Almost everyone was excited about my family birthday party except for the one that decided to take a nap on the floor and cover her face with a coat.   Party pooper.

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When my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner I came up with a very detailed list of what everyone was in charge of.

My aunt was to bring a bowl (that could fit my nieces) of salad, ranch and homemade croutons (I am not demanding at all).

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My grandma was in charge of the fruit, my sis in charge of the french bread (because I know she would add the right amount of garlic on it…20 cloves) and my mom’s famous lasagna.  You can see last year that I requested the exact same cheesy/noodle/tomato happiness and I have requested this same dish every year that I have been able to eat solid foods.

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It was my Dad’s bday party too! One of my favorite things is that my Dad and I have shared our birthdays every year.  He turned 60 this year wahooooo and got a Kindle Fire and hasn’t looked away from the screen for the last 10 hours…Mom, he likes it:)

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Billy and I were in charge of dessert.  Funfetti.  4 layers.  2 boxes of mix, 2 cans of frosting and one jar of sprinkles.  You cannot say that funfetti is not the best cake in the world and next year we are going to go for a 6 layer cake.

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Looks like I will be eating Subway and chocolate covered cinnamon bears for the rest of the week. It also looks like I won ‘The Run Across America’ (artwork done by my nephew) which is kind of a big accomplishment.

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What better way to start your bday morning than with a run, followed by a fun day at school and lots of Billy time after school.   PS today is the last day you will have to hear anything more about my birthday, I promise.

Hope you have the best day ever.

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Ever had a surprise bday party?  Thrown a surprise party?

-I have tried to throw many surprise parties but I am not good at it and they always guess.  My mom threw me an awesome surprise party in high school!

What is your favorite bday gift that you have ever received?  What is the most awkward bday gift you have ever received? Have you ever re-gifted an item?

What cake would you request?

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Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

That cake looks amazing!

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Happy Birthday Janae! I love following your blog so I too have to celebrate your birth so that this was made possible. I’m thinking a food fest. Like splurging on Starbucks coffee, eating anything and everything with cheese, and finishing the day with fro yo topped to the max with toppings. Yup, this day is looking up for the both of us:) haha enjoy your day!

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LOL! I was thinking the SAME thing! Everyone should celebrate her day…thinking of picking up some Swedish fish just for this occasion!

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YES PLEASE!! This would make my day….take one for the team and enjoy the yummiest foods possible:) THANKS ROSE AND CATHERINE!!

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LOVE this idea! Um, can we celebrate everyone’s birthdays with cake? Hehe I’d be 400 lbs by the end of the year, but oh so happy!

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I don’t even LIKE Swedish Fish (I know i know…) but I’ll eat them just for you Janae! Gives me another reason to run ; )

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You guys are cracking me up! I just ate a slice of cake and I was feeling bad about it…but not anymore :)

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Happy Birthday!! I hope it is so AMAZING!

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P.s. that cake did look AMAZING! I might have to get in on the cake action in the form of a cupcake. Sounds like I have a busy day…I better get going!

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Happy birthday Janae! =D I hope it’s an awesome one!

What is your favorite bday gift that you have ever received?
I went on a shopping spree in the Philippines on my 16th birthday and I had the most gigantic, festive cupcake there. I think that was a pretty awesome birthday gift.

What is the most awkward bday gift you have ever received?
Hmm. most awkward would probably be earrings (when I didn’t have my ears pierced).

Have you ever re-gifted an item?
Sure…gift cards, I don’t really use ’em.

What cake would you request?
Double chocolate with vanilla icing and chocolate sprinkles!

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I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays! I start reminding people about my birthday at least 4 months out. My friends threw me a surprise party for my 16th birthday…but it took me about 10 minutes to actually understand what was going on.

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (for real this time). Hope you have a great day! :) :) :)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!!!

That cake looks amazing! I plan on celebrating your birthday by eating cake batter frozen yogurt… ;)

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Happy Happy Birthday!!!

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Happy Birthday! Good choice on dinner too – I love a good lasagne and garlicky garlic bread :)

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After seeing the funfetti cake, I am certain that it is the one I would request for in future! When I moved from London my friends threw me a surprise farewell party and I was shocked beyond belief- overwhelmed is an understatement! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!

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Meant to say: hope that cake found its way into your breakfast ;)!

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Happy Birthday lovely!! I hope you have an amazing day.!

