Nelli’s Surprise Party

I can’t believe I pulled this off.  It was a potluck so everybody brought a vegetarian dish but I was still SO overwhelmed.  This was my first party at our apt so I wanted to make sure it was perfect.  Nelli hated celebrating his birthday so I had to make sure it was extra special.  I even bought a vegan cake!  First thing’s first, I had to get Nelli out of the house.  He is always extremely busy on the weekend so that wasn’t so hard.  Next, Gaurav came to jumpstart the barbecue…I have a charcoal grill which most people (including us) don’t know how to use but we managed through that.  I basically spent the whole day cooking 3 dishes which was totally unnecessary because. again. potluck.  but what did I know.  As guests started to arrive, I couldn’t even believe I hadn’t even taken a shower.  WOW.  I was in shorts and a t-shirt – such a gracious host.  I called Nelli and told him to run some errands because not everybody was there.  By the time Nelli, came we all got really quiet as he opened the door.  HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.  He told everybody that he knew something was up though because I was cleaning our patio and the apartment a little too meticulously.  I’m glad he loved it but it will be a long time before I have another house party again and if I do, I’m ordering in 🙂

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