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Surprises are my absolute favorite thing. I love surprising other people and yesterday I got to do just that. It was my boyfriend’s 23rd birthday and while he was fishing in the morning, I was putting together a great surprise for him. Let’s start with the alcohol cake…
I’ve seen beer cakes, alcohol bouquets, and soda cakes all over Pinterest. I catered this cake to my Willie’s favs. Budlight and Crown Royal. It was pretty easy to make but the cutting of the styrofoam board was tricky. I figured it would be easy to cut simple circles out of styrofoam but I have never cut styrofoam before. My circles ended up being jagged but you couldn’t really tell in person. I bought a black styrofoam board from Target for about $2 and got some string there to tie bows around the beers and bottle too. I also picked up a bow from Target and taped it on top. On the bottom layer is 12 beers and the middle has 8. Needless to say, he loved it.
Another thing I did to surprise Willie was a ballon wall. I really wanted to have the balloons floating above our bed and attach photos to the bottom of the string but I ended up blowing my balloons up myself (they didn’t float) and just dangled them from a ledge on our wall.
I hung 23 balloons in Will’s favorite color combo, red and black (Ohio State colors) and each had a picture attached to it. On the backs of the pictures I wrote a story. The first picture was of Willie when he was little and was covered in frosting so on the back I wrote “When you were little you loved your sweets…” and the second was of him camping and it said “and you couldn’t get enough of the outdoors…” and so on. It ended with a picture of him and I from his 22nd birthday saying Happy Birthday and how much I love him. I used baby pictures, silly pictures of him, pictures of him and our dogs, and pictures of the two of us and wrote according to the picture. He got a kick out of some of the pictures, yeah I can be funny.
I also put presents I got for him on our bed. I basically went crazy at JP Sports. He loves that store and his sports teams so I knew I couldn’t go wrong. I just bought a bunch of Cleveland Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Cleveland Indians things. As you can see I went a little crazy with the red and black theme, haha oh well. Will had a great birthday and I can’t wait to figure out surprises for him next year.