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Happy Birthday Janae!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)
Your cakes looks delish!
xo

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Happy Birthday! Feliz Cumpleaños! Almost (1 day) birthday buddy!

That cake looks awesome. I would request a white chocolate and raspberry cake with a 2:1 cake to frosting ratio :)

Hope you have a fabulous year of running :)

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Happy Birthday sweet girl!

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Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is filled with candy and treats all day :)

I’ve never had a surprise birthday but last year i surprised my boyfriend by making his favorite kind of cake!! (it’s carrot cake) and he thought i didn’t know how to make carrot cake…so he was so surprised!!

Have the best day ever!!!

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I’d request my red velvet, its the most moist and delicious recipe around. I got my Nike LunarGlide 3’s last year from my husband and they’ve been my favorite present so far!

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I hope YOU have the best birthDAY ever! :) fill it with fro-yo! :)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANAE! I hope you have the most amazingly fabulous and wonderful day:) A few things. (1) Your birthday = yummy deliciousness! (2) Happy birthday to your Dad! (3) Birthday Celebrations – My bday is in March, and for the past few (10?) years, I’ve declared March my “birth month” and celebrate the entire month! So you have a few more days to talk about your birthday! Plus, it’s a leap year, so you MUST celebrate the last day of your birth month, too! After all, it only comes around every 4 years;) More candy, cake, and awesome food in celebration of YOU:) (4) Have a wonderful day, pretty birthday girl!

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(1) was supposed to say “your birthday cake!” Oops! Probably should spell check;)

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Happy birthday, Janae!!!

Best gift ever was a cat. This was a couple of weeks before we got married (and my birthday), and my fiance at the time found a little kitten on the road. He brought her home and told me to find a home for her. We had zero money at the time because of school and the upcoming wedding. Yes, I kept her – and we had 17 happy years together. :)

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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HaPpY bIrThDaY!
I always request anything italian for my birthday dinner. And usually a choclate icecream cake. Have a great Monday!

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Happy Birthday toy favorite/best friend blogger :)

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That cake looks awesome – nice work! My favorite cake is a cookies and cream ice cream cake. Love the oreos, vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake ALL in one.

I threw a surprise party for my younger sister when she turned 16. I bought her 16 goldfish as her present. Ha! She hated me for that but enjoyed the party.

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Happy Birthday!!

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Happy Birthday!! Glad to hear you had such a great day!!
On another note, I came upon this post on pinterest for cafe rio recipes and of course thought of you! http://heywhatchagotcookin.blogspot.com/2008/04/cafe-rio-recipes.html

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Happy, happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!! I love that you’ve been celebrating birthday week but girl, where is that famous Utah fruit jello?!? As amazing as your cake looks, this fellow fruit jello /birthday lover cannot believe that wasn’t one of the requests! After all, birthdays require multiple desserts. Hope you have an amazing day and an even better year!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a fantastic day and all your students behave and bring you lots of candy :)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS GIRL!!!! I LOVE YOUUU<3333

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Happy birthday lady!!! :D

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope it’s full of chocolate, fro yo, more sprinkles, running, and lots of love!! You’re amazing <3

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Happy Big Two Six! Your b-day dinner looks so tasty- my birthday’s not until next month, but it got me thinking about what kind of requests (demands) I can make :) Funfetti is probably the best cake ever, but I had some chocolate trifle last week that I housed… And wait, that cazookie that you ate looked really good too! How will I decide?!?!

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Happy (real) Birthday! Funfetti IS the best cake ever, and that is a lot of it! My best b-day present was a trip back to Alaska to visit my family, which was also the most expensive gift I’ve ever received (not to say that it was the best because it was the most expensive, just worked out that way).

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Happy Birthday!
You have such a sweet family!

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Funfetti = best cake ever.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!!!! Enjoy your day!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANAE!

I would request a funfetti cake OR a diet coke cake f’sho. I can’t get enough.

enjoy your big day!

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Funfetti cake is the best cake ever!!! I lost the great debate with my cake maker to have a funfetti wedding cake but it is the only cake I eat…Have you had it in cake pop form=AMAZING!!!

Have a great birthday!! I observe a month long celebration–I would encourage you to do the same! :)

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wooot! happy birthday pretty lady!! sounds like you’ve had a rockin’ time celebrating with family the last few days – good for you girl! and that funfetti cake is awesome… i’m not a big cake person, but i DO love funfetti! we’d always make funfetti cakes for each other in college for our birthdays. enjoy your special day!

