SURPRISE! Happy Birthday Carrie!
Ah don’t you just LOVE it when a surprise goes to plan?! I was so delighted when my best friend Carrie was down right tricked into coming out to our local park and without knowing it, fell right into my pretty, giant bunting-ed trap!
She didn’t want to leave the house at all. Afterall, it was her birthday weekend and she’d be far happier in bed than sitting outside on the grass with her boyfriend and best friend thank you very much! Somehow Miguel and I managed to convince her that picking through some snacks in a tesco bag with us would be a great way to spend her birth-boxing day. (I had secretly set everything up in the park behind the house before hand and managed to convince her that we wouldn’t need rugs!) So we coerced her round, everyone cheered, she looked bemused/delighted, I jumped for joy and beamed a relieved smile! YAY!
Without further ado, we pulled the cork from the Hendrick’s and tucked in to a bounty of Carrie’s favourite foods. Kristabel made marvellous jerk chicken (her speciality) and Emma made biscuits that I could just not stop eating! (Emma has an adorable baking book so you can make your own!) Mariell and Jostein made an adorable little cheesecake that we covered in glitter and flags and Bart and Martyna brought hot pastries. NOMERZ. Oscar the cat brought love and laughs and we all hysterical over that guessing name game with the post-it notes on your forehead. Later we played ‘volleyball’ under the trees and ate red velvet and chocolate cakes. A good time was certainly had by all!
Thanks everyone for coming and Carrie for taking most of the pics because I stupidly lost most of mine!