I am keeping a secret from my husband!
I know! It's shocking!
Shame on me, right?
But, in my defense, it's a good secret!!!
I have to tell someone though, so I will tell y'all, LOL!
My honey's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to do something really special for him. So, I thought and thought and thought. And, I realized that we've never really had a party for him.
The first year we were married, he was deployed from October until January, so we missed quite a few holidays. Then, last year we were preparing to PCS and his sister was visiting, so we kept it very small -- just family.
My husband does so much for our family and works hard to provide for us -- financially, spiritually, and countless other ways. As a way to thank him, I decided that he really deserved to have a nice birthday party. So, I'm throwing him one... only he doesn't know about it. :o) See? It's not such a bad secret to keep. I told you: it's one of those good ones!
His birthday isn't until later this month, but there are just too many things going on the next few weeks, and I didn't want to wait until after his birthday to throw it. So, this Saturday it is! Our friend Micah is helping out (again) and will be taking my honey "gun shopping" during the morning. His wife, Nicole will be coming over to help me finish up the last bit of decorating and food prep, so it should be pretty interesting!
I've never thrown a party before, let alone a SURPRISE party. So... yeah, it's been fun and nerve-wracking all at the same time! Lists and early prep have been my best friends during the past few days, LOL!
I have been doing as much as I can while My Airman's at work. This is the one time I am glad for his working swing shift! I can get a lot more done since the boy is sleeping and my hubby's out of the house. :o)
Here is what the menu looks like so far:
- Sausage Cheese Balls
- Fried Chicken
- Dirty Diaper Dip w/tortilla chips
- Cheese Gyozas
- Dark Chocolate Cake
- Veggie tray and dip
I've never made a cake from scratch before, so I'm reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaallllllllllyyyy hoping it turns out all right! I'm debating on whether or not to use a frosting. I've looked at a chocolate buttercream frosting and this peanut butter frosting, but I just cannot decide which one to use.
So, help me out -- give me your opinion: Which one do you think would go better with the cake? Should I forgo frosting all together?
I've been dying to blurt my secret, but I've been doing so well with keeping my lips zipped! Oh, and don't worry -- I always tell my honey what I write (well, except for this time, obviously), but he doesn't actively read my blog ... watch, this will be the one time he reads it on his own, LOL!