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Holidays and Parties

Tips and thrifty ideas about saving money on celebrations for the holidays, birthday parties, and more.

Frugal Birthday Party Parties 
Christmas Ideas for Men, Couple sitting on the floor wearing Santa hats. Christmas 
A plate of skull cupcakes. Halloween 
Row of Wrapped Gifts Gifts 
Hand Painted Easter Eggs Easter 
Oreo Turkeys Thanksgiving 
Homemade Valentine's lollipops. Valentine's Day 
Wrapped Mother's Day gift. Mothers Day 
St. Patrick's Day Gift Basket St. Patrick's Day 
4th of July White Chocolate Strawberries Fourth of July 
fathers day logo Father's Day 
Hanukkah Candles Cultural Celebrations 
Photo of Blue Plastic Bag Wreath Memorial Day 
Dog With New Year's Hat New Years 

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My girl is turning 11 in about a week. All the things she wants we can't do because her birthday is on a week day. She really wants to have a sleep over with her best friend.

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15th Birthday Ideas

My 15th birthday is on the 4th of May and I need some ideas, like what I can do for my birthday? I can't invite any friends so there will be me, my mum, my dad, and my brother and sister. My parents are disabled so I can't do anything that is phisical. Btw I'm a dude. Any ideas?

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

Where can I go for an 11th birthday party for my daughter? I want something really fun for her and her friends and something where I don't waste a lot of money.

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15th Birthday Party ideas

My birthday is in a few months and I want to celebrate it creatively. I'm inviting a lot of girls +20 and I want it to be really fun! Any ideas?

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Bring Your Child to Work Day Ideas

This will be my company's first year at this. We are an automotive supplier. My particular office is research and development. What kind of items would be good for creating a goodie bag or giveaway? I am dealing with an age range from 5 to 16.

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Church Fall Festival Fundraiser

We are trying to raise money so our church can build a Family LifeWay Center. We need ideas on the planning of a fall festival that can be open to the community and draw a crowd that will help us raise money. Mostly it will be an outside event, but we will have access to our Fellowship Hall.

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Felt Antique Christmas Baubles
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having my 15th birthday party on September 15th. I have no clue what so ever to do for it. I would appricaete it if you could give me some sort of a solution.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

What do I get my skater boyfriend? He's into skateboards and art. I already got him a penny board that he always wanted, but I also want to buy him something else. We have been together for like 3 months and it's going good.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in less than two weeks! It is going to be a three hour party and the theme is sundaes. We think the sundaes and food will take about a hour. Any suggestions on what we should do for the last two hours?

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Yarn Wrapped Carrot
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Simple Easter Centerpiece
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Teen Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is in three weeks, April the 10th, and I don't know what to do at all. I keep thinking e.g. laser skirmish, to far away beach house, to far away challenge hill. Apparently not for me!

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having her birthday party, and we can't have it at our house and we can't find anywhere we could have it that isn't so expensive. She wants something different. She is inviting 25 girls. Please help. Her birthday is in 10 days, but the party will be in 25.

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Asian Themed Christmas Tree...
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14th Birthday Party Ideas

So I'm turning 14 in about a month and I am completely unorganized party-wise. I go to a fairly small school, around 70 in my grade, only around 25 that I even barely like. I also want to invite my guy bestfriend. I would ask him to bring a couple of his friends so he isn't completely alone.

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Planning a First Holy Communion Reception

My daughter is 7 years old and will be receiving her First Holy Communion this year. We will be hosting a luncheon party after the church service. What happens at the party and what sort of prizes/games should one have? I'm new in this country and don't know what happens at one.

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Faux Chocolate Bunnies
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Making Party Favors for a Church Dinner

My church is having a chivalry dinner. The theme is "mystery man" and the colors are black and white. I am looking for party favors, preferably do it yourself. Anyone have any ideas?

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45th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 45 and I want to know what I can do. I would like to have a party, but I want a theme, something fun to do.

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Church Banquet Decoration Ideas
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Making Mini Cheesy Heart Calzones
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Planning a Prayer Luncheon for the Music Ministry

I am looking for ideas for decorations, food, and activities for our music ministry luncheon which will include the choir and musicians.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

Okay so I like to plan early and I just want some suggestions on what to do. My parents are kind of strict on what I can and cannot do. So I can't think of anything. And they don't want it to cost too much.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I am going to be 17 years old over the summer. I want to know what will be a great birthday party for the summer. I don't know what to do. Can someone help me get ideas for my birthday party?

