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texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
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Posted - Sep 24 2019 :  06:53:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Woo hoo! Have you ever throw a surprise birthday party? How about one for someone like a spouse, at your house? Well, it isn’t easy!

SO DH turned 50! I wanted to have him feel really special, so dd and I cooked up a Surprise birthday! It was this weekend, and was a smashing success. He had NO idea (and I am shocked, lol.)

He’s from Denmark, so I made 1000 Danish meatballs. If I never see another, I am fine, lol!. I also made Danish cucumber salad, brown gravy, deviled eggs, and had a red and white birthday cake with 50 candles. One guest brought shrimp, another sausage rolls, another homemade bread, and I also made pumpkin bread as an alternative to cake. SMORGASBORD! I even found imported Danish beer for him.

I had guests park at the neighbor’s and we shuttled everyone over. It was a nice group of good friends. He thought we were going out to dinner (he hates going out on the weekends, as he works Saturdays and has a two hour commute each way). Somehow, I convinced him we were going out with friends and that was that. ;)

He walked in the door, and we all yelled “Surprise”! We wanted his parents here, but my father in law can’t fly due to health issues currently, so I had them make a video for him, which we played during the party. It was so cute - they waved Danish and American flags and sang Happy Birthday in Danish and in English.

I am happy it was just perfect for him. He deserved to feel special. I am still tired from the work, but it was soooo worth it. His face was priceless. He is still walking on air from such a happy weekend.

Have you ever thrown a surprise party? Good grief, it takes a lot of work and help from your guests! But OH SO FUN!



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Nicole
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Sep 24 2019 :  07:17:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicole, great job on 1000 Danish meatballs and pulling off a surprise birthday party for DH.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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StitchinWitch
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Judith
Galt CA
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Posted - Sep 24 2019 :  10:34:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a lot of work! And a lot of fun. Tell him happy birthday. Now is your time to relax.

Judith

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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
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Posted - Sep 24 2019 :  12:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tillykke med fødselsdagen! What a wonderful birthday surprise for your husband's 50th! You definitely win spouse of the year award for it. I would have loved to try your Danish meatballs. So glad it all worked out for you both.

Dawn in IL

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katmom
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Grace
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Posted - Sep 24 2019 :  10:22:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh My Stars! Nicole,, you are awesome/super woman!!!
How wonderful for your DH to be wrapped in love by family, friends and neighbors for a milestone birthday.
Great Job surprising him.


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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
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Posted - Sep 25 2019 :  8:48:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go Nicole! You are awesome. I'm glad your husband had a fantastic birthday and you were able to keep it secret! It sounds like it was a fun and wonderful party!

Krista
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texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  08:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, TAK?Are you Danish???

Thanks everyone. He is still on Cloud Nine for having such a nice time. I am still catching up. I worked the Arts Festival in town both Saturday and Sunday, so it was a loooooonnnnggg weekend. Planning on doing less and kicking back a bit this weekend.

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Nicole
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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  09:06:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I'm a little over half Danish. Three of my great-grandparents had immigrated here from Denmark. Enjoy your upcoming weekend. I hope you get to kick back & just relax.

Dawn in IL

The old plum tree is boundless. All at once, it blossoms, opens, and of itself, the fruit is born.
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texdane
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Nicole
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  09:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, that is awesome! Do you cook Danish food? I have some favorites I make often. Also, I have heard that there is a big concentration of Danes in the Midwest. Do you know a lot of Danish decent folks? We have only met a few where we are.

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Nicole
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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  09:54:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a beautiful party you planned and executed for your husband's birthday!! It sounds like it was a very special party.

Winnie #3109
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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  10:42:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IL was settled by quite a few Danes & Swedes in the late 1800's. Many moved on to WI, MN, and MI because they felt IL was a bit too warm in the summer for them. In a town just north of me they have a summer solstice festival every year for all the Nordic nationalities. I have noticed that most of the dancers, musicians, and food booths are Danish, then Swedish. I do make a few Danish & Swedish (another of my nationalities) dishes. I love lingonberries and wish we could get the fresh ones here. I enjoy baking but try to keep that under control to fit in my jeans!

Dawn in IL

The old plum tree is boundless. All at once, it blossoms, opens, and of itself, the fruit is born.
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