Woman Throws Birthday Party To “Celebrate” 1-Year-Old Construction On Her Street

A woman is going viral for a very special birthday celebration she threw, and it wasn’t for a person.

Natalie Harvey of Lakeview, Louisiana, spoke with Fox 8 as she prepared for a birthday party.


Cake, balloons, guests, a photoshoot — the works. She did it up right…for road construction on her street.


Harvey’s Facebook post about the birthday party went viral, sporting over 800 shares currently.

Her post was captioned:

Happy first birthday to our street construction! It was one year ago this week when they first began to rip up our street. One year later, half the street is impassable — just last week, we had a massive, 6-foot-deep hole! To celebrate, I created a replica of the street scene in cake form: two layers of chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting.

She told Fox 8 her whole street was torn up.


“Our driveways on my side were blocked for about three months this summer. Now, the other side is blocked, so nearly every house on the opposite side of the street from mine, has their driveways blocked,” said Harvey.

Harvey said that the work schedule is so sporadic that it has caused horrible delays.


“As an example, they’ll work every day for a week, then there will be two to three weeks with nothing,” she said. “The work has definitely picked up in the last couple of weeks. But you never know when it’s going to stop and when it’s going to start back up again.”