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How to bake a great birthday cake without biting off more than I can chew?

I seek cute, easy cake decorating ideas for wowing a crowd of (mainly) 3 year old girls. In preparation, I just bought this cake decorating kit. Bonus points for decorating blogs, books, and so forth. Extra bonus points for good lemon cake recipes! [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Jul 11, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do for my birthday, during Carmageddon?

My birthday is on the 18th and I plan on taking Monday off to make it a long weekend. But that happens to be the weekend of Carmageddon. Which, if you don’t live near Los Angeles, is when all hell will break loose because 10 miles of freeway will be closed for a Saturday and a Sunday. Truly the end of the world. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

What kinda bike?

What kind of bike am I looking for (for my wife)? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jun 29, 2011 - 22 answers

Happy birthday gmama?

What should we get our 90-year-old grandma for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jun 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Gift for pops.

Birthday gift for dad to turn his focus to other non-work parts of his life? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jun 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Thanks for coming to my party, here's a present...

Instead of crappy party favors in a plastic bag, we're giving away locally-produced t-shirts to the kids at my son's 5th birthday party. Problem: what to put on them? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jun 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Help us make her cry (happy tears!)

How can my coworkers and I surprise our awesome receptionist on her 50th birthday? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 7, 2011 - 14 answers

We are having a kids birthday party and want to do a quiz (preferably disney or uk cartoon based). Does anyone know where I could download one that I could print out?

We are having a kids birthday party and want to do a quiz (preferably disney or uk cartoon based). Does anyone know where I could download one that I could print out?
posted by toocan on Jun 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Birthday email lists that offer deals/freebies

What restaurant/businesses e-lists have given you the best birthday swag/deals/freebies from? I want to know the perks you've gotten from birthday lists you've signed up for-- whether it be a free cup of coffee, a % off a meal, or better! [more inside]
posted by UsagiBride on May 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Gift For my Ornery, metal loving, businessy best male friend?

He's an ornery, suit-wearing, Iron Maiden superfan in his early thirties- and he's about to get a little older. Help me find a gift for my weird best friend! [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on May 19, 2011 - 5 answers

RRRRAAAAWWWWRy Birthday to you, RRAAAAAAWWRY birthday to you

Help me find the perfect birthday gift for a fan of cryptozoology and spooky things! [more inside]
posted by troika on May 9, 2011 - 26 answers

What's a fun little day trip I can do for my birthday?

My birthday is in early June. I'd like to do a little fun day trip thing with my friends. Nothing crazy. Reachable with mass transit from NYC. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Dont forget grampa's birthday!

What's the name of the sad short story where an old man's family forgets its his birthday? [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on May 3, 2011 - 2 answers

What to get a friend for his 60th birthday...

Help me pick out a $50 birthday present for a 60 year old friend... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Need the perfect maybe exotic gift

A friend of ours is going to be in Africa for a month this summer. During that month, he is going to be turning the big 5-0. What is something we can get him for his trip that would be particularly useful. I assume he already has a great camera.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Apr 29, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I make these cakes for a 2yo's birthday?

On my daughter's second birthday, I'd like to make cakes like her favourite toy - but edible. Please help me! [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Apr 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me redecorate my husband's cube for his birthday

My husband is turning 40 tomorrow. We work together but he's not in the office today. I want to decorate his cubicle. Give me some creative ideas. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Apr 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Need a bar in Manhattan for a hot/sweaty/sexy/danceparty birthday...

Yes, it's yet another person asking for the perfect bar to party at... help me find the perfect(ish) bar for me to throw my 28th birthday party. [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Happy 40th birthday Sis! I better not see this on Ebay!

My sister is turning 40 soon. Can you help me find a good gift to give her? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me turn 18!

I'm turning 18 on Saturday, and I'd like to commemorate somehow and/or what should I do in my last few days of legal childhood? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Mar 30, 2011 - 28 answers

Non-sweet birthday treat?

I want to make a cake for a friend's birthday; but this friend doesn't like sweets. What's a good alternative? [more inside]
posted by girlalex on Mar 29, 2011 - 28 answers

Things you should have learned in 4th Grade

We want to send some balloons overnight via Fed Ex to our boss. Will he open a box of deflated, sad balloons and promptly fire me? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Tokens of my affection, sent with love to you

Gifts for a manly boyfriend's 30th birthday - to be mailed to him. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Mar 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Long-Life Noodles

I'm looking for long-life noodles (or a method for making them) and a recipe to put them in. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Please enjoy responsibly, and try not to let your Dangerous Liaisons turn into Fatal Attractions.