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Birthday Present for Mother

I have no idea what I should get my mom.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 15 in two weeks. As of today, I don't know what my party's theme should be. I also have asthma. I don't want it at my house. All I need is party ideas.

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Making a Duct Tape Carrot Pen
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Making a Felt Christmas Garland
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14th Birthday Ideas

I am having my 14th birthday on September 23rd of this year and I need to plan early before my mom makes plans and work gets in the way. Does anyone have any ideas? If it helps my backyard contains a lake, pine trees, and moss. I also have somewhat sociable friends, so I'll have all my friends there.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My dad is claustrophobic, but I want to have my friends over for my birthday. I can only have one party no sleepovers. What should I do?

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Game Ideas for a Slumber Party

My daughter's having a slumber party. I don't know what games we can play.

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Replying to a Prom Invitation

I got a simple card from a guy in school asking me for prom with a kitten on it saying does ... have a prom date? What should I say?

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Felt Shamrock Pin
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Speech of Mother's 80th Birthday

I am looking for wording for and informal speech celebrating my mom's 80th birthday.

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Church Banquet Table Favor Ideas

I need ideas for table favors using this health theme, "God's Fitness Plan".

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14th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 14 in 52 days, I know it's far away, but I want ideas early. I was thinking about inviting 14 girls, but I don't know what to do. I was thinking a spa day, sleepover, or a meal somewhere. I want something that everyone will remember.

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8th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is a horse lover. She wants to have a fabulous birthday party; what should I do?

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Asking a Guy to Prom

What do you say after, you ask a guy to prom and he says yes?

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Mailable Easter Basket
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Mall Madness Birthday Party for Preteens

A great birthday party idea for preteen girls is a Mall Madness birthday party. A Mall Madness birthday party is basically a scavenger hunt in the mall. For example, you could all meet at your house. Once everyone arrives, you could head to the mall.

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St. Patrick's Day Toilet Paper Tube Hats
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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am 13 and want to have a birthday party this summer, but we don't have a lot of money. I'm wanting to throw a party with about 40 people, half being boys. I have no clue what fun things to do. We are throwing it at the park.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is in July and unfortunately I have no garden and a small house. I have a mixture of friends and I want to do something that can include all of them. But I don't want to go to over the top.

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Easter Gingerbread House

I can't seem to find the directions for the house. It's quite lovely, but I need a little more to go on than just the picture!

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is the 13th of March and I am going to have a sleep over. Our Wi-Fi is currently down and I feel my plans on what to do in the sleepover are limited. What do I do?

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17th Birthday Ideas

I have no idea what to do for my 17th birthday! I need help. I had a 'Sweet 16' last year, but it was a total flop! My birthday is Star Wars Day, May the 4th (be with you)

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 and I am a sporty kind of girl and so are my friends, but we also like to go four wheeler riding. I'm not sure what to do and I need help.

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Planning 75th Birthday Party for My Boss

What are the best ways and programs to celebrate your boss' 75th birthday? Can you help me?

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Graduation/Army Basic Training Send Off Party

My son is graduating from high school and 2 weeks later leaving for army basic training. This is happening in May. We are having one big party for both as that will be easier. The party will be at a boat club with both inside and outside seating. I need help with decorations, food, pretty much everything.

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11th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 on 12 May, but it's SATs week. What can I do for her to make her birthday special without too much distraction from exams?

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14th Birthday Party

I live in England and I'm almost 14. I don't live near a beach and I'm only inviting 2 of my closest friends. I have no idea what to do. They are sleeping over on the night, but I don't know what do in the day. Any ideas? We are open to any ideas.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 in 4 days and I really need ideas for my birthday party. There is going to be 5 girls there. My mom says no sleepovers and my parents don't have a lot of money for my party. Nothing expensive please. I need ideas ASAP!

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

What should I do on my 17th birthday? I have done hotel and DJ parties. My birthday is during spring break March 12 A lot of people will be out of town! So what should I do?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 on the 21st of March and I'm going to have a party in my house, probably with 15 of my friends, 9 boys and 6 girls. I have no idea what to do because I haven't had a party before. Any ideas? I want it to be a very successful party, but what to do?

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My little girl is turning 12! She is not so little anymore. She wants an adventure party. I need ideas on how to organize a treasure hunt in the neighborhood.

