My husband threw a surprise birthday party for me last Sunday and I was really surprised!! I had no idea, when we left the house, supposedly to go to a small office function hosted by one of his staff, that it was actually a birthday party for me. I am so glad that I didn't have a clue, because then I would have been worried, become very anxious and been a wreck by the time I got there. Ignorance really is bliss, sometimes!!
Anyway, it was a wonderful affair, he had spent weeks contacting neighbours, relatives, old friends etc (which he found in my address book.) There is something to be said about not having everything on-line. He had reserved several dates and worked around other people's schedules to make sure that as many people as possible could be there and they were. Even my sister came, with my nephew, all the way from Guelph, which was really a nice surprise.
The venue was the patio of a lovely French restaurant very near the subway, for those using transit. However, it was not that far from our street, so neighbours could walk, if they wanted and we did. The food was delicious hors d'oeuvres, served almost continuously through out the afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00pm and the wine flowed freely :)
I got to spend 3 hours moving from table to table, just enjoying everyone's company. It was a very special occasion. How my husband and kids managed to "pull this off" without a hitch and without my even suspecting that there was something "happening" was amazing.
It was an afternoon, I will never forget and I have 5 years before I have to do one for him!!
Have a surprising day!!