Sunday, 24 April 2016

Weekly Rundown: Surprise!

Friday night I had a very pleasant surprise when I went round to my friend's house for the evening.

The plan was for a bunch of us to gather, watch funny videos, eat takeaway and generally having a bit of a giggle. I'd been looking forward to it all week because you never really know what's going to happen when we get together. Friday I finished up at work, got some money out for my share of the takeaway and debated whether I would have chicken balls with egg fried rice or a pizza for my tea.

When I arrived one of the girls was outside on her phone, she told me that only one other person had arrived and that we were still waiting on the others. I headed into the house and opened the living room door. The lights were off.

You can see where this is going, can't you?

I didn't.

The lights went on and there was a crowd of my friends wearing wigs and daft glasses. Turns out they'd planned a surprise 30th for me.

I got to wear a tiara and everything!
And it was like a proper old party. We had party music (I suck at doing the macarena but taught everyone the actions to Purple People Eater and The Court of King Karactacus), played pass the parcel and a slightly dirty version of pin the tail on the donkey (and I won all the prizes), ate jelly and ice cream, and generally had a fantastic time.

It's kind of funny because at least once this week I complained to one of my friends about how I really don't like surprises. What I actually meant by that was that I don't like knowing when there's a surprise coming, you know, when someone says 'I've got a surprise for you'. When it's a complete and unexpected surprise, I really do like it!

This year I feel slightly like the Queen, except I'm getting even more birthdays than her. Not only have I had the party on Friday, Mr Click and I had all the leftover party food to consume yesterday and I still have my actual birthday to come, and my Mum coming to visit in May as well. I feel like I'm getting about two months of birthdays!

Have you ever had a surprise party?


  1. Happy (extended!) birthday - hope the rest of it is great.
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

    1. Thank you. :-) It's been a brilliant week.

  2. Aw happy 30th birthday me lovely! xox

  3. I've not had a surprise party, but that was wonderful of your friends! Cat

    1. It was, wasn't it? They're a great bunch. :-)

  4. Surprise birthday bash! That’s just a great idea to make someone’s day very special. Thank you very much for this post. I will be hosting a party on my mom’s upcoming birthday and would like to reserve her favorite event space for it.


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