Monday, May 16, 2011


If you have never been part of the planning and execution of a surprise party, I suggest you do so. It's quite the rush!

The lovely blonde that I am nearly squishing to death is my life long friend, Miss Bee. She has recently earned her Master's degree and that's cause for a party. Her boyfriend put together a crack team of party planners to help him put together the surprise party. Here is "the team" at our first meeting:
I was in charge of the invitations, guest list, and distracting Miss Bee on the morning of her party.
Several e-mails, text messages, and one meeting later, it was time for the big Day. I took Bee out for coffee, and then to Waterloo Records, Lush, and Whole foods. We arrived at her house and she noticed all of the cars on the street. She said something like, "What's going on with all the cars?" I remained quiet. We pulled up to her house and she said "Why is their a balloon on my mailbox?" I stayed silent. Then, she saw her boyfriend waiting for her with the biggest smile on his face:
She walked up the path and saw these people:
And these people:

Here she is:

Here is the Team:
See the brunette standing in between Miss Bee and her boyfriend? Well, she was in charge of the decorations and let me tell you, she did one heck of a job!

Napkin rings with Miss Bee's face on them!

Candy with Miss Bee's face on the wrapper!

There were also lovely centerpieces and beautiful flowers.

Let's get to the cake:
Do you get the reference? If not, you were not a girl with a television in the 90's.

Friends help other friends with their tassel before a photo op.

A few more:

Her brother declared that Miss Bee was no longer "Miss Bee." No sir, she has a new name. One that came with her degree......

Congratulations, Bee. You did good.


Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

You summarized it perfectly! I don't even know where to start!

You're sweet to make it sound like I wasn't a complete ditz as we pulled up to my house and it didn't even register that these 15 cars were there for me. Or that there was something strange afoot if there were balloons tied to the hanging plants. But the moment I realized it, it was the best feeling ever!

You did good - thank you!

Or, to steal a lyric from my new album:

You is fo real
That ain't no lie
That party was crunk
I'll member it til the day I die
-copyright 2011, Master B

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jai said...

Nice job on the summary.
Excellent job on the Master B photo graphix. I mean, FO REAL?! It's killer!
And, the last photo of my beautiful sister... may just be the best picture of her ever taken! It captures her perfectly!!!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Agreed on all counts, Sarah! Great summary, great planning, and what a FANTASTIC picture of our Master B :)

10:50 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

After re-reading the post, I feel that I did not emphasize enough how much Larry (Rachel's boyfriend) did to get this party going. He put the team together, got the catering in order, ordered the cake, got the balloons and flowers, ordered buttons, got the linens, plates, silverware and stemware, provided the wine and beer, and PAID FOR IT ALL! GOOD JOB LARRY! My husband also did a lot for the party. He organized the set-up, provided the tables and chairs, was the logistics man, set up the sound system, ran errands, and played guitar with Rachel's brother at the end of the night. Way to go Dale!

6:51 AM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

ONE MORE THING! Tirzah took many of the pictures on this post, including the first and last! She is goooooooood.

7:33 AM  
Blogger larry said...

After reading you post, I realize why you were in charge of communications! Good job and thanks again to all

12:30 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Your post made me tear up! What a blessing to have such a beautiful, lifelong friendship!

5:43 AM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Mel, it truly is a blessing.

11:13 AM  

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