My boyfriend organised a FUNERAL for me instead of a birthday party so I could ‘see how much my friends loved me’
A MAN got the shock of her life after walking into his own funeral instead of his 33rd birthday party.
Eli McCann, from Utah, was not expecting to celebrate his special day surrounded by a fake casket and “mourning” guests, but boyfriend Skylar Westerdahl came up with the quirky idea.
Eli said that Skylar had thrown the surprise funeral for his birthday because “people shouldn’t have to die in order for their friends to gather and say why they loved them.’”
And Skylar certainly didn’t hold back with the plans, instructing guests to ignore Eli so it would be like he was a ghost visiting his own wake.
Skylar had decorated a friend’s house for the funeral, and hung pictures of Eli around the room.
All the visitors were dressed in black and there was even a fake casket made from an ironing board and pillows.
Skylar had also made programs of the Order of Service, which included viewing the “remains”, a photo tribute slideshow and “reflections” from friends and family.
Speaking to MirrorOnline, he said how Skylar had told him they were going for a nice dinner so needed to dress up.
He said: "Twenty minutes later we arrived at a friend's house where I could see that all the windows were blacked out with curtains, which I thought was odd. He said we needed to stop inside and say hello so I got out of the car.
"As soon as we walked in I saw about 15 of my friends all dressed in black sitting in the chairs pretending to softly cry.
"My husband immediately took a seat and a friend in priestly attire stood and welcomed everyone to my funeral. They all pretended they couldn't see or hear me through the entire service."
Eli wrote on Twitter about the 2017 event: “It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever walked into. There were musical numbers and a slideshow to ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler.
“He melts my heart constantly, but especially when his expressions of love get weird.”
It seems like the funeral didn’t creep Eli out too much, as him and Skylar are now married.
Previously, a family made a hilarious fake ‘nightclub’ in their living room with dad acting as bouncer, kids breakdancing and strobe lights.
And a woman concerned for neighbour who doesn’t move from window for hours – only to find the figure isn’t what she thought.
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