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Happy Birthday Janae!!! If I could request a cake (and i can because my birthday is Saturday!) then i always am weird and want the basic store bought bakery white cake, white icing cake. I loveee them. But a close second is funfetti or red velvet!

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I’ve never had a surprise party (since I hate surprises), but we went to one on Saturday that was a lot of fun.

Your cake looks amazing, but you had to make your own birthday cake??

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Happy Birthday! Love the cake :)
I have never had or thrown a surprise birthday party. Mainly because I am horrible at keeping surprises and secrets…
I am not a huge cake fan but I love DQ ice cream cakes.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! Its your bday its ok to talk about it and be excited. Enjoy Billy time tonight.

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Happy birthday! Today is my daughter’s 5th birthday. We are headed to Texas
Roadhouse per her request for a birhday celebration!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I don’t like surprises. But two years ago I planned a surprise for Michael and it totally worked. He didn’t know until the night before his birthday that we were going to Disney!!

The Kidless Kronicles

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Happy Birthday!!

Funfetti is DEF. the BEST cake EVER!!!

Also, I think I need to find chocolate covered cinnamon bear because they so sound like happiness is sugar!!

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Happy Birthday!! Just went to Denny’s to get my free Grand Slam :)

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Happy birthday!! I made Jaden a funfetti cake for his birthday yesterday, but I used the chocolate frosting. Gotta love funfetti!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!! :) You share a birthday with my sis–so I’ll be celebrating in honor of you both today ;)

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All that food looks great–especially that cake!! I LOVE funfetti anything! Happy Birthday :D

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Happy Birthday!!

I’ve thrown surprise birthday parties for friends, and for both of my parents’ 50th birthdays. None have ever been thrown for me.

I’ve always requested mostaccoli (spelling??) and strawberry cheesecake for my birthday. :-) But I’m really easy to please too.

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Happy Birthday, beautiful!! Happy Birthday to your dad as well! You both look great! It looks like you had a wonderful family celebration!! I usually want cheesecake on my birthday. I have never had funfetti so I think I will request that next time! I want to see what the hype is all about :) I hope you have a wonderful day.

LOVE YOU!!!!!! XOXOXOXO

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happy birthday!!!!! glad you had such a great time with your family.

i’ve never had a surprise party nor thrown one lol! my family is big so chances are someone will spoil it lol;)

my favorite cake is this strawberry shortcake from kroger, i know nothing fancy. though, i do love cheesecake factory and costco white cake…..why did you make me choose, its too hard!

hope you have a great day and your students go easy on you today:)

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hey! happy birthday! i know you kept saying that it was your birthday week but i guess i missed the part about what day your birthday was. My birthday was the 12th also and i ran the st pete rnr half marathon yesterday… celebrating myself and i pr’d…. looks like you had a blast…. really enjoy your blog :)

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Happy Happy Happy birthday!!! My b-day is in 10 days!!! I will request cupcakes so that I can have multiple flavors of cake!

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Happy Birthday!!!! I haven’t had a party. I might need to throw one for myself. (would you come? ;)) I might request a DQ cake..I might need to start planning my birthday now! ;)

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Happy birthday. Organic carrot cake all from scratch is my cake of choice. I’m not picky at all either.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope your day is fabulously filled with treats and fun!

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Happy Birthday pretty girl. Have a great day!

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Happy birthday Janae! :D That’s awesome you & your dad share the same bday. My dad I share the same birthday too, small world ;)

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That is so so so cool!! Isn’t it the best?!?!

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Could not have picked a better menu myself! I bet that cake was hard to cut! You are a joy! E

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Your hair looks so fabulous!

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ANDREA!!! Thank you so much and I hope you are having a great day!

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Happy birthday pretty lady! Hope its FABULOUS!

My favorite birthday gift was when I younger and I got the Barbie Minivan. Man you would have thought I won the lottery. I screamed, air kicked and did all other types of nonsense when I unwrapped that.

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BAHAHAH Your barbie minivan story made my day!! Thanks so much Kelsey!

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Happy 26th! Cheers to be another year wiser, more beautiful, and at peace with yourself.

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Thank you so much Britt! I really appreciate you and learn so much from you and your blog. PS Thanks for shipping out my stuff, I can’t wait wahoo!

