In April Linds and I started discussing/planning a bridal shower for Lolo. Our plan was to have a “Tea party” luncheon. And unlike most of the time, I desired to host it anywhere other than our house. We searched high and low for a place, striking out left and right, but we finally found the PERFECT place. Linds checked it out in person while I was away, the price was right, the venue was cute and it would be perfect little tea party for about 12 ladies. They only had a few dates open in September and ONE of those dates lined up with Lolo’s crazy ass work schedule.
I was **THIS** close to signing the contract and Nathan’s mom had her **finger** on the PURCHASE button for an airline flight when LOLO’S DAMN WORK SCHEDULE FLIP FLOPPED.
ME: This wouldn’t happen if she were a dental hygienist!
We were back to the drawing board and I was frustrated; getting this far took a few months.
NO TEA PARTY FOR YOU.
I decided, along with Nathans Mom that we would do a CO-ED shower since no one had been able to visit with Nathan while he was away over 8 months. Of course, I would be hosting it at our home because we have the space.
NO REST FOR YOU.
Do you know what I thought the hardest part about a surprise party would be? All the damn lying.
It’s not polite to brag, but it turns out, I’m a proficient liar. I mean, the lies were flowing out of my mouth just.so.easily. to get the two of them at our house at a specific time.
Lolo thought I was taking her and Linds to an Afternoon Tea. (and after Wednesday’s post, so did all of you) Nathan thought he was going to the shooting range with Coach. They are terrible detectives because it was lies. ALL LIES.
“You can’t come earlier because our friend is here from out of town to assist us with our Life Insurance”- “The tea will be later than normal, but it will still be fun”-“Have the Andrew come too so we can meet him and he can go to the range with the guys”-“We will go to dinner after the tea”
Every time I opened up my mouth, a lie popped out.
Even when they pulled up to the house for our fake Tea Party and there were cars in the driveway, Lolo thought this might be a surprise “welcome home” party for Nathan.
They entered the house astonished. Then they both cried a bit at seeing Nathan’s Mom as they’ve not been together in over a year.
I told Lolo: This is a shower for you both.
WHAT? She was so damn surprised.
Later after visiting with some family I said you need to sit down and open gifts. WHAT? We get gifts NOW and at the wedding? Her mind was blown.
One other reason we decided to do a Co-Ed party was that Nathan’s brother Andrew who is a Captain in the Army was able to pop into town for the weekend. They’ve not seen each other in years. Andrew was to be Nathan’s Best Man, but he will be deployed for a year a few weeks before the actual wedding, which is such a bummer.
Again, if HE were a Dental Hygienist, this wouldn’t be an issue.
It was so lovely having some friends and family together celebrating these two!
It was months of planning, lying and stressing over making it all happen. I was so relieved when it was over. *sigh*
Sadly, the Coach eyeballs me suspiciously every time I open my mouth because I was SO darn good at lying. I swear, I was just playing a part.
*pats myself on the back and takes a bow*
Has anyone else been able to pull the wool over some unsuspecting souls lately?
Signed, Suz. A really good liar when it is necessary for the Surprise and Fun element.