Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy St. Birth Day!

Do you know anyone born on a special day? Of course, your birthday is special just by itself, but what about days like Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Leap Day, or Valentine's Day. I was born on Leap Day myself, but this post isn't about me. It's about my green-loving fiancé who just happened to be born on St. Patrick's Day.

Since I love surprises, I decided to plan a surprise birthday party for him. The day started out normal as our group of Dungeons and Dragons (also known as DnD or D&D) friends came over to play for a few hours. Of course, they were in on the surprise.

The Plan

While we were playing, a pre-specified person would call my fiancé to invite him out for a drink. This person was to have Peter away from the house for an hour while our DnD friends plus other guests invited to the party prepared the house with decoration, food, etc. He comes back, we yell "surprise!" and everyone is happy.

The Problem

The pre-specified person called me in the middle of playing to say that he couldn't follow through. With my fiancé at the table with me at the head running the game, I couldn't very well announce this to anyone. Thank goodness for text messaging!

The Solution

A flurry of text messages were exchanged among me and my friends. Since being on our phones is part of the norm, it went unnoticed by my fiancé. We had nothing prepared for dinner so I suggested we go pick up pizza. "Hun, would you mind going to pick it up?" I said. "And would you mind keeping the birthday boy company?" I suggest to one of my friends.

Picking up a pizza takes no time at all, so I suggested a few items be picked up from the store too. When a text came to me from my friend saying they were on their way back, I asked for stalling since we weren't quite ready. In short, he stalled for the perfect amount of time for the rest of the guests to arrive and us all to get ready without any suspicion.

He says it's the best birthday he's had in a long time. :)

Happy Monday!

~Autie