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]
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]
I'm starting to stress about my daughter's 4 year birthday party tomorrow! Any advice? [more inside]
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]
How to throw an "iCarly" birthday party? [more inside]
Where can I get the Mrs. a great pedicure in Austin, TX? [more inside]
BirthdayPresentFilter: looking for a a musical gift for my 35-yo brother (and possibly his son). [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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?
I'm having a "P" party, please provide possible provisions, participations, and presentations. [more inside]
Help me come up with a fantastic birthday present for my father! [more inside]
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]
Help me monogram Mom's pajamas in a hilarious fashion. [more inside]
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]
Present for 85-year old artist [more inside]
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]
How do I say “Happy birthday, stepbrother!” in Latin? [more inside]
Restaurant recommendations in D.C. that are loose on IDs. [more inside]
How can my family celebrate my dad's 77th birthday? Twist: no food. [more inside]
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?
How can I gather a bunch of goofy people in San Francisco for a party? [details inside] [more inside]
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]
Help me work out how to present a holiday as a present to my partner. [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
What are 6 year olds into these days? [more inside]
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]
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?
My wife's birthday is in 6 days, and I have no idea what to do. Help! [more inside]
I'm throwing a Cupcake Candyland party that promises to be a sugar&booze fueled shindig of over-the-top girliness. I have questions about cupcakes that aren't really cupcakes, gluten-free cupcake recipes, frosting & decorating, and pink cocktails that utilize homemade grenadine. [more inside]
Should I celebrate my birthday alone in a nice vacation spot or with my bf back at home? [more inside]
Good "experience" gift for my geek husband's 40th birthday? [more inside]
I am roasting a friend for his birthday in a couple of weeks and I need some one liners and zingers. [more inside]
One for the ladies - should I get my unemployed girlfriend some nice jewelery, or some nice green cash? [more inside]
Help me count down from my wife's birthday to her Special Surprise. [more inside]
I'm going to a birthday party for a five-year-old tomorrow, one of my students. His mom said not to bring a present, but I was hoping to put something fun in the card. I love A.A. Milne's poem Now We are Six and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a similar poem about turning five.
I'm turning 21 next Tuesday. My friends want to take me to a bar. I want to avoid the mediocre college bars. Tell me where to go! [more inside]
GiftFilter: What would be a great present for someone who loves science, but not in a geeky/campy way? [more inside]
My son's first Christmas is approaching. Six days afterward he will turn one. Help me make an awesome wish list as the grandparents are already asking for ideas. [more inside]
Birthday Party for a 30 year old. Need ideas for short, 10-20 minute games/activities to do. [more inside]
Boyfriendbirthdayfilter: Do you know anything about buying mandolins? Please hope me! [more inside]
Please help me figure out the name of this birthday song. [more inside]
My recently widowed stepmother just returned home after a long hospital stay for cancer treatment; the prognosis looks good, thankfully. I want to send her flowers for her birthday, but I know more about quantum physics than I do about flowers, and I was a liberal arts major, if you follow my meaning. I don't know of any floral preferences on her behalf, and can't really ask now. So... are there any specific types that are more appropriate than others?