Happy Hump Day friends!

I know I said this in my very last post, but I just don't know where my weeks' go!  It's already midway through the week and I'm just posting!  I've had such a long list of blog ideas lately, but little time to put them all together and also keep up with your blogs, so I apologize!

Today, I'd like to share a soiree Bryce and I attended this past weekend:  A Surprise 60th Birthday Party for his step-uncle in Virginia Beach.

We left Friday evening and rode with Bryce's mom and stepdad.  We drove through hail, pouring rain, and high winds--BUT--it was all worth it, because the evening was so fun.

The party was seamlessly planned out.  Everyone was to arrive no later than 7:00 pm.  The man of the night, Mark, was to arrive around 7:30-- tricked into thinking he was simply going to drinks at the club before a birthday dinner.  Being a fellow Wahoo, they decided the ploy to get him into the party would be signs for a Virginia Tech (i.e. our arch rivals) party in the main ballroom.

The party planners knew that Mark, the birthday boy, would be curious to take a peek at the Hokie party!

They even outfitted this mannequin in a VT football uniform!

The surprise was a good one and I was thrilled to be a part of the event.  An open bar, hors d'oeuvres, buffet,  cupcakes, a funny slideshow, good music, and open mic all made the night a fabulous one!

I absolutely loved these glasses they had made for the event:
One side is etched with "BUNDY"--the last name of the man of honor
And the other side is inscribed with LX--Roman Numerals for 60!
Even the cupcakes had LX, in WAHOO (NOT Hokie) colors!

I LOVE this picture I took of Bryce and his mom--I will definitely be framing this for her!

I wish my dress wasn't twisted in this picture!

By the end of the evening, the mannequin was disrobed and in pieces--lots of people were taking silly pictures with the different parts!

All the cousins (and young people in the group) ended the night at Waterman's Surfside Grille.

The next morning, all of the immediate family met for brunch, and I'll just say we had some throbbing heads.  I pulled my Excedrin Migraine out at one point and shared it to nearly half the table!  I'd say that's a sign of a fun night!

What did you do this weekend?

Come back soon--I'll be sharing my chocolate mousse cake recipe in the next post!

Also, as some of you know, I'm getting very close to my blogoversary!  Sundresses and Smiles will be turning 1 on March 15.  I have a goal of making it to 500 followers by March 15 and will put together a fun giveaway if I reach that goal.  If you're a normal reader who doesn't yet follow, go ahead and do it!  And while you're at it, check out the Sundresses and Smiles Facebook page too, by clicking here!

Have a great day!


  1. Oh my gosh, that is too funny. Love the Hokie-baiting :) Wahoowa!

  2. What a fun night! We are a Hokie household though so boo on taking apart the manequin.

  3. That night sounds like so much fun!! I especially like the Cav colored cupcakes! SO CUTE. I hope you're having a great day!

  4. Looks like so much fun. I adore the glasses and how they decided to use Roman Numerals instead of plain old numbers!

  5. twisted dress or not you are beautiful..and that man of yours is..how shall I say..PRESH!

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    1. I love how they lured him in there! As a sister who goes to Tech and a husband who went to grad school in UVA, I'm well aware of the rivalry! What a great time, and your dress is lovely. :)

  7. It looks like so much fun! The little touches were awesome..like the uniform and the Roman numerals!

  8. Love this dress. You can't even really tell it's twisted in the photo. This looks like a pretty awesome night, I love going to parties where there is a mix of old and young. I always end up having some fascinating conversations! Or just drinking a lot :)

  9. Even though it's twisted... your dress looks very pretty :-)

  10. I'd say your twisted dress may be a direct result of the open bar! :) Looks like. Congrats on your upcoming anniversary! Can't believe it's been a year.

  11. Love your dress! Twisted or not! And what a fun party!

  12. What a great event. Allie, keeping up with it all is hard. I know what you mean.

  13. You all look gorgeous! I love that pic of B and his mom too! I can't believe it's your one year blogoversary so soon! Crazy, right? Mine is coming up in April...

  14. Love your dress! Waterman's is a fantastic restaurant! XO

  15. Hehehe I like your cunning plot to get him to the party! Very clever!
    Also, LOL at the photos with the dismembered mannequin! That's hilarious, and also a tiny bit wrong! :P

  16. I didn't even notice the twist - love the dress!!

  17. I am cracking up at the Tech plot hahaha! looks like such a fun time!

  18. That party sounds like so much fun! I love your dress!

  19. Love the pictures. Fun party!

  20. Sounds like such a fun party!! That picture of Bryce and his mom is the sweetest! She will be so happy to get it!

  21. All of the photos came out great. I wonder if photoshop could help with the dress in that one photo. It's such a great photo.


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