Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Surprise, TL!

For TL's 30th... I decided to throw him a surprise party.  (Funny, because I mentioned what to do for him in a post and a few of you posted to do this for him!)  I'm far from a party planner.  I'm hardly a good hostess.  But, I decided to throw it at our new house anyways.  My dad and BIL, Matt, kept him busy all day doing construction stuff while a few helpers and I got things ready.  He was so surprised, I thought he may poop his pants ;)

It was fairly small (I wasn't sure how to make a guest list and keep it a secret - so I kept it small) and we were both so happy that his family was able to drive two hours to come.  (Cousins Steve & Mackenzie, his brothers - Joe & Dave, and his mom).  He was shocked and very touched!
The dessert table... funfetti cupcakes & brownies (both his favorite)
He was so excited to see his mom!
Not only did we surprise him - we completely scared him!
I stuck funny pictures of him and '30's into the cupcakes.
My team of party planners - BFF Jenny, Cuzo Greyson, and mom & sisters :)
Some of the gang waiting for him to walk in.
Sweet family who drove hours to be there
(Steve, Moms, Mackenzie, Joe, Dave)
He was all sweaty from doing construction work with my dad & BIL - after saying hello, he took a fast shower.  This was right when he arrived :)  I was so excited!
Some very intense games of 'beer pong' started!  (Spectators and players above)
Me & my favorite guy - Happy 30th, TL.
My mom and 2 of her 3 SILs - Matt helped distract him all day.

btw, see TL's shirt?  My aunt and uncle made it for him... it says "I'm 30... F*@% Ya!".  And on the back, it says - "I love my Aunt Paula & Uncle Steve".  Hilarious!

Here's a video of him walking in... it takes a few seconds to get to see him come in (they were getting beers in the garage), but it's worth the wait!
You can kind of see him go into our room, and my sister stops taping right when he came out.  His hands were full and he was so shocked.

It was fun to do something like this.  We had catered Mexican food (delicious) and drank wine and beer together late into the evening.  It was a wonderful celebration of a great guy.

Happy 30th Birthday, TL.
Love you so much.

27 comments:

French lover said...

This is so sweet !!

Brown Girl said...

Awe so fun, happy birthday to him. You did a great job!

Sunshinemeg said...

What a great party! You pulled off an epic surprise for him! He probably still hasn't recovered. I just love it! Very good work girl. Mad props to you.

Simone said...

SO fun.....loved the little movie! What a great partyu and a sweet thing of you to do.

Your home is gorgeous - and huge!! xx

TeachingInHeels said...

Looks like everything went perfectly!! :)

B said...

Aww looks like a blast! And your new house looks gorgeous from what I could see :) You need to post more pics!

bananas. said...

THAT's a few people?! i think that looks like a damn good time! way to go tracy! you did your man good.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

How fun! That was so sweet of you! My husband is turning 30 next month and I have no clue what I am going to do. But I am kind of like you.. keep it small so it stays a secret! Love all the pics!

Brittany said...

What fun!! Looks like a great 30th birthday party!!

Aimee said...

How exciting!! I suprised my boyfriend this year for his 28th bday. But lol I did it a month late because I figured he would be super suprise then. I know that these parties are difficult to pull off.

Wow thats a small number? Looks like a lot of people... I guess you all party big!! That is fantastic! I love the fact that you captured it on video. Looks like a fantastic party and that he had a lot of fun. (BTW my bf, kevin, would have totally jumped in the shower too lol)

Kris said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Well done!

Chiara said...

This sounds like such a successful surprise birthday party!!!
I had organized a surprise reunion for my bfs birthday in May, it was at a lounge he loves... he got suspicious because everyone kept calling me all day... so he tried to make me change the venue, and since I wouldn´t budge, he figured it was a surprise party!!! You did a much better job clearly!
BTW I love your hair.
xoxo
www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

Heather@WHMB said...

So cute, looks like you guys had a great time!

Amanda Lynn said...

It looks like it turned out wonderfully! I wish we would have been able to make it!
You don't give yourself enough credit!!!

Holly said...

can we just stop and say how cute your outfit is!!! adorbs

Jess said...

That is awesome! haha He looks like he didn't know if ya'll were under attack or WHAT to think haha YOU DEF GOT HIM! :) And I DO love your outfit!

d.a.r. said...

What a great party!! He definitely looks genuinely surprised!

Rachel said...

Very very sweet. Is this your new house, it's gorgeous.

Kara said...

So cute Tracy! How sweet of you! It looked like you did a great job!! PS. You so need to post pictures of your new home! It looks gorgeous!!

Leslee said...

Oh My Goodness! You did indeed surprise him... The video was the perfect way to capture the moment...

Sandra said...

What a houseful you had! And what a great surprise, he really did looked pleased. Your desert table looked yummy!

Whitters said...

awww :)

Allison said...

This is the sweetest thing - you are a great wife, Tracy! :) He looks thrilled (and I love your outfit!).

a H.I.T. said...

Surprise parties are the best and yours looked just great! Umm...love that there was a beer pong table. :)

OceanDreams said...

How much fun and looks like he was very surprised! You look gorgeous girl and hope you are doing well!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh this is SO fun! Great job! You are so thoughtful and such a good party planner!

I threw a surprise 30th for Jay last year and it was SO hard to keep a secret!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Awww how fun! You did a great job!