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Happy Birthday beautiful! Looks like a fabulous meal with loved ones.
I have been to surprise parties and it was a lot of fun-Ive always wanted someone to put one on for me. Good thing I have lots of birthdays still ;)

Cake would be red velvet for sure. I’m salivating at the thought!

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Aaaw Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Happy Birthday! I totally get you, my husband and I celebrate Birthday Weeks, not just the day. We’re kind of a big deal like that ;) As are you!

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Happy Birthday!
I am going to have dessert with every meal to honor your birth. Post breakfast dessert……….done.
Much love,
Erica

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Erica….that makes me so happy!! Enjoy your lunch dessert and dinner dessert and hopefully a few desserts after too:) LOVE YOU!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Every year I make funfetti cake for my birthday-it’s my favorite!!

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have an amazing day!! It’s too bad it is on a Monday and you have to work…maybe you called in sick?!? That would be awesome…and not obvious at all hahaha.

PS–urgent question. How on earth do you get your hair so darn perfectly curly/wavy and get it to stay like that?? I know you have mentioned before that you use an instyler and I have one but I’ve only ever used it to make my hair straight because I have never had success with using it to curl my hair! Tips?

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happy happy birthday lady!!!! looks like an absolutely fabulously delicious day!

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Happy Birthday! That cake looks so yummy! I think I’d request a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, my fav ;)

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Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! I threw an AMAZING surprise party for my husband’s 30th b’day last year. It was EPIC. I can’t believe I pulled it off. 5 months of planning and 80+ people. He was shocked!! A few days later (my 30th) he threw a mini surprise party for me! I was shocked. Best give ever was my 30th b’day gift…Ipad2!

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Your mom’s lasagna looks so good!!

I requested Strawberry & Champagne cake one year and my BFF actually went out and found that recipe so she could make it for me! Fresh sliced strawberries between layers of ultra moist cake is key :)

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P.S. love the new hair!

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Thanks so much Brittany!! YUM…..that cake you described is making me drool, I must try it soon!

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Happy happy birthday, Janae! I hope you have the most awesome day EVER!

I have definitely regifted, but only when I thought the person would actually really like the present (not just to get rid of it). Daniel threw me a surprise party once and I thought we were going out to dinner, and I kept asking him “WHY are all these people showing up NOW??? We have a date!” and finally he had to say “Natalie, I’m throwing you a surprise party, and these are the guests.” LOL

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When I was in high school I was blind folded and taken to a room full of people who surprised me for my birthday. I, like you, have also tried to throw surprise birthday parties but something always happens so they never turn out. My best birthday gift was my garmin watch! I feel really bad re-gifting items, so usually I just keep them in my closet for a long time and then finally give it to the Goodwill. My birthday was the last weekend of January and instead of cake we had cookies and home made ice cream. AMAZING! Hope your birthday celebrations continue to make you smile!

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I don’t know what it is about funfetti, but really is superior to all other boxed cakes. It’s amazing! And no, I’ve never had a surprise birthday party but I’ve been to a couple for other people.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had an awesome day!

I am planning a surprise party for my boy next month! I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to plan all this without him knowing.. I get so excited about these things, it’s hard to hide :-P

Best cake = angel food cake with ICING and strawberries :)

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With icing…I definitely need to try that!AHHH let me know how the party goes, that sounds like so much fun!

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happy birthday girl!!! i hope you have the BEST day.

congrats on the run across america :) too cute.

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Happy birthday day!!!!!! A 4layer funfetti cake is GENIUS!!!!!!! The recipe on the back of the Hershey Cocoa is the BeSttttt chocolate cake EVeR!!!!!!! Make it asap!!!! Youre welcome ;)

And wow, 1st place?? Awesome!!!! Haha :)

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I know…1st place:) UM…I can’t wait to try it, thanks so much Kimberly and have an amazing day!

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Aw, Happy Birthday Janae!! This party looks like so much fun — I’m totally with you on the funfetti… until I saw a “cherpumple” cake. It’s a three layer cake with a cherry, pumpkin, and apple pie baked into each layer!! PINTEREST it!

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CHERPUMPLE…um what?!!?! Yep…I will be requesting that tonight, that sounds heavenly. Thanks Casey!

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Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is wonderful today!

Funny my boyfriend requested Funfetti cake for V-day tomorrow! It is so yummy!!

I love the “Run Across America” drawing…haha too cute!

