This was the big 4-0 for Mark! Of COURSE I had to throw him a surprise party! I invited all of his closest friends over. When he walked in, the look on his face was priceless!
I made him all of his favorites: Better Than ....(anything) Cake, Pecan Pie, and German Chocolate Cake!
Mark was not so excited about all of those candles. Maybe it was the constant teasing that because of how old he was, those candles were going to burn the house down!
There were some pretty funny gifts mixed in with the regular ones - lots of indigestion medicine, Metamucil, and other "old people" stuff. My favorite was a 7-day-pill container, full of colored pills (tic tacs). So creative! We all had a lot of laughs at Mark's expense! He was actually very touched that so many people came to celebrate with him.