*Official* January Release Party Contest

I am absolutely smitten with all of this month's new releases and I can tell by the excitement that some of you have shared with me that you are too!  A big thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us tonight during release festivities!  

To celebrate the fun birthday projects we've been seeing all week and our amazing January release line-up we are giving away a fabulous prize package tonight!  Practically the entire January release,which has over a $196 value!!!  All you need to do to have your chance to win is post an answer to the following question in the comments section below.

Congratulations, ChristineCreations!  Please be sure to email Customer Service with your shipping information so we can get your prize package out to you!  And thank you to all of you who played along!  Your stories were so heartwarming and it was so fun to read them!  I truly enjoyed it!  Have a wonderful night!  And happy release!

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  • 1
    Jessica Lynn Mould says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th Birthday. I spent the day with my husband and my sister surprised me with tickets to Wicked!!

  • 2
    AKG says:

    Last year I turned 30 and it was GREAT! I had a Moroccan Themed party complete with belly dancing, finger cymbals and delicious food. Of course great friends were there to make it a special evening!

  • 3
    Cindy S. says:

    I would have to say my 31st birthday. My daughter was 3.5 months old and my 31st birthday fell on my first Mother’s Day. It was the best!

  • 4
    KariLynn says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th birthday as I had my first child celebrate with me. It was the first birthday I enjoyed since my mother passed away when I was 22, it somehow gave me permission to enjoy birthdays again. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 5
    Jara says:

    My 17th birthday- I got a car, and a surprise party! It was pretty neat, and way unexpected!

    Of course, my favorite pics are of birthdays when I was really young, under five.

  • 6
    Karen says:

    What a fabo Question! I was five and my little friend (who was a boy) and his mum made me a gorgeous doll house made out of cardboard boxes! I really loved it and the fact that they made it for me was so special!


  • 7
    Joanne says:

    Mine was 30 – that may sound strange as most people dread 30. I felt young, yet mature. Life was exciting looking back and looking forward.

  • 8
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My favorite birthday was my 7th!!! I got a baby sister, Sandy, for my birthday!!! She is great! We are delayed twins!

  • 9
    Priscilla from California says:

    I have to say 30. I was mortified about turning 30 and I think back now and can’t believe my reaction. Oh, to be 30 again!!!

  • 10
    hilaryb says:

    My 16th birthday… my mom threw a surprise party for me… it snowed for the first time that year… and I passed my driving test.

    So excited for tonight’s goodies!!

  • 11

    16. My parents planned a surprise birthday for me. I was all dressed up because I thought a family friend was taking my sister and I out for a nice lunch, well, up pulls a long white stretch limo and we picked up all my closest girl friends and went to a tea house. It was SOOO awesome and I’ll never forget it 🙂

  • 12
    jenny4wheel says:

    Got to be my 16th! It was a surprise party…and I was so surprised. I thought my best friend had ditched me for the day (two weeks before my bday) and I was sooooo bummed. Then the party, nothing elaborate but we had such fun.

  • 13
    Sandy says:

    The day I was born. I was my Sister’s 7th birthday present. We are so close and I love her very much.

  • 14
    Jen R says:

    My favorite age was 25. My husband arranged an elaborate birthday scavenger hunt, and the following day we played laser tag! So much fun!!

  • 15
    Geri Greening says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40-10th(…also known as the Big 5-0) because it put me only 15 years away from full pension which translates to all day crafting!!!

  • 16
    Leigh Ann says:

    Turning 40. My husband threw a surprise party and invited our friends and family. We went out to a great restaurant and then came home and celebrated some more. AND he even gave me some great jewelry – diamond earrings! YAY. If turning 40 was that much fun…I can’t wait to see 45! 😉

  • 17
    Lisa says:

    Sweet 16 because I had a ZIGGY character cake that said ‘Your hair looks great!’ I spent a lot of time curling my hair and everyone knew it….hahahaha.

  • 18
    carol h says:

    My favorite birthday of course was number 16–I could get the prized drivers license.

  • 19
    Rieca says:

    I am not a fan of my birthday. However this year was quite good my husband had a surprise party for me. And he had everyone show up at my fave restaurant. Some of my friends had come 1000’s of miles, so that was truly special.

  • 20
    Donna C says:

    My favorite birthday was my 7th birthday. I was the only kid in the neighborhood without a 2 wheeler. My parents were barely making ends meet and I knew they could not afford it so I asked for roller skates instead. My grandparents overheard something I had said to a friend and on my birthday I not only got skates, but a bicycle too. It was a blue girl’s bike from Sears and it felt like a miracle at the time. Not sure who paid for it, but between them they made it happen.

  • 21
    Karen says:

    I’ve had so many that it’s hard to remember, but I’d say #21 was the best. Finally legal and ready to get moving into the big, wide world.

  • 22
    Stacey S. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I was 8 – a Barbie sleepover complete with fabulous handmade Barbie dresses for all!

  • 23
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My favorite birthday was two years ago when I turned 30. My husband threw me a surprise party with all my friends and family. It was so nice to be surrounded by people who care about me on my day.

  • 24
    Deb says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th! I spent the day at Disney World and then went to the Hoop-de-do Musical Review for dinner!! Great place to bring out the kid in anyone…even a 30 year old!!