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Thanks so much Chels!! Enjoy your cake tomorrow…see how many layers you can do:)

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Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

I always. always. always. ask for pie.

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Happy Birthday! I’ve never had a surprise party, but if I did I would hope that my husband would know to make his famous chocolate cake with thick, luscious chocolate frosting.

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Happy,happy Birthday-hope you have a wonderful year.Yummy dinner too,and your cake looks awesome.Yum!!
Best birthday present ever has been my bike!!!I always want chocolate or red velvet cake but after seeing yours I may change my mind!!!My daughter’s b-day is next week so think I’ll try to talk her into it…

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Happy birthday Janae!!!! I request something different every year, but I love red velvet :)

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Happy birthday, lady!!!

How generous of you to make your own cake! ;)

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Happy Birthday Janae!!!

Hope you have a wonderful wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday! That cake looks amazing, like licking my screen amazing. I HATE surprises and one time my then boyfriend (now husband) threw me a surprise party and I was not amused and had to act happy. Looking back, I was a big brat, but lesson learned on his part. No more surprise birthdays for me

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I should send you a piece:) HAHAHAHA your surprise story made me laugh…is that mean of me? Acting happy is not fun!

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happy birthday! your birthday is my half birthday, meaning we are almost twins :)

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Happy Birthday Janae! I hope you have an amazing day!!!! :)

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Happy Birthday! Thanks for taking your time to blog — I look forward to it every day!!

I also rock out the funfetti cake on my Birthday. Although when I have the chance to go back home my mom makes a cake where she mixes chocolate cake mix and brownie mix for a perfect combo.

Best birthday gift was probably a trampoline when I turned 15!

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Lizz….thank you for your comment, your sweet words made my day! A TRAMPOLINE…okay, now I want one of those! Um…your moms cake mix and brownie mix sounds heavenly!

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Happy birthday! Enjoy 26 ~ we shall toast you with our dinner time glass of wine tonight! :)

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!! i absolutely love reading your blog everyday. i hope your day is fabulous, funfetti cake is definitely what i woudl have requested too! YUM!

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I hope you have an awesome birthday!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

I have had one surprise party thrown for me, but I found out.
I have also thrown a couple of surprise parties for my friends and they didn’t find out! Wahoo!!

Best birthday present EVER would have to be- LADY ANTEBELLUM TICKETS!!!!!! {for tomorrow} AHHHHH! I’m so excited.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
Loved the cake.
Hope you have a super fabulous day!

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Happiest Birthday to my FAVORITE runner!! I hope it’s PERFECT! Xo :)

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Happy Birthday girl! Is there a bad kind of cake? I haven’t found it yet:)

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Valid point…you are so right! Have a great day Irene!

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Happy Birthday Janae!!! I hope you have an AMAZING day :D

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happy birthday pretty girl!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a day as wonderful as you!

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Happy Birthday Janae! I hope you have a great day and get a lot more sweets :)

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Happy birthday! You have the happiest smile.

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Wow…thanks Deirdre, that is so sweet!

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Janae, I hope your birthday continues to go awesomely!! (<– definitely a word lol) Looks like you had an amazing b-day dinner, so jealous of the subway card!!!

I actually LOVE angel food cake with fresh strawberries…other than that, i'm not a huge cake person. oddly, I LOVE birthday cake ice cream!!

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I just looked it up and it is a word:) YUM….angel food cake with strawberries (and whipped cream) really is the best!

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Happy Birthday Janae!!!!!

…and Dad ;)

and I love that funfetti cake

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Happy Birthday!

The best kind of cake is ice cream cake from cold stone, peanut butter awesomeness. Yes even in November when I request it in New England weather.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!!! :) :) :)

I hope you had a 10/10 run this morning and that your Billy time is fun tonight! You deserve the very best day :)

My mom had a surprise birthday party for my 16th birthday. My birthday was during exam week and everyone had to study for exams so it was an “after school snack surprise party.” I walked in the door from school, crying because I was stressed about exams and mad about studying on my birthday, and from behind the counter jumped 10 of my friends :) We had lots of snacks and cake and presents for a few hours before studying the night away. It was very unconventional, but fun and thoughtful!

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Happy Birthday! Looks like its been a good one so far :) That cake looks super yummy!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We almost share the same birthday- mine is tomorrow! You can never go wrong with funfetti- I just made funfetti cookies!

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Happy Happy Birthday! Love the way you celebrate!

