Dad had been planning this party for two weeks, but didn't bother telling me about it until last Sunday. He wanted me to pickup decorations and since I don't drive, it was a lot of running around and last minute things. It was also hard because mom works from home. I still have to finish mom's scrapbook that will have pictures and poetry and quotes. I started three pages worth of facts of things that happened in 1964. 1964 was an interesting year. Even though I complained about last minute things, people were impressed. I'm thinking once I move, I might start my own party planning business in Green Bay. Thoughts?
Aunt Kathy and Aunt Peg took mom out to tea at the Taste of Britain tea room in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Aunt Kathy picked mom up fifteen minutes early; dad and I were happy. As soon as Aunt Kathy pulled out of the drive way, I started decorating the dining room and living room, then dad was in the kitchen getting the catered food (pork and roast beef, cole slaw, potato salad, chips, drinks) together as well as the plates. It took us two and half hours to set up and we finished ten minutes before mom's family arrived.
I made a note using some things spelled out in candy. Aunt Kathy found the idea on Pinterest. I made up my own note. Mom HATES Eminem with a passion, so I thought it'd be funny. Only on 5th Avenue in Jessica's universe would the Lemonheads be headlining Eminem. Haha.
First half of the display of "It happened in '64". St. Louis Cardinals beat the Yankees (I didn't have a cardinals cap), but in 1968 Detroit Tigers exacted revenge on the Cardinals and beat them in the World Series.
Packers went #2 in the Western Conference in 1964.
Aunt Linda, Uncle Joey, Jason, his girlfriend - Lily, and Joey arrived first. Aunt Peg had to excuse herself from tea; Aunt Peg and Uncle Tom arrived next, then Uncle Dave and Kaitlyn. Aunt Kathy brought mom home at 3 and mom was surprised. She really enjoyed her party. We all had a really great time. :) Maddie came in after we yelled "SURPRISE" to mom, she passed the first test of the EMT training course. She was happy. People were happy for her and people were happy that I am going back to my original dream of Green Bay. They understand I want to move, but I know I have to get full time temp here as I wait for Wisconsin. That way I have some money to move and some money to fall back on. It was a joyous occasion.
She's so surprised.
I was happy that Jason brought his girlfriend, Lily. I liked her. :) He's 16 and she is 15... as we were talking, it doesn't sound like the high school has changed all that much! She's spunky and I like her fun personality. At one point, she put Jason's hair up in pony tails. He was so embarrassed.
And before they left, they raided my Wii console. I haven't played with it in 5 years or so. They played Guitar Hero. I should get back into it.
Check out the album: Mom's 50th Surprise Birthday Party.