My mum turns the big 50 on the 15th March (short notice I know). Struggling for ideas on what to do.
At first, me and my eldest sister came up with the idea of having a night around hers with a take away for all of us (there'd be 16 of us in total) playing different retro board games. Since my dad and one of the twins don't see eye-to-eye, this has blown it out the window. My dad has the tendency to ruin things; He openly said, he will not be able to sit in the same room with her and hold his tongue. Not even for his own wife's birthday. If this plan still went ahead, it meant either my dad couldn't attend, or 1 of my sisters plus niece and nephew.
A meal is also crossed off the list due to same reason.
So yeah, throw some ideas my way please (preferably not in an enclosed space)
My mum was 50 last month. She isnt into gifts or parties. So i took her out for a coffee and cake. A few hours just hanging out. My brother is taking her away for a weekend. My brother also did a family portrait. He traced over a picture and she loved it. Kids got her a huge box of her fave chocs.
If she's into it, maybe you could book a home pamper session, there's lots of beauticians/hairdresser on FB who go to peoples homes and do it, that way you could naturally exclude your dad (assuming he's not into it!) without it being an issue!
Could you do a ladies afternoon out? If one of my sis in laws is in town, those of us who live here try and go for lunch at our favorite little hidden gem coffee shop one day while she is here. When my mom has been visiting, my sis and I have talked about doing the same thing. It's a lovely time and we get to just chat, eat great food, and browse a few cute shops without kids and commotion. We don't get to see each other that much so when they are in town, we try to do something like this.
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