Apr 13, 2008

Hunka Burnin' Love

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!

7 comments:

mamie said...

This was too much fun!! A special thanks to Dave and Mark for an incredible surprise on Brian! He kept looking at the possible perpetrators with no one fessing up! It was priceless! Go Dave and Mark!

Jacqueline said...

Jeff and I had WAY too much fun! Who knew "The King" would be there =) Great party! Hope to see you both soon.

Patty Ann said...

Wow, that is one heck of a pantsuit! Did you all sing along? Happy B-day Brian, looks like you had a great time.

Mark said...

Glad everyone enjoyed the Elvis-gram.
I wish I could have been there in person, but then what would Angie have had to blog about? Viva Las Teddy Bear in the Ghetto.

RevDave said...

We rock parties we don't even GO to! That looks like it was just as planned - awesome...

Amber said...

Sounds like a really fun time!!! I love the pic of Brian laughing at Elvis. Classic. The hors d'ouvres bar sounds like it was yummy!

Rachael said...

We had a great time Ang!!! Now I think i'll have Viva Las Vegas in my head all night from reading your blog :) Oh yeah and don't forget to mention Elvis had a road manager with him too. haha What an event!! Thanks again :)