone yelled surprise!!

A great time was had by all, especially the Birthday boy and myself.. I love him so much and was so excited to give him the best birthday ever - a birthday that he completely deserved surrounded by everyone that loves us!

Check out the pics below:

His face in this picture is so priceless!

He still couldn't believe it!

Us in the backyard!

Checkout his birthday invitation!! Made by InvitationsByHeather.com

The photo collage I made for him!

The banner I made for him!

Eliza & Aunt Dana

Eliza & Uncle Brian
Danielle(from New Mommy Rant) & I

My Beautiful Family

The cake I designed!

Make a wish!!
Yumm-O Cake - Chocolate Cake with Cannoli Cream filling and buttercream icing!
Cake in the face!

Brian's Family!

My WONDERFUL friends
Daddy (Pete) & the most beautiful baby!
Brian getting roasted by his cousin Michael
Hi Heather!

Brian's family

Opening presents!!!
Lots of presents!!


Amanda. said...

Danaaaa. That looks like
quite a birthday bash!
Seriously...how fun.
And how very busy you must
have been.

You and Brian are soooo
cute together. I love it.

And umm...that little
Eliza...love her.

The invitation-so cool!
I love how Brian was written.
So neat. Not to mention...
the cake was A. wonderfully
designed and B. sounded

Wayyy to go! Glad everything
was a success.

Mamarazzi said...

looks like i wasn't the only one planning birthday surprises.

You. Are. Awesome.

that party looks like it was amaaaaaaaaazing AND Brian's face is priceless.

you two make a super darling couple.

Lori said...

looks like everything went well and all had fun! great pics

Future Mom (Heather) said...

i am going to say it again...i had such a great time & i am so glad everything worked out perfectly. you couldn't have asked for a better day! all the pics are great & thanks for the shout out for making the invitations. you guys look super cute together as usual!! :)

Future Mom (Heather) said...

not sure if you did it on purpose, but one of the labels for this post was "10 reasons to have sex" haha

it was probably a typo of one of the labels from your weekend post, but i think it is fitting anyway. :)

throwing a party like that is pretty much one of the nicest and most fun things you could do for a person & you might as well keep the fun going after everyone leaves LOL

Anna said...

How fun! Looks like you guys had a great time! I love the cake and invites!

SF said...

wow! that looked like such a fun party! what a great gf u are! :)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

How awesome!

Mommy Mechanics said...

How cool! That looks like so much fun! He's gonna have a hard time topping that.

Amanda said...

What a super great party!!! That looks like it was such a great time!!!! Way to go girl!

Delilah H. said...

What a great party! It looked like a lot of fun. Love the invitations and the cake!

Christy said...

Wow! I am so glad the party was a success. I bet Brian was SHOCKED!

Missy said...

I am so glad that everything went so well! It looks like y'all had a lot of fun! love all the pictures.

Tipp said...

YOU win the prize for girlfriend of the year. That cake was amazing!!

Auburn Kat said...

Wow!!!!! What an amazing party that was! How sweet of you to do all of that work for him!!! I am very impressed! Want to throw my 30th next year?

BTW, I think Brian should do a guest post!

Ashley said...

Oh how fun, Dana!

You guys look so happy. Really, really happy.

:) It was a great surprise, Dana! How fun!

thatShortChick said...

tipp took the words right out of my mouth!!

you are a superbly awesome girlfriend!! and deserve some sort of party yourself for all of the work you did.

EP said...

Y'all are so cute together! And this surprise was so wonderful! I cannot believe you pulled it off! It looks like it was a great time!

Steph Corwin said...

Yay for throwing a successful party, and an even BIGGER yay for throwing a successful surprise party, which is even harder. I loved all the pictures. It looks like it was so fun!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

That looks like so much fun! I am glad everything worked out and he was totally surprised! The Batman invitations and cake were OUT OF THIS WORLD. I'm officially jealous.