  • 25
    Cheryl says:

    Mine was 16. Such a magical year. I could date and drive, and I felt like I could finally catch up to my older friends.

  • 26
    Rhonda M. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I was 6. My mom let me have a “friend” party which was quite an accomplishment considering I had 3 younger siblings at the time. She let me invite all the neighbor kids and some of my friends from my kindergarten class. I can still see the pin the tail on the donkey poster that hung on the door and the cake with heart shaped balloons. Thanks mom for knowing how important that was for me when I was 6!

  • 27
    Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    My favorite birthday was age 8 when my mom made me a hand piped Birthday Bear cake and my sister made me my own birthday crown that she spent all week working on. And I received my pink Caliente 10 Speed bike!

  • 28
    Sarah says:

    I think my favorite was 16. I am the youngest of three girls, for each of us my mom took us to New York City for the weekend. I remember seeing Les Miserables, the circus and having ice cream sundaes at Serindipitys. I would love to do this with my boys some day, although I don’t think they will be into the shopping the way I was. 🙂

  • 29
    Isabel Z says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th when my family and friends surprised me with a surprise party. I didn’t suspect a thing because my birthday is right before Christmas and usually everyone is in a rush getting ready for the holidays. I often forget it myself:-)

  • 30
    Amber says:

    For my 28th birthday, by boyfriend surprised me with a handbag that I had been dying for! He videotaped me opening the gift. We still watch the video and crack up at all the screams of excitement.

  • 31
    carmen says:

    Every age is my favorite im blessed to keep having birthdays, my friends and family i have a great life

  • 32
    Carla Grace says:

    I had a blast turning 40 a year ago. I had so much support from everyone special in my life and actually celebrated several times, including with my family, with my girlfriends and many times after the big day. I honestly believe you come more into your real self as you get older, and this was one birthday when I did exactly what I wanted and never regretted a single moment.

  • 33
    Ellie B says:

    My best birthday was when I was 8yrs old…it was a Strawberry Shortcake themed party. A bunch of my friends came and dressed as the different characters…I can still remember almost 30yrs later.

  • 34
    Kristi Lewis says:

    Ooooh, that is a tough one. Probably one of my favorites was when I turned 25. I just had my first son a few weeks prior-my miracle baby. I remember feeling just so thankful for my little bundle of joy. No matter how exhausted I was, just to cuddle and coo with him, best time ever….

  • 35
    Lee Anne says:

    Mine was my 30th. My sisters threw me a party, I was about to get married, and it was a fun time in my life!

    This release is AMAZING!! Thanks so much!

  • 36
    Ashley says:

    probably my 18th. it was also the year i graduated high school, so we did a combined party (i graduated a few days before my birthday). everyone i cared about was there, and it was so laid back and fun. and mom made the best food. it was just fun and simple and i love birthdays like that.

  • 37
    elena says:

    my 30th was awesome – my hubby threw me a surprise birthday that actually stayed a surprise… until we parked the car and my 3 year old daughter starting listing all the people who were waiting inside the hall! lol! It was a great evening.

  • 38
    DanelleB says:

    Scary to say, but I just celebrated 40th(ouch). My husband had a limo pick my friends and I up and took us on the town. The limo even had a dance floor in it. So much fun!!

  • 39
    TinaH says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th – my sons and husband pulled off a fantastic surprise for me and we all spent a snowed in weekend together alone! It was awesome and I can’t believe they pulled it off without me knowing! (Of course, my 39th, because I have the same one every year!)

  • 40
    Suzanne says:

    16 … Because I knew that the only thing standing between me and my real drivers license was a few weeks of lessons.

  • 41

    My 16th! I’ll never forget it because it was a surprise party that I almost ruined. I was working in the baseball concession stand and cut my hand and had to go to the hospital for stitches. I was to be working all day and my mom was preparing the house for the party. When my dad took me to the ER, he couldn’t take me home or it would ruin the surprise. I remember crying and putting up a fit “just to go home.” Finally, he did take me home and everyone was there to celebrate and I felt like a complete moron for making such a fuss when my mom and dad just wanted to keep the party a surprise……lol It was the best birthday ever!

  • 42
    Kim Heggins says:

    50…my sisiter surprised me and we flew to Disneyland for the day!

  • 43
    Candi says:

    I think my favorite was my 23. I had surprise party (impromptu) by a kind of stranger. It was in a work related setting, where not too many people new me, but it was my birthday and he wanted to surprise me. My husband was with me and did not know about it either. It was a great surprise!

  • 44
    Cassandra says:

    Probably my 18th – mid 80’s, at the height of all the great english New Romantic music and going out for a dance with my best friends. We had a ball!!!

  • 45
    Kimberly says:

    I would say my favorite birthday was probably my 20th – it is the first one I spent with my husband.

