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My birthday is the 26th of December and I'm turning 17. What are some things I should do for my birthday that aren't too childish or too expensive? What date do you think would be best in case my friends go away for the Christmas holidays?
My daughter is turning 11. She loves boys and just being a girl and she wants a party. As her birthday is in November she doesn't know what party she could have. Are there any ideas? It can't be at the house. She was thinking limo, cinema, and a fancy restaurant.
My 14th birthday is in 8 months and I don't know what to do. I want it to be amazing and not lame.
I'm turning 15 this month and need birthday ideas. Please help me. I am not allowed to have a party.
I need a idea for a float in a Christmas parade with the theme "Load the Sleigh". Please help, what can I use to load it? I want something different, a new theme, not just gifts and presents.
I am turning 16 this year in October. My party is on the 24th on a Saturday. I will be having about 15-17 people be there. Mostly girls and idk if any of the guys I'm inviting can come.
My daughter is turning 15 and she wants a field party and a bonfire. My question is how can I make it fun because that doesn't sound or seem a lot of fun. Please help.
Any ideas for a Christmas float with the theme "It's a Magical Christmas"?
It is Jack-o-Lantern time! I always wait until the last minute to carve my pumpkin because it seems like it starts to rot the next day. I saw a special on TV where they immerse the cut pumpkin in a solution of water and bleach.
So, I'm turning 14 soon. I wanna do something different. I can't do a bonfire or anything like that because it's really cold, when my birthday comes around. I don't know if I wanna have a sleepover with my friends or not. There's always drama and even if it's my birthday, I'm the outcast.
My birthday was September 23rd so I wanted to celebrate with some friends. I live in New York and wanted to go do something fun in the city. I would only invite around 5 girls. I want to do something fun, my friends get bored easily, but I really don't have a lot of money to go to these expensive places!
I'm having a sweet 16, but I dont know what I want the theme to be or how to start the planning. It'll be in June 2016, 4-5 months after my actual birthday.
I am turning 14 in 10 days on the 6th of October and I don't know what to do for my party. I am not really girly.
My birthday is coming up and I don't know what to do. I was going with the sleepover theme, but I don't know what to do for activities. I'm not a girly girl, but I'm not a tom-boy. I want to have 6 friends over.
I've been dating him for almost 11 months now and his birthday is tomorrow! I don't know what to get him. What do I do?
I'm turning 17 in March, and would like to plan a birthday party. I am a girl, and I am going to have 4 other girls with me. Any ideas? I'm not super girly, and not sporty at all. My family is middle class, and don't want to spend a whole lot on this party.
We are throwing a Halloween dance at my middle school and I'm in charge of running the contest, but I'm having a hard time thinking of any thing that middle schoolers would enjoy.
My daughter's birthday is in winter time and she doesn't want to go shopping or have a big dance kind of party. She just wants to do something with a few of her friends. I want to celebrate her birthday in a way she won't forget, but she doesn't want anything too big, any ideas?
I'm turning 14 in February and take a long time to decide on stuff. I need some birthday party ideas. I have a budget of around 50 dollars. But I want to have a party that is not a plain boring party. I need to find some ideas that work with my budget. So what should I do for my party?
My birthday is the 10th of October. I'm going to be 14, and I need urgent help! Money is tight and my mum doesn't want a sleepover in my house as I need a birthday party for about 9-11 people. So I need a cheap alternative. It will be freezing in October so I need something warm. Any ideas?
I'm creative and like the idea of having a really pretty or artsy party. I'm a huge girly girl, but one of my friends hates that kind of stuff. There will be around 10 girls. I have a pool in my back yard, but other than that I have no clue what to do or what interesting age appropriate games to play.
My 15th birthday is in 3 months. Any party ideas for about 10 of us? My birthday is in winter so not anything outside.
I am in a rut and have no clue what to do for my birthday. Like every other girl I'm wanting my party to not be boring but to be unique. I'm not too girly and love camping and hikes. I am inviting my close girlfriend and my boyfriend. My birthday is January 3rd so it will be freezing I suppose. I was thinking to go to the ocean, it's always cold there anyways so no way a jacket can't just fix the problem, but... Does anyone else maybe have some ideas?
I have been working with Styrofoam balls making Christmas ornaments with sequins. My problem is the straight pins. I have been unable to find any pins with a big enough head to keep the sequins in place. I saw that you could use glue. What kind of glue is safe for Styrofoam?
I'm going to be 15 in a couple of weeks and I have no idea what to have. I've had sleepovers for every single birthday, but it's boring now. I want to invite all of my best friends.
My birthday is on February 28th and I can't have a party. I don't know what to do.
I'm turning 17 on October 7th and I have no clue what to do for my birthday.
