and I'm not talking about Brian.....
Saturday night was Brian's 30th birthday party. We started the night with a family dinner at Bonefish Grill (delicious) to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. For Brian's party, I reserved the lounge area at Naya Bistro and Wine Bar. We purchased the hors d'eouvres, which included lettuce wraps, sushi, fruit/cheese platter and spinach-artichoke dip. There was a full service cash bar, with great cocktails and wine. About 35 of Brian's friends, relatives and co-workers showed up to celebrate with us.
I really had a nice time catching up with everyone and really appreciated everyone for coming. One person came, however, that I did not invite. It was a surprise to us all when we saw Elvis Presley coming up the stairs, dragging his karaoke speaker behind him. All of the guests looked to me as I though I planned the surprise. I wish I could take credit for it! Elvis called Brian to the front to wish him a 'Happy Birthday' and handed him a certificate, showing that the real tricksters were Dave and Mark (Brian's old roomies from Chicago).
They couldn't make it out for the party - but if we can't have them, Elvis is a close second. He sang "Teddy Bear," "In the Ghetto," and "Viva Las Vegas." Priceless!