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Every year on February 10th, I've learned to have small expectations for my birthday. It's not that I never had a huge gathering or party for it, it's just been years since that's happened. As in, those are elementary days. However, I've never had a surprise birthday party.

So this year, with my birthday falling on a Monday and following a long and exciting weekend (Um, Imagine Dragons, I figured that was a big enough gift), I didn't think much at all would hapen for the actual day of my birth.
It started off pretty special though, with a sign outside my door from my roommate Dallas, wishing me a happy birthday and telling me there was breakfast waiting for me in the oven. Sure enough, there were pancakes and heart shaped bacon on a plate, still steaming warm!

The rest of the day was mediocre, with pleasant messages and posts from friends wishing me a happy birthday. At the end of the day, Dallas asked if I could take her to a nearby store to grab a notebook, and I thought nothing of it.

It turns out, she was stalling my arrival back to the apartment, because when we got back and stepped through the door, I was greeted with a barrage of silly string and a shout of "SURPRISE!"
There stood all of my closest friends, wearing party hats and blowing streamers at me. Behind them, my apartment was absolutely covered with confetti, balloons, and homemade posters celebrating my birthday! It was so incredible to walk into that.

It was Corina who had organized the whole thing. Apparently, she'd been planning this for months!
How blessed am I to have such a friend like that? We all had cake, took photos, and then I got to open gifts. For not expecting anything at all to having this, I felt overwhelmed! I've never felt more special on my birthday.

Sadly, most of my friends had to leave soon after, seeing as how the party had landed on a Monday (ick), but Dallas, Corina, and I stayed up late and had fun playing a few games and just having a blast together.

Overall, it was such a special way to ring in my 20th, and I feel so lucky to have friends like that!
Thank you so much to all who wished me a happy birthday, it definitely was a spectacular day!

"Remember, you don't need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of."
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38 comments

Hélène Heath said...

Looks like such a fun birthday celebration! And that cake looks so yummy!

At the risk of being redundant: happy birthday!

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Candida Maceo said...

Happy happy birthday lady!!! My birthday is the 9th, can't believe we're just a day (and about 13 years...lol) apart. Glad you had a great celebrations. Cheers to a wonderful 20th year. xoxo

Kat said...

aww thats so sweet your friends threw you a surprise birthday!! I'm so glad you had a great day! :D happy belated birthday lindaaaa!!!!!!! :D

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libys11 said...

such a fun bday!!! loving all the sweet treats!!! so awesome!! :D happy bday, dear!!! glad to see you enjoyed!

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Ali Hval said...

LINDA LINDA LINDA!
this sounds like it was an absolutely AMAZING SURPRISE PARTY, WOWOWO!
I am so glad that you had a splendid time. Plus that Imagine Dragons concert had to be pretty rad as a pre-birthday party sorta, huh? buwahaha.

May you have many happy years ahead of you. WELCOME TO THE REALM OF THE 20!

Ali Hval said...

oh and HAPPY BIRTHDYA DUH

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ok, I remember you last year stating that I was not 60!!!! (btw, your comment was the sweetest of the bunch)

And now, I have to say! "Shut the front door, you are not JUST ...20?!?" You seem more like 30 in your intelligence and your wisdom. I am not kidding. You are so mature and smart and SUPER FUN!

{don't get me wrong, you don't look 30.}

Sarah Rizaga said...

Happy Birthday! I just turned 20 too in Feb. 09! I hope you had an awesome one!

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Sarah Rizaga said...

Happy Birthday! I just turned 20 too in Feb. 09! I hope you had an awesome one!

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hobovogue . said...

absolutely LOVE this!!! i used to put all my pretty candy in jars and everything, too :) so much fun!! everyone looks so happy. good luck for that last year and have fun!!

xoxo hobovogue ღ

Maiken said...

I don't know what it feels like to have a surprise party but it sure sounds like a pretty awesome feeling, hehe. 20 is an important number and definitely worth celebrating, I think. by the way, all those sweet goodies make me want to taste them all, haha. especially those mint Oreos, yum :P

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Mica T said...

Happy belated birthday!

Looks like a fun party, what a lovely surprise! :)


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Seems like you had so much fun! Happy birthday to you :D


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Sam said...

Isn't this the best way to spend your birthday, surrounded by amazing people and delicious cake! Looks like a fabulous fun celebration huN!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Happy birthday sweetie! Hope you had an awesome one x

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Toks said...

Belated birthday wishes Linda. Looks like you had a great time.
xoxoxo

Love and Ace said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Looks like a great party and your friend Cornia is awesome for planning it! xx Kat


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Danny said...

yum yum, such a great party!! sorry for the delay, happy birthday!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

awwww. so sweet. Looks like a lovely party!! Happy belated birthday!!
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Kym said...

You seriously have an amazing group of friends who love you so much! Look how much thought and effort they put into your party!! Lucky, lucky girl <3 Happy birthday, sucker! haha!
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, Happy birthday, dear Linda! Wishing you many happy years more! Stay beautiful and blessed)
I've got to say you look completely happy on those photographs, your smile looks so sincere and cheerful! It's a pleasure to looks at you, indeed)

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

Absolutely amazing!!
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Sandra Martinez said...

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Sandra Martinez said...

Hi dear!!
This post is so amazing, just perfect like always :)
Come to see mine, and my new post "Don't care"
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Sandra Martinez said...

Hi dear!!
This post is so amazing, just perfect like always :)
Come to see mine, and my new post "Don't care"
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Laurina Wong said...

Happy Birthday! wonderful photos<3

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Kim Alston said...

Happy Birthday Linda! What a fabulous birthday surprise and friends you have! You guys had a blast :D My birthday is Feb 20th! February people are so sweet. Glad you had a great day. That was so awesome of them.
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Sandra Leiva said...

Looks like so much fun! Yay!

xx

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Looks like you have great friends to have organised all that for you! My birthday is coming up, hope my friends do something like that too!

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Samantha said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Linda! You're such a kind person, I hope the best for you!

Rose-et-Violet said...

Happy belated! Surprise birthdays are the best because they really do make you so special! And they're even more amazing when you're completely clueless...! I'm glad you had so much fun :)

-Rose

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Rose-et-Violet said...

Happy belated! Surprise birthdays are the best because they really do make you so special! And they're even more amazing when you're completely clueless...! I'm glad you had so much fun :)

-Rose

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Renae of Simple Sequins said...

All your friends are hilarious in these photos! Thanks for the snaps on my Steve Maddens!!!! Yay!

Have a fun and happy Valentines Day, ok? ok.♥

JANICE G said...

happy birthday! you are so young :)

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Lela London said...

Hahaha this is adorable! (And obvs, I'm now craving oreos...)

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Jodie said...

What an amazing surprise :) and a very much deserving surprise :)

Laura Whitman said...

It looks like you guys had such a great birthday! And I hope that the concert was also amazing!

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czarianonuevo said...

what a wonderful surprise party Corina prepared for you!!!! you are so lucky indeed to have those kind of friends :) I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day!


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