A Neighborhood Party with a Special Surprise
--by cabbage, posted Oct 9, 2009
We had a great neighbourhood party this weekend. We all gathered on someone’s driveway and everyone brought one dish. It was an international food theme so we had lots of interesting treats.
Our neighbour Margaret is 97 years old and it was her birthday soon. I thought it would be fun to celebrate her birthday at the same time so I baked a big cake and lots of brownies. I took it over to the party driveway along with some construction paper and colored markers. I had bought it for the kids, so that they could make her birthday cards.
When Margaret came over in her motorised scooter we yelled “SURPRISE!” and sang her “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”. We all gave her big hugs and the kids surrounded her and proudly gave her the cards that they had been making. It was so awesome.
Margaret’s son and daughter-in-law were there too and I could tell that they were really happy too. Everyone was in such a great mood.
It was so cool to see so many generations come together - from an adorable toddler who was 18 months old all the way to this amazing 97 year old woman.
I would really recommend that you have a "neighbor party" wherever you live and you'll be happily surprised by how easy and fun it is to "throw together" a good time.