Sorta surprised birthday. We were snowboarding in Utah and I wanted to stay for the wine tasting going on in the lobby and my husband insisted we go back to our room to check on his mom and the kids (I’m a SAHM so I try to stay away as long as possible when the opportunity arises). Back at the room waiting for me was cake and birthday hugs and kisses from my kids and mother in law! It was awesome and I did get wine later with dinner :D

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Mmm… Funfetti cake the favorite at our house, too! Happy birthday to you!!! I hope it is a fabulous day!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!!!!! You are so sweet, I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!!!

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Happy Birthday, Janae! I hope it’s a great one!

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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Janae, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
My husband and best friend tried to throw me a surprise 30th birthday party, but I found about it, so I wasn’t really surprised. I have thrown a couple and been pretty successful. I love surprises, so hopefully there could be a successful surprise party in my future. The best birthday gift I ever received had to be a book Adam made me for my 28th birthday. It was my first birthday to celebrate away from family, and it was hard. He made a book that was bound and everything of 100 reasons why he loves me. It was the sweetest thing and yet so simple. The weirdest gift I ever received was a pocket knife from my grandpa. My sister and I were his first granddaughters and he wasn’t really sure what to get little girls. So when I turned 3, I was given a pocket knife. My mom took it away immediately when I decided that I would sharpen a pencil with it. I’ve never regifted a birthday present, but I have others, especially for white elephant parties. I would request German Chocolate Bread Pudding. I first had this on our 5 year anniversary last year and have been hooked since.

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Happy Happy Birthday sweet girl! Looks like a fun family party!! Wahooo!

My hubby threw me a surprise 25th Birthday and a surprise 30th birthday. I dont think I will be getting a surprise for 33 in a few months! I have thrown my parents a surprise party (they were shocked!), my bro a surprise party and this year I am doing one for my hubby and my sister! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! :)

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Happy Birthday!!!
I am making my own birthday cake this year, devils food cake with “Party frosting” which is like the inside of a devil dog.
I have thrown my husband one surprise party and he was surprised. It was about 2 weeks before his 40th birthday at a pool hall.

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YUM….I need to have some party frosting:) That is awesome you actually surprised him! Have an amazing day Bethany!

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Happy 26th! I hope you’re day was very special!

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okay, did you know that we’re the same person? because we totally are.

1. my dad and i have ALWAYS shared a birthday party, too!! his bday’s just 2 weeks before mine, and we always celebrate what we call the “june birthdays” in my family, cus both my grandma and my great grandma were also june babies. :) plus, my dad’s turning 60 this year, too!!

2. funfetti is THE best cake ever. period. my word, that cake is incredible looking!

i have indeed been thrown a surprise party, for my 21st! it was amazing, and of course i cried. :) i’ve also tried throwing ones, but they always find out. guess i’m just not sly enough. ;)

oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!!!!!

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We really are the same person and this makes my day!!! I hope you get a funfetti cake long before your June Bday:) Have a great day Katie and I love your 21st bday story!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Can I come eat some of that cake?? It seriously looks amazing.

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Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! YAY:) I love birthdays. I have a twin brother and he usually steals the show… sooooooo… we usually eat whatever he wants, but I’m not picky so I’m usually okay with that!

Ummmmm can I get some Cherry Cheesecake puhhhhhhlease! :)

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Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate is what I would request! :)

Happy birthday!! :)

We thru a surprise birthday party for my mom’s 50th and really got her! It was a lot of fun. :)

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Happy birthday lady!! That cake is AMAZING!! It’s so tall! And funfetti is the best! I hope you have the Best day ever!

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Happy Birthday sweet friend! You look so pretty in that picture with your Dad and your cake seriously looks so delicious. Oh my goodness I love funfetti cake so much.

Can we celebrate your birthday just one more time at YL this week? pretty pretty please!!

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YES YES YES YES!! So funny…I just texted you and then I saw your comment. Thanks Rachelle and YL ASAP!

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happy birthday!!! i am a little disappointed you chose the sprinkle frosting instead of the actual party chip frosting. sprinkles=4 times less delicious than party chip. you should probably extend your b-day one more day so you can have the right funfetti cake :)

hope it’s an awesome day!!

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I totally agree but the store was all out of it….more reasons to go get some ASAP!

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Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday lady!!! Cake looks pretty epic..

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Happy birthday, all that food looks wonderful!

Plus your new hair do looks awesome! :).