  • 46
    Amy Everson says:

    So far my favorite birthday has been my 25th – just a few weeks ago. My birthday is Christmas Day, so each one is special. This year everything was relaxed and well paced so I was able to just enjoy the day and my family

  • 47
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Probably my 14th birthday – my mom threw me a party, which for us growing up was NOT something we were used to. I had half dozen friends over and we went to a hot air balloon show and all got glow necklaces! It was so much fun and my favorite birthday from my childhood! 🙂

  • 48
    Terri E. says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite, isn’t that sad! I must the birthdays since kids have been getting better and better. My 4 year old is such a dear and she works so hard to make it special for me.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 49
    Sarah A says:

    My favorite birthday happened when I was 8. My mom was famous for her homemade birthday parties and this year was the winner. She and my dad tied a very, very long string to a popsicle stick then tied the other end to a pack of gum. Then the unravelled the string all over the back yard, criss-crossing through hills, woods, trees, etc. It was such a fun adventure and a great memory. And it continues to be a great reminder to keep things simple.

  • 50
    Eleni says:

    My favorite birthday was 30. It was the year I realized I was a woman already. Colors were more vibrant and scents more alouring. I spent my birthday with a few girlfriends on the boat of a friend suntaning and enjoying a summer day.

    Yes, that was my favorite birthday and every one since then has been a succession.

  • 51
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    My 14th birthday was exciting b/c it was the first time I ever had a birthday party w/friends.

  • 52
    Denise says:

    My first year in college – 19 – my friends chalked the sidewalks and had a surprise party for me that evening. I remember thinking how that was going to be a day I cherished forever – it definitely is.

    So excited for the release tonight!!

  • 53
    CHONG Mcafee says:

    When I turned 50… sure, being older is not fun but was happy to have made to that age.

  • 54
    Ellie says:

    Hey did Beth know the question tonight? Ha…As I said over on the forum for me it was my last birthday that just passed. I was spoiled beyond belief by my hubby and kids and the rest of my family. I ate for each meal at one of my favorite places. I got my first “real” pro camera which has been used tons since I got it in November. My MIL gave me a cute mini cupcake maker which I used weekly. I felt so blessed and loved that day I said if 35 is like this I think I am gonna keep it and so far it has been one of my best!

  • 55
    Maureen says:

    Honestly, i just turned 40 six weeks ago… and it was my best birthday ever! My DH threw me a party and my friends and family came to celebrate with me! I was worried about admitting that I was getting older, but mentally I feel like I’m 25, but I’m a heck of a lot smarter now than I was 15 years ago.
    My resolution this year, is to make sure I remember all my special people’s birthdays… I know the arm feeling of having me friends remember m and i want to to the same for others. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I’m ordering the PTI stuff I am – Birthday cards in mind. Thanks for reading my mind with the most recent items unveiled.

  • 56
    Jennifer D says:

    My 16th… My mom totally surprised me with a party BEFORE my birthday! I also remember my 4 year old brother unwrapped most of my gifts for me! (I was ok with that! He had me wrapped around his little finger.)

  • 57
    Linda says:

    There is something special about childhood birthday’s. A cake with candles and fun games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Those fun times will always have a special place for me!

  • 58
    Danielle says:

    My favorite birthday so far was probably my 23rd. My husband took me and my best girlfriends out for a night in Philly. We had such a great time, and so many fun memories. We still laugh about it today!

  • 59
    Rhonda H says:

    For my 16th birthday, I got a stereo and a surprise party. For my 19th birthday our house was wrecked by a tornado. Ya win some, ya lose some!

  • 60
    Kathy V. says:

    To tell the truth, I’ve never had a birthday party. I did throw a fun party for my sweetie’s 50th though. Does that count?

  • 61
    Jara says:

    My 17th birthday- a surprise party- which I don’t usually like- and a car!

    My favorite pics are of younger birthdays, though, when we were little and so many of my cousins and family are in those pics, too. Such treasures!

  • 62
    Mary W says:

    I’d have to say 40. I think the saying “Life Begins at 40” was true for me! That was 20 years ago and Life is STILL good! Looking forward to this month’s release. Lots of great goodies!

  • 63

    My favourite birthday would have to be my 20th. The year that followed was the best ever. After my 21st birthday, I got very sick with a disease I still have. So I wish I could go back to 20!

  • 64
    tanna says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th. My husband did his best to have a surprise party for me. I was almost totally surprised until my best friend blew it. It was moments before we walked in the door, but my sweet hubby knew the moment he saw my face that I had a hint of what was happening. It still was a SUPER party and I loved it!!! Looking forward to making some one else’s birthday really special with all these new stamps 🙂

  • 65
    Lynn darda says:

    I’d have to say my 50th! My family planned surprises and fun activities that lasted the whole month long. I love this time of my life!

  • 66
    Angie Reedy says:

    My 10th birthday is most memorable to me. I don’t remember what really went on then, but I remember have all of my favorite friends over and wearing my fave new sweater my mom gave me.

  • 67
    J. Harmon says:

    I love all of my birthdays because I am grateful to celebrate another year of life! Congratulations on another month of beautiful releases!

  • 68
    Lisa S. says:

    My favorite birthday was my 12th. Big party with a slumber party. Lots of fun!!

  • 69

    My 13th birthday is very memorable for me. My mom was having heart surgery that day, and my dad did everything he could to still make that day special. He gave me a gold cross necklace, which I still have and treasure now! We spent time together and talked, and it ended up being a good day!

