My parents' anniversary is coming up, and once again I'm stumped. I never know what makes an appropriate, welcome gift to parents from their kids. Outside of big-anniversary gifts like parties, crystal, silver, and super handcrafted scrapbooks and the like, what are some good ideas for anniversary presents in an affordable, say $25-50 range?
A close relative is retiring this year, and I'm considering throwing a party-- but have absolutely no skills or experience with this type of event (or, really, with party-planning in general). Looking for tips/ ideas/ planning frameworks that will help me put together an awesome retirement bash. [more inside]
I am finishing my exams tomorrow. It is the end of my second year of law school, it's been stressful, I want to celebrate. what to do? [more inside]
My mom asked me to help her write a nice celebratory message to her friend who is turning 60 years today. I have about 2 hours to do this. HELP! [more inside]
After I put the kids to bed tonight, I'd kind of like to sit at my desk, pay some bills, pop open a beer, and keep an eye on the New Year's celebration. Problem is, I don't have cable or broadcast TV. [more inside]
I'm visiting Ghent and a small, ragtag parade just went under my window. What gives? [more inside]
It's today. I know I should have started planning earlier - I was thinking I'd just get her some flowers and a card and take her to brunch, but now I want to make it special. I still have not gotten into the habit of thinking "This may be the last time ..." but it's true. I want her to go back to her independent living facility feeling well fed, well feted, happy to be 96 and loved. [more inside]
I'm the lady at my office who sends out the "Everyone please wish a Happy Birthday to X!" emails. I try to include a cute animated gif in all of them. I'm running out of birthday-themed gifs a few weeks into this game. Wanna help me compile celebration and birthday gifs? [more inside]
Putting together a playlist of congratulation/celebratory songs, please let me know your favorites.
My awesome sister in law, who had her first child a few months ago, is turning 40 in a few weeks. My brother, however, has no plans for this milestone - a fact which I think is a disaster in the making. How did you celebrate your 40th in some memorable yet not massively difficult to achieve way? Help me give her a birthday she'll remember! [more inside]
I'm interested in passing Christmas (24/25 December) somewhere that does not celebrate Christmas at that time. The shops and monuments should be open, the people should be doing their thing, and life should be going on more-or-less as normal. For a number of reasons, I'm particularly interested in doing this in a place that celebrates the Orthodox Christmas (6/7 January). Have any of you spent the holiday season in such a country? Which one? What was going on during the 24/25 Dec? Would you recommend visiting? I'm also curious to hear about your New Year's experiences in those places, but it is less important. (If you have a really awesome idea in another region I'll hear you out for the sake of others who may have a similar question.)
It's been a long, drawn out, time consuming battle, but finally, after 2.5 years, we're closing in on the finish line. All but one party has agreed to a final offer, and it looks like a settlement is almost certain. I am pleased to say that I have had an excellent working relationship with my attorney and credit us both equally for a significant accomplishment. Here's a question for the attorneys out there. How would you like to be thanked by a client? I've already given my attorney a bottle of tequila for hard work on one of two gigantic briefs. Then I just lost another bottle on a stupid bet I wagered on whether one of the parties to the settlement would agree to the mediator's amount. The big moment we've been waiting for is fast approaching. What to do to celebrate? Recommendations?
PartyFilter: How can I simulate the end of the world on my roof? [more inside]
Any ideas for ways to celebrate New Year's eve in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, or Philadelphia, PA area? Willing to travel further, but not interested in NY. Must have a location/event that is hotel accessible.
