Neil Patrick Harris Basically Got The Best Birthday Gift Of All Time

By: Gabrielle Chung / May 9, 2013

With the help of his fiance David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris celebrated his upcoming 40th birthday in legen — wait for it and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of the word is — dary style.

The How I Met Your Mother star went on Ellen this week to explain just how awesome it was, telling host Ellen DeGeneres that his longtime beau threw a week-long, nationwide scavenger hunt for him.

Starting out in the couple’s backyard, where Burtka used some sort of wizard magic mind-blowing technology to kick off the hunt, NPH was then taken on a whirlwind ride across the country to find clues his partner left behind.

Here’s one tidbit from the actor that summed up just how epic and intricate this blowout was:

I got stopped by a cop, who didn’t give me a ticket. He gave me another clue.

Bravo, David Burtka. Bravo.