20 April 2008

Surprise Party

I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of this but it was so much fun!
Well, to start, we didn't plan this (thus the surprise part), but once we got started on it, it was a blast!! Th weather was so beautiful yesterday, I suggested to Josh that we have a BBQ and invite Sarah and Eddie and the kids. When I called Sarah she called Eddie (he had to work on a Satuday, yuck), and he thought it might be fun to invite two other friends of theirs, a young newlywed couple. Then Josh wanted to invite a couple of his friends from school, and, of course, we invited Alan.
Sarah and I started cooking like mad to get things ready. We had venison and beef steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, Snicker salad, soda, baked beans, chips and dip, and, for dessert, a giant chocolate chip cookie smothered in frosting. Sarah and I also made jell-os, but they refused to set up in time.
Josh fired up the grill and Dallas and I helped him set up the pool, but the little guy didn't like the water much, apparently it was too cold (nothing like his bathwater). Josilyn and Dallas played in the pool (Dallas from the edge), and poor Josilyn got so cold we put her in the hot tub to warm her back up. We all had so much fun, laughing and talking late into the night, even though the bugs swarmed, and the eveing got cooler. It was hard to gather things up, and let people go home.
By using paper plates, plastic-ware, and large garbage cans, clean-up was quick and easy, and we didn't have to have this big push to get things cleaned up and we went from clean-up back to visiting with hardly a beat.
As we all said good-bye, we agreed that we should get together more often, and Eddie said we needed a big campfire next time. I can't wait to do it again.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Isn't nice weather nice? Snicker salad sounds good - how do you make it?

Karen said...

You don't want to get started on Snicker salad (think caramel apples)...it is too delicious:) Sounds like a super evening. It is still too cold here to think about being outside for the evening.

Karen said...

You don't want to get started on Snicker salad (think caramel apples)...it is too delicious:) Sounds like a super evening. It is still too cold here to think about being outside for the evening.

Sarah said...

It was a blast!! I am excited to do this again. I'm hoping one of these days Eddie can get some time off. Eddie said last night we should all take this as a weekend to the lake. What do ya think?

Melinda said...

Yeah for surprise parties! What a great way to get together with others, both family and friends. I think we're going to have to do something like that in the next month or so...when it warms up here. And snicker salad, here I come!

Stephanie said...

Now I really want to know about Snicker salad! 'Fess up!

Rachel H. said...

Sounds like my kind of party! YUM!! And WE LOVE SNICKER SALAD!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!! Would love to see your recipe and see how it compares to mine...

Michelle said...

Please, please, please post us your recipe for Snicker Salad! Anything with the word Snicker in the title has to be awfully yummy! If a little bad for you... :-) Sounds like a fun evening. Can you send some good weather our way? (plus your snicker salad recipe?)

Calista said...

It sounds like your bbq was a rousing success! So did you end up doing the kabobs, or did you come up with another alternative? I think I may have to try the Snicker Salad, maybe this weekend while Steve is gone, since he does NOT like bananas.