Surprise! I'm Back in California!

Well, I had to keep things hush hush about my surprise trip to California… as I was attending my sister’s surprise 30th birthday party!! (and she reads my blog so I couldn’t give it away that I was going). So. Here I am. In California (again) for her party and then the Disneyland Half Marathon. ๐Ÿ˜‰
We had the surprise party on Saturday night in the Temecula Wine Country at a favorite winery of ours, Ponte.
It was pretty amazing how clueless my sister was about the party. Her husband even went so far as to send out a fake Evite for a “BBQ at their house” on Sunday to celebrate her birthday…which totally threw her off. haha Surprise parties are always a lot more fun when the person is actually surprised!

The real invitations that I made…

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Envelope Sticker Seal…

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Despite the rain the previous day and that morning, the evening turned out to be glorious and sunny.

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We did a red, black and white theme accented with yellow.

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We made topiary rag trees as the table centerpieces in lieu of fresh flowers to set a whimsical mood. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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…and caramel apple favors.

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The Birthday Girl arrives!

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SURPRISE!!


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…and the party begins!!

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My sister, Emily.

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Jessica and her family… Bobby, Ella and Luke.

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Maria, Danny and me.

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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday dear Jessica, Happy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUU….

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White cake with fresh strawberry filling… and decorated with glittery strawberries. :)

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The party was a success! Everyone had a hoot celebrating Jessica’s arrival to the big 3-0! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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