I can’t believe I am JUST sharing this blog with you guys now. It’s been a crazy summer as I’m sure you can tell if you follow me over on Instagram ( if you don’t already, see what I am up to @eventsbycarianne).
This one is near and dear to my heart because I had been planning this surprise party for my sweet husband, Christian for a whole YEAR! Shortly after we moved to Boston last June I knew I had to get the ball rolling on a save the date since 99% of the guest list were friends and family from upstate NY. I wanted as many people as possible to be able to come so I had to get the date out there asap ( and start saving money secretly ).
Well we had a great turn out , over 30 of Christian’s closest family and friends came out to celebrate him turning the big 30!
On the day of the party, my best friend Janelle and I were “headed to target” in the am ( or so christian thought). Meanwhile we were actually setting up everything at the brewery and greeting guests as they arrived.
I had planned every single detail very careful and had walked on egg shells for a whole year hoping that nobody would let the secret slip and the moment was finally here. What I did NOT think through was the fact that christian would want to eat lunch BEFORE we went “brewery hoping” ( this is what he thought we were doing ). As I sat there panicking as he slowly ate his leftover Chinese food, all I could think about was all the guest and a table full of BBQ waiting for him at the brewery.
When we finally arrived at Exhibit A, I couldn’t wait any longer. I walked right into the back room where christian proceeded to yell , “car you aren’t supposed to be in there! I said extremely frustrated ,” Just follow me !’
“SURPRISE!” everyone yelled. The secret was finally out and I could finally breathe again!!
Christian was a mixed bag of feelings and emotions. Confused, excited, shocked, overjoyed. The look on his face truly was priceless. Now that the guest of honor was there ,the party could begin!
I loved being able to DIY all the decor for this party, I had so much fun designing and creating all the little details . I hope this inspires you for your next party !
Planning + Design – Events By Carianne
Photography – Chelsea Saxby
Venue – Exhibit A
Greens – The Frugal Flower
Invites- Molly Grace Makes