My parents planned a surprise party for me at one of my favorite NYC spots, Alice's Tea Cup. It's an Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant that specializes in brunch, lunch, and of course, tea.
My parents told me weeks ago that they had planned a surprise for me that would take place the day before my birthday. I thought perhaps a few friends would be there and that we would have lunch or see a Broadway show. My dad and sister picked me up at 12:45 and my dad zig-zagged through the city. I was in the backseat and almost vomited because I really had no idea what to expect and I don't like not being in the know.
We arrived at Alice's, and my sister and I hopped out. She held my hand and led me to the back of the restaurant, where there was a room filled with my friends and family. I saw my mom and immediately began crying. The first thing I thought was, "I can't believe all these people are here for ME." I still can't. I've never felt so loved in my entire life.
This was the best photo I could take of the room in its entirety. I know - not so good!
My sister had taken me to brunch at Alice's the day before to throw me off, so I was pretty surprised to end up back there the next day!
Everything was pink and green - the candy, the flowers, the Lilly party favor bags. Each girl got a pair of pearl earrings as a token of thanks for celebrating my special day!
My dad put together a game for everyone to play. It was a word scramble entitled, "How well do you know Teddi?" Here are some of my party guests hard at work. It was timed and the winners got prizes!
This was the best party I've ever had and I am so grateful for the wonderful women (plus my dad!) in my life. After all was said and done, 25 was the best birthday yet and I just KNOW that 2010 is going to be my year.