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Spouse's birthday... with complications

My spouse is having a milestone birthday. She's been fighting cancer for the better part of a year. I'm strapped as to how to show her how much I care. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Jul 31, 2015 - 19 answers

Giving the gift of cash

My sister had a baby. My brother and I are giving her a larger-than-normal for our family chunk of cash for her birthday. Please help me write a card that doesn't make me sound superior, or her obligated. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jul 30, 2015 - 29 answers

Bow out gracefully?

The wife of one of my office' higher ups has a birthday coming up, and a colleague's wife is planning a lavish birthday blast. Can I bow out early without hurting anyone's feelings? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Jul 25, 2015 - 16 answers

Quick/fun birthday gift ideas for new boss

I need to get a birthday gift for my new boss (I've worked there just a couple of months and this is the first office birthday since I started). I'm told we do gifts around $10 plus lunch for the birthday person. Extra layer of difficulty: the birthday is early next week. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Jul 9, 2015 - 10 answers

Need some birthday poems

I'm going to an event this week where people sit around and eat and drink and read poetry, either their own or by others. Since it also happens to be the organizer's birthday, I'd like to read a birthday-related poem, something by a contemporary poet. [more inside]
posted by daikon on Jun 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Recommend a great, relatively casual restaurant in London

I want to go out for a good meal with my family* for my 30th birthday, so I'm looking for a really good (but not too fancy) restaurant in London. Make me some recommendations! [more inside]
posted by knapah on Jun 15, 2015 - 19 answers

Birthday + Funeral. Ideas to brighten someone's day?

My boyfriend has to go to a funeral out of town on his birthday. What can I do for him or sneak into his suitcase to brighten his day a little bit?
posted by jschu on Jun 15, 2015 - 6 answers

What's a fun experience type present I can get for my mom's birthday?

What's a fun gift I can get my mom for her birthday? It has to be something she can do in the Hudson Valley, NY area (New Paltz/Kingston/Woodstock etc). [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jun 3, 2015 - 16 answers

What is as old as he is?

Our friend is turning 40 - we were thinking of a 40 year old [wine,scotch,bourbon..?] as a gift. But we have no idea what to pick? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 30, 2015 - 15 answers

Buying presents for people you don't know very well

What should I bring to an acquaintance's 30th birthday gathering? Details and complicating factors inside. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on May 7, 2015 - 17 answers

How to fun-ify my mom's 50th bday afternoon in LA...with seniors in tow?

I want to make my mom's birthday special. It's this coming Saturday, but I recently found out that my grandparents, who are visiting from overseas, will be joining us that day. What would you do if you had to take people around LA for an afternoon, with limitations? Where would you go? [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Apr 12, 2015 - 6 answers

10th birthday party, fantasy theme: what fun ideas do you have?

My son is having his 10th birthday party later this month and the theme is 'fantasy' (witches, goblins, wizards, dragons, elves etc). What are some fun games/activities that you recommend for the day?
posted by h00py on Apr 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Special Birthday Suggestions in Copenhagen?

My wife and I are Americans, but will be in Copenhagen on the night of her 40th birthday in early July. I'd like to plan something very special (such as dinner at an incredible restaurant or a breathtaking daytrip) to celebrate the occasion. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Planning S.O. Surprise Party

How to plan the best surprise party ever and what are some great places around Boston to celebrate the big 3-0! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Mar 24, 2015 - 5 answers

NYC boat rental recommendations for private birthday party?

My partner is turning 40, and since our plans for a European vacation aren't panning out we're hoping to spend a similar chunk of change on a boat rental for a booze cruise, sailing around New York harbor for several hours. I'm looking for tips and recommendations. [more inside]
posted by whir on Mar 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Like tie-dye, only not. Party crafting for grown-ups!

Last year for my birthday, my family came over for dinner and cake, and we tie-dyed. It was THE BEST. I'd like to do something similar this year - fun for all ages (4 year old - 60 year old, 8-10 people), easy to do, somewhat quick, doesn't require everyone sitting down at the same time and "doing a craft", not too "lame" for the adults, but not too complex that the 4 1/2 year old can't do it without a little help. Tie-dying was fun for everyone, but I'd don't want to do it two years in a row. I've got two weeks and can get pretty much anything in store or from the internet. Willing to spend a bit of cash. Thanks!
posted by firei on Mar 14, 2015 - 29 answers

Missed text = 6 weeks of silent treatment? Really? How do I solve this.