  • 70
    Mariah says:

    I don’t celebrate birthdays but I will never forget when I moved onto double digits…turning 10 was such a big deal…

  • 71
    Dee in N.H. says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th. Just because I know where I am in my life and I have more time for crafting than I did when I was 40. LOL!

  • 72
    Anna Was says:

    I remember my 6th birthday like it was yesterday. We had a great party but what I remember the most is the ladybug cake that my Mom made for me! It was fabulous! So great in fact that I made it for my daughter when she was 4. Such a great way to celebrate again!

  • 73
    Allyson Blanchette says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th. My parents let me invite a friend and a date for both of us and we took a limo to Los Angeles for dinner. I can’t wait to see all the great releases tonight…

  • 74

    Sweet 16! I looked forward to that birthday more than any other – to get my driver’s license, of course 🙂
    Hello freedom!

  • 75
    Liz Thomas (wifelady) says:

    It was either my 9th or 10th birthday – I’m a little foggy on the age BUT I do remember I had a double birthday with one of my BFFs that was also a slumber party! The theme was the Smurfs – LOL – I’m dating myself now! We giggled and played games and watched scary movies all night – tons of fun!

  • 76
    Rita says:

    When I turned 30-something, my fourth grade class surprised me with a party. Each student made a card and wrote why they enjoyed being in my class. It was a day filled with laughter and happy tears….and lots of cake and balloons!

  • 77
    misse336 says:

    For my 30th birthday my husband invited my family to the Olive Garden for dinner. We had a great time.

  • 78
    Lea Ann says:

    I had the best time on my 30th birthday. I finally had reached a point where I was comfortable in my own skin. I brought all my family in to visit, and we went out for dinner at a local BBQ place. Nothing fancy, but loads of fun!

  • 79
    Kathy Mc says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st. I celebrated for two weeks with family, friends and coworkers (and even went to see John Denver live in concert). Was so disappointed that my friends would not make plans with me on my birthday, and my poor Mom didn’t know what to tell me. Turns out she knew all along they were planning a BIG surprise birthday party for me. Hence, I wouldn’t be spending my BIG day without friends. However, I was so shocked when finally a friend and I stopped by to pick up another mutual friend and instead her house was full of people there to surprise me and celebrate. Was originally embarrassed but oh what fun we had! Probably dated myself as that was years ago!

  • 80
    DeeP says:

    Every birthday is my favorite! 🙂

  • 81
    Deena says:

    Sweet 16 because my parents bought me diamond earrings and made it very, very special. My mom felt that 16th birthdays should be magical, and they made mine magical, too.

  • 82
    stephanie says:

    I loved turning 16! I was old enough to have a little independence and responsibility but not too much!

  • 83
    Julie S says:

    I would have to say my 18th birthday was my favorite…I was spending the summer in Great Britain, tramping around with 2 girl friends and having a grand time. My 18th b’day was a week before we had to return to the reality of starting University and settling back down. Very memorable!

  • 84
    Elle says:

    I would have to say my 21st birthday was the most memorable and not for the reasons one may think. I was in college and was given a surprise party by my family and friends. I had no idea so it truly was a surprise and it was great to celebrate with my family and friends….and yes I did have a “drink” to celebrate the special occasion.

  • 85
    Mary says:

    I think I was 9. My mom and I made a paper mache pinata. It was my first offical craft. It was so great. The funny part was that we had done such a great job on it that it wouldn’t break. It was great.

  • 86
    Donna Fediuk says:

    My favorite birthday is still to come! Age 55 brings the seniors menu at restaurants, coupons at stores, and a cheaper driver’s licence.

  • 87
    Lynne G. says:

    My 40th…after years of trying to conceive, I found out I was pregnant just days before turning 40. I glowed for nine months!

  • 88
    Sarah Rosler says:

    My favorite birthday was my 33rd. I took the day off and snuggled with my baby all day. He is getting so big I have to take the time to enjoy these moments!

  • 89

    I was 5, my Dad built me a playhouse in the backyard. My mom made curtains for the windows, and I had little metal appliances, I loved it! I love this release, thank you so much for the fabulous chance

  • 90
    Patti W says:

    For some reason my 9th birthday jumped out at me because I remember having a Peter Pan party. All the guests were sent a coloring page with the invitations and there was a coloring contest. Of course my mother awarded everyone with prizes! I always loved having those Disney theme parties!

  • 91
    Dyna says:

    My fave birthday was when I turned 32. My daughter was born 6 months ago and it was my first birthday with my baby girl.

  • 92
    Andrea says:

    My 34th, Girlfriends took me to dinner at a new popular tapas bar,embarrased the waiter, indulged in the best pots de creme ever, and then we headed out to the eclipse premiere, It was the most fun I have had in years.

  • 93
    mary ann says:

    I would have to say my 30th. I dreaded turning 30 and moaned and groaned about it for weeks before. And then it came and I had a good feeling about my 30’s – and I was right – they have been amazing.

  • 94
    Gina Kozuch says:

    My 30th was my best I met the love of my life who is now my husband

  • 95
    Laura S says:

    My 17th birthday, which was my 2nd date with the guy that later became my husband.