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Felt Candy Cane Ornament
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Felt Bunny Mask
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Simple Bunny Mask
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Tiny Leprechaun
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Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
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Gift Ideas for Crafters
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Ideas for an 11th Birthday Party

My daughter is about to turn 11 in a few weeks. She wants a lot of girls, only girls, over but we live in an apartment. I want to have the birthday party outside of home. Any ideas? They would all help!

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Planning a First Communion Party

Do you have to have it the same day as mass?

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Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I turn 16 in May and 3 of my girl friends and I are going to stay at my aunt's house overnight by the pool, but I'm not sure of activities we could do.

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Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party

My 16th birthday is in March and I have no idea what to do. It is probably still going to be cold here, so I can't do anything outside. I'd only have 9 of my friends (girls and boys) there. We don't have a lot of money, so it couldn't be really expensive.

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12th Birthday Ideas

I don't have a car. What should I for her birthday?

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10th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is having a birthday on March 28; she is turning ten. I don't have anything planned. What do I do?

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13th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning thirteen on the 17th of March and I am clueless on what to do, because she has so many friends from school and netball. But I am afraid they won't get along. Please help?

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14th Birthday Ideas

I've been debating a lot about what I should do for my 14th birthday. Last year, I went out to eat, but I only had a couple people show up and most of them just sat on their phones texting each other from across the room.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My 15th birthday is on March 1st and I don't know what to do. I'm not a girly girl and I don't have that many friends since I just moved to a new state.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa
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Sweet Sixteen Party Ideas

I'm going to sixteen in March and I want a party, but it can't be a dance or anything dance related and it has to be inexpensive because I'm going to a youth conference a week before. Could someone help me out please?

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Hanukkah Recipes
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Planning for Christmas
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14th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is on the 12th of March and I'm looking to have a party with around 20 girls and around 7 lads so there would be between 20-30 people. I would be having it at my house and I would like everyone to be nicely dressed up.

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15th Birthday Ideas

My 15th birthday is coming up soon and I don't know what to do. I thought about renting a place and getting a DJ and inviting friends, but it's too late to find a place. Can anybody help me find other ideas to do for my birthday?

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having trouble with planning my birthday party. I'm turning 17 on October 20th. For my 16th party I had a get together with my friends and family at the park and this year I want something different. Do you you have any ideas?

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Church Christmas Party Ideas

I've been given a task to organise the party for our church elders at the end of the year. Can you assist me with the ideas?

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 17 soon and don't really know what to have at the party. Most of my friends get bored easily.

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Birthday Gift for My Boyfriend

I really need your help. I'm studying in China and my boyfrnd is in India. We have been in love for the last year and 2 months. His birthday is on February 20th. I have no idea what I should give him. Last year I gifted a shirt for him with the help of one of his best friends.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having a 14th birthday party and I have no idea what to do for it. I have some ideas, but they're not that fun, like nails and hair. I live in a place where I can't go to places like the park, or a pool, or bowling for that matter.

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Asking a Boy to a Dance

I want to ask my crush to the Valentine dance on Friday. He's in my band and gym class, but I don't know how to ask him. He already knows I like him, but I don't know if he'll say yes or no. Any ideas?

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Pirate Themed Party Ideas
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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 in like a week and I have no clue what to do. Help!

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Handmade Party Invitations
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Inexpensive 12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 12 and she wants to do something fun, but I want it cheap. She wants to have a sleep over, but our house is small. What should I do?

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Spa Birthday Party at Home

I am turning 16 and was brainstorming ideas for my birthday. One of my ideas was to have a spa party where we set up a little area in the master bathroom where we can do each other's nails, do facials, and talk. At the end of the party I will hand out party favor bags with body lotions, etc.

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2015 High School Graduation Party on a Budget

I'm starting to plan my daughter's graduation party that is about 4 months away. I'm not very creative so I need ideas. We live in Corpus Christi Texas so I'm trying to find a place also. My daughter likes R&B music and dancing. I know I'm hiring a DJ, but that's pretty much all I have now.

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Making Detergent Bottle Santas

Does anyone have the picture and simple specific instructions for how to make a Santa face with beard using yarn, beard, etc. When younger, we made them at a ladies' church circle. They were a huge hit!

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16th Birthday Ideas

I don't know would what my theme for my 16th birthday could be. I have no idea. We are gonna be about 12-15 girls and I want something cool and unforgettable. Can you help me?

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Making a Halloween Card
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Making Clorox Bottle Easter Bunny Baskets

Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?

