A surprise party for my Mom

You might remember my Mom fell a while ago and dislocated her shoulder. Since then she’s had to have surgery and is still immobile. Every year for her birthday she has a big tea party. She cooks and bakes for days beforehand and her friends come from all over to celebrate with her. It’s her ‘thing’, her annual tea party.

This year she obviously couldn’t bake a thing and there would be no party. She was a very sad Panda.

So we decided to have one anyway, but conveniently forget to tell her about it. Only thing was that it could only be the day after her birthday, on a Saturday. My mom made my Dad go and buy a cake and some snacks, but when she called her friends they were all ‘busy’. Man, was she upset. I think she drove my poor Dad around the bend the whole of last week, poor guy. And her friends all drove me insane, calling and saying how bad they feel lying to her, but I think we managed to pull it off.

I’m really bad at lying and keeping secrets, so I pretty much avoided her last week, which also didn’t go down very well.

My Mom’s friends are amazing, they all helped and baked and brought flowers and were all-round awesome and my sister made a kick-ass cheese board.

Here are some pics:

Her face as she walked in the door.  We were all hiding behind closed blinds
Her face as she walked in the door. We were all hiding behind closed blinds
She asked for a Red Velvet cake for her birthday
She asked for a Red Velvet cake for her birthday
Inside of red velvet cake
Inside of red velvet cake
The table with all the goodies and beautiful flowers
The table with all the goodies and beautiful flowers
Lastly a pic of all the Tannies.  I'm on the left standing behind my Mom and my sister is kneeling infront of her.  I was NOT happy about being in the pic.  Also missing from this pic is my Aunty Anne who ran away.
Lastly a pic of all the Tannies. I’m on the left standing behind my Mom and my sister is kneeling infront of her. I was NOT happy about being in the pic. Also missing from this pic is my Aunty Anne who ran away.

Not that I think any of the Tannies read my blog, but they were all amazing, thanks to everyone that helped!

ps you may have noticed that I have created another page called My Favourite Recipes and there you will links to the Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes I made. This page is a work in progress, so not everything has links yet.  I’m not starting a food blog, I just need to keep my shiz together in one place.  Just so you know.

3 thoughts on “A surprise party for my Mom”

  1. I know what hellish it was for you to put this together. But, dammit, you did AMAZING. I know this will have meant the WORLD to her. X

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