  • 96
    Mary Duffek says:

    I’d have to say my sweet 16 was memorable and my 30th was over the top as well. Thanks for a chance to win these fabulous items!

  • 97
    Angela says:

    My 30th was the best! My husband threw me a party and everyone I cared about was there and I had a blast!! Never thought getting older could be that fun!

  • 98
    CindyW says:

    My favorite birthday was my last birthday which was my 45th. It’s my favorite because I love every birthday and it’s one more year to celebrate AND my oldest daughter got married 3 days later which made it very special!

  • 99
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    My favourite birthday was actually when I turned 30…I was a little nervous to hit the milestone, but my sister made a really funny basket with lots of 30 themed items that I know she really put a lot of thought into it. So, she made it a very easy transition for me!

  • 100
    Julie Batta says:

    My 16th birthday. My brother told me to go out and get something from his car and there was a note in there that said that the car was now mine. So totally shocked and happy. Best day ever!!

  • 101
    Linda w says:

    I guess my 35th birthday was one of the best for me. I was finally mature enough to make good decisions and my family was complete having had my third son the previous year. And I think that 35 was just a good number.

    stamping on…

  • 102

    My favorite birthday was my 8th. It was a good old fashion home birthday party with pin te tail on the donkey and other silly back yard birthday games. I can still remember the sundress I wore and how my mom put my hair up in a bun. I remember feeling so “grown up” with my pretty up-do! I still have a picture of me with the kids from my party sitting together on our front steps. Those were the good ‘ol days! Life was simple back then!

  • 103
    Teresa Blue says:

    Two years ago when I turned fifty my fellow papercrafting friends took me out to dinner and then we went to one of their homes and crafted all night…oh and there was ice cream cake! Yum.

  • 104
    Janet says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th. My husband gave me a surprise party and I was pregnant with my second child, my little girl!

  • 105
    Rosemary D says:

    believe it or not, my favorite birthday was my 45th birthday. because it was a milestone birthday i wanted to do something special. what i chose to do was make my birthday not about me, but about those around me who are in need. with the help of my friends i was able to make a very nice donation to world vision. it was the best feeling ever!

  • 106
    Mel says:

    My 50th. I’m going for 100 this marks the halfway point.

  • 107
    Vivian says:

    50 because I was officially a 1 year survivor of breast cancer and my older brother and his wife came to visit that year. He gave me a fifty dollar bill.

  • 108
    Carol says:

    My 30th. My husband surprised me with a very special birthday my car got decorated up at work, Only back then I was not married only dating.

  • 109
    Beverly BL says:

    I think I was 8 or 10. We had a “tea” with punch and fancy, little sandwiches.

  • 110
    Maureen L says:

    I think honestly it was 40 … that wasnt hanging over my head any more and I played it up like princess week – capping it off with a new car right before i turned 41 …

  • 111

    My fave birthday was my 12th birthday when my father bought a second hand bicyle and did it up for me. It was special as it was my very first bicycle and lots of fond memories too.

    Have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful new releases… very inspiring.

  • 112
    Lori M says:

    Mine was age 11, that was the first time I got to have a friend party!

  • 113
    Tricia Dee says:

    One of my favorite birthdays was my 40th. My husband took me shopping for maternity clothes because I was expecting my daughter after having had a miscarriage. It was a very happy birthday!

  • 114
    kristen m says:

    My favorite birthday was my 21st birthday….and not for the reasons that some might think 21 was the best. My best friend and boyfriend planned a surprise trip for me. My BF packed my bags and put me in the car (with her and her boyfriend driving) to meet my boyfriend (now my husband) at a mountain bed and breakfast. It was such a thoughtful, wonderful surprise…I appreciated all of the effort that went into their planning and secret. (In the 14 years since, they have planned many thoughtful and wonderful events for me and I am so thankful for them both!) **And thanks for reminding me of how thankful I should be for them both**

  • 115
    Maria chillin' in Chicago says:

    My 11th birthday was my favorite birthday because I got to spend it with my grandparents, which was a wonderful experience because it was the first time I visited their house in Florida. During the festivities we had cake, swam in my grandparents’ pool, and enjoyed the company of close family and friends. 🙂

  • 116
    Dana says:

    My 30th birthday has been the best so far. I celebrated with my mom, dad, and sister. I had been going through a really rough time and they just had a low key birthday for me, with some really nice presents, a nice dinner, and my mom made my favorite dessert – gingerbread with tart lemon sauce! Yum! I was very thankful they didn’t go all out and plan a surprise party or post anything in the paper or put big signs in the front yard (which is what I was totally expecting…and dreading). I appreciate that they really wanted to make the day special and focused on me. They used it as a day to help me through my troubles!

  • 117
    Barbara Hale says:

    My favorite birthday memory was number 60. My daughter and her family had moved back to Indiana (where I live) from Florida and were living right behind me on my birthday. They had a ‘yard card’ put up in the front yard that said “Holy Cow – Nanna’s 60 now” and all around the card was a circle of little plastic cows. I have a picture of me with my two grandchildren standing next to the yard card – I love it.

  • 118
    Colleen K says:

    This year. My son and daughter were away at college and they both flew in to suprise me! It made me so happy.

