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Old 05-23-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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I am looking for some fun ways to celebrate my mom's birthday. She will be 58 this year and in the past we have always gone out to dinner. This year I would like to do something different. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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I am looking for some fun ways to celebrate my mom's birthday. She will be 58 this year and in the past we have always gone out to dinner. This year I would like to do something different. Any suggestions?
Well seeing that means she was born in the 50's...why not look for a place (or do your own) that puts her back to her youth - sock hop, drive-in, the "beatles" time, things like that - hire a dj or something and rent out a small hall (church hall) with maybe a field and get a screen that can play a dvd or something and sit outside and watch the movie. (Sorry not sure how to suggest this idea - but I hope I made it somewhat understandable LOL)
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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If the Beatles are her thing, there is a production of Rain at the Performing Arts Center in Raleigh from November 4 -9. You could get her tickets to that.

Or, if she's into convenience when it comes to making dinner, take her to a some place like Dinner Afare where you can make up to 12 meals to take home, freeze and reheat later. It's lots of fun. You actually get to prepare the meals yourself, with all the ingredients and measuring devices right there at your fingertips.

If she's the nostaglic but modern type of gal, why not purchase one of those digital picture frames and load it with tons of pictures of family and friends.

What does she like to do? Find a way to incorporate whatever it is she likes to do into a birthday activity.

Just a few random thoughts...
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Hmmmm....
It's hard to say without knowing your mom or the size of the group, but some ideas that might work include:

1. tickets to a show at Koka Booth. There's tables you can reserve to eat at, or you could hit a local restaurant and then go. Great atmosphere, great place!
2. Rent a boat and take her out on a cruise on Jordan Lake
3. I once had someone treat me to a day at a spa, then pick me up and take me out to dinner and a show. I'm kind of the crunchy, no-makeup type, so this was out of character, but boy, I felt like a million bucks.
4. A group lesson to learn a new skill..... a dance, tennis, golf, horseback riding?!
5. Dinner at a more unusual type of place, like Brazilian, a Mongolian bar-b-que, or the Melting Pot
6. family photo session, and if outside, book a catered bar-b-que to follow
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Thank you for all of the suggestions!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Duke Gardens. Beautiful.
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