Hosting an adult birthday party centered around the ABC show "Alias" as its theme. I'm looking for a good game or activity that could fit an espionage type theme. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Apr 13, 2006 -
Can you name short stories, preferably from the classics, about a birthday? [more inside]
posted by dov
on Apr 13, 2006 -
SuperstitiousFilter: Our Doctor wants to induce my wife to deliver our first (baby boy) on June 6th. Am I crazy or is having a baby on 06/06/06 just asking for trouble? Or will it be a fun story for my boy to tell when he gets old? [more inside]
posted by skrike
on Apr 10, 2006 -
Looking for unique dessert celebration ideas for our one-year-old's birthday. What are some good alternatives to the 'smear cake everywhere' tradition?
posted by Otis
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I'd like to record a version of this song
on Garageband for my girlfriend's birthday, but I cannot figure out the chords, and I can't find them anywhere online. Can anyone please help? [more inside]
posted by interrobang
on Apr 1, 2006 -
My 3 year old is invited to a birthday party and the invitation specifies "no gifts." What is the ettiquette here? It is at a party place that is pretty expensive to rent out and pizza will be provided, so the host is spending a lot of money. It seems wrong not to bring a gift.
posted by stockaholic
on Mar 31, 2006 -
What are some really fun, chill places/activities for a birthday party in the Cambridge/Boston area? I've already thought of: karaoke, playing board games at Diesel Cafe in Somerville, and candlepin bowling. Any other ideas...? Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Mar 22, 2006 -
QuoteFilter: For my mum's seventy*coughcoughcough*th birthday this year, I found a bunch of postcards from her hometown in England. I'm putting them into a book, and I'd like a nice quotation or something to write in nice script on the outside. Something about roots or birthplaces or something, and amusing Oscar-Wilde-style or touching-but-not-saccharine would be preferred to glurgey-sugary-weepy.
posted by biscotti
on Mar 13, 2006 -
What vintage booze from seventy years ago would be affordable, available and worth drinking? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft
on Mar 4, 2006 -
NYC area (upper west side and morningside heights, really) question: good birthday cakes for kids. Where? [more inside]
posted by carmina
on Feb 13, 2006 -
I have been tasked with reciting a poem at my grandmother's 75th birthday celebration? Any suggestions [more inside]
posted by Julnyes
on Feb 10, 2006 -
What are some impressive birthday songs, or songs that would work for a birthday song? My wife's a soprano with 10 years of voice training, and she's looking for something showy to sing for co-workers' birthdays. [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Feb 1, 2006 -
My girlfriend's birthday is coming up. She's into choral music. I'd like to take her on a trip or special experience somewhere. [more inside]
posted by arimathea
on Jan 30, 2006 -
I'm a bad, bad husband. My wife's birthday is this Sunday, and I've not figured out what I'm going to do. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Jan 18, 2006 -
My fiances birthday is coming up Jan 27th...last year she put together a very sweet birthday day for me so I would like to reciprocate. My plan was to buy tix to Wicked in NYC and have a nice dinner. However, Wicked is sold out (unless I want to buy $300 tix I can't afford). I am looking for something to do on Saturday (the 28th?) in the New York New Jersey Philadelphia Area. I really don't think I can afford to spend more than $200 for the two of us...any affordable suggestions? I should mention we recently moved to the area but have been into NYC a number of times so we have already done the major attractions there (museums etc)
posted by UMDirector
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Is your birthday on or near Christmas Day? If so, how do you feel about it? [more inside]
posted by peep
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I need to send a birthday card to a US friend by Dec 23rd. Unfortunately, I've just missed the last post for transatlantic posts.
I keep hearing of online services that'll post the card for me in the US - but can you suggest any? Also, any that allow me to "scan" in my handwriting for that personal touch get bonus points.
