Last Saturday I helped my mom throw a surprise party for her dear friend Bridgette (aka Life in Red Shoes).
We sent out the invitations a few weeks in advance, bought yummy food, made favors, and when the day came, many of her close friends & family arrived to celebrate her birthday!
The plan was for her to meet at my mom's house, where they would drive together to a restaurant for brunch.
She had no clue brunch was actually at my mom's house.
At 10:30 the doorbell rang. She walked in, (we were all hiding in the family room) my mom greeted her, and said, "Come down here really quick so I can show you something..."
She was shocked, surprised, and happy...even a bit teary, which I think we all were through out the morning!
After hugs and greetings, we sat enjoyed our brunch!
Fresh strawberries & grapes, delicious quiche & sausage, & scrumptious mini blueberry bundt cakes!
As we ate, Bridgette introduced us to her friends.
Then tearfully, she said, "When one door closes, a window opens. You all are the window that opened and let the light back into my life!"
I'm pretty sure that's when the flood gates opened...at least for me!
Bridgette is really one of the neatest women I know. Spunky, funky, & beautiful, inside and out.
It was a wonderful morning full of laughter, good food, and good company.
All good things to feed the soul.
Before our guests left, we made sure they took a little succulent favor to remind them of our fun day!
Happy Birthday Red Shoes! I hope it was a great one!