I'm planning Glenn Close's birthday party, and I need thematic/decorating tips! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Mar 10, 2011 - 25 answers

Birthday scenes in movies

What's your favorite birthday party on film? I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some great ones...I'm looking for funny, dramatic, scary - anything, as long as it's great.
posted by bumpcat on Mar 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me find a specific Caribbean souvenir mug that I saw while visiting St. Lucia in January.

Help me find a specific Caribbean souvenir mug that I saw while visiting St. Lucia in January. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Mar 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Book Club for Life

I'm 30. Each year until I'm 60 I want to read a masterpiece by an author the same age as I am when s/he wrote it. Help compile my list. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Feb 26, 2011 - 41 answers

What kind of adrenaline-filled experience can I get as a gift?

Looking for places in the US where you can race a car, sail a boat or do some other adrenaline-filled activity for a weekend. This is for a birthday gift in April. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 - 13 answers

It's their party. I don't want to make them cry.

Good gifts for a couple sharing a birthday party? Especially an "experience" gift located in or around Toronto? [more inside]
posted by oohisay on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

30 reasons to shake up the status quo . . .

Help me generate a list of experiences I should have before I turn 30. [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises on Feb 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Beyond sketch pads.

What would make a good birthday present for a charming, arty, somewhat dyspraxic sixteen-year-old? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Golden Birthday Sweetness

Help me come up with an awesome vacation idea for my 25th golden birthday. [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Jan 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Boston Eats

BostonFilter: I'm taking my girlfriend to Boston for her birthday next month. Where should we go for dinner? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 19, 2011 - 42 answers

40,000 restaurants in the downtown area and I pick the one my mother goes to.

Chicago birthday restaurant for locavore foodies aged 30 and 60 and their adult companions (six people total). Early evening Saturday, River North (or anywhere downtownish). GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Thank god for apartment insurance, now how do I light this cake on fire?

How can I make an easy, tasty, and safe cake on fire? [more inside]
posted by rosken on Jan 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Help make my wife's birthday in Paris awesome?

Help make my wife's 30th birthday in Paris awesome? [more inside]
posted by qnarf on Jan 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Crime is Beauty: The John Waters Party

I'm the filthiest person alive, and it's my birthday. Help me plan a party themed around the films of John Waters. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Shirt ideas for Price is Right on my birthday

Age-Old-Question-Filter: I'm going to be on The Price is Right this Wednesday, and I need witty sayings for my shirt. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Jan 10, 2011 - 28 answers

Over-thinking a plate of cake.

Cake dilemma: I want to surprise my friend with homemade birthday cake, but I don't know what kind of sweets he doesn't like. I have my own tentative solution (two or three small cakes) for which I need guidance and recipes, but I'm also open to other solutions. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Jan 5, 2011 - 18 answers

healing with whole food for dummies?

What's a book that is similar to Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, only less intense? My mom is into those 'blueberries will save the world' email forwards, and for her birthday I'd like to encourage her new obsession with healthy foods, teach her how to cook them, explain about health, etc. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 1, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?

What's the best way to get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?
posted by grouse on Dec 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Let's Party! (But... Uh... Could you show me how first?)

Help me throw myself my first real birthday party. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 - 35 answers

NYE B-day!!!

Good friend of mine has a birthday coming up on New Year's Eve. I really want to send him off into the new year in a nice way. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by mando on Dec 20, 2010 - 5 answers

What's a good small-animal-related activity in the Los Angeles area?

It's my girlfriend's birthday next month, and I'm looking for ideas. She absolutely freaks out in the presence of small, furry cute things, so I'd like to use that as a jumping-off point. [more inside]
posted by PM on Dec 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Big Birthday in the Big City

I'll be turning 21 in a couple of weeks in New York City! Give me the secrets to the big 2-1 in the big N-Y-C. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Dec 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me throw myself a birthday party in NYC

I think I want to throw myself a 30th birthday party in NYC next month. Help me find the perfect venue. [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on Dec 6, 2010 - 12 answers

What gift for a work colleague in the US?

What can I send to a female colleague in the US? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 3, 2010 - 11 answers

"Alternative" gift for an "alternative" girlfriend, any ideas?

"Alternative" gift for an "alternative" girlfriend, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by - on Nov 26, 2010 - 18 answers

What to give a woman with limited time who has everything?

Birthday gift for mother-in-law with ALS? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Nov 14, 2010 - 9 answers

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