Friday, August 9, 2013

Ella's Turning What? Blog Hop! Big Giveaway!

We’re hosting this blog hop because Ms. Ella Jade is having a birthday! Happy Birthday Ella! So please make sure to wish her lots of happy birthday wishes when you comment below.

Since it’s all about birthdays, I thought I’d recount one of my all-time favorite birthday memories. My sister was in 2nd grade and 7 years old, she decided to throw me a “surprise” birthday party, and she did a pretty good job. With my mom’s help she managed to talk to each of my friend’s secretly, she just forgot to tell them it was a “surprise” party so they all asked me about it. So I talked to my mom and she said it was supposed to be a surprise, so even though I knew it was coming, I let myself be taken away and distracted while her little 7 year old decorated our grandmother’s house. I acted super surprised when I arrived and to this day, it’s one of my favorite memories with my sister and related to my birthday.

So what’s your favorite birthday memory? Have you ever had a surprise birthday party?

My Giveaway:

I’m giving away a $10 ARe or B&N gift card to one lucky commenter! If I get over 75 commenters, I’ll also be giving out two amazing swag packs! To enter leave a comment with your valid email address, for an extra entry like my FB page and tell me you did so in the comment! Good Luck!

Grand Prize Giveaway:

There is a tour-wide giveaway of a $100 Amazon or B&N gift card to one lucky commenter, so be sure to comment with your valid email address to enter, the more stops you comment at, the better your odds! Good Luck! 


  1. Many Happy Birthday wishes to you, Ella!
    I didn't have a good childhood, so I think I'll skip the B-day memories question!
    Please sign me up for the giveaways, love me some Amazon GC!
    Thanks for the giveaway =)

  2. Happy Birthday, Ella Jade!! Followed on Facebook thanks for the great giveaway my best birthday was when i met my fiance for the first time best present i ever did receive.

  3. already like your FB page :)

    My fave childhood birthday was when I turned 5. My brother told me what EVERY ONE of my gifts were, before I opened them! LOL... I Loved every gift!!

    I have never had a surprise birthday party. I have done a couple surprise ones for friends/family.

    Thanks for being part of this blog hop!


  4. Happy Birthday Ella!


  5. What a sweet memory. I loved a few years ago the girls I worked with had a 21st birthday party for me, even though I was 45. They knew I hadn't had one of those wild parties when I turned 21 and it was a night to remember.

    daringzoey at

  6. Happy Birthday Ella!!! I'm turning 40 on Aug 16!!!

  7. Also, liked your FB page.

  8. Happy Birthday, ELLA! I really have one good birthday memory and I am tired of typing it out already. No, I have never had a surprise birthday party, as a matter of fact, I hardly had any birthday parties.
    I liked your facebook page. Thank you.

  9. Already had liked your FB page. I haven't ever really had a surprise birthday party either. When I was in High school some friends tried to organize one, but I learned about it long before.


  10. Liked your Facebook page under Up All Night Book Addict...

    Happy bday Ella!

  11. I liked you on FB.
    Never have been given a suprise Bday.

  12. Happy Birthday Ella and many more!!

  13. Happy Birthday to Ella!!:) And I did like your facebook page. Sadly I've never had a surprise party before. Not a big fan of them, but it would be nice to have someone plan the party out instead of me.:)

  14. happy birthday to ella and thanks to you for being a part of this blog hop!:)
    no surprise birthday party but my daughter came early for a surprise present 2 days before my birthday this year:)
    facebook like #779

  15. Happy Birthday Ella!!

    Liked your FB page I love a good blog :)

  16. Happy birthday to Ella! Thanks for participating in the hop.


  17. Happy Birthday, Ella! Wishing you many more. Thanks for sharing the wonderful day and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com Liked FB

  18. I want to win! Happy Birthday!

    -Kyla Stein

  19. One of my best birthday is when my husband surprised me at work with flowers, chocolate and a pair of diamond earrings - made all my co-workers jealous.
    Happy Birthday Ella! Great Blog Hop.

  20. Happy birthday to ella

  21. I've never had a surprise party, but I've helped throw a few!


  22. My 16th birthday party was a surprise party! Thanks for bring a part of the blog hop! Happy Birthday Ella!

  23. Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Happy Birthday Ella! Thanks for the amazing celebration.

    Fb like: Mel Bourn

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  25. Happy Birthday Ella!!


  26. Happy Birthday Ella like you on FB Thank you for the giveaway :)

  27. I liked on FB, #784 LaTanya Lawson
    I've never had a surprise party... The best birthday is went I found out I was pregnant with my son on my 30th bday...
    Thanks for joining the hop!!

  28. Happy Birthday Ella!! Thanks for the blog hop!!

    No Surprise party, but Graceland for my 27th was awesome!

  29. My best birthday is when my 16 yr-old sister threw me a surprise 15th birthday party. Happy birthday Ella. Thanks so much for all the hopping fun!!

  30. No unfortunately never had a surprise bday party. My favorite memory is last year when my ex and I got back together after many years apart.


  31. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I do already like your FB page with my page: For The Love Of Film And Novels.


  32. I liked on Facebook (Cassandra Hicks)
    Happy Birthday Ella!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Birthday Ella.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  34. Happy birthday Ella!! My fave b-day memory was surprise weekend road trip to St. Augustine, for a long weekend at a great B&B. I had a boyfriend that threw me a surprise party every year for the 4 years we were together -- and he managed to really surprise me every time!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  35. Happy Birthday to Ella!!

    My family isn't big on birthday so I was surprised one year when my sister surprised me with a cake and had the family come together to sing me Happy Birthday.

    As to a party, I've never had one thrown for me. I've only had small close family gatherings.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  36. I have never had a birthday party my favorite memory my parents got married on my 9 The birthday
    Happy birthday Ella!
    Liker of facebook page

  37. Happy Birthday, Ella!!!

    +liked on Facebook as Tw Veronika

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. I already like yuour fb page - so I couldn't add another number there for you.

    My sister threw me a surprise party a few years ago. I spent most of it dancing and playing with the kids who were there - in between doing shots at the bar with their parents. LOL!

    Ella, have a fantastic birthday month and enjoy the hop!
    Thanks for inviting ua all to celebrate.

  39. Happy Birthday Ella & thank you for the hop. I've never had a surprise party and it pisses me off really - I keep hinting but so far no one has gotten the hint and I'm 38. Oh well, maybe this year!! Also liked your FB page #792

  40. Never had a surprise birthday party before.
    Happy Birthday Ella!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Happy Birthday Ella! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!
    Thank you for your generosity,