My family gave me a wonderful surprise cocktail party for my 70th birthday this weekend. It was held here. I thought I was accompanying my daughter-in-law to an art exhibit there before going to dinner with her and the rest of the family. Ha! Inside, about 30 friends and family shouted, "Surprise!!!" I was stunned.
Here I am walking in. The other smiling faces are my daughter-in-law (left) and my daughter. These two instigators look happy that they pulled off the surprise.
With my son and daughter-in-law and my granddaughter (my daughter's daughter).
With my daughter-in-law, daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law.
My BFF, Lisa, came all the way from Milwaukee. I couldn't believe it when I saw her.
Three of my best friends announced that they are now all best friends. Two of them hadn't met the third until that night.
Yes, there were men at the party too. :-)
I love this pic of Lizzie and me.
Afterward, at dinner, I was treated to a Thai rendition of "Happy Birthday," complete with strobe lights and this flaming fried ice cream dessert (which the rest of the table enjoyed).