How do you surprise someone on their Birthday, in their own home? It isn’t easy… But we did it!

Audrey’s boyfriend, Joe, enlisted several of us to help pull off the surprise. While he and another couple took her out to dinner, the rest of us rallied to get the house ready.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Marcos and I picked up some balloons and flowers, and waited for Joe’s text to say they’d left the house.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Once at the house, Joe’s son let us in and we, along with several other friends, started to get things ready.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

After several pre-dinner drinks, Joe’s son called to tell them that “the power went out,” and they needed to come home. (I think that was the story.)

Audrey's Surprise Party

SURPRISE!!!

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

She knew the story about the electricity sounded a little funny, but she just wasn’t sure what she’d come home to. Ha, ha.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Along with just a few of the party pictures, I’ve sprinkled in several shots of her decorating. We have very similar taste, except she lives in a big beautiful home, and I live in a jewel box pill box, LOL. Next time I’m there, I’ll try to get a whole home tour.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

This type of Christmas Tree, is called a Vienna Twig Tree. They don’t take up a lot of space, and they show off the ornaments beautifully.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

I love her forest of Sisal Trees.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

You can’t have just one Christmas Tree… You need at least two! Ha!

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey’s fur-babies are dachshunds, so you can find “doxie love” sprinkled around the house.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Bunnykins!

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey’s boyfriend likes to hide little pictures of the two of them, all over the house for her to find. When we were setting up for the party, I found them in drawers, behind picture frames… I think it’s so sweet!

Audrey's Surprise Party

This is her Christmas Cabinet. It actually looks like this throughout the year. Everything is too pretty to display for only a few weeks, once a year.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

I love these quilled paper ornaments. Beautiful!

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

I love her Fall tree!

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

She’s been saving her corks for a long time. I just love this vignette.

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Such a sweet mushy speech… Sigh…

Audrey's Surprise Party

Audrey's Surprise Party

Happy Birthday Audrey!