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Suggestions for Birthday Dinner restaurant in SF? I'm planning on inviting a whole bunch of my friends to dinner for my birthday next weekend and I was hoping to get some suggestions of good places where I could host a gaggle of 20-odd (or 20 odd?) folks. [more inside]
posted by ooga_booga
on Oct 31, 2005 -
BirthdayFilter. Not mine, my dad's. He's going to be 80 next year and I'd like to do something special. He's always liked comics and has told me a lot about the comics he read growing up. What I'd like to do is get a collection of prints of comics that were printed on or around his birthday, October 16th 1926. I don't know how to do this though. There are also some serials such as Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers that I'd love to be able to find from the era when he was a kid. How do I go about this?
posted by substrate
on Oct 21, 2005 -
My mother's husband is a big folk music fan, and his birthday is coming up. I'd like to get them 2 tickets to a good folk music show that takes place somewhere in the NYC area before the end of 2005. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Oct 19, 2005 -
I have a very good friend and colleague and our organization is surprising her for her 60th birthday this Friday at a supposed TGIF. She's a Chinese American and very proud of her roots, so I'd like to get her something special or do something because of this. She celebrates all of the traditional Chinese holidays and still speaks the language with her family members. I being Anglo as they come, don't have any good ideas or much time left, so any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
posted by thebarron
on Oct 12, 2005 -
What are the origins of the chant "it's your birthday, have a party" (repeat ad nauseam)? [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Oct 6, 2005 -
How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday?
Need advice on:
-maximizing my bang for my buck in some parts of this process so I can splurge in others (internet companies? good stores/eye exam people in Los Angeles?)
-how to make this a good gift
-general pitfalls [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Sep 8, 2005 -
Teenage Girl Filter: Working on planning a semi-formal Sweet Sixteen party for a teenage girl. Are there any good sources for party ideas? Theme ideas? Gift Ideas? We need help getting into the mind of a highschool girl to through a "cool" party.
posted by Mroz
on Aug 31, 2005 -
I turned 21 last week and I want to know; what do you wish you'd known when you were 21? What do you wish you'd done but didn't, or what did you do that you think was an unmissable experience? [more inside]
posted by trampesque
on Aug 30, 2005 -
Gift-Filter: Please help me find a birthday present for my grandfather who hates everything. [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus
on Jul 14, 2005 -
I'm in the UK and want to send a present to someone in New York for tomorrow. Help please. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Jun 29, 2005 -
I'm turning 36 on Monday. I'm tempted to do the cheesy thing for the sake of amusement and take advantage of "free on your birthday" offers - can you suggest some good ones (I know about these
)? What was the best free thing you got on your birthday?
posted by deliriouscool
on May 5, 2005 -
I'm turning 30 in October, and I want to do something interesting to celebrate.
However, I don't want to make the guests have to spend a lot of money or travel long distances, and they are of varying ages and physical limitations.
I'm thinking of something along the lines of "How to Host a Murder," but I'm open to pretty much anything. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Apr 25, 2005 -
What are some good gift ideas for a girl turning 18? She's a good student (I think 4.0), likes playing sports (volleyball and basketball) and is going to college this Fall to study microbiology. I'm willing to spend about $20-30. [more inside]
posted by friarjohn
on Apr 12, 2005 -
My wife is turning 30 in June. She wants me to do something memorable for her. While money is a slight object, time is the main stumbling block (we both are extremely busy). What are some suggestions to making a great to ring in the 30's for your sweetie? [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos
on Apr 12, 2005 -
As the fourth "collectively-signed birthday card for a colleague" this week passed my desk today I realised that I just couldn't come up with anything clever, trite, humourous, etc. to say.... [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid
on Mar 17, 2005 -
My mum will be 65 on March 18. She can just about buy anything her wee little heart desires. I cannot because money is, well, in short supply. What should I get/buy/do for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by deborah
on Mar 8, 2005 -
My very pregnant wife's birthday is next saturday and I want to give her a day of pampering, but I need some tips and pointers. [more inside]
posted by sd
on Mar 7, 2005 -
My mother will celebrate her 60th birthday in a few weeks. Since I'm afraid a regular present will not suffice this time, I am looking for an entertaining birthday-game. The party will consist of approximately 15 people, and it's going to be a rather sedate round so drinking games might not be the appropiate answer. Thanks in advance.
posted by tcp
on Oct 27, 2004 -
NYC for "significant" birthday FEB 2005. Second week Boston or Frisco prior to that hop back over the Pacific ? [more inside]
posted by johnny7
on Oct 18, 2004 -
Today is my 21st birthday. None of my friends have any money, I have 50 dollars to spend, and I can drive. What can I do for my birthday in and around Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Oct 12, 2004 -
It's my brother's birthday, I haven't gotten anything, and he lives 1000 miles away. Any ideas?
posted by davebug
on Sep 30, 2004 -