I threw my husband Jeff a surprise 30th birthday party – I planned and saved the money for a year so he would never notice the money leaving the account. I found an old historic saloon in the Fort Worth, Texas stockyards that had a stage and a small dance floor. The invitations I had designed by a graphic designer – the front had a picture of old, saloon doors that opened from the center and on the inside had a picture of John Travolta’s promo shot from the old movie “Urban Cowboy” and super-imposed a picture of my husband standing next to him. It was really funny! I had everyone RSVP to a secret email address I created just for the party. I included with the invitation, custom temporary tattoos that I had made through a company I found on the internet that people wore as their “admission” to the party. The guests applied the tattoos in hilarious places on their body! I hired a country-western band to play during the party – they were great and really got the party dancing! A barbeque restaurant catered the party – they brought the food and took down all the tables when finished which made it so much easier for me so I could enjoy the party! I also hired an event photographer to take candid party pictures throughout the night as well as setting up a “photoshoot” for the guests at the party. She set up a makeshift steer by using a bench that the guests straddled and had their arm up in the air like they were riding a bucking steer – she then took the photos and used photoshop by taking the picture and making it look like they were riding a real steer with a rodeo arena as the background of the photo. After the party, the photographer emailed the sample photos to the guests that took the photos so that they could purchase for themselves if they wanted to – they turned out really great! We had free food and a cash bar – it turned out great and over 100 people came! Jeff was really surprised and so happy by how it turned out.