It was one of the most stressful things I have ever done. Not because it was extremely hard, but because I wanted nothing more than for it to be really great, particularly for her.
I'd love to say I only threw this for her because I loved her, but mostly my original intentions had been in spite. My best friend got a boyfriend several months ago. It is her first relationship since year nine, which doesn't even properly count as a relationship. As a result, her attention towards me dimmed down extremely, even to the point where she had forgotten about our plans when I rocked up to the destination only to find she had completely forgot and made plans with her boyfriend, resulting in me having to head back home.
This was okay. I have almost always been in a relationship and to say I have always given her the attention she deserved, that I never chose my boyfriend's over her would be a complete and utter lie. But my further attempts at hanging out were often rejected for other ones.
So, I knew I had two choices. I could get angry at her, have a bit of a sad and make her feel guilty for rejecting me, or, I could throw her a surprise party for her birthday to remind her how much I loved her. I chose the second option.
Luckily while in the last month of party plans, organising food and decorations and a good excuse for her to be out of the house, she returned back to me and it turned out to be a huge misunderstanding. It made me want the party to go really well all the more. And it did, even for her and the whole 2 hours she was there and wasn't passed out in her room as a result of me handing her shots.
So, Happy 20th Birthday Caitlan. I feel bad for getting jealous when you got a boyfriend, but that's life and I know I will always be around. You have had a pretty tough year so I only hope that this one is much better and so many positive things come your way.
You are one of my heroes, with your job that helps people, your selfless attitude and for putting up with my drunken mess ways. You da best.