Monday, November 10, 2008

We partied like it was 1996

So one of my good friends Erin, (my friend that runs the daycare...see older posts) had her 30th birthday this week. It came and went and we tried not to notice too much. Mostly because we were trying hard to secretly mastermind the most epic of surprise parties of all time. Although I can't take credit for coming up with the idea. My other friend, Molly (Erin's best friend) came up with the plan and we just followed along because it sounded awesome.

Here's a little back story.

Erin had her first baby when she was 16. She was busy at home with him, so she didn't get to do a lot of the typical high school stuff. One of the things she always regretted was missing her prom.

Enter Molly and her genius ideas.

We gathered all of her friends (completely under the radar and without her knowledge) and put together a prom for her. One of her aunts had a pole barn they let us use out in the boonies (so we could be as loud as we wanted) we got a disco ball, lights and Rockstar was the DJ. Voila! Instant prom!

We also made it a requirement that we had to wear the closest thing to formal we had (If not formal) Although some stuck to that more than others :) We got a cheezy photo shoot backdrop and took pictures just like the real deal.

Erin's husband sent her out to get a formal dress because he was going to "take her out on the town" on Saturday night. She was a little suspicious, but had no idea what was waiting for her.

When she showed up we all jumped out and screamed surprise! She was really overwhelmed by the whole ordeal. But she really did love it.

We all had a great time and enjoyed the night. We even danced a bit to the awesome music of '96. Which by the way was a horrible year for music. In case you wondered. No good can come out of a mix filled with Boys 2 men and Chumbawumba.

It took a couple days to recover from all the "fun" but it was well worth it. Pretty much just how I remember my own prom.

Minus the jungle juice and cow tipping afterward.

Yes that really happened.

But that's another story for another time

Our awesome "prom" picture.

The November rain may have gone to our heads :) The guns and roses kind not the actual rain that falls in November.

Molly and Carl

Prom Queen Erin. The big birthday girl.


Rhandi said...

So, I'd already seen the photos on your MySpace page, but I didn't know the story behind the "prom" until now. I think that is the SWEETEST birthday surprise party ever. As someone who also missed her prom (although for very different, much more superficial reasons, like being heartbroken over some stupid guy not going with me) and has always regretted it, that makes me want to cry tears of joy for her. She must have been SO excited and felt so loved. Way to go you guys!

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