My birthday was a couple of days ago, and I didn't receive a card or a gift from my sister, which I thought was strange as we've always sent each other something on our birthdays. I did talk to my mom, who told me that my sister didn't send me anything because she was mad that I didn't reply to a text she had sent at Christmas. I live on the opposite side of the country, and she sent me a picture of the family Christmas dinner. I had just spoken to her that same day so I didn't think a reply was expected. I actually didn't think about it much at all. We've never kept in touch very often (~monthly) so I didn't pick up on anything, but apparently she's been fuming mad at me for weeks! How do I resolve this? [more inside]
posted by piper4 on Mar 2, 2015 - 18 answers

How to celebrate a good friend, in writing

My mom asked me to help her write a nice celebratory message to her friend who is turning 60 years today. I have about 2 hours to do this. HELP! [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Feb 27, 2015 - 4 answers

"Clothes. Fragrances. Massages. Mimosas. Fine leather goods."

I have a birthday and another life achievement milestone coming up this weekend. I'd usually want to celebrate with close friends and family but I'm newly single and am not really up to discussing it with people yet. I do have family/ friend celebrations planned next week so instead I'd like to mark the day by engaging in some luxury solo self-care. Suggestions? Snowflake: I'm in Hong Kong. [more inside]
posted by hellomiss on Feb 26, 2015 - 5 answers

Who's birthdate is celebrated by the most people?

What person's given birthdate is the most commonly known and celebrated or honored throughout the world? besides Jesus on Dec. 25...... [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Feb 21, 2015 - 16 answers

Please Help Me Think Of 40 Love Songs and How Should I Package Them?

Mr. Westridge's 40th birthday is coming up. I have decided to give him 40 of something every day for the forty days leading up to his actual birthday. One thing I want to give him is a collection of 40 love songs but I'm running out of ideas for songs. Also what would be the best way to gather all these songs together and present them? [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge on Feb 19, 2015 - 30 answers

Birthday Present? Graduation Present? Birthday-Graduation Present?

My youngest sister is graduating high school on her nineteenth birthday. Gift ideas needed! [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Feb 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Looking for a very specific birthday present

A friend's birthday is coming up and I know something he'd really like - a pelican skull - I just have no idea how to find it. He owns a few different bones (oxen, turtle) that he has amassed during his travels and awhile back was lamenting not being able to pick up a pelican skull, which apparently has a unique shape. I have looked online, but everything I am able to find is just a replica. Is there any place online or elsewhere that I would be able to track down such a specific item?
posted by C'est la D.C. on Feb 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Gifts or Experiences in London, UK for 40th birthday?

I took us indoor skydiving for his 39th birthday and now I am completely stumped as to what I give him for his 40th, and was hoping for suggestions to make the Big Day (31 Jan) special. [more inside]
posted by 73pctGeek on Jan 6, 2015 - 8 answers

40th Birthday Getaway

I need to plan an awesome 4-5 day getaway for my wife's 40th birthday sometime in late March / early April. The less time we can spend traveling the better. We are based in Austin Texas so anywhere in the U.S. or parts close by wouldn't be out of the question. I am willing to spend 3 - 5k. I am looking for specific recommendations on a city / town / resort we can go to simply have an awesome time. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 5, 2015 - 11 answers

40th Birthday Snow Pentathlon!

My wife is going to be turning 40 this month, and in addition to the obligatory good food, friends, and requested viewing party of Man From Snowy River (her favorite movie), I'm hoping to add a fun, mildly competitive event for all attendees: a snow-based pentathlon. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Jan 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Activities for dudes?

Surprising my boyfriend with a man-weekend. What does that mean? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Dec 30, 2014 - 21 answers

General Purpose Gifts Under $8?

What low cost item has changed your life recently? I'm looking for gifts that you could give to anyone; male or female, 20 to 60 years of age. Preferably in the $5-$10 range. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Dec 18, 2014 - 47 answers

Gift Ideas for family I'm staying with while I heal.

I'm pretty immobilized while I heal from a complicated broken leg, and I'm staying with friends while my SO is out of town. They are waiting on me hand and foot. I'd like to get them Hanukkah gifts, nothing too fancy, and a birthday gift for one of them. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Dec 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Do I wish him happy birthday?

I recently broke up with my boyfriend of a few years. It’s been a really complicated and painful, but I want to wish him happy birthday. Should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2014 - 43 answers

San Fransisco Corgi.

My girlfriend's birthday is next weekend, and I'd love to surprise her with an hour or two or seven of playing with a corgi in a park, somewhere in SF. [more inside]
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? on Nov 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Suggestions for a Minecraft/Amazing World of Gumball dual-themed party?

Myboy’s twin passions are Minecraft and The Amazing World of Gumball. We are throwing him a GumCraft/MineBall 9th birthday party and would love suggestions on decorations, food/treats, beverages, music, party favors, and activities. Either Minecraft or Gumball suggestions would be great, but suggestions that meld the two themes together would simply rock the house. [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Nov 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Message in a... cupcake...