My boyfriend plays football and loves pizza. I want to ask him in a cute cheesy way to Co-Ed (girls ask guys) at my highschool. I've come up with many ideas, but most girls at my school end up asking the same way. I have to come up with something else except, I have no imagination or creativity whatsoever.
I am a room mother and as my first task I am to decorate my child's kindergarten class for our local high school homecoming. We are the Titans and are playing the Panthers. I am drawing a blank! It has to be done next week. Any ideas? Please help.
My daughter is turning 12 in just 3 weeks, in October She wants a birthday party with about 4-5 friends, but we have no clue what to do. She is girly, but sometimes can be a tomboy. We want something cheap and easy to plan, but really fun. She wants a slumber party, but my house is not that big.
If you have a large group to give to, I suggest the capped ink pens with the clear barrels. What you do is find a pretty and very busy picture in a magazine. Cut the picture out, open the pen by pulling the ink out, roll the picture around the ink container and reinsert to pen. Put the cap back on and voila! You have a gift that costs less than 10 cents each!
I have been selected to organize a spring day social for a Christian fellowship group of 15 people, ages 30 -50. I'm only 23. The social is meant to celebrate spring and just have a fun social time together. I need ideas on the theme to use and ideas or suggestions of how to go about organizing this.
My husband is turning 50 on the Boxing Day! I would like to throw him a surprise party. As it's a busy time of the year, I can't think what to do for him! I might even be late to arrange something.
My daughter's tenth birthday is coming up and I want this one to be special. It has to be at home. It can't be a sleepover, cooking, laser tag, tea party, bowling, or swimming.
I'm turning 15 soon and I have no idea what I want to do! I don't have a lot of money so it has to be something fairly cheap. I want something that's not girly because I have my guy friends that I want to invite too.
My niece is turning 11 soon and I would like to surprise her by taking her out. The only problem is I don't know where to take her. It needs to be somewhere close around Farnborough and Camberley. Please can someone give me some ideas where to take her?
My little sister is turning 12 and she wants it to be in our front yard and wants it to involve water. Does anyone have any ideas?
I want to have another sleepover with my best friend, but I don't know what games to play. Also what food would you have at the party?
My daughter is turning 13 this January and she wants to have a party with about 7 girls. She's not very girly and our house is too small to have a party there. She really wants to have a hotel party on the beach for a night, but I'm not sure if it'll be warm enough. What are some good ideas?
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 months now and he's turning fifteeen in a couple of weeks! He loves to play the drums and he loves basketball. I don't want something too sentimental, but I don't want to get him something his friends would give him.
I am looking for some idea for a sleepover for me and my mate from school. We are both 14 years old and close friends. I brought up the idea of a sleepover and my mate reckons it will be fun, as it will be my mate and I spending some quality bro time.
My 13 year old is having a birthday party, but she can only have 2 friends over because we don't have a lot of money. She wants to take them somewhere fun and exciting.
For my party I am deciding between something big out of the house where I can invite lots of people including my guy friends, but I also might go on a weekend trip with 3 of my close friends. I don't have any ideas for either.
My 16th birthday is coming soon, but idk what to do. I am a boy and I want 20 people to come to my birthday. We have a small house and are low on funds. Please help on ideas. I want it to be fun.
My darling daughter is turning 13 soon and wants to invite every single person she knows on Earth to her birthday party. We live in a lovely townhouse with a pool, but our home is not large enough to accommodate a party and the pool is a no go (per me, not mgmt). Any suggestions?
I'm needing some suggestions for a high school parade float for a golf team. The mascot is Eagles. I have never done this before, I'm a novice and need some tips and ideas.
My son is really into ninjas. I can't think of any games that center around that. Any ideas?
I am homeschooled with a big group. We've had several past dances; all failed because of dresscode and decorations. This year we're thinking of a black and white themed dance. Any suggestions to make this actually good?
My daughter is turning 11 in February. I feel like I'm repeating the same idea over every year. I came across this site and I've seen some good ideas however they were from 2011.
If you know someone you would like to honor for any decade birthday (30th, 40th, 80th, etc.), contact friends and family by email or Facebook. Have them send cards so that by your friend's birthday, they will have received that number of cards. I always suggest to send a card from each family member, including pets, so that your goal will be reached.
I'm turning 14 soon and I really don't now what to do! I don't have a pool, but do have a small backyard. I want a boy/girl party. What should I do?
I'm really stressed because my boyfriend's birthday is in 2 days. I don't really know what to do for him! We have been together for almost 6 months and best friends for about 4-5 years. I recently moved to a different state. What is something that I can buy that my boyfriend would love?
My daugter will be turning 13 soon and we are completely stumped on what to do. Especially because we are moving, she wants to do something memorable, nothing common like a spa theme, movie and pizza, going to the mall, etc. She is only inviting around 3 of her closest friends, so we are open to anything.
I am turning 14 in September and I have no clue what to do. I'm going to invite both girls and boys. My mom can't afford to much.
I'm turning 26 on the 26th of this month. I don't know anything about the significance of my birthday or anything else. Does anyone have any suggestions or can anyone help me?
My daughter is going to be 12. She only wants about 10 friends, all girls, and she is quite a girly girl! We have had lots of parties at home and she doesn't want it babyish. Her birthday is the 17th of September and we are going to do it on a Saturday, the 19th. Any advice?
My 13 year old wants an iPhone 6 Plus and I said I was getting it for her and she also wants a party. She is spoiled so we need something big and fast cause her birthday is soon and she is kinda moody if she doesn't get her own way. She likes horseback riding, dancing, ice skating, and shopping.
My daughter will be turning 11 in a week. I haven't sent out invitations or planned. My daughter Lily doesn't have suggestions or ideas either.
My daughter is turning 12 this August. She wants to have a party with a few friends, but doesn't know what to do. She's not very girly, but not really tomboyish either.
My 16th is in October and I'm really confused on what to do, I've considered a bonfire, but I don't want all my friends to get really bored and our garden isn't that big either. I'm thinking of inviting around 25 girls and guys and I don't want to spend a lot of money.
My daughter wants to have a pool party, but her birthday is the 12th of September. So what should I do? I have tried looking at indoor pools, but they are all really expensive.
My daughter's 13th birthday is coming up this August 13th. We've been so busy lately. I just gave birth last week! I could really use some help. Thanks to everyone who helps out!
So I turn 16 in October; that's in two months. I kinda don't want a Halloween party, I'm thinking about a Hollywood theme, or pink zebra print. I don't know, I'm really confused. BTW it's on a boat.
My birthday is in 7 days and I have no idea what I want to do. I will be turning 15 and I am hoping to have both guys and girls! I am on a small budget! Any ideas?
I am currently in a leadership position in my school. The high school students have a gap between their lectures for a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour and half. I am in charge of gathering them into a special assembly room and finding something, like a daily activity to keep them busy, mixed with fun.
Later this year, my lovely wife will be turning 50 and I want to make her day very special and memorable. So far, I have a gift and I am planning a party. The gift is a functional "statement" piece, a Tiffany tote bag, and the party is more of a casual dinner with a few friends and work colleagues.
We are a bowling alley with a group of youths who will be walking in parade with us. Our theme is Blue Jeans and Country Dreams. We have a flatbed trailer approximately 25' long. We want to incorporate the dreams of bowling a 300 perfect game plus the kids will be wearing blue jeans and their league shirts.
I'm having trouble thinking of ideas for my thirteen year old's birthday party. She doesn't want it to be boring and I don't want it to be too expensive. She wants 8-12 girl friends for a sleepover, mixed with a disco, mixed with having fun!
I am turning 14 this August and I have no idea of what to do for my birthday. I don't want it to be boring or something that people always do like a swim party, but I can't have something too expensive either. It will be all girls and 1 boy.
I'm turning 14 August 6th. I really need help planning! I was thinking of doing a house party, but then I thought idk. I want a hotel party, but my parents are like no! So now I'm thinking of just doing a movie and a party afterwards and having a sleepover, but idk about that either.
I am turning 18 and I what to hold a non alcohol party, but it's the first party that I have every had and I don't know any good ideas for it. If you can help me please do?
My daughter is turning 12 in September and we need cheap birthday ideas. She is having 4 friends over for a pamper/sleepover, but I would like to do an activity with them outside the house. We have a bugdet of maybe $30-40, but I think she would also like to invite more friends to the out of house activity!
My golden birthday is 10/17/15, and, as the title says, I'll be 17. I have no idea what to do! Do you have any ideas? I can't afford anything big, and would love to stay with a gold theme somehow.
I am looking for easy ideas to decorate a 2 man paddle boat for a paddle boat float and race. it needs to be something easy as we are seniors. We do like to have a lot of fun so we need some help. We are not sure how to even begin.
I want to have a cheap and fun sweet sixteen, but I have clue what to do. There are not going to be a lot of people there, maybe 8 at most. It is ging to be at the end of July. My friends are very picky and 2 of them get annoyed easily. My other friend's bday is 7 days after mine and she is doing a camping thing so I can't copy her. I was thinking lazer tag, but idk if these girls would like it. any ideas?
I'm turning 15 in a couple weeks and I have no idea what to do for my party. I need cheap ideas. I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some fun ideas.
I am 13 years old and I would like to throw a really fun birthday party. I was hoping it could be somewhere like Jump-street or the movies or just something where we can all go out and do something together. The problem is I don't want it to be too expensive.
My daughter will be 13 and can't decide what she would like to do. She wants to bring 2-3 close friends, but doesn't want to go ice skating, to the cinema, or a pool party, etc. She wants to do something with her friends and then come back to the house and have food, play a few games, and maybe even a sleepover.
My mom is turning 46 tomorrow and I'm broke with ten bucks to spare. My mom, probably along with other moms, as well, says that she either doesn't want anything, or that she doesn't know what she wants. I need help.
My friends are coming over on Saturday night and my mom bought a 5 man tent so they are staying the night at my house in the tent in my backyard. We're gonna walk to the shop and buy candy and come home and watch a movie, but we will probably stay awake all night.
I work at a real estate office and we are going to be in a local festival parade. We can't come up with a theme. Please help! Our company s called Century 21 New Heritage.
I am having a surprise birthday party for my dad at 2-4 in the afternoon about 2 hours from my home. So I need food that is cheap, easy to transport, and won't spoil in the summer. I also don't have a great deal of time to prepare. I know, that's a lot of caveats!
My birthday is in early July and I wanted to invite about 6-9 people. I only want to spend money on decorations and food because I recently had a big party and spent a lot of money.
i have an idea! you should make like a spa themed party. you could make facials, have mani/pedis, possible a small candy bar, and maybe a sleepover with your child's friend's parent approval. they will have a great time an you could but some paper bags as party favors and put things in them or you can buy inexpensive mini makeup bags and put in lip gloss, the facial you made, and maybe some candy and mini toys!
Even though my 14th birthday is 5 months away, I like planning way ahead. It's in November so I don't know how the weather is going to be. I want to have a birthday weekend. One day we go to the movies and next day I rent out a place for a party. My parents are strict. Any tips or ideas?
I have five children, and this year we would like to consolidate all of their birthdays into one big summer celebration. Two of my kiddos are right before and right after Christmas. They never get a birthday party because people are so busy with their hectic holiday schedules.
Organize a Harry Potter-styled birthday party. Mail yourself a "Hogwarts Welcome Letter," and get your child to collect the mail. Also, instead of birthday invitations, send your child's friends "Hogwarts Welcome Letter" as well, and instead of giving the location of Hogwarts, give your home address to the children.
I'm hoping to have a masquerade themed sweet sixteen, but the only problem I see with it is I have no idea what to do to keep my guests entertained. There will be dancing and a photo booth, but as far as anything else to have I can't think of anything that would tie into the masquerade theme.
My girlfriend is turning 15 and I am planning a surprise party for her, but I don't know what to do. I'm really bad at planning parties. I need fun but inexpensive ideas for her party. I really want her to have a great birthday.
My 14th birthday party is combined with my best friend and it is in 2 months. We have about 50 people coming and it is a Scouts party because we do scouts. We have lots of scouts coming and we would like to know a really cheap way for our food and decorations.
I am cooking for 100 people and the menu is meatloaf, chicken, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, mac salad, Hawaiian rolls, and cole slaw. How should I divide the meat for this many people? Once I divide the meat, how many ounces per person should I calculate for each meat?
I own a small grocery store and we're having a town celebration and I need a idea for a float entry. The name of my store is Bonnie's Hometown Grocery and I also have a greenhouse called Bonnie's Bloomers. I would like to try to tie it in with some sort of song because I think a parade needs fun music.
My birthday is in 14 days and I'm turning 15. I don't want to invite too many people, but I also want more than 3 or 4 people. I have no clue what to do. I've thought of Hawaiian Falls and Six Flags, but sometimes they can be expensive. I want this birthday to be fun and memorable. Please help!
I'm turning 15 and my birthday is in the middle of winter. I have no good ideas for my b-day. Any good ideas?
I'm turning 16 at the end of this month and idk what to do. It's my first party where I can invite guys, but that can only happen if the party isn't at my house. My mom doesn't trust guys so she wants to do something that's cheap, but fun, where she doesn't have to clean up afterwards.
My party is on June 13th and I am going to go rollerskating with some friends of mine and then come back to my house and have dinner as though it is like a diner. The rollerskating is 2-4pm. Please help me with some ideas for what I can do within that hour or so from when we get back, until dinner.
Since old encyclopedia sets are hard to sell and no one has the space for them anymore, individual volumes make great "birthday" or event cards. Give the volume that is the initial of the person ...
Add a twist to the classic birthday party! Instead of streamers, link together glow stick bracelets. Tell people to wear neon, florescent or white clothes, and throw in a couple of black lights on the walls or the ceiling.
My birthday is in October and I need ideas on what to do with my friends?
I am turning 14 in August and I like to plan ahead for my party. The thing is I don't know any activities to do at my party. It's a mixed party between boys and girls, and I'm thinking it might be a glow in the dark/black light party.