It's my boyfriend's 21st birthday soon and I am planning him a surprise party at a billiards hall. I was hoping someone would have a suggestion on how to make it better!
Thanks for your time.
By Jenna W.
Alcohol baby! 21st birthday. :)
I'm planning a surprise party on a very tight budget. It's going to be a BBQ with volleyball. I need advice on cheap favors, food, and paperware for about 150 people. Thanks.
By auntietay from Spokane, WA
You didn't say what kind of surprise party; birthday, anniversary, moving, job promotion, etc. etc. That would determine what kind of favors you might have. A paper, retail supplies warehouse is a great place to find bulk plates napkins, gift boxes, bags, etc. at awesome prices. Also Costco for plates, napkins, "silver" and foods.
When you say what kind of party I will gladly let you know of some fun favor ideas, that are of reasonable cost. The only kind I use. Just need to be clever and appropriate.
My daughter want's to have a birthday party with just some friends not a lot. She wants to have girls and boys (just a few). She loves to shop and watch movies! She doesn't know about any of this. I want it to be a surprise for her. Any suggestions?
By Ellisa L.
You could make a Bell Bottom Jeans Cake & decorate it w/candy, Piping, Fruit roll-ups for the belt,etc.These are really popular w/Teens & Tweens. Just take a sheet cake & cut at the top of cake in the middle-going down each side to make a triangle. Then turn the side pieces over and attach w/frosting to the opposite sides of the cake making level at the bottom. Presto-Bell bottoms! Then Frost & decorate. I've seen these w/pipping stitches down the sides of the jeans & pockets.They are really cute & easy to make & even kids could do this w/a little help from an adult. Then serve Ice cream w/it & get some Teen Movies & Chips & Dip, Popcorn & Soda & maybe a Twister Game & you are all set. Whatever you decide. I'm sure it will be fun. Good Luck. : D
I am planning a surprise 17th birthday party for my best friend, who is a girl, and I have no clue on what kind of things to do. So far I have started making the invites and the theme will be pink and black. Her mum knows and will make sure she is wearing pink and black that day! It is going to be from 11.30am till 3.30pm. So if you guys have any ideas on what we can do? No alcohol. She loves dancing, but not all her friends do.
By PartyPlanner from New Zealand
Since she likes dancing, I'd incorporate that into her party; afterall, it is for her. Also, play her favorite music in the background when not dancing. If it's games to play some of the time, make it really fun with a list of things the birthday gal loves and ask her friends questions about her to see how many know her well. The one with the most right answers gets a prize.
I'm planning a surprise party for my Mom's 50th birthday. She's a good person, but a little more reserved than some. Any ideas for a theme? I have roughly about 70 people invited so far. Which is better, a barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs, or a sit-down-knife-and-fork mostaccioli dinner?
Also, my parents are divorced, but my Dad would be hurt if I didn't invite him. However, my Mom's side of the family aren't exactly on good terms with him. What should I do?
Jackie from MI
If you like, sit your parents down separately, your mother first, and say you'd like to take them both out to dinner, or have them over for dinner, just them. That way, if she declines, you've not brought up the subject to your father and his feelings won't be hurt if she does not want to spend much time with him.
Just a gentle thought: They are your parents, and I am sure they both love you, but they are divorced, and forcing them together on her day just may ignite old hurt feelings. (08/15/2005)