My guy's birthday is coming up. I'd like to write a cute message on mini-cupcakes (1 letter per cupcake) but I'm having trouble coming up with the message. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Nov 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Gift for a Stranger

I don't know the guest of honor. Should I buy a gift for a 50th birthday party? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 19, 2014 - 10 answers

looking for a specific gift: mile high city mug

I am looking for help locating a large souvenir coffee mug coveted by a close friend. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Oct 6, 2014 - 5 answers

oh, you shouldn't have.

what would be an appropriate birthday gift for a new fella? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Sep 30, 2014 - 13 answers

What's a good birthday experience gift in NYC?

A very good friend of mine has a birthday right before both of us will be in New York with a group of mutual friends. I thought it would be fun to gift him some sort of experience or activity in the city, but I'm trying to stay away from stuff that's "too tourist". I'm looking for something more unique- I've been to the city many times, but have yet to live there. Bonus if you are a a current or past resident!
posted by robadobdob on Sep 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Last-minutefilter: Where can I take Mom in Denver for her 96th birthday?

It's today. I know I should have started planning earlier - I was thinking I'd just get her some flowers and a card and take her to brunch, but now I want to make it special. I still have not gotten into the habit of thinking "This may be the last time ..." but it's true. I want her to go back to her independent living facility feeling well fed, well feted, happy to be 96 and loved. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Sep 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Oh, what fun we had!

Looking for games and activities for a weekend away at a country house. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Aug 19, 2014 - 21 answers

Help me support a vice, please!

I want to give my brother something nice for his birthday. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Aug 10, 2014 - 12 answers

NYC helicopter rides?

My lifelong New Yorker spouse would like to take a helicopter ride for his September birthday. Have any of you done this, and could recommend a company?
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Birthday Party Ghost Stories

For my 40th birthday I'd like to have a slumber party with a small group of my friends. I love scary movies (although I prefer supernatural, and am not a fan of slasher films) and would love to incorporate a couple into the fun. One of my close friends can only tolerate not very scary movies (I'm thinking at the level of Rosemary's Baby). A few other important details inside... [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 2, 2014 - 27 answers

Recommended songs for a happy young woman?

Hi. So a good friend of mine is a happy young woman, about to have her 23rd birthday. She's asked her friends for songs to play. I found a list of songs referring to being 23, here on Metafilter - but they're all generally pretty depressing and negative about being 23. Do people have songs they recommend, for happy young women in general? Her tastes are modern, rock-oriented and eclectic - she's a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pretty Reckless, MGMT, and dance music, for example. thanks!
posted by metasailor on Jul 29, 2014 - 22 answers

Birthday and Celebratory Gifs

I'm the lady at my office who sends out the "Everyone please wish a Happy Birthday to X!" emails. I try to include a cute animated gif in all of them. I'm running out of birthday-themed gifs a few weeks into this game. Wanna help me compile celebration and birthday gifs? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Jul 25, 2014 - 19 answers

Ideas for an awesome birthday present for soon-to-be new dad

Mr Robin's birthday is coming up, and I'd love to get him something really nifty this time around. I don't really have a knack for selecting gifts - I do okay and occasionally nail it. I'd like to really nail it this time! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jun 29, 2014 - 9 answers

The kid has a birthday coming up! Help me weasel out of her plan!

My step-daughter's 16th birthday is right around the corner. Like, 8 days away. We always ask her what she wants to do on her birthdays and usually she comes up with something like renting out a place to play laser tag or going to the water park or whatever and we are more than happy to give that to her and she invites friends and there is food and drink and merriment and Huzzah! This year, it could go bad. I need some help! [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

Please suggest a unique and wonderful gift(s) for a fiddler

Subject is a mature lady who about four years ago took up the violin and has progressed into fiddling. Probably at the early intermediate stage of expertise. Birthday coming up and I'd like to surprise her with unique and wonderful gift(s) that go along with her joy of fiddling. Violins/fiddles are out as are bows. Thank you and I'll return the favor when the question comes up for something I'm qualified to provide an opinion.
posted by KneeDeep on May 12, 2014 - 14 answers

Last minute parent gift question - liquor edition

Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on May 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Things to reflect on during your birthday

I'm turning 22 soon, and it’s been one hell of a year. Birthdays have always been a good time for me to reflect on things. Any suggestions on things to reflect on, questions to think about, or ways to plan for the year ahead?
posted by markbao on May 1, 2014 - 13 answers

What's a good movie to rent for a bunch of twelve year-old boys?

My son will be having a birthday sleepover in a couple weeks so we will be hosting about six twelve year-old boys. In addition to feeding them and the Minecraft LAN party, we'd like to watch a movie with them. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 29, 2014 - 175 answers

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