Sunday, October 12, 2014

A successful surprise party!

So the big secret around here was the surprise party we threw for Andrew's mom and dad yesterday.  They both turned 70 on October 3rd and it's so neat that they have the same birthday!  I have been planning and sneaking around planning this party with Andrew's sister and sister-in-law.  We invited about 25 close family and friends and no one blew the surprise!

We told his parents that we were all meeting at his sisters house and then going out to dinner, but when they pulled in the driveway and saw all of us standing outside clapping and saying surprise they were shocked!

Andrew's sister hosted the party and we all made lots of food and treats for the guests.  To say they were shocked was an understatement and I am so glad we were able to keep things a secret.

We also took a few family photos to give them as a gift last weekend and managed to keep those a secret as well.

The party was really fun and I know Andrew's mom and dad enjoyed visiting with everyone for the afternoon.  Jeanette was a little fussy since she didn't take an afternoon nap, but she made it through the day without too much trouble.  

Andrew's sister made this awesome sign for the party (I saw the idea on Pinterest).  The 7 is all photos of Andrew's dad and the 0 is all pictures of Andrews mom.  She also made each of us a book with some of the photos along with a book report Andrew's mom did in the 6th grade about her life.

 It was a great day filled with lots of family and friends and I'm glad we managed to pull off such a great surprise!

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