Monday, July 23, 2012

a surprise success

I'm the worst at planning parties, so throwing my sister a surprise going away dinner party was definitely a challenge.  With the help of my friend Stephanne and Karina's bf Maury, it turned out to be a success! 

I made reservations at Whiskey Cake for about 20-25 people.  Maury stalled by taking Karina out shopping at Francesca's and got her hair "did" at Drybar.  When she walked in, we were so ready to yell out, "SURPRISE!" only to see her completely walk right passed us to go straight to the restroom.  We said her name, and that was when she finally realized all these people who were there for her. 

Crying = SUCCESS!

Stephanne made this awesome cookies and cream cake with buttercream and marshmallow fondant.  It was delicious, as always!

As giveaways, we collected empty prescription bottles, I made labels with Karina's contact information, and stuffed them with candy.  These were a lot of fun to make!

Stephanne found these rubber duckies from Oriental Trading. My sister has been obsessed with rubber duckies for as long as I can remember.

She got this awesome quilt from Maury's family.  She's been asking me to make her a quilt of all her old t-shirts, so this will buy me some time!  It had pictures of her and Maury and his nieces and nephews, whom she's grown to love.  

 Paul and I got her a Keurig maker.  I was so excited when I saw this yellow one at Kohl's and HAD to get it for her!  Hopefully this will help during her long, sleepless nights at med school.

Although this isn't goodbye just yet, we'll certainly miss you Teen!  We're so proud of you!

PS.  Thanks again Stephanne, Maury, and for everyone who came and made this night possible!


  1. I am still speechless about the details of this surprise PARTAYYYY! I am loving the perscription giveaways and Staphanne with her marshmallow fondant....ummmm DROOL!

    You did an amazing job and I'm sure Karina will remember this forever. Does this make you both even now that you have done this and she has completed her MOH duties?

    PS. love the lighting in that jar picture

    1. Yes, I believe we're even now! Now I need to surprise YOU!


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