Do you get a judge to serve birthday cakes?
Have beef tomatoes Hong Kong-style noodles?
Have former Mariners player Edgar Martinez join the fun?
Break the surprise of your own party?
It was all of the above for long-time philanthropist Jerry Lee, chairman of Mulvanny G2 Architecture. It was a room of 60 good friends and celebrities at South China Restaurant in Bellevue.
His wife, Charlene, emailed friends to arrive at 11:30 a.m. And Jerry was told to come at noon so his friends could surprise him. But no, Jerry blew it by showing up 20 minutes earlier. I walked in and I was really surprised.
Hey, the birthday boy greeted me.
Judge Mark Chow got up and graciously volunteered to serve the cake. Martinez said hi to his fans at the party.