My Mom’s Surprise Party

I know it sounds incredibly biased but I really really have the best mom in the world. My mother is the sweetest, most generous, and all around best person in my life. This year for her birthday (a little early) I was able to help be a part of a surprise party her best friend Tara threw her! It was quite cold so it was held indoors but then Tara used an Albuquerque tent rentals service to put a party tent in the backyard. It was quite nice being able to go in and out with ease. It got a little warm at times with so many people so having the backyard space was a good place to cool off. Tara did such a fantastic job of organizing everything for this extra special event. She even went to the trouble of contacting a chemical toilet hire company to supply some portable toilets. Over 100 people were expected to turn up so hiring extra toilets was essential! I thought this was such a good idea as it meant that nobody had to go through the house to use the bathroom. There is so much to think about when organizing a party but Tara really did think of everything!

I snuck into town on December 13th. My mom’s surprise birthday party was scheduled for Saturday, December 17th. I’m sure you’re wondering why I got into town so early. Well- I had to go see my eye doctor. *Note I have one eye- the other is a prosthetic and I haven’t found a doctor in NYC yet! I laid low at my best friend- and maid of honor’s house- Courtney! Funny how I always say house but I mean apartment most of the time. Brendan came with me and we spent so much time together relaxing and getting into the holiday spirit by watching old Christmas movies.

My mom was SO surprised. There was a lot of screaming and even some tears. She had no idea that Bren and I were coming at all. My mom did get dressed up to the nines because she thought she was going to a Christmas party. It’s not an uncommon thing at all to go to a ton of holiday parties during the month of December and the entire day she kept calling me (while I was setting up!!) asking about what she should wear to the “holiday party”. Little did she know that she was asking me advice on what to wear to her own birthday! Her birthday party was so much fun and I’m really glad that she enjoyed herself. I only wish that I had gone through with buying those Custom Balloons that my friend recommended as that would have made it extra special so that everyone in the room wouldn’t forget whose birthday it is. Luckily they didn’t and we all still had a great time anyway. I will definitely look into them for future parties and events though!

Insane amounts of food that I snacked on for four hours before everyone arrived.

My mom and I at my engagement party last year. <3[/caption] Happy birthday mom! I love you! And please make more lasagna! LOL <3


    • bsansone December 22, 2016 / 5:59 am

      aw you’re so sweet Jenelle! Thank you and happy holidays! <3 belle

  1. Jen December 22, 2016 / 6:14 am

    Wow, you’re such a wonderful daughter! I’m sure your mom really enjoyed her surprise birthday. Happy Birthday to your mom!

    • bsansone December 22, 2016 / 6:25 am

      She was definitely surprised and it was so much fun to plan! <3 thanks Jen! xx Belle

  2. Atsuna Matsui December 22, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    That’s so sweet that you made a surprise party for your beloved mom. The photo looks soo utterly delicious and your mom definitely seems so happy. 🙂

    • bsansone December 23, 2016 / 6:39 am

      Thank you so much Atsuna <3 :)) It was so fun to organize!

  3. Charissa December 22, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Sooo sweet she organized this for you! You two look amazing by the way <3

  4. gracie December 23, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    You and your mom are so cute. I love that you all did this for her. Looks like it was a great party !
    xx, gracie

  5. Jo December 23, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Your mom is gorgeous! I can see where you get your good looks come from! What a wonderful surprise for her! Sounds like you all had an awesome time 🙂

    xo, Jo

  6. Michelle December 23, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    You two can seriously pass for sisters. I’m sure as a kid it’s annoying to hear that but as a mom you totally appreciate that. I’m way off from hearing that with Ella but maybe one day LOL.
    Happy holidays!

  7. Thomas Falkenstedt December 23, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    That’s the sweetest surprise ever! 🙂 I’m very close to my mom to and I know that meant the world for her that you showed up. 🙂 And you’re so alike!!

    • bsansone December 23, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much Thomas! Moms really are the best. 🙂 Belle

  8. Sofia December 25, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Aww that is so cute! Once at least I want to fly home and surprise my mom like this.

    • bsansone December 26, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      thank you so much Candace!!! 🙂

  9. Open Kloset By Ky December 26, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    So Sweet idea from you:)
    You and your Mum Looks So Cute Together:)
    Your Photos are Amazing:)

  10. Ana Vukosavljevic December 28, 2016 / 8:58 am

    You and your mum look adorable!
    I bet you had great time. I need to do that to my mum as well!

  11. Darlene December 29, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    aaaww this is so sweet girl! Youre mum looks amazing and young! like sisters


  12. Tori February 26, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I love seeing photos from your family ge-teogtthers! It looks like you guys have so much fun and eat well :o) No better combo! Hope your week is going well, Jillian!

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