Birthday Bloopers

March 12th, 2012

Yesterday was my 29th birthday — again. 😉

DH loves birthdays. In fact his family celebrates them for at least a week, which means it will be like Hanukkah around here. I’ll be getting about one gift per day for the rest of the… well, I don’t know when they’ll all finally arrive since some of them were purchased via Amazon yesterday night.

Like any birthday, it just wouldn’t be memorable without at least one funny thing happening. In this case, my mother mixed up an ingredient for the lunch menu.

Let me just do a short info dump here about my family’s birthday tradition. The birthday girl/guy gets to choose what we have for lunch and what dessert will be. Mother then prepares it with loving care.

In my case, it’s usually haystacks and carrot cake. Haystacks are kind of like taco salad with corn chips instead of tortilla chips, lettuce, cheese, chili beans and ketchup. Okay, so maybe it’s not really like taco salad, but you get the picture.

Anyway, Mom had everything ready family-style. We started piling the food in our bowls when I noticed something strange going on with the chili beans. The sauce was thicker and there were little chunks of something resembling meat.

When I pointed it out to my mother, she lowered her head into her hands and muttered, “It’s chili.”

Apparently she had grabbed the can of chili instead of the chili beans. Gotta say it was a very different taste, but not too bad. All in all, it ended up being a pretty good birthday.

In honor of those annual bloopers that can only happen at birthday parties, enjoy this Funny Birthday Bloopers Compilation video.

Have you ever had something funny or just weird happen at a birthday party?