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Valentine's S'mores Bouquet
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16th Birthday Gift Ideas for Girls
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16th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is on the 18th of March. It's difficult because I just found out I'm a year older which means I will be turning 17 and not 16. But I want to celebrate my 16th.

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Asking Friend to Valentine's Dance

There's a turnabout dance on Valentine's day, and I really want to ask this hockey player. He is one of my best friends, but I can't think of a cute and funny way to ask him.

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Celebrating May Day
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Internet Valentine's Date Ideas

My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 months tomorrow and I need a cute idea for Valentine's Day. He lives across the country and we are both in highschool. I wanted to go see him, but couldn't work it out. So basically I need a cute date idea for us to do (possibly over skype of FaceTime?).

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Jewelry Christmas Tree Instructions

My friend loaned me a magazine with instructions to make a Christmas jewelry tree and pictures. I lent it to a friend who has mislaid it and can't find it. Can you help with the name of the issue? I would like to purchase it if I can.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I have no clue what to do for my 17 birthday.

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17th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is on March 16th and I don't know what I want to do for my birthday. Any ideas?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

It's going to be coed and the theme is magic! I could rent the pool and gym for about an hour, but I also want to have a movie. The girls will have a sleepover and we'd do like a spa night. I'm not sure if I'd want to have the boys over the day after the sleepover or the night before.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

Okay so my fifteenth birthday is coming up quicker than I realized. I'm wanting to throw a party this year since I haven't had a birthday party in a long time. I can't think of something that would really sound fun to do though.

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Easy Inexpensive 14th Birthday Party

My birthday is the day before Valentine's Day and I don't know what to do, but whatever I do we have to end the night off with a sleep over. Something you may need to know about me is I love volleyball and being social. I hope someone can help me.

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Valentine Ideas for a Long Distance Relationship

I was introduced to this girl through a common friend last Christmas. I have been communicating with her via text messages for about a month now and it has been going good, but I would like to move to the next level.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in a week and I would like to do something cheap, but I really want the party to be special for her. What should I do? She is a bit of a tomboy, she also likes girly stuff, but she really hates spas!

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14th Birthday Meal Out in Perth

I am taking a fourteen year old birthday girl out with her 11yr old sister and mum, for a fun meal out in Perth Western Australia. We are in the northern suburbs.

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Asking a Guy to WPA

So the WPA dance is coming up and I think I have an idea of what to do. I have this guy friend that goes to another school, that I am 99% sure that I will ask.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Long Distance...
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Going Away Gift Ideas
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Ideas for Daughter's 13th Birthday Party

I have made a deal with my daughter that her 13th birthday must be on a night and with parents (in order to meet her new friends and friends' parents). I was thinking of doing something in the day with just the girls then a BBQ at night with the parents, but I am not sure what to do for the day.

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Mini Cheesy Heart Calzones
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Tween Birthday Party Activities

My daughter is having her birthday. She is turning 11 next week. She is having some friends over for a sleepover, but we don't have any activities. Please give us some ideas.

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Using Old Tea Cups and Saucers at a Tea Party

I would like ideas for how to use old tea cups and saucers at a tea party.

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11th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in March. She doesn't want a party and says she just wants to spend the day with me, her dad, and 3 yr old brother, she doesn't want to invite friends at all. I have no idea how to celebrate her birthday; she's into everything, I mean everything.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I turn 17 in November 2015. This my first time planning a party. I don't know what drinks I should give out, since most of my friends are drinkers. I wanted to hand out soda, but I'm stuck on this one.

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Gift Ideas for Wife's 50th Birthday

I am a bit stuck at the moment and need help. My wife's 50th will soon be upon me. I have two sons age 7 and 13. What can I get for my wife from my sons? They are ready and willing to do anything, but money is very tight!

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Planning a Magic Show for a Birthday Party
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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is coming up in less than 2 months. So I asked my family friend to have a party at her house because mine was too small. There are 20 boys and girls coming over and I have to plan what to do. We're hosting the party upstairs where a pool table and darts table is, but what else could I do?

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2nd Birthday Party Ideas

My little girl is turning 2 in May. She is 4 days older than her cousin. They both like Minnie Mouse and the mother doesn't want to throw a party together and I don't want to do the same theme as she is. I have no idea what kind of party to throw for a 2 year old. What should I do?

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I would like to have some idea how to answer after having received an award as best supplier.

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