Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Party Surprise

Over the years, my friends and I have been taking each other out to celebrate our respective birthdays. This year, my choice was Jeans-George on Central Park West (last year my choice was Picholine.) Given the economic times, instead of dinner, we decided that we do lunch as it would be a little less costly than going to dinner.

I thoroughly enjoy these lunch/dinners with my friends as it allows me, much needed mommy time and adult conversation. The problem is now that my daughter has gotten older, she wants to come along to celebrate my birthday. I try to explain that mommy needs to go out with her friends but this line of reasoning somehow "offends" her.

So this year, she asked if she could throw me a "surprise birthday" party and have all my friends come over to celebrate my birthday.

How can you say no to a request like that? So I arranged for the babysitter to bake my birthday cake (Thank You Duncan Hines)  and take her to Party City to buy decorations.

Well, what a surprise, it was more than I could ever hope for. As we entered the apartment, there were tons of balloons at the entrance, a birthday sign and of course, my birthday cake with a gazillion candles. I, even received a gift, a silver bracelet.  Even though, we had dessert at the restaurant, we happily at her cake after we sang Happy Birthday.  And even though we went to fancy restaurant with a fancy pastry chef, there is nothing tastier and more delicious when a cake is baked with love and affection.

It was the best birthday ever, I can't wait until next year.

Originally posted on NYC Single Mom.com. NYC Single Mom also blogs at NYCSinglemomreviews.comNYC MomsblogNY Metropolista and travelingmom.com 


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! It is such a sweet gift from your daughter. I love it! I know you had a great day! :)

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