Thursday, December 2, 2010

I don't have a single original idea.

To stick with the theme that Wes loves, let's talk about my birthday.

I've mentioned before that my best birthday gifts back in 2001 were when my friends wrote me letters about how fabulous I am.  (Or, at least in my mind, that's what I read.)

Well, last April, I discovered something magical that happened in one of my favorite Kindergartener's rooms.  For my first trip out post-surgery, my gal pal took me with her to her daughter's school party.  There, a magical Kindergarten teacher (who now is in my Book Club!  woot for Book Club!) celebrated each child's birthday by having everyone in the class draw a picture and write a blurb about what they would give the birthday child if they could give them anything.  Said-teacher put all of the birthday "wishes" together in a book to give to the child.  Brilliant!!

Recently, one of my blogger pals invited me to her Virtual Birthday Party.  If I accepted the invitation (which y'all know I did), I had to tell her what guest I was bringing with me and what gift I was giving her.  All virtually.  Now, she is cooler than I am and is going to Photoshop all of her guests having a kickin' time at her party.  Again... brilliant.

So I'm going to jump on the Fake Party/Gift Bandwagon.  Comment below and tell me a.What you'd love to give me, b.Who you are bringing with you, and c.What fabulous thing the 2 of us are going to do together in my next year of life.  I will, as a result, a.Not write you a thank you note but b.Write a super blog post about all of my attendees to my Fake-Party, what gift I received, and what super plans I have with all of you for the next year.

I'm giddy just thinking about it.  This is going to be rawesome.


(Please RSVP for my Fake Party by December 7.  A day that will live in infamy.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

BECKY!! So, I (Laura Messenger) would totally come to your fake birthday party! My plus one would be Erick. And I would give you this... http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/adca/

P.S. You MUST watch the video!!

Jenni S. said...

Ok Bex. I'm RSVPing. My present (if I could give anything in this world) would be the cure for asthma I recently invented (oh how I wish, having to little wheezers of my own). I would bring my girls with me because I'm certain you'd love them (just a leeeetle bit of bias there). And over the next year we would plan and host a fabulous IV reunion where everyone was magically able to come.

Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Jenni S. said...

Oops, that was supposed to be "two little wheezers"

Lindsay said...

Okay- I am RSVPing that yes I'd love to come and I would bring my best friend Emily- she is the one that I had the funniest NYC experience ever!!!! Plus you'd love her!!! (I am going to WY next week with her- so keep you posted on funny somethings that occur bc it will) I would bring you a Starbucks coffee maker for your home so you can have a pumpkin spice latte anytime you wish in your home. Then next year I'd like to start a party planning business with you :) (okay this is a virtual party so I can dream big) But in real life you can help me make a cake blog :)

Sarah said...

I will be there . . . I'm going to bring my little sis and my gift is a HUGE photo album of pictures no one even realized were being taken at youth group events like Nerts tournaments, World Changers, etc. :)

Michelle D. said...

Becky, I love anytype of party. I would just bring myself, because I fancy myself exciting enough on my own. And if I could give you anything in the world... it would be a huge book of ice breakers (because I know you love them). This year, we are going to Passion together, have too much fun at college ministry, and I'm going to party with E.

sherri said...

dude - you never sent me your guest and virtual gift. photoshopping you as we speak.

for your bday soiree I am bringing with me Dean Smith, the magical gift of a few more hours in each day (to do with as you please) and next year we are gonna see a hella lot of movies. happy early bday!

Kristina said...

Becky you are hilarious. Here you go. I will come to your awesome party where all things are possible. I am bringing the entire cast of glee (if I just brought Will Schuester our husbands might protest). For your present we will have guest roles on Glee (I for one will be lip syncing, but you may chose to sing). Next year we WILL take our daughters for the cutest pedicures ever :-)

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

If it's a virtual party then I would totally be there. My gift would be your Step-Mom for a day, and my guest would be my Mom (they're both partyin' it up with Jesus each year!) I know that my Mom would be the life of the party and from what I hear, your step-Mom was pretty awesome as well and I think that if we could spend another day with these 2 amazing women we'd have a blast!

Sarah said...

I will be bringing David to keep Dan out of trouble, and my gift will be your own private jet so that you can pop up to Asheville - and down to Durham - to see people more often! <3