Saturday, April 17, 2010
Day 20 of 42
Well, we pulled it off! I did not breathe a word of my dad's 60th birthday bash on my blog for the last month that we have been planning it! He had no idea! He was invited to golf this beautiful morning as usual and we all came out to set up in the hall near his house. We had a delicious catered meal, games for kids and adults, a silent auction and plenty of friends and family. Around sixty people actually. It was so nice to see his face come around the corner. All of his grandchildren raced over to him and nearly knocked him over. We are so happy to have such a wonderful Dad and he truly looked surprised and immensely touched. The funniest plan of the evening was the silent auction, because he has this silly knack for winning something at every auction he puts tickets in. So we rigged it up so anyone could win the first two prizes, but then Dad wins the next 4 in a row. So he wins the 3rd prize and everyone cheers because the birthday boy won. Then he wins the 4th prize and he is almost embarrassed and says to draw again, but we insist he takes it. Then he wins the 5th prize and he starts to realize that it is rigged. Finally he wins the last prize which was a box for small donations from the guests to go towards golf clubs to keep down south. Everyone was in on it and we really got him good. Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and family who came out in droves to have some fun and wish him a happy 60th. Cheers! I love you Dad!