The Art of the Surprise

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balloons.jpgThe unforgettable reaction to a surprise birthday celebration is priceless. For a confused second, time freezes and a growing realization stumbles through the mind of the unexpected. Eyes widen and a mouth gasps for air while a room full of screaming friends explodes with laughter and party favors. Like a well organized painting or a proportionally accurate sculpture, a successful surprise is the result of creative planning, precise organization and the participation of friends and family.

d-and-n.jpgOn January 24th, a room sat dark and full of long time friends and new acquaintances. Periodically, the door would crack open with broken updates and the teasing rue. Cameras glowed and toddlers bounced off decorate.jpgwalls. A makeshift paper net held an arrangement of colorful balloons low above the door and streamers danced in the breeze blown in from an open window. Muffled whispers tumbled and giggles rolled as Andy fumbled his keys in the outside chill.

The door opened with a gentle push and Andy was greeted with the unexpected explosion of balloons, laughter and the faces of his closest friends. Startled, he bounced back as he attempted to understand his scare. The shock soon faded as he regained color in his cheeks. The walls echoed with laughter and the celebration bounced into the night.


Along with creating beautiful paintings, Candice can throw a perfect surprise birthday party. It was a masterpiece…great job and…

Happy Birthday Andy!!!

2 Responses to “The Art of the Surprise”

  1. 1 danielle Jan 31st, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    i put that on my myspace yall….so much fun

  2. 2 andrewking Apr 2nd, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Bryan, you’re awesome, nuf said 🙂

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