Mary’s 40th Birthday Party, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Wow as this one wild ride. I started this as a big surprise party, booking flights and accommodation to be there for the birthday on 11/12, but to have the party on the Sunday 10th. I was liaising with family in Bohol to help me with the huge task. I then thought to myself OMG, BeBe absolutely must come home with us and come to Mary’s 40th Birthday Party, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
I popped Mary a non-descript SMS asking for BeBe’s details and then crafted an SMS something along the lines of; “BeBe, keep this a secret, I would love you to come to Bohol with us for Mary’s SECRET 40th birthday party. I just need your passport details.” Send. The Mary rings me giggling; “You sent me that message silly!” Damn, the cat out of the bag.
But, to be honest, I am so glad I did as I could never in a million years have organised what our Philippines family and friends organised for Mary’s 40th Birthday Party, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. We even had our mates, The Rutherfords, come too, double WOW. Of course, there were friends and family overseas that were sorely missed – you know who you are.
Read on. What a fantastic party for my darling wife.
Now this was a vacation, so I am breaking this down by days, and of course, food and restaurant reviews will be on Islifearecipe.net. Here we go, we hope you enjoy it, as much as we/she did.
OK, here is your answer, it is parlor games. Again great work from the team for this one too. The kids, and adults (as you’ll see) had a scream – LITERALLY. Above is the amazing Soph taking on the responsibility of being the ‘fox’ that all the kids have to chase – great work Sophs. Also, the smaller kids were killing the sack race, despite one small logistics hiccup, in that there should have been two per team. One bottled it, as you’ll see ha ha!!!
We were crap at sack-race. Ruthers and I took on two young lads and got a pasting. I had not even started my leg, and they had finished both theirs. Also, we had a man down, with Steve taking a tumble and bruising his knee. Clearly our friend Pilsen, gave some old-man bravado – ha ha. Still, all in the spirit of a fantastic party for wifey. Such a giggle.
And now to an amazing piece of footage, where my amazing wife has everyone on baited breath with weepy eyes all round, as she gives an incredible birthday speech. Amazing babes, just amazing. Love you v.much!!! Goodness me.
We then have the dance-off competition. Sadly my camera ran out of memory so I missed a few, but you’ll get the gist. We took our boom box and had all the kids dancing to their chosen songs as a gift to Mary for Mary’s 40th Birthday Party, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. I have to say to do this in front of the 100 or so at the party was an amazing ask.
What you don’t get to see is the circa 1,000 other beach visitors who are all standing around gawping in awe at the amazing performances. Thank you guys, from the bottom of our hearts, you were amazing. I know Mary/Mum were so impressed and happy. Absolutely amazing!