Monday, April 27, 2009

Matt's SURPRISE party!

And I actually was able to pull it off with the help of friends! Matt is leaving to go work for a new company so we decided to throw him a surprise going away party...I'd say though that the majority of the people that came were passed co-workers- they got out earlier :-p

And NO I did not make this cake the friend that helped me put the party together had a friend make it!

The major planning began on Saturday afternoon when I had to make up a story for leaving the house during the day- so unlike me. So I told him I was going to the local tack shop. Instead I met up with a friend from work and we went shopping- in the total opposite direction of the tack shop. I thought for sure my cover was blown when I got a voicemail from Matt telling me he saw me at Publix and he wanted to know what I was doing:-o So I thought fast on my feet and said I had to go to the other tack shop in town and then stop by the store and get some carrots- because I wouldn't be able to do it later when I had the girls (dogs) in the car to go to the farm. Disaster adverted:-) Sunday was the day of the party and I made sure not to ask too far in advance if Matt would go to the farm with me (that's where the party was), if I did then he would know something was up... So I waited midday and asked if he'd come watch me ride because the barn owners would be gone and it's a rule that someone must be on the property in order to ride. So Matt, as always, reluctantly agreed to go:-) I wasn't sure what was the best time for us to show up, I didn't want to go too early or too late. I woke him up from a nap around 3:30 and told him to get ready to go- I had tried earlier in the day to get him to take a shower without him becoming too suspicious, but that was a no-go. It usually takes him 10-15 minutes to wake up from a nap and it usually takes sending Limo in to get him up. But of course not this time. He was up and ready to go so I had to delay a little here and there which made him pretty mad. Finally I say we can go and load the dogs in the car and we are all in the car about to leave and I realized that I forgot my veggie burgers! I would have nothing to eat at the party...so I have to run back in the house with the keys, leaving Matt and the dogs in the car in the heat:-p I couldn't very well just bring out my veggies burgers so I put them in two plastic bags and shoved a bag of apples in there also. I thought for sure I was going to get the third degree of what was so important and what was in the bag, but to my relief he didn't even ask:-) I even had to wear my breeches so as to make him think I was riding one of the horses.
Because I had made him and the dogs wait in the hot car he wasn't very happy with me, he even got grumpy lol. So I text my friend that I was on the way with a grumpy Matt. Last time I asked him to accompany me to the farm for the reason of no one being there while I rode, it turned out I was wrong and there were several people there. So when we pulled into the gate and down the driveway and he saw cars he got pretty mad and said "see I told you people would be here, I'm just dropping you off!" As we got closer and he recognized the people he turned red and told me I was stupid:-) I was the only one that really got to see his reaction, but he was definitely surprised! And I had pulled it off with all my web of lies:-) At this point he became ungrumpy.

The girls got to stay out for the whole party too and they were both very well behaved.

Lester with a party goer...













Limo guarding the Margarita bucket...not really:-)



















The guys played volleyball
















The girls watched and drank:-)










even Limo wanted to play...


















Peanut followed me wherever I went
































Limo got some "special" attention










8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Way cool party! I like those kind, drinks, volleyball, cake - oh how I love cake! BTW that is a very cool looking cake!

That was a very thoughtful thing for you plan and do. Glad it turned out well.

oregonsunshine said...

Very nice!

greytblackdog said...

That is awesome. I could never pull off a surprise party for anyone. I have such a big mouth and I would always end up doing something suspicious.

That is a great cake. It would not qualify for cake wrecks :).

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You had margaritas??!! I'm jealous. lol!

Looks like everyone had a great time, even Limo and Peanut....especially Limo. lol!

Happy Birthday Matt!

~Lisa

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun party! Nothing like being outside with friends and a few beverages! Glad the dogs had fun too! ;-)

SunnySD said...

What fun, and what a great place for a party! Bet he won't be so reluctant to go "help" you out next time :)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Looks like a great party!!! Great cake!

Jen

Flying Lily said...

I'm glad Peanut had a nice time. Now I want a margarita.