Birthday surprise from far away - I need help with ideas for a friend in NZ. [more inside]
Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8? I’m planning a party for my 5-year-old daughter. There will be about 18 girls and boys ranging in age from 4-8. What can I give them as party favours? I like to give one useful item rather than a goody bag filled with trinkets. I don’t want to spend more than $4 per favour. In the past I’ve given jigsaw puzzles, jump ropes, balls, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pockets. [more inside]
suggestions for celebrating my 40th birthday in san francisco? [more inside]
Help me throw an awesome Zombie Apocalypse theme party! [more inside]
NYCFilter: Group of four 20-something friends need a birthday activity for this Sunday! Conditions: not too pricey, preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn, nothing too physically strenuous. [more inside]
So it's my wife's birthday soon. She's quite picky when it comes to gifts, and likes shopping, so I'm giving her some cash for her birthday. Only thing is, this seems a bit lame/dull/lacking in thought, so I need a way to make it interesting, and, inspired by the 80s movie Brewster's Millions, I'm thinking about attaching some fun conditions/rules governing the spending of said cash. Now I need help coming up with said rules. [more inside]
Hey, my sister is turning 21 and she just finished a 4-year undergraduate degree and has been accepted in Med School in the fall. What cool gift can I get her (possible Med School related) Thanks
Help me make my boyfriend's birthday awesome with fiendishly delightful present wrapping and delivery!
It's my boyfriend's birthday soon, and I want to make the present giving AWESOME! Have already purchased presents and booked flights to be with him. Am organising special birthday meals for him, and a couple of activities too, so most of the day is pretty much sorted. But I really really want the present giving/opening experience in particular to be super fun for him. I'm thinking along the lines of a treasure hunt with clues so he has to hunt for the presents... Or wrapping the presents in a giant box and painting it like a cake with sparklers on top! Or multiple layers of wrapping disguising the present...Or, um, something else. But I don't know what exactly. I just want to make it a completely excellent fun surprise for him. [more inside]
How can I orchestrate an awesome forest birthday party? [more inside]
Teach me how to be a great host. I'm hosting a dinner party for my SO's birthday in September. Give me some tips to make everyone (including the birthday boy and ME) feel relaxed and happy. [more inside]
Make the birthday cards I send to other people more interesting. What kind of cool, random stuff are you legally old enough to do at different ages? [more inside]
I'm baking cupcakes for a toddler's first birthday, and I'd like to find an allergen-free recipe (no eggs, buttermilk, chocolate, nuts, etc) that is still tasty enough for adults to eat. [more inside]
Gift-filter: Help me think of an awesome birthday gift for someone who recovered my stolen purse.. and who happens to be my boyfriend? [more inside]
How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
I need the perfect birthday gift for a seven year old girl. I don't know her well...i.e. what her interests are (so nothing too skewed). But she's clever and draws very well (though it doesn't need to be an arts/crafts item). I'd prefer something that would really make her eyes light up. But I need to be able to find and buy it easily tomorrow morning here in Suburbia (there ARE a couple "hip" toy stores not too far from here, if that helps). Preferably under $60. Thanks!!!!
Our daughter is turning three next week, and we're looking for ideas for a fun time with her and her little friends, about eight to ten kids ranging from two to five years old. What makes for an excellent birthday for preschoolers?
Birthday gift ideas for mom? [more inside]
A friend just texted me, "You turn 25 and you're all out of escapes...happy birthday!" Does that line come from a movie/song, or have some significance I'm missing?
My girlfriend turns 40. How can I ensure she has a GREAT birthday? [more inside]
I know about my upcoming surprise birthday party - how should I handle this? [more inside]
Gift ideas for an 80-year-old who's virtually a stranger? [more inside]
My oldest daughter is turning 13--I need birthday gift ideas! [more inside]
Nice London venue for baby son's first birthday in London [more inside]
Both of my parents are turning 60 in early 2010, and I want to take the family (my brother (25), me (29), parents (... 60)) on a week-long vacation. Where should we go? [more inside]
Help me come up with some fun/outrageous birthday relay race stations... [more inside]
Where to go for a night out on the town next weekend in DC? [more inside]
I'd like to take my girlfriend on a helicopter tour of New York City for her birthday. Any advice on booking and making the most of the experience? [more inside]
How to celebrate my birthday (without much $). So I turn the big 28 tomorrow and while I am planning on doing some great things, I'd love to start some new traditions as well. I have had a pretty rough year so this birthday is welcomed and I want to do it right! Any ideas? Ive looked though older posts and had a few tips but I thought ya'll might have some insight.
I have a little less than 2 weeks to arrange for a birthday gift (i.e. stuffed animal or flowers) to be placed in front of an apartment in Matsumoto, Japan. [more inside]
My SO's sister is turning 15 in a few weeks and her parents have planned an extravagant quinceañera. I've never been to one before, and I'm pretty excited to go! I just have a few questions. [more inside]
Ideas for a Recession/Depression themed Birthday Party? [more inside]
What's a good gift for my little sister's 30th birthday? I'm arranging this from across the country, and she's going to be on a motorcycle in the middle of nowhere. More details inside. [more inside]
Fun/unique ways to present a list of things we like about a friend? [more inside]
Where to eat raw oysters (and other food challenges) in New York City this Friday night? [more inside]
Heading on an Alaskan cruise with my 2-year old son, my husband and my 64-year old mother who just finished chemo/radiation for lung cancer. Suggestions, tips, thoughts on making sure everyone enjoys the time? [more inside]
Recommend inspirational or otherwise awesome gifts for an aspiring opera singer, please! [more inside]
Help me write a sample-based song! I need the names of films or other places from which I can grab audio that includes characters called "James Anderson", "Jimi", "Mr Anderson" or similar. Explanation inside! [more inside]
I am looking for birthday present ideas for a 95-year-old man whom I barely know. [more inside]
I need gift ideas that are unique and perhaps a bit quirky for best friend who's baby turns 1 next month, kind of like a Yay! You survived the first year! presesnt. Bonus points if you can recommend a good gift for the baby that isn't clothing, battery operated or will be tossed in the junk pile in 6 months.
This last year was not a good one for me. I'm looking for recommendations for music and mental exercises to move on and make this next year a better one. [more inside]
My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to plan a surprise party. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
Where to have a yard style party in Chicago? [more inside]
My very best friend is turning thirty in April. Her husband has entrusted me to come up with a theme! [more inside]
Plan my 30th birthday in NYC. Dizzying amount of parameters within. [more inside]
Ok, I have been invited to my ex-boyfriend's surprise 50th birthday party. WHAT do you get an ex for a major birthday? We dated for 4 years back in the day and have remained friends. Problem is his wife does not appreciate our friendship, yet she is the one who invited me. Do I get a serious gift or gag gift? Are there any tasteful gag gifts? HELP!
I secretly sent away a bunch of my mom's old family photos for digital scanning. What are some cool birthday gifts I could make/order/buy for her that would make use of the resulting images? Additional specs within. [more inside]
My dad is turning 70 and is a retired professor/scientist. What can I put on his birthday cake to represent 70 in some scientific way? [more inside]
Help me think of prison-themed presents for a Down by Law screening party. [more inside]
Point me toward movies about birthdays, please. Bonus points for movies about turning 30 that don't involve Jennifer Garner. [more inside]