  • 119
    Vicki S. says:

    My 16th Birthday would have been my favorite birthday because I was old enough to get a job and become more independent. I was able to drive and have some freedom. Because we only had one car, most days I had to pick my mom up from work so she didn’t have to take the bus. Plus, I was one of the oldest in my group of friends so I got my license first, which was awesome!!!

  • 120
    Teresa says:

    Love this question! Definitely my 27th birthday. My daughter, who was supposed to be born on my birthday, came the week before. She was the best gift ever!

  • 121
    Anika says:

    I have had many great birthdays. The most memorable being 18 when I was in NYC on a high school trip with oodles of friends and 20 when I was on a spring break road trip with a friend!

  • 122
    katevdp says:

    My favourite so far, was my 21st birthday. I was studying/living about 4 hours from home. My parents threw me a cocktail party at their house, with all of my dear, old friends whom I hadn’t seen for months. Many made very special speeches about me, and our fun together. I felt very loved!!!

  • 123
    Caroline says:

    Each year is special. I thank God for being able to experience so many wonderful memories. Spending birthdays with family is the best.

  • 124
    Wendy H says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 18 and was able to buy my first car. There is nothing like that sense of freedom with your own wheels :).

  • 125

    25…I was learning who I was, who I wanted to be and about life. I realy felt 25 was my turning point in getting it togehter 🙂

  • 126
    Kim Timmons says:

    I would say my 25th Birthday was my best,I went on a 2nd date with this new guy who I ended up marrying – 12 married years and 15 total years together later, I couldn’t be more happy!!!!

  • 127
    Kristin says:

    My favorite birthday was my 23rd. My *then boyfriend* knew how special birthdays were in my family (his weren’t as special to him because he is a twin!), so he took me to a wonderful dinner and movie. We came back to his apartment and when we walked in his balcony had been set up by his friends while we were out (he had arranged it all). There was a small table with lace tablecloth, red roses (my fave) in a beautiful vase, candles, and Harry Connick Jr playing on the stereo. He asked me to dance. Then, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife and showed me this stunning ring he had designed himself with diamonds and sapphires (my fave again!). We’ve now been married almost 14 years. What’s important to note is he is NOT a romantic at heart, he says he just loves me and tries to figure out what I would like and do that. Now *that* is a man to love for a lifetime!

  • 128
    Sandy Kay says:

    When I turned 14 – I got a brand new bike from my dad – I was such an outdoorsy girl – (not so much any more) so it was the perfect gift! I wasn’t expecting it at all, so it was a wonderful surprise!

  • 129

    My 9th birthday was the best! My dad is a singer & travelled a lot. For my 9th birthday I got to fly to where he was performing and watch him sing, which is still one of my favorite things to do!

  • 130
    Breeonna says:

    That’s a tough one… I have fond memories of my 16th, 18th, 19th and 21st birthday but I think my 19th is my favorite. My dorm friends and sorority sisters made my first birthday away from home truly special! My most recent, 28th, was wonderful too because it was my first birthday as a MOM!

  • 131
    Dana W says:

    My 8th birthday, my grandpa gave me a big box, it was filled with crushed newspaper and i have to search threw it to find a small box that had a small glass cat. It started my cat collection.

  • 132
    Vicki McCully says:

    50th !!! My family had a surprise birthday party for me and I had no clue. Out of town guest and alot of friends. I could not believe they did all the planning and kept it from me. My husband and daughters did a fantastic job !!! It was a birthday I will never forget !!!

  • 133
    leish says:

    I was going to answer “16th” but my parents took me to Las Vegas! What’s a 16 year old to do in Vegas with her parents?! LOL!

    I’ll have to say my favorite birthday was my 13th. My dad borrowed my grandpa’s van, mom made a picnic dinner and baked cupcakes. They drove me and 6 of my closest friends to the beach where we had a picnic, then they drove us all around the island on a “ghost” tour! We had a blast!

  • 134
    Julia P says:

    my favorite birthday was when I was 18. Being a Christmas eve baby means that alot of people forget about your birthday. My mom always made of point of celebrating my birthday on my birthday. For my 18th birthday, I asked her to make me a Christmas tree cake like when I was little. Bless her soul, she did this for me.

  • 135
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th. My husband threw me a surprise party! When we walked in, all my friends were there, my family and our 9 year old son. Just the fact that he took the time to plan all that out and I never knew about it – it made it very special.

  • 136
    Becs Attwood says:

    Probably my 24th b’day because I got an engagement ring for my present!!

  • 137
    Ann Alyea says:

    Mine was 28 because my first child, a son was born on the 28th of June the year I was 28 on the 28th of July. I thought that was a very special birthday.

  • 138
    Sharon D says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 45. I ordered a glass of sangria at lunch, and I was carded! In fairness, I should admit that I didn’t look 21–the restaurant policy is if you look 35 or younger, they card you. But I’ll take that! And then that night we had dinner with some good friends. It was a great day.

  • 139
    Kathy Archer says:

    My favorite was my 30th, I’m under 5′ tall and all my life until then felt so young. At 30 I felt I was an adult finally. Oh to go back to the days when I felt sooo young.