Please help me plan a retirement party for my friend's uterus. [more inside]
Our ninth wedding anniversary is this Thursday (4th October) and unless he's planning a surprise without telling me, we have made no preparations. Can anyone suggest something we can do to celebrate? [more inside]
How to celebrate an Air Force promotion from afar? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a fun birthday night out in Manchester (UK)? [more inside]
Can you recommend a great place for lunch after a courthouse wedding in San Francisco? [more inside]
What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
I want to create new family food traditions for the holidays. What are some of your favorite recipes that only get made around this time of year? Due to a new Celiac diagnosis this year, I need to expand my repertoire (and we're bored). [more inside]
What does it mean to celebrate something? [more inside]
What silly/interesting/cool thing should we do in our anniversary? [more inside]
Boyfriend changing his last name legally. What are some gifts I could get him to celebrate the change? [more inside]
What should a lone traveler do to celebrate Christmas in a strange city? (in this case, Christchurch, New Zealand?) [more inside]
Is there any particularly Russian shout of celebration? Like "hooray!" or "hurrah!", but more Russian?
Looking for fun, chill lounges/bars (with lots of single guys) in NYC to celebrate my 21st! Also, ID issues! [more inside]
Does Kwanzaa really exist? [more inside]
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?
What kind of (possibly religous) celebration did I see today? [more inside]
Is it worth spending an extra fortnight in Boston - just to see the Independence Day celebrations? And what is there to do in New England/the East coast that doesn't cost a fortune? Longcat question inside. [more inside]
My wife and I have been invited to a friend's home for a housewarming / Passover celebration. As Christians, we don't know what to expect. Difficulty: we would also like to bring a thank-you / housewarming gift. [more inside]
How can my wife and I celebrate good things and not undermine the things we are working for? (i.e. no dining out, no purchases, no travels?) [more inside]
About eight years ago, I read this article on some radical-leaning progressive website, about how the author had come to love Thanksgiving, despite originally viewing it as a celebration of mass murder. [more inside]
What are some traditions that we can incorporate into our first
Christmas solstice together? [more inside]
How can I find out what sort of New Year's Eve events and festivities were held on December 31, 1899? I'm specifically interested in London, but other places would help too. [more inside]
Suggestions for birthday party locations to rent in San Francisco? [more inside]
I try to throw thematic parties once a month (budget: cheap) and was wondering what the best thematic party you've been to was, or what thematic party idea would be one you'd love to go to. [more inside]
Looking for alternative Independence Day activities in New England... [more inside]
How common has it been in US history for a Presidential election to prompt celebrations in the streets across the country? [more inside]
Please help me find a good desktop background image, with which to celebrate the election of Barack Obama as 44th president of the USA. Right now I've got this one up, but Barack's head is all down in the corner and it's hard to appreciate.
Three Democrats from Seattle have found themselves in a hotel across from the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on election night. Where can we go in public to enjoy Obama's impending victory (or be consoled over his devastating loss) without fear of Red State hate?
Help me find a nice BYOB restaurant in NYC for a 12-person celebration. [more inside]
How necessary is it to serve alcoholic beverages at an evening ribbon-cutting ceremony? [more inside]
My boyfriend is advancing to PhD candidacy today, and will be giving a talk to his committee and all that jazz. He's been a stress case about this for weeks, understandably, and I'd like to do something nice for him to celebrate. Ideas? [more inside]
LocalInterestFilter...for the last 20 minutes, there's been a lot of excited yelling and car-horn-honking in downtown Vancouver (Canada) What's everyone so excited about? The news tells me nothing...Are they Kosovans, psyched about independence? Did we just win something? Should I be yelling too?
I want to go to someplace cool and exciting with my friends for New Years.. I live in the LA area (Santa Monica) and would like to stay within 15 miles of the city. I'm fairly new to the area--having just moved here this summer--but still know a bit. I'm 22 so I still have the energy.
NYC Location for Hip Young Woman's Celebration Needed! Help me find the perfect place! [more inside]
Is this week a religious holiday, or other special time, in Dominican-American culture? (I'm not finding anything by googling, but I might not know how to look.)
Winter holiday festivals in Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama - Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and others especially...
Help me find family-friendly winter holiday festivals and celebrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to be held this year (2007-2008)-- especially non-Christian celebrations like those celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or just winter itself. Or specific cultural celebrations that would offer something beyond the usual Xmas/Santa stuff. [more inside]
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