Have a great day!

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Happy birthday, girl! It sounds like it was amazing :) mmmm that cake looks GOOD!

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Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with a great run, time with Billy and lots of yogurt! Too bad Spoon Me is gone. I loved going there and getting free fro yo on my birthday.

I am not much of a cake person. I usually request ice cream. Or an ice cream cake (but instead of cake, but brownies on the bottom – much better).

My husband threw me a surprise party a few years ago and to say I was surprised was an understatement. I believe someone said, ‘Wow. This is the 1st time I have seen you speechless’. I am a very clean person, but I would have definitely deep cleaned my house and what not if I had known 50 people would have been there!

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Happy birthday Janae!! Hope you have a great day! I had a surprise party bor my birthday this past year. It was a lot of fun but I figured out about the party before and had to pretend I didn’t know so my mom could be proud of herself for being “sneaky” and tricking me. Haha.. I think I like knowing about the parties better! That way I get to pick my cake, which would definitely be Italian Cream cake. With any type of chocolate cake in close second :)

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Happy birthday! That looks like a super fun time, you deserve it :) have a fabulous day!!!!

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HAPPY Bday Janae face!!! Come out to cali so we can celebrate your bday out here!!

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Happy Birthday Janae! Woot, woot. Go do something wild and crazy with Billy the Hero. xoxo Alex and Allison

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Happy Birthday, Janae! I hope it’s the best yet!!
xo

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happy birthday to you and your dad! what a FUNfetti weekend. 26 is a good year. I will trade you 29 for 26? hehe.

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Have a FABULOUS day. Have a FABULOUS week. Enjoy every delicious minute.

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Happy Birthday to You!

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happy birthday janae!! :)

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Mmmm I would take a pan of under-baked brownies over a cake any day!! =)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day! That cake looks massive and delicious!

My sister and mom threw me a surprise 30th birthday last year (hubby was out of town). I threw a surprise party for the hubby’s 26th birthday, the year before we were married. I think surprises equal too much pressure though.

Hope you get lots of sugar throughout the day!

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Happy Birthday!!!!! That double birthday bday cake looks soo delicious.

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Happy Birthday Janae!

I’ve never had a surprise party thrown for me, but I did throw one for my husband last year. He was literally shocked and I was so scared I would give it away!

That cake looks soooo good…I used to love making funfetti cakes in college but you must have it with the rainbow chip frosting! That’s what I would request for my birthday…or carrot cake OR coconut cake.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! and your dad! That cake is making my mouth water! A white with a PILE of vanilla buttercream would be just right for me.

Hope you have a fabulous day!!

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Happy Birthday!!! I’ve never had a surprise party thrown for me but I’ve planned some for other people – a couple of them guessed but some of them were completely shocked. I LOVE planning them :-)

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Happy Birthday! Everything loos so good. I love the cake most and my kids would like it even more. We made cakes last year for all of our birthdays out of the giant cupcake pan so much fun! Not sure if you or your mom are willing to share but I would love your lasagne recipe. I have tried so many and I am still trying to find the right one. And I trust you to know the best since it is your fav. Thanks and have a great rest of your bday!

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Your cake looks incredible!!! Love all the frosting! And I also love the pic of your little party-pooper buddy on the floor who put her coat over her face…so funny:)

My fav is cookie cake with lots of frosting! I am seriously considering having a giant cookie cake as our wedding cake. I also love ice cream cake.

Hope you are having an awesome birfday, J!!!

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Happy birthday! We are the same age. I’ll be 26 in April. Funfetti has been my favorite cake ever since I can remember having cake at my birthday. Although I’ve never done the four layer thing. I’ll have to try that.

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Happy Birthday janae! My birthday is Wed and I know what you mean about celebrating the entire week. I usually try for the entire month. I moved away from my hometown 3 years ago for my job and it has not been the same. I still try to spoil myself even though my friends can’t be here.
Cake? My favorite is Chocolate cake and chocolate frosting or a DQ cake. YUM! I will be running on my bday and I thought about skipping it but I am running my first half marathon at Disney on the 26th so I have to be good. My favorite birthday memory is going to the TODAY Show in NYC last year to celebrate my 30th and eating at Serendipity. It was awesome! Surprise parties are great!
I threw a surprise 30th birthday party for my boyfriend in November and I actually pulled it off.
Love your blog by the way. So glad to have found you on pinterest.

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