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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 

17th Birthday Party Ideas

Tomorrow is my birthday and I've planned on celebrating it with my family until afternoon and then at around 7pm, until about midnight, there are gonna be some friends coming over. I actually planned on having a bonfire, but it might rain tomorrow.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 on the 4th of October. I have no idea what to do. Do you have any ideas?

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Celebrating Las Posadas (The Nativity)
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Ideas for a 14th Birthday Party

I am turning 14 on the 8th May 2015. I am having 5 girls over (3 are having a sleepover). We are going out for dinner to a nice restaurant but I want to do something fun during the day.

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Sending Thanksgiving E-cards
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Husband's 80th Birthday Ideas

Any ideas regarding themes, music, food, and decorations? Not much in decorations. I am not thinking about telegrams or weird stuff at which he could be embarrassed.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in 3 weeks and need help. I'm having 5 girls over and 3 are sleeping over. I'm going to a nice restaurant in the evening, but I need something fun to do during the day. I live in Ireland so I don't want to plan outdoor activities, because it will probably rain.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 in 11 days. I have no clue what do to. I want to have my guy friends and my girl friends over. I was thinking of having it at my house, but I can't think of what to do.

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16th Birthday Cake Ideas

I'm having a 16th birthday party, but it's going to be a joint party with my boyfriend! Any ideas on what we can have on the cake if we get it ordered somewhere?

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Honoring a Deceased Parent's Birthday

My mom has died. The funeral was last week. We want to do something for her birthday, she has six kids. Please suggest something to do for her birthday.

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Food Ideas for a Yellow Rainbow Tea

My color is yellow and I would like some ideas on what to serve?

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Mother's Day Banquet Decorations

How can I decorate for my church banquet for mother's? We are doing a "Country Picnic" theme and would like to use red-checkered tablecloths for our 8-ft. tables, but what to do after that?

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Drapping the Easter Cross

How long do you leave the white pall on the cross after Easter?

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Birthday Gift For My Boyfriend

I have been dating this amazing guy named Cruz for awhile, but I have no idea what to get him for a birthday present. I've known him for 2 years. He is really into 4 wheeling and dirt bike riding. He loves to fish and hunt. He is not into video games, but he loves movies.

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I will be receiving an Exceptional Citizenship award from my city for the volunteer work that I do for an organization that has submitted my name. This will take place at a dinner banquet. I am allowed to make a 30 second speech.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm 14 in three weeks and have no party ideas. I'm a tomboy and hate all girly things. I love horses and would love a riding party, but it's too expensive, I don't have my own horse. I would still love to do something to do with horses, but can't think of anything.

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15th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is in August. I don't want a big party or anything I just want to chill out with friends, but I don't know what to do. Any ideas what to do? I live in Norway by the way. And there's not much to do here I guess.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is on the 6th of May. I wanted to have a party just with my close friends, but I have no idea what to do.

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Asking a Boy to a School Dance

I want to take one of my ex-boyfriends to a school dance, but I don't know how to ask him.

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Mall Birthday Party

I live in Texas. For my best friend's 13th birthday, we went to the Woodlands Mall and shopped there and just looked around. We didn't spend a lot of money, but we went to Build a Bear Workshop and acted like little kids and it was really fun.

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Party Ideas for Hospital Employees

We are planning a party for the Environmental Service Department at the hospital. We need a "Spring Fling" ideas for our housekeepers and blue boys. Budget savvy, please.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 16 in June and I plan on having a joined party with my best friend who shares my same birthday. However, we have a tight budget. We plan on inviting about 50 people or so, but need help deciding on food, drinks, desserts, and stuff like that.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I turn 17 this year and I have been saving money, but I don't know what to do for my birthday.

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Gift Ideas for Mother's Birthday

My mom's birthday is around the corner and I still don't have somthing fo her!

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Ideas for Daughter's 12th Birthday

My daughter is having a party at a hotel, all girl, in the summer because her birthday is in August. She is thinking of having the party last two days. Does anyone have ideas for places we can go for free?