  • 140
    Karen James says:

    Wow…don’t have strong memories of my birthdays but do have great memories of sitting with my grandma on the “davenport” (sofa) looking through her scrapbook. It had a page for every birthday my sisters and I had. She kept a napkin, plate and little pointy hat from each of our parties. Can still visualize her handwriting on each page. Wish I could have gotten my hands on that album when she passed away.

  • 141
    Bucky Katt says:

    The day I turned 12. I got a brand new bike, after having handmedowns.. It was a beautiful orange yellow metallic with three gears. I loved that bike!

  • 142
    Karen O. says:

    my sweet 16- my mom went through a lot of trouble to through a huge party and surprise me. she also made me a scrapbook of my life up until then. 🙂

  • 143
    Paula says:

    My 7th birthday! My parents threw me a surprise party at Showbiz Pizza (now Chuck E. Cheese’s)!

  • 144
    Stampnurse says:

    Every one that I see is pretty special to me. My last memorable one was 10 I think. Lots of kids from the hood, cake, ice cream and games. Best part was my mom was counting all the kids and forgot me. No plate or hat or anything. Such a cute memory.

  • 145
    Wendy Elliot says:

    Yikes, my husband always trys to make my birthday special – since it is right around Mothers Day. I guess my favorite was 30. No big party, but my parents were in town, love that.

  • 146
    Leora says:

    What a great question. I am thinking twelve. That might be the last year I had a real party. Im guessing it was a sleepover. Maybe I should plan another one!

  • 147
    Susie Johnson says:

    My favorite birthday was my 6th birthday. My parents had a birthday party for me with a few friends in our basement and my present was a green Schwinn bicycle with chrome fenders. My brother who was 12 at the time helped me learn to ride it. What a fun time in my life!!!

  • 148
    Dixie C. says:

    My favorite birthday was 16! My family did not do big birthdays, so the fact that I had a party that included all my friends was special to me…and that I had a swim party for my April birthday (my parents rented the indoor pool at the YMCA for the afternoon) made it even more awesome.

  • 149
    Deb says:

    16. All my friends had great parties that year

  • 150
    Gladys says:

    Mine will be on 21st birthday! Because my present was given a trip to HK by my sister for shopping!

  • 151
    Mindy W says:

    My 30th. My best friend had a surprise party for me. And after I turned 31, I realized 30 wasn’t bad, it was actually 31!

  • 152
    Patty Chalas says:

    my 18th birthday is was the wonderful, i was leaving in Sonoma with a family as and exchange student-…. i was not with my real family but it was my first surprise party with love and dear friends and family that really loved me. It was the best!! i can still remember all details….

  • 153
    Bobbette V says:

    My favorite birthday was my 26th because that’s when I met my husband. It was the best birthday present I have ever gotten. 🙂

  • 154
    Charmaine says:

    I’m not sure if I would say it was my favorite…that’s hard to choose…but I’d have to say my 10th really sticks out in my mind. My sister and I have birthdays fairly close together, so we had a joint party as usual and invited friends. I got Candy Land, Operation and a blue pillow, with a picture of a bunny holding a carrot…I still have all of those things 30 years later!


  • 155
    Kristen says:

    I really enjoyed 10. I remember a fabulous roller skating-themed cake and a roller skating necklace…

  • 156
    Linda says:

    I would have to say 30! Only because I got married the following day!


  • 157
    Donette B says:

    My fav birthday was my 18th…all my friends got together to throw me a surprise party. It was great; we all had a lot of fun.

  • 158

    While I have fond memories of many of my birthdays, the one that stands out the most is my 36th birthday. I spent the day at the San Francisco Zoo with my mom and we were able to get a sneak-peak at the new Grizzly Gulch exhibit before it opened to the general public. Despite the fact that I was turning 36, I felt like a kid again!

  • 159
    Deb says:

    My 26th birthday my twin sister and I spent in El Salvador on a mission trip. It was wonderful to eat authentic papusas (sp?) and have a traditional fig cake for our birthday. It was very memorable!

  • 160
    Allison T. says:

    I loved being 27! Just out of grad school and working my first “real” job — it was such a fun year of growing up! I celebrated with friends at dinner.

    My sister gave me an ipod, back when ipods were just becoming popular. I was so excited about that gift and even now I still use that ipod just because my sister gave it me. I guess it is vintage now!

  • 161
    Elisa S. says:

    Any birthday that I get to share with my family is my favorite! We were all living in different states until recently, but now we’re all together again!

  • 162
    Tonya Dirk says:

    Without a doubt my 40th!!! I bet not many people will admit to that one being their favorite! It was a total surprise party that I was clueless about! The sad part was that I was totally expecting it and was still shocked when I walked in the door to what I thought was a party for my husband’s work group. I had seen that my bff had texted my husband, I didn’t open the text because I knew I had a big birthday coming up, however, I did think if my birthday comes and goes and no surprise then these two have some explaining to do! 🙂 They had invited many people from all stages of my 40 years of life…I was so touched that they all cared enough to come and made me feel so darn special. I cried many times the day after with a smile on my face because I was so touched!

  • 163
    Kathy says:

    I would have to say 16…Able to get that long awaited drivers license!

