Summer-time Birthday and the Surprise!

My sister’s birthday is during the tropical summer so its always impossible for her to have fun as all of her friends are away on summer holidays enjoying somewhere cool while she stays back and studies hard so that she can stay focused on her career. Few years went on like this. Same thing, year after year. This year, I was determined to make a change. I was determined to have a surprise party for her. Since it was going to be the first ever party hosted by me, I needed to plan it very carefully! Firstly, I told my mother and her two best friends  to pretend like they had forgotten all about her birthday. That way, she was going to be feel very detached. And hence the plan was underway.

Since its summer and we hardly ever went out during summer, I decided to hold an indoor party at our suburban house. A whole month before the big day, I began to order gifts online and store them away from her eyesight. Then I bought some decorations as well. I began ringing up a few of her friends who might be in the city during the week. A day before the big day, I went to the supermarket after my classes and bought all sorts of snacks and some ingredients for the lunch I was going to prepare.

That night as my sister studied away in her room, I baked a chocolate cake and cooked up various dishes that she loves and decorated the table and placed the chips, candies in the bowls and the drinks ready to be poured out. My mother helped me decorate the cake and with the icing. We decorated one of the spare rooms with balloons and streamers and with sparkles and coloured papers on the fan. When the room was completely decorated, we brought all the gifts and kept them on the table. It was early next morning when her friends arrived as quietly as possible We did not want to wake her up just yet but we  could hardly contain our laughter.

All this happened before she woke up on the morning of her birthday and on some pretext she was led in to the spare room where we all waited for her with a “SURPRISE!!”

The look on her face was worth a thousand words!  She was extremely surprised to see her two closest friends there. She told us that she thought we had forgotten about her birthday. As if! The cake was cut and she unwrapped her presents.

The day was spent in excitement but it was not over yet. The real party was about to roll on and was there ever one without music and dance?

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I turned on my laptop and connected the ancient and massive speakers through a well conceptualized arrangement for the real party feel. Her friend suggested the music of Anushka Manchanda combined with Allu Arjun’s dance moves  to groove us all evening.


We cheered on at Allu Arjun’s fascinating moves and gaped in awe. And Anushka was an amazing singer! Her voice electrically charged up the whole house. What an amazing night it was!

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Author: Anya

Founder at The TechGirl Journal & The IDEA Bucket ; Anya lives in California while working in the field of Computational Genomics. TechGirl Journal is focussed on the lifestyle of a girl in STEM and tips on how to build a business and a career in tech with a focus on skill-development, interviews, internship, personal projects, and pet-peeves! The IDEA Bucket is focused on small business ventures and practical, urban lifestyles. For specific inquiries, you can e-mail:

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