So friday night I threw a surprise party for Jared’s 30th. Below are a few pictures, I really didn’t take that many because the night went by so quickly but I did take a few.
I was so lucky because Erin and my mother were in charge of food (the steak shish ko bobs were SUPERB) and Gabby made those gorgeous pom-pom balls made out of tissue hanging from the ceiling. All I had to do was show up with Jared (although bad traffic made us 3o minutes late!) Everything was perfect and so delicious. I also blew up a huge picture of Jared on this site (he’s standing next to it below) that we put up in the main party room.
We flew out three of his best friends from Utah (the fourth lives in Manhattan). They weren’t part of the initial surprise. We led him out to the backyard and told him there was a present for him under the tarp. When he lifted it, his four friends tackled him to the ground (there’s a dark picture of the dog pile above). He was totally surprised and wasn’t expecting it at all.
His friends spent the weekend with Jared in the city enjoying the perfect weather. On Sunday we went to liberty state park next to the statue of liberty after church.
Jared had a great time hanging out with his best friends all weekend but I’ll never throw a surprise party again for him- way too stressful and I hate keeping secrets.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>