Posted on 14th October 2015
So it was my youngest daughter’s 18th birthday yesterday. A bit of a significant moment when you don’t officially have any ‘children’ any more :(
But as she’s still (and always will be) my little girl, I arranged a surprise party for her. Even got everyone a paper hat and a popper. She didn’t have a clue and thought she was going out for dinner with us and two girlfriends. She was easily distracted for four hours (yes FOUR) getting ready in her room while I decorated the house and ran around organising. She did pop down an annoying number of times, so not sure how we managed it! Finally we sneaked 20 friends into the lounge and managed to keep them quiet (for an age) while she posed on the stairs for photos before heading out for the celebration dinner. NOT.
About to head out the door, my eldest daughter suggested a nice location for a photo would be the lounge and I told Jenny to take her friends in there (cunning planning). Jenny went first, and hey presto opened the door on all her buddies. She said afterwards she thought she was getting shot as they screamed and pulled the party poppers HAHAHA.
The look on her face was priceless and shows you that birthdays and surprises are timeless, and however old your kids get you can still make them feel special <3