Sunday, May 29, 2011

Surpise Party!

By the time you are reading this my dad has probably turned 70 years old! His birthday is Monday, May 30th.

Happy Birthday Dad!

My sister and I organized a little surprise for him a while back, and on Friday we saw it come together.  We took my dad to a restaurant called Teppanyaki, and he assumed it was just going to be the three of us, as it has been in previous years for his birthday.
When he walked into the private room, he was greeted by family from out of town (some from another province), friends from work, and other loved ones.  


He was definitely surprised!


We ate a wonderful dinner that was cooked in front of us, and then everyone came over to my place for coffee and cake.

 

This morning we also took our dad out for breakfast to The Fireside.  


I had the New Orleans eggs Benedict.

It has been a wonderful weekend.

Have you ever thrown a surprise party?  
Has anyone ever thrown you one? 

18 comments:

Allison said...

First of all, I loooove eggs benny! That one looks fantastic.

I'm always the one throwing surprise parties and have actually never had one thrown for me! I don't know how I would react!

Averie said...

happy bday to your dad!!!!!

ive never thrown or received (thank god b/c i would not like to be surprised like that...haha!) a surprise party.

when i was growing up my mom threw one for my dad that he STILL talks about...20 yrs later!

Simply Life said...

oh what a special birthday! nice work!

lauri (redheadrecipes.com) said...

I threw a surprise party for my husband a couple years ago! He had NO idea, well... until we got to the parking lot and he recognized all the cars. Oops! It was still a blast to organize!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun! I am glad that you pulled this off. It is tough to pull of a surprise party! I helped throw one for my cousin in college, but I think that's the only one i"ve been part of or attended!

And my family KNOWS not to throw me one because I do NOT like surprises. I realize this makes me sort of a fun hater! But it's just how I am!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Happy Birthday Everyday Foodie Dad!!

We went to a surprise party this weekend and it was fantastic!!

I've never had one for me, but I hope one day, because I think they are so great!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Aww what a great surprise party! I've never had a surprise party thrown for me - I would like one I think :P Hehe

Lisa @ The Gonzo Gourmet said...

What a fun surprise - happy birthday to your dad!

mostlyfitmom said...

I've always wanted to go to Teppanyaki, but still haven't. Don't know why?

A few people threw my dad a surprise party for his 50th. My siblings, mom, and I are too smart to ever throw one for him - he does NOT like surprises AT ALL. I'd like to do a surprise party for my husband sometime...

Kacy said...

Fun! I've had two surprise parties thrown for me before. It's always a fun time!

bakingnbooks said...

HAPPY B-DAY TO YOUR (YOUNG LOOKING!) DAD!!!! 70 years?! No way. 70 years young :)

Never had or thrown a surprise party - but I'd bet it be fun :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Aw, how fun! Happy Birthday to your dad! We gave a surprise half birthday party (so she was doubly surprised!) to a friend of mine in college

Adelle said...

No to both....never thrown one and no one has ever thrown me one. I have a secret fantasy every year that someone will throw me one. haha. I'm pathetic.

Also.....LOVE the Teppanyaki...great choice!!!

Anne Marie said...

Aww how cool!! Happy birthday to your dad!

Losing in the City said...

nice.. happy birthday to your dad.. i love surprise parties.. i threw a surprise party for my husband, he almost passed out when he came into the house and saw a room filled with family and friends.. it's the best feeling ever to see how happy surprises make people..

mymarblerye said...

so sweettttt happy bday jolene's dad!!! I had a surprise party for Glenn one year and he LOVED it! :)

Indie.Tea said...

Oo, that's so adorable. Your dad must have really enjoyed it.
And the breakfast looks delicious.
I've never had a surprise party, and nor have I thrown one. My family really doesn't do them, I guess.

sophia said...

I never got the idea of a surprise party, probably because I don't like surprises! My friends tried to throw one for me but I found out beforehand.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dear dad!!! xD