DC FILTER: Good place for a 21st birthday dinner (maybe 8 - 12 people) near Washington, D.C./College Park area? Looking for non-chain restaurants, parking/metro accessible, and prices affordable by college student standards. [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Oct 18, 2010 -
My wife's birthday is next Wednesday, and it seems I've also got the day off. I'm looking for fun things to do in or around Tokyo for a birthday extravaganza. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah
on Oct 11, 2010 -
Triple birthday weekender in London. 12 or so late-20 and early-30 somethings are looking for a great night on Saturday 9th October in London. Any suggestions?
We'd like somewhere pretty cool, no acid techno or anything....
Please help me, you're amazing.
posted by mooreeasyvibe
on Oct 4, 2010 -
I live in Los Angeles. I have a girlfriend. I have a favorite picture of her. She has a birthday coming up. I'd like somebody to take that picture and use it as inspiration for a painting that I can give to her. Does anybody do that? [more inside]
posted by tallthinone
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Help me start an annual 'birthday interview' tradition with my soon-to-be two-year-old. What questions should I ask her? [more inside]
posted by nuffsaid
on Sep 25, 2010 -
My geeky, standup and improv-performing friend is turning 50 today. I'm supposed to bring a joke to his party. I got nothing. Any suggestions?
posted by donpardo
on Sep 24, 2010 -
My friend is turning 30, and I want to get him a really special bottle of single-malt Scotch. I would appreciate your help with a recommendation. I have a few ideas inside. [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Sep 24, 2010 -
My sister is the mother of two young 'uns, four years and one and a half , respectively. She is harried but eminently happy! Her birthday is coming up, what would be a good present to give her?
posted by storybored
on Sep 12, 2010 -
It's my friend's lot to be born on a date that forces her birthday parties to really be Halloween parties. [more inside]
posted by ifandonlyif
on Sep 7, 2010 -
My friend's 24th birthday in Manhattan. We want to go sake-bombing for a sloppy good time. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta
on Sep 6, 2010 -
Looking for a place to go out for karaoke next month for my birthday. I've looked through the previous karaoke + nyc tags, but still trying to narrow it down. Suggestions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, please! [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez
on Aug 27, 2010 -
It's my 34th birthday next Sunday, and my boyfriend and I will be in a city where I don't know anyone. What are some things we can do to make it an enjoyable, special, memorable day?
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets
on Aug 22, 2010 -
My mother's birthday is coming up and I'd like to buy her a 'fancy', but usable watering can. Any suggestions?
posted by nam3d
on Aug 8, 2010 -
Mr. DeludingMyself is turning 30 in September, and isn't entirely pleased with the idea. I know I can't stop him from being upset about the big 3-0, but I want to come up with something to make the day itself awesome. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Aug 6, 2010 -
My lively niece in Boulder is turning 3 fingers old on Saturday and I want to weigh in with something that doesn't get the shelf within 5 minutes. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ
on Jul 23, 2010 -
BirthdayPresentFilter: looking for a a musical gift for my 35-yo brother (and possibly his son). [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Jul 1, 2010 -
I'm looking for a subscription-type birthday gift -- something that would be sent regularly (say, monthly) to my soon-to-be-85-year-old mother. [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk
on Jun 29, 2010 -
I'm my girlfriend's birthday in a couple weeks and my non-baking self is looking to bake a cake. What's your best nut-free cake recipe? [more inside]
posted by tuck_nroll
on Jun 21, 2010 -
My girlfriend is turning 32 on Saturday. The Girl Genius
comic is almost the perfect present, but not quite. Please help me find an fun present. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Jun 21, 2010 -
I want to give my boyfriend a throwback to his childhood for his birthday. Any cool toys you can think of that would make it the perfect day? [more inside]
posted by pyrom
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Birthday Filter - What to get a 7 year old who is not a material girl- she loves books, music, her flute - so a book right? But I want something awesomely special- maybe where the occasion is more than the gift.
posted by the noob
on May 24, 2010 -
Thirty seems to be an age that lots of government and other organisations use as an eligibility cut-off. What rules, loopholes, terms and conditions should I be taking advantage of before my birthday next month? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine
on May 21, 2010 -
I'm having birthday drinks in a few weeks and am looking for a lower Manhattan bar that tends to attract a crowd of people in their mid-20s and older. I'm not interested in dive bars, extremely upscale bars or bars with DJs/musical acts. Just a relaxed venue for me and my friends to spend a few hours on a Saturday night. Ideally, the bar should be below 14th St. Any suggestions?
posted by zembla3
on May 19, 2010 -
I'm having a "P" party, please provide possible provisions, participations, and presentations. [more inside]
posted by theRussian
on May 19, 2010 -
Can you suggest a good "must have" gift for a woman in her early 30s? She's fairly girly, is a teacher, has a dog, and is really awesome. [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I've fallen hard for a coworker. Things seems to be moving in a positive direction and I feel like I'm reaching the point where I need to make my intentions more clear. It just so happens that her birthday is coming up. Would flowers be a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Ring! I want to buy my girlfriend a ring to celebrate a) the birth of our first daughter (soon!) b) her birthday. It's not an engagement ring (and shouldnt' be confused for one) and I have a certain budget. Cartier Trinity is the strongest candidate so far, but am not 100% sold. [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly
on Apr 14, 2010 -
My best friend's birthday is Thursday. She lives and works on Long Island, NY. I would like to send her flowers or balloons or maybe something cool like chocolate or wine that will be delivered to her office on her birthday, looking to spend $50-100. Suggestions or recommendations?
posted by kat518
on Mar 16, 2010 -
How can I gather a bunch of goofy people in San Francisco for a party? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by nnevvinn
on Mar 9, 2010 -
How do I let people know there are birthday treats for me, from me, in the office kitchens without sounding like OMG ITS MY BIRFDAY PAY ME SOME ATTENTIONS? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant
on Mar 5, 2010 -
DFWrestaurantfilter: My daughter is turning 8 years old on Saturday and we want to take her to a fun place to eat that actually has good food. Can anyone suggest some places like that in the Dallas area? Also, we will not take her to magic time machine or chuck e cheeses...The food at magic time machine is just about the worst ive ever had.
posted by flipmiester99
on Feb 25, 2010 -
Asking for a friend:
I saw a movie once, but I can remember neither the name nor the theme. At a guess I would say it was five to six years ago, but it was not in theater and so could have been a bit older. Toward the end of the movie, perhaps just before the credits and on into the credits, there was a song about a birthday. I don't remember if it was a character's birthday, but I believe it was. It was a sort of weird, sad, but upbeat tune. Possibly containing drug references. Not rap, more of an anti-folk feel (think Moldy Peaches) and a female singer. It was not Kimya Dawson's "Jest's Birthday". Wikipedia's list of non-canonical birthday songs does not produce anything familiar.
Find for me this song, Internet.
posted by rcs
on Feb 23, 2010 -
We're getting married! We're both virgins. Her birthday occurs during the honeymoon. I want to get her something spicy but I have no experience with this stuff! Likely NSFW, inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Friendship filter. Am I being unreasonable, and if not, how do I go about talking to my friend about her hurtful behavior? (warning: long.) [more inside]
posted by egeanin
on Jan 25, 2010 -
A longtime friend (male, FWIW) in Brooklyn is having a surprise 40th birthday party on Saturday 16 JAN 2010. I live across the country and can't attend, but I'd like to have something off-the-wall or oddball delivered to his party, like a singing telegram. Any ideas?
posted by ldenneau
on Jan 14, 2010 -