Today is a very special day as Lauren’s Brother-in-Law, Matt, turns 30! This weekend was full of celebration including a family dinner, a basketball game on the court at The Staples Center, and a very special surprise party planned by some of Matt’s very closest friends. The email that was sent out to all of the guests truly explains the night’s activities best, so we decided to incorporate it to tell the story.

Hello All –

We are getting closer to the Surprise BDAY of Matthew Gwartz this Saturday and here are all the details:

Meeting: We will be meeting at Dan and Matt’s place Saturday night at 6:00 pm for Happytizers and bevies…

Lauren made these Asian style meatballs to share with the group. They were a huge hit. 
Departure: We will be departing Brentwood at 7:00 pm in a Limo Bus which was set up by the tremendous Franchesca and Ashley. From here, we will cruise around LA and head over to Staples Center where we will be picking up the Birthday boy around 8:15 ish.
Limo service by Monalisa Limousine Inc.They were super professional and ensured that we had a great time.
As Matt works for the Clippers, it was fitting that the limousine was stocked with red and blue napkins.
The birthday boy was very surprised to see his friends on board.
Matt’s girlfriend prepared a special video tribute in honor of the birthday boy and asked all of the guests to share photos to include. Matt followed it up with a heartfelt speech. 
Dinner: After we pick up Matt, we have reservations for 9 pm at “The Lobster” in Santa Monica.
It was hard to resist ordering lobster. 
The birthday boy sure enjoyed his!
The night was made even more special with speeches made by each guest of their fondest memories 
of Matt, and of course the group got together to sing “Happy Birthday” to Matt’s 30 years.

After Party: For those who would like to hang out afterwards, we will be going out in Santa Monica for drinks. In case people wanted to head back to Matt and Dan’s early like little babies, we will have the Limo Bus until 1 am.

Your presence will be Matthew’s gift so please do not think you need to bring something. 

Lauren and Scott brought a gift anyway. It’s not every day your brother turns 30.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and please remember, this is a surprise so do not tell Matt you will see him Saturday Night.

We loved all of the personal touches incorporated into this party and thought it would be fun to share with all of you. Happy Birthday to Matt! Here’s to 30 more years of joy and friendship!

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