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Surprise Parties??


A couple of weeks ago, I threw my wife a surprise 40th birthday party, a party that she has been waiting ten years for.  I did everything I could to keep it a surprise including:

  • Setting up a special e-mail address for the party.
  • Her best friend told her the party would not be until after Thanksgiving because things were just too busy.
  • I didn’t tell my 15 year old son about it until two days before, so he wouldn’t slip up.
  • We set up a great scam story to get her into the city so that she actually invited me to go out.

All in vain the surprise was ruined when she saw a run away balloon as we entered the party.  I give up, but I have to say we had a lot of fun trying to surprise her and I guess she had a great time trying to figure it out.

Has anyone ever pulled off a really great surprise?  I would love to hear about it!