Please help me and my friend develop a water gun target for a 5 year old's birthday. [more inside]
As a Dad I want to get something very special for my daughters first birthday. I've found some answers but nothing that quite hits it as these are for nephews/cousins/friends [more inside]
Chicago hive: any ideas for a 40th birthday celebration that includes dinner on a Saturday night for about a dozen people but is more fun than just doing dinner? [more inside]
How can I help my parents celebrate their 30th anniversary of emigrating to Canada from Britain? [more inside]
How do I get famous rock star/celebrity autographs for my teenaged son? [more inside]
I'm moving to san francisco, where I don't know anyone yet, right before my 21st birthday. Any meaningful/memorable ways to celebrate by myself? [more inside]
GirlfriendFilter: What should my almost-but-not-quite girlfriend of two months and I do to celebrate her birthday? [more inside]
Best day spa near Bayside, NY? For my grandmother who just turned 90!
Birthday gift recommendations: this will be the last birthday before he starts getting Father's day presents too. [more inside]
Can you help me make an impression and/or leave my mark (literally)? [more inside]
I'm looking for gift ideas for my daughter's sixteenth birthday. She's not into the traditional Sweet 16 routine but still, I feel like the gift has to be more significant than a regular old B-day gift. About her: musical hippie type (has good guitar and equipment already), California girl relocated to Moscow Idaho two years ago; mellow, sweet girl. ANY ideas greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for a good deli that delivers in Los Angeles, Beachwood Canyon to be precise. I need a website or very patient people. [more inside]
My friend is getting her molars removed on her birthday - what can we do to make it better? [more inside]
Next Sunday is my friends son's 1st birthday, what can I get the little tyke that would be a great gift for about $50, it hopefully would be something that is not a stuffed animal, that will last until the time he has the ability to remember it.
My wife's birthday is May 18th (not this Sunday but next). I have gotten her a Mac laptop. I should receive it today via Fedex. Should I give it to her this weekend or wait until the official day? We don't have a party planned, ie it'll be just us. I could give it to her early and give her smaller gifts (e.g. a music CD) on the 18th. or I could wait ....
I am throwing my first birthday party ever, for my pre-teen niece. Needless to say, I'm completely out of touch when it comes to kids' birthday parties (having not attended any since the 1980s) and don't know what's considered typical and usual. Please share your experiences and advice. [more inside]
Help me plan my 30th birthday Unlike previous ask MeFi's I don't want to go away. I have travelled so much lately that I'm considering staying at home. My birthday is also a holiday (day after Christmas) so it's near impossible to get people together for a party. How can I celebrate this milestone in a low key way, and make it a day to remember? [more inside]
What is an appropriate birthday gift to give to someone you've only just started dating? [more inside]
My kid is going to be six next month and he wants a party. We are very short on cash. Suggestions? [more inside]
Help me think of a kickass gift for my grandmother's 100th (!!!) birthday. [more inside]
How to make a giant cake out of box mix brownies? [more inside]
Can you please suggest pranks, stunts, and tricks that fall under the category of "physical challenges"?
Can you please suggest simple pranks, stunts, and tricks that fall under the category of "physical challenges"? For example: Offer 2 kids a piece of newspaper, and challenge them to find a way for both to stand on the paper at the same time, without ripping it, such that neither kid is able to touch the other. [more inside]
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
What to get a geeky male for his 21st birthday? [more inside]
I need a venue for a 4 year old's birthday party in Seattle. [more inside]
Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
I'd like to buy my one year old nephew some Plan City cars for his birthday - will he choke to death? [more inside]
I have a birthday coming up and I want to get friends together to do something besides a house party or going to the bars. I've done karaoke for my birthday in the past. Any suggestions? I want to keep it small this year, probably around 10 people and ideally it would be something where one could drink or at least go to the bars later in the evening. Also, looking for something on the night of March 28 or 29.
I'm planning a birthday which I celebrate enthusiatically only once every 7 or so years...anyways...I'm planning on baking lots of sweet things and feeding all my friends. I need to start baking early to get it all done and would like suggestions for small(portioned) sweet treats that can be made in advance and transported easily. [more inside]
What activities, in or around Boston, would create an amazing birthday evening for my delightfully nerdy, almost-27-year-old boyfriend? [more inside]
A friend and I are turning 23 this weekend. We're making a pinata! What should we fill it with? [more inside]
What are some creative, gaggy/silly birthday gifts with the number "60" in them? [more inside]
It is my dad’s 70th birthday in a couple of days, and I need to buy him something super, tomorrow. But it’s severely complicated by my dad’s hard-to-buy-for-ness. Help me pick out the gift. [more inside]
Where should I spend my 30th birthday? Europe/North Africa - specific criteria inside. Tell me about your hidden travel gems! [more inside]
Which of these gifts should I buy my wife for her birthday, and which for our anniversary? Alternatively, how can I make one a little more romantic? [more inside]
Next Sunday is my 30th birthday. Please help me find a way to preserve a piece of each and every day from March 16th, 2008 to March 16th, 2018. [more inside]
When should my new birthday be? [more inside]
I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
Birthday/math/language filter: I know about the Beddian year, which is when your age matches the year you were born, discussed previously here. But I’m wondering about the more accessible feat (at least for those of us born late in the last century) that happens when your age matches the day of the month on which you were born.... [more inside]
Dad gift filter: Out of gift ideas for my Pa. He's disabled, lives in South Carolina, and doesn't get out much. [more inside]
Today is my birthday. No congratulations needed or sought; the gift of your answer to my query will suffice! How can I monetize this? Yes, I'm looking for places in New York City that will give me a free ice cream (or something else) in exchange for a quick glance at my ID. Preferably places that don't require me to be under 12. Thanks!
Suggestions for a birthday present for a one-year-old female cousin? [more inside]
My wife is turning 30, and I need a nice cocktail party venue in Chicago for 40-50 people. [more inside]
My 4 friends and I had been planning a combination 30th birthday party to be announced as our "sesquicentennial" (that is...five thirty year olds = 150 years). Now, we seem to have added a sixth honoree to the party (six thirty year olds = 180 years). So....now what do we call it? My best guess so far is after the cut. [more inside]
ModFilter: I've been dating a gal for under a month. She's great! Her birthday's this weekend. What do I get her here in Chicago? Hint: She's really into '60s mod culture. [more inside]
Does anyone remember the mind-blowingly dangerous fly-by-night birthday event management company that brought us THE MAD HATTER parties in the mid-1980s? [more inside]
I need a place for a birthday party in the North Seattle area. [more inside]
I missed my two brothers-in-laws' birthdays, and one of my sisters is mad at me. I'll see everyone at Christmas. Help me make things right and prevent family drama. [more inside]
To those of you with greeting card aspirations: my mom works at a small college and has been tasked with coming up with a message for birthday cards that will be sent from the president to all school employees through out the year. [more inside]
What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]