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tasja Thu 21-Jun-07 08:40:36

Who of you have done this before? I want to do this. Any ideas, tips welcome, please....

brightwell Thu 21-Jun-07 09:49:34

A friend of mine has/is organising a surprise party for her dh, She's booked the hall & disco and sent out invitations which stress the importance of keeping it a secret and has given someone else's phone no. & email address as points of contact. The invitations say people need to be there for 7.30 as the birthday boy will be arriving at 8pm.

SanetJvv Thu 21-Jun-07 13:59:53

I wanted to do this for my dh, he turned 30, but it was impossible because the little friends we have in the UK all live very far from us. (We are also from South Africa) After the children was in bed, I prepared a roamantic bath with bubblebath unfortunately for him alone because I prepared a romantic dinner for two. It was wonderfull, candles, sparkling wine, just the two of us...

Skribble Thu 21-Jun-07 22:51:25

We did a surprise "weekend" party for my FIL, we booked a huge log cabin near us and MIL spun this whole story that the house near it was running as a hotle now and this cabin was a restuarant and he pulled up expecting a romatic dinner for 2 in a log cabin restaurant. Instead he had the whole family for the whole weekend, he still didn't twig that we had the place to ourself and were staying for about an hour after arriving.

It was easier as he is used to everyone else orgainising stuff and the cover story worked well.

tasja Fri 22-Jun-07 16:28:01

Hi SanetJvv
Where in SA are you from? Where do you live now? Afrikaans or English?

SanetJvv Fri 22-Jun-07 16:32:33

Hi tasja, Afrikaans, from Pta, in Banbury now.

SanetJvv Fri 22-Jun-07 16:55:47

Very homesick at the moment...

tasja Mon 25-Jun-07 10:42:38

Hi Sanet

Know the feeling. Also very home sick. My husband's parents have very good friends that lives in Banbury.
We are also Afrikaans.
Maybe we can visit sometime. We have a "selgroep" in Northampton. About 8 families with lots of children. We get together every 2nd weekend and eat like just our South African's can.

SanetJvv Mon 25-Jun-07 11:37:29

Weve been trying to join a selgroep for a long time now, we are part of Solihull SA gemeente, Middelande, and you? Only selgroepe near us are in Oxford, 15 members and no children, and Leamington Spa one child. I need to make contact with sel leader of Leamington Spa to find out when do they get together. Probably in the week...

SanetJvv Mon 25-Jun-07 11:46:34

Would it be rude to chat in afrikaans?

tasja Mon 25-Jun-07 11:53:28

Our next one is a social - 7th of July. It is every 2nd weekend. One weekend is a social and the next a sel.
Wecan't go to the next one, but would you like to come to our next sel 21/22 July? our next social is at our house - it's my husbands surprise b-day party. and then we're having a braai. You are more than welcome! How old are your kids? my DD is 1year and a month.

SanetJvv Mon 25-Jun-07 12:02:45

Ive got a stork tea the 7th, but we would love to join you when you meet again. Will the next meeting be the braai at your house weekend of 22nd July? Lilia is 2 years 4 months and Karla is 1 year 2 months.

tasja Mon 25-Jun-07 12:10:27

The next meeting will be on the 21st or 22nd. Not sure wich day. It will only be a sel. Not sure if you want to come that far for 30min or so?
But here is my email adress, then I'll give you my mobile number.

natasja@sky.com

My DD name is La Luna.

SanetJvv Mon 25-Jun-07 12:17:56

Thank you, will email.

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