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Nerf Gun Party

I know that all boys like to ruff and tumble, so how about a Nerf gun party. You could set up some targets at your home or a local park, or just shoot each other.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I need to find a theme for my 17th birthday, it's in May. I do not want it to be boring! I do have money to spend on it so I have thought of different options.

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14th Birthday Ideas for Girls

We don't have a beach and I'm having 2 besties over. I don't know what to do.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I want to invite my friends to go somewhere to eat on my birthday. I don't know what is the 5 star restaurant, so do you know what is the best restaurant in Rickmanworth for a 17th birthday?

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Simple Gift for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

I have no idea if what gift I should give him. It should be something simple.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

So my birthday is 22 days from now and my party is 24 days and I need help. So I was thinking of having another pool party, but I had one last year. Also I was thinking of a sleep over in our tent outside so there isn't any noise inside, but my mom was like no, I'm not sure someone in our family would like that.

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15th Birthday Party for Girls

I am turning 15 in about 20 days and I want it to be fun, but inexpensive. My parents are having money issues. I am thinking about inviting less than 10 people. I can't think of the exact number right now. I think having a scavenger hunt in Walmart sounds really fun.

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Games for Adult Special Needs Friends' Birthday Party

Christopher is wheelchair bound. He has limited mobility and speech. Morgan has mild cerebral palsy and she can talk and walk without help. Marc also has cerebral palsy. He uses awheelchair for mobility. He can talk and walk with assistance from a walker and braces. What kind of games can I pick for everyone to play that are easy and fun to play?

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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Children and...
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Carrot Bouquet Centerpiece
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14th Birthday Sleepover Party Ideas

I can have friends for a sleepover, but only girls not boys. What can I do for when I have my friends sleepover for my birthday this Sunday?

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Harley Gift Ideas
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12th Birthday Ideas

My daughter wants to invite about 3 friends and she has no idea what she wants to do. Her absolute favorite color is pink, but she isn't a girly girl. What should I do for her birthday?

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15th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 15 on the 15th of May. I'm usually very prepared for my birthdays, like months before, but this yearI'totally clueless. I want to go out with my friends, somewhere fun. I want to be around my family as little as possible. I'm not a super girly girl, I'm not a tomboy either.

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Making a Tooth Fairy Costume
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14th Birthday Ideas

I'm not sure what to do. I wanted to invite a lot of people to my house, but my parents don't want it to be held here. They suggested going to Skate Away, but I wanted to have a disco. Are there any places I can have a disco that won't cost a lot?

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16th Birthday Ideas

It's my 16th soon and it's a school day so I only have the weekend to do something, before the event or after. I have 2 friendship groups, and they have never really mixed before. So I need ideas for my birthday with them separately.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I don't know what I want to do for my birthday. It's May 10th, which also happens to be Mother's Day this year. I want to do something that's different, not something everyone does like bowling. Any ideas would be really helpful.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I have no idea what I can do. I don't have many friends to invite and my house isn't so big.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

I'm 17 and he's 18 about to be 19. He's already a certified electrician and has everything he wants and or needs. I on the other hand don't have a job yet. No job means no money. He's always buying me cute gifts all the time to let me know how much he loves me.

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

I have a little 12 year old sister and she wants to hold a party, but we want to go with something cheap and simple. Please help me, it's almost here. Her birthday is the 15th of April.

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I got a sales and marketing award for best performace. Now I have to speak on award winning in the annual sales and marketing conference. Hence I am requesting that you that please provide me with ideas.

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11th Birthday Ideas

Where is a fun place to take your 11 year old daughter for her birthday?

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My youngest sister is having her 12 birthday in April. She wants a worldwide theme and afterwards 6 out of 13 girls that are coming are staying for a sleepover. How can I make that happen? I'm 23; I don't know what games or what decorations to use.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I will be 17 in June. I need birthday party ideas? I have a very huge family and quite a few friends who come. Most parties are usually 100-150 people with their ages ranging anywhere from 4-60 years old. It's so hard to find ideas to where it's fun, but not based around just teenagers.

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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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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 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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