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A Double Surprise Weekend!

Last Christmas, MM and I went home to Florida for the holidays to see my family, like usual. One of my besties has a birthday on Christmas Eve, and every year without fail we celebrate! Well, this past year when I showed up at her “birthday party” I was very pleasantly surprised to walk into my surprise engagement party, hosted and flawlessly planned by my lil sis {MOH} and bridesmaids! It was one of the best nights of my life and I will NEVER forget it!

I have the best friends {and bridesmaids} that any girl can ask for!

In sisterly fashion, I set out to return the favor, and made it my mission to pull off the ultimate surprise engagement party for Lindsey and Ryan. Meticulously planning every detail over the course of 3 months, the weekend finally arrived! MM and I got to my parents house in Orlando on Friday night and spent the entire next day preparing for the party. Meanwhile, Lindsey and Ryan were distracted with wedding venue shopping, but had plans to come over to my parents house for drinks after dinner. As planned, Lindsey and Ryan showed up at 8:45 p.m., completely unaware that 33 of their favorite friends and family hiding in the kitchen…


Here are some of the “nautical themed” party details…

 and more…

the delicious cupcakes…

and one big happy family!

The very next morning, we all piled into the car and drove to Cocoa Beach for our SECOND surprise party of the weekend…Grandpa’s 80th birthday! Every day Grandpa eats lunch {at 11:00 a.m.} at his favorite lunch spot, Grilles Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar. 18 of us got there super early to reserve tables and wait for his arrival…

Happy 80th Birthday, Grandpa!!!

Success, again

What a fantastic, surprise filled weekend!

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Thursday 11th of August 2011

how adorable!! i love surprise parties, and throwing them is even much more fun


Wednesday 10th of August 2011

I LOVE happy surprises! The decorations are too cute!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}

Tuesday 9th of August 2011

There really isn't anything better than a surprise party...and two in one weekend?!? That is awesome (c: The party for your sister looks darling...I love the "caught up in love", so cute!


Tuesday 9th of August 2011

How sweet of you! Love that. It does seem like she was very surprised! haha I love all the cute details! :) Sounds like y'all had a very fun weekend!


Monday 8th of August 2011

this is amazing! i love your decorations and i replayed the video a few times, it was so cute. im a new follower - love love love your blog! you and your fiancee are super cute :)