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It's My Birthday I'll Cry If I Want To - Aloha Friday/Friday Follow

My question is:
Have you ever had a surprised birthday party?

My Answer:
Yes. I used to work and go to school at night and on Saturdays. One Saturday my friend from my Spanish class in school asked if I wanted to come study in the park. I said sure. It's better than going home. I dreaded going home.
When we met up, I noticed she had a cake, but there were some kids in her vehicle so I figured it was for one of the kids.

We got to the park and her friends and the kids gather around, so we start singing happy birthday and I'm looking around wondering which kid it's supposed to be, then I realize everyone is looking at me.

I cried. 

I had never had a birthday party or surprise before.

I was 21 years old.

 See the study bags and books on the bench?
 It's a day in memory always.

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About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people. 
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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Happy Birthday dear sweet Colette! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Have the best birthday ever baby girl! I had a surprise birthday party my daughter threw for me at my step-bro's house. I had no idea. It was for my 50th birthday. All my kids & grandkids were there or most of them anyway! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. Happy Happy Birthday!!!
    My answer, No I have never been given a surprise party. I threw one for my husband for his 30th birthday though.

  3. Nope. No one has ever been able to surprise me with a BD party. I would love to receive one though. Very nice that they did that for you.

  4. Awww that is so sweet! Happy Birthday! My birthday is on the 23rd of this month :) I have never had a surprise party.

  5. Happy Birthday :)
    Yes, I have had many surprise birthdays over the years and I love them!

  6. Happy birthday!
    but I never got any surprised birthday's party.. it must be great.
    Love the pictutures!!


  7. That's such a nice story, I hope you had a great birthday. I've never had a suprise party, I usually make plans with friends well in advance for my birthday so I make sure I get to see everyone :-)

  8. Happy birthday, what a great story. I have had one and it was good but that as great as yours.
    My Aloha Friday Link for you

  9. Happy b-day Callie.

    I don't think I would like to be surprised, but I wouldn't mind be in on the prank for someone else.

  10. Happy Birthday!!! what a wonderful memory!!!you look so pretty!!!

  11. Hi there.
    I think she forgot to post the Aloha Friday linky.My answer is no.

    Also, stopping by to thank you for posting Friday-Follow.

    Have a great Friday!

  12. I have never had a surprise birthday party....boooo

    New follower here : )

  13. I am blog hopping today and I am your newest follower! I hope you can come visit at

  14. I've thrown surprise parties but have not ever had one thrown for me.

  15. When I was in Junior high a good friend of mine at the time threw me a surprise party. I had no clue! It was a blast.

  16. What a sweet Birthday memory :)! No I haven't but I had a great sixteen birthday so it felt like one.

  17. How fun!

    I had a surprise party once. I was turning 18, and my school singing group was performing at a Christmas party that night. Afterwards my friends & I were supposed to go to a movie to celebrate my birthday, and they all just starting bailing out on me, saying they were tired and all other excuses. When my best friend and I arrived back at my house everyone was there to surprise me!

  18. happy birthday girl!!!
    nope, never had a surprise!
    glad you did though...........

  19. August 5th! I will try and remember that for sure. My brother's is August 2nd, so it should be easy!:-) Love the pictures! What a nice memory!!! :-)

  20. I was surprised when my best friend and hubby threw my first b-day party for me just before I hit 30. I am so glad you had such a nice surprise. It couldn't happen to a nicer person.


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