Party on, please?
March 19, 2010 7:15 AM   Subscribe

How can my family celebrate my dad's 77th birthday? Twist: no food.

My sister, brother-in-law and I would like to spend a few hours doing something fun with Dad on his birthday. He is turning 77.
Complicating factors: He is on a liquid diet. (for weight loss, medically supervised) He also has pretty bad arthritis in his knees and can't walk long distances. Short jaunts are fine, but big museums and theme parks are out.

I'd like to do something that is not centered on food. We will be in San Diego, and will likely have a third grader along.

Any idea, me-fites?

posted by SLC Mom to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not San Diego-specific, but how about a planetarium visit? Lots of reclining and no food allowed inside.
posted by lizzicide at 7:21 AM on March 19, 2010

I think you should do something that will get the whole family together and allow you to talk and laugh and spend time with one another. Something like board game night.

Alternatively, can your dad swim? Pool parties are awesome!
posted by decathecting at 7:49 AM on March 19, 2010

I don't know about the logistics of this re: scheduling, but what about a trip in the train along the ocean. You could talk and hang out, but also see the scenery.
posted by mercredi at 8:02 AM on March 19, 2010

The board game night sounds fun.

What about a movie night (either at home or going out to the movies) or a bowling night, if your dad can do that.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 9:23 AM on March 19, 2010

Whale Watching! Was great. My sister thought of it.
The planetarium would have won out, but they did not have a show on the weekend.
Thanks for the ideas.
posted by SLC Mom at 1:38 PM on April 18, 2010

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