The day has come! I'm finally 18. Yes I was 17 in my first semester of college, and yes it sucked. My roommate also happened to be 17 and our friends called us the babies. Her birthday was December 23 (Happy Birthday Sehar!) and Mine is today, December 29th! So now we are adults!
For the past couple of months all of my parents were asking what I wanted to do for my birthday, and honestly I didn't want to do anything. It seemed like so much work to throw a big party and I just wanted to relax on my birthday. But I was totally shocked on Saturday. I had spent the afternoon at an outdoor mall in our area with my boyfriend. We had been there for about 4 hours (it was 4pm) and I texted my mom saying I was on my way home. She told me no one was home and our door was locked. Since I don't have a key we just kept shopping.
We both got bored and decided to grab a coffee near my moms apartment building so he could drop me off when my mom got home. We sat in Dunkin' Donuts for an hour! Finally I decided we should just wait in the parking lot of my building, but when we got there my parents cars were there! I was so confused. I buzz in and go upstairs and I didn't notice anything. I was telling my mom all about the cute stuff I had bought that day and had no idea that a surprise party was set up behind her and I was earlier than all my friends. Talk about embarrassing! Early to my own surprise party!
Nine of my closest friends from high school and elementary school came, and it was so fun! We all just ate, talked about college, and played bingo (insert dying laughing face here) my mom gave scratch tickets out as the prizes! The food was delicious, we all preferred the dino-nuggets and mac n' cheese to the dainty finger sandwiches that were laid out. And we pigged out on brownies and cookies that I had unsuspiciously watched my mom bake that day.
I'm so lucky to have such amazing parents and friends who planned this, it was so fun! And a big thank you to my two sorority friends for putting their newly found craft skills towards their adorable gifts!
Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes!