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My boyfriend's 18th birthday is coming up, I have no idea what I should get. He is in the Army, he loves to hunt, fish, he plays video games sometimes, he likes Penn state and the Steelers.
My color is white and I have 3 days to figure out decorations and food. Can you please give me some ideas?
The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!
My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to invite about 15 people both guys and girls. We are having a hard time picking a theme. Any suggestions?
My daughter recently broke her leg and it's right before her 13th birthday. I'm trying to come up with fun things to do for her birthday. If anyone has any ideas that would be great thanks.
My daughter wants a more fun and crazy party for a 12 year old; what do I do?
My daughter is stressing through her 13th birthday. She doesn't know what to do. She wants to invite some boys and some girls. She doesn't want too much money spent, but also fun though.
I have no idea what kind of party I want for my 16 birthday party. It's on the 27 of September. Do you guys have any suggestions?
My daughter is turning 11. She wants a baking party, a sleepover party, a cooking party, a spa party, a campfire party, and a hot tub party. But she can't decide. Her birthday is in 1 week; what should I do?
I want to throw a surprise party for my friend. I want it to be special because I have known her for so long, and she wants to invite 50+ people. I don't know what to do. She is a girly girl and a little bit of a tom boy.
My daughter will be turning 11 in October. We are in need of some good birthday ideas that we haven't already done.
I'm turning 14 in a month or so and I need some ideas for what to do at my party! I feel like having a formal party. Is that a little weird for my age? Please help.
My husband is turning 50 next year and I would like to surprise him with a nice party. We have a big family with little kids included.
I'm turning 14 on the 22nd of this month and I'm having a BBQ and a chocolate fountain at my birthday party. I'm inviting a bunch of girls and guys and I don't know what else to do for my birthday to make it more fun. I also don't wanna spend a lot of money. What should I do?
Invite a couple of your friends and have a party in your back yard. Just build a fire for marshmallows, get a projector and a white surface and have popcorn. Watch a movie outdoors and spend the night there.
I'm turning 14 in November. I don't know what to do for my party. I want to think ahead of time because I live in Serbia and nobody here has sleepovers and everything but the movie theater is far away.
I need an idea to decorate outside by the gym door entrance. The theme is "Glow Fight Win". I have a laser show for inside, but need outdoor decorations. This is for the homecoming dance. Thanks.
My friend and I have decided to have a joint 14th birthday party, but we aren't sure what yet. Any ideas for something fun, but inexpensive, something original, not like a sleepover. Thanks.
My 14th birthday is on October 30, but I don't really want to have a Halloween theme. I was thinking maybe a dress up party, but it might get too gross and sweaty with the costumes. Any other ideas?
My daughter it having her 12th brithday party on the 20th-21st of September. She doesn't want a girly party as she is inviting boys. She wants a wet theme, but our pool will be too cold at the time of the party. Could I please have some ideas. There are approximitly 14 people coming.
My friend's daughter is turning 12. She has no clue of what to do for her birthday party. She has already done the spa theme and Halloween party (birthday is in October). Any suggestions?
I'm turning 15 on the 15th of September and have no idea on what I should do. I don't really have enough friends to do something big.
My old boyfriend of 5 months will be 18 in some days to come and I do not know what to get for him 'cause he seems to have everything. He loves basketball very much and his favorite team is Miami Heat. I thought of perfume or body spray, but he has a lot.
For my 15th birthday party, I organized a theme party where I asked everyone to bring some clothes and/or accessories from the 80s. We shared clothes and accessories; we even did each other's make-up!
I need a really good idea. I'm part of the Bulldog Nation and we are going up against the Tigers. I need an idea fast?
I really need your help. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 months. His 18th birthday is in two weeks and I don't know what to get him. He's really into music and he plays a guitar.
I'm turning 16 on September 18th and I live in Florida. I'm not sure what to do and how many friends to invite. It will be all girls because I don't think any guys would come. Any suggestions?
I will be turning 15 on December 15th. I need ideas please, preferably nothing over a $200 budget. (Mostly because of Christmas being around the corner). An outdoor type deal wouldn't be the best because you can't really plan that far ahead while living in capital Texas in the winter.
My 15th is in 5 days now. I planned on going to a play hosted by my theatre class, but that's about it. I don't have too many friends that I think would show up to any of my events, and I definitely want to stay away from my family as much as possible. Any ideas?
My birthday is coming in 10 days and I have no idea what to do. I live in Singapore making everything a bit harder to organize and more expensive! I was thinking of something fun, need ideas on what to do.
My daughter is 12 already (her birthday was in July), but we haven't had a party yet. She want's something with friends that is also safe for her 2 year old sister. She also wants to have a wet party, but our pool is way to small.
I'm turning 14 September 10 and need to hurry up and think of an idea. There's gonna be boys and girls, but I don't have very many close friends so it wouldn't be a very big party. At the most there will be like 8 people or around that number. So please help idk what to do!
My daughter is having her 12th birthday party and inviting some boys. She don't know what to do and doesn't want it to be expensive, can you help me please?
I am turning 14 on Aug. 19. I live near Atlanta and I really want to do something fun. I was thinking of getting a room at a nice hotel, but doing something else before that. I can't think of what to do.
I am not sure what to do for my 15th birthday party in November. I have had lots of parties at home, and I want it to be a little different this year.
So there's this girl that I really like. We used to date and are still super close. I want to ask her to homecoming in a really sweet way. Any ideas?
My daughter is turning 13 in October and wants to have an art themed party. The only problem is we don't know what to do at the party! We need ideas, please and thank you!
My daughter is turning 11 soon and we need some ides like games and activities.
My boyfriend is turning 19 this month, and I have no idea what to get him. I don't earn a lot of money so I can't splash the cash, and this is the first birthday in our relationship. He's into body building and the gym, he works a lot, and is saving up for a car. Please help?
I need to find a theme that is fun. But it has to be before this Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Ok so I'm turning 15 on September 6th. I have no idea what I should do. I don't have that many friends, and I just want something small. Just something fun to do with a couple people. I'm a major tomboy and most of my friends are guys.
My daughter is turning 12 August 7th. She want's her party in the front yard. There is going to be both girls and boys. What things can I do to make the party fun and cool?
My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to do something big. She loves sports, but also is kind of girly . She doesn't want it to be something that just girls would enjoy because she wants some guys there.
My husband is 57 and it' will be his golden birthday. What is a great family way to celebrate?
I'm turning 14 in a week and still don't know what to do. I have a theme, but just need games. My theme is the bright side of Hawaii. It's a neon Hawaiian theme. Please help me, I can only have 3 friends come.
We are a line dancing group and are going to be in a town parade with the theme "Timeless Traditions". We have a 2 level flatbed and always put a theme on the highest level while we dance on the lowest level while traveling the parade route.
This is the drink of the Fae. While you are serving it to human wee folk, make sure to use a small clean cup.
I need some ideas for gag gifts for a family reunion. Longest married? Longest dating? Newlyweds? Closest to childhood home? Couple with the oldest child?
What can we do to on a float to honor the memory of the 70th anniversary of D-Day that would be over the top?
Every child loves the Fae! This is great to use when you play Fairy Tea Party!
I am having my 16th birthday party at my local park. I looked at rooms to rent and it was way too expensive. It will be under a gazebo with some tables. I have picked out decorations and put together a candy buffet, but I am afraid that my friends will get bored.
I'm having my daughter's 12th birthday at the local club disco 1:30 till 4pm. I can't plan much else as I will be just getting of hospital at that time. So I'm trying to get everything ready early. I was looking at lolly bags, but I think that is a bit old. I am looking for ideas.
The theme for this year's Halloween party is "The Old West" and we plan to decorate the hallway like an old gold mine. Any ideas on how to create the look of gold on the walls using light? We will have the walls draped in black fabric.
I've made six grave blankets at Christmas time in the past. When I make one, I use chicken wire, about 5 ft tall and the regular width of the chicken wire.
We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We would like to give our 150 guests a gift. We need some ideas.
My daughter is turning 2 in August, and I've been trying to think of ways of celebrating her birthday. Her first birthday was uneventful. I really want her to have something a little special this year, considering that she's been attending everyone else's party.
I'm turning 15 very soon and I'm not having a quinceneara like I had first wanted. I've never had a birthday party, because I'm not allowed. I won't be allowed to have friends over or hang out with them. I don't know what to do because my parents rules are so strict.
I'm having a masquerade party for a few friends and I was wondering what fun games should we do, not too childish, but fun! There are only like 13 of us.
My 15th birthday is coming in September. I know it's early, but my mom wants me to plan early. I'm not sure what I want to do. It mostly depends on the weather. I live in Maryland. I want to do something not too boring and simple.
My oldest daughter is turning 10 in 3 weeks and she wants a big party. When I say big I mean lots of prep and trouble; but she only wants 3-7 friends. She has said no to bowling or rollerblading. I suggested spa party, but she said that is a bit boring and not very exciting.
My mum's birthday is very close by and I don't know what to get her! My money limit is $10 - 20.
I am looking for ideas for a family reunion. This will be the first reunion we have had in over twenty years. The age range will be mostly from twenty to seventy years old with a few younger ones attending. I am looking for some clever ideas on simple decorations and door prizes.
I am planning a joint birthday party for my little princess and my hubby; he is turning 24. I don't know what to do. I want to go along with the princess theme, but am so confused. Help!
I am turning 15 in 5 days and don't know what to do. I live in south Florida. I don't want to have a party/BBQ, go to the beach or to Disney. I need help. I will be celebrating with my family.
Is there a theme for a 2 year old golden birthday?
My daughter is turning 11, but her BFF doesn't like the other girls that are invited. Any help?
How do you do a 14th birthday theme of a Sweet 16th party? I've got friends and parents coming over to my house and I want it to be perfect 'cause I am nearly in high school. I want it book-themed, but my brothers think it's boring. Ideas please.
I'm turning 15 on July 19. I decided I'm just going to have a sleep over with a couple friends and have a big sweet 16 next year. What should I do at the sleep over?
I am turning 14 on August 18th and I live on a lake that's pretty big so there are islands in the middle. I was thinking of a campfire kind and doing games and possibly a spa! I don't know what else to do. What would you do?
What is the minimum legal distance that someone should be located away from an assembly of 75 people under a tent if he is to launch large fireworks overhead?
I am turning 14 years old on July 22. I am having my birthday party on the same day. I'm not sure whether to have a whole bunch of friends at a park and have a BBQ or have it at a theme park called "Great America," with 7 friends. Help!
My birthday is at the end of August and I'm moving so I will probably have the party at my new house or whatever. My party is music themed with a lot of music note themed decorations.