For the past few months my cousins and I have been planning a surprise party for my Gramma's 80th birthday. We've been sneaking around taking cupcake tins from her house, stealing recipes from her book, getting family members to make the journey to Vermont without her knowing - and it worked! My grandmother walked in thinking she was about to be taken out to lunch with her grandaughter and there we all were with gifts and cupcakes and lei to put on her for the tacky beach theme. It made it all worth it watching her smiling and teary-eyed as she hugged all of us. She's always so kind to us on our birthdays, and all the time really, that it was nice to go out of our ways to return the favor a bit.