  • 164
    Miki says:

    Probably my 16th because it was such a big deal to finally be able to drive! My Dad had bought me my first car and I waited so patiently for that day to get the keys.

  • 165
    Sheryl B. says:

    I would have to say my 21st. I started kindergarten when I was 4 (my b-day is Sept. 15th), so nearly all of my friends were a year older than me. I was finally able to go out with all of them legally!!

  • 166
    Sallie says:

    I guess I like the memory of my early years birthdays….6-8 or so. The 3 neighbor kids would come over…cake(home baked and deocrated by my Mother)& ice cream…no games, no clowns or ponies. On the table would be the ceramic baby booties filled with flowers, the same way they had been deliveredc to my Mother on the day I was born. My father preserved these memories on 8MM film…now on DVD. A sweet and innocent time.

  • 167
    Marge Sexton says:

    Great Question…My favorite Birthday was my 31st…I brought my youngest newborn son home from the hospital on my 31st Birthday…was my best present every….He is still a blessing to me today…22 years later! Thanks PTI; for bringing back a wonderful memory!

  • 168

    The last birthday I shared with my mother…I turned 45. She and her husband took my family and me out to dinner. There were lovely gifts but what I remember was the time I had with her. Precious moments in my memory book.

  • 169
    laura j says:

    My family and friends threw me a “surprise” 40th birthday party! I really don’t like surprises and would prefer not to have all of the attention centered around me but in the end it was so much fun to share the day with all of the people who are such an important part of my life!

  • 170
    Stephanie C. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I was six and I remember having a beautiful sunny July day…many friends were over and my mom had a pinata she made for us. My little friend from across the street came over and his face was painted as one of the members from the band Kiss! I will never forget it because at age six I didn’t really know who that was and I was thinking he was strange for coming all painted up like that, but I do remember he broke the pinata!

  • 171
    Elizabeth S. says:

    It would have to be my 53rd birthday when my husband gave me tickets to go see my favourite singer George Strait in concert.

  • 172
    Suzie says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 13. It was one of the last times I really had a birthday party with all of my friends. I was really “into” unicorns, which were big at the time and many of my gifts were themed as such. I remember being so surprised when my mom presented me with a special ordered cake with a unicorn on it and using my favorite color, purple! They had mistakenly put lemon filling in it instead of the buttercream but we just ate around it! 🙂 It was quite the memorable birthday!

  • 173
    Chris Simon says:

    My favorite birthday was my 35th. I was pregnant with my first child, and we spent my birthday visiting my sister and her brand new baby, also her first child. In addition, my husband managed to pull off one of the best surprises for me by tracking down and purchasing a special gift that he knew I’d really treasure.

  • 174
    Lisa says:

    My favorite birthday was my 25th birthday. I met my husband on my birthday party. He followed one of my friends and I fell in love with him at first sight. He was, is, and will be my best birthday gift in my life. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 175

    Mine was 30. I was on top of the world. I married a wonderful guy and we had 2 great kids by then. The thirties were just the best!

  • 176
    Suzanne says:

    16 – because I knew that I was just a few lessons away from getting my real drivers license. I felt so grown up!

  • 177
    Marcia Truslow says:

    I was 5 (my favorite number) on 5/5 when I received my first 2-wheel bicycle. We had a curved driveway with 2 entrances/exits so my father plopped me on the bike, ran with me for a bit, until I got the hang of it (no training wheels way back in the dark ages) and round and round I went. I only knew how to stop by falling off the bike but it was soooooo worth it for that fun feeling that I was flying!

  • 178
    Dawn says:

    My 40th – I just turned 40 this past November. I like to think that life gets better with age – so every birthday is better than the last (especially since I get to spend them with my husband and my two boys!)

  • 179
    Karen says:

    I would have to say my 60th because I found out I was going to be a Grandma for the first time. My heart has not been the same since.

  • 180
    Jennifer Bruce says:

    My favorite birthday age was my 31st birthday! I found out that I was pregnant with my son! What an awesome birthday present!! I was on cloud nine the entire day and week. He is 7 now and still the light of my life!

  • 181
    Noreen says:

    My 31st birthday, when my girls were 8 and 10 and made me a birthday cake. They didn’t know how to thicken the frosting, and it was so thin it ran down the sides and pooled at the bottom. But I loved it for the effort they made to prepare it!

  • 182
    Lori Kistler says:

    age 16 had so many new worlds opening and adult privledges with a brand new world just waiting for me to take it on.

  • 183
    Carol B says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th! It was almost as if a switch had been thrown…I finally cared more about myself than always trying to please others and worrying about what those others thought of me. I suddenly felt wiser than I’d ever been. Finally comfortable in my own skin.

  • 184
    Laurie Hunt says:

    My 40th. My now husband, then boyfriend, had a surprise birthday weekend set up for me where he flew my out of state siblings into town and surprised me with dinner at a very nice restaurant. I was just coming through the recovery of a rather significant surgery so it was kind of a celebration to put all of that behind.

  • 185
    Bree says:

    I think my favorite was a surprise 18th birthday party! My friends and family did a great job surprising me. I thought we were going to see a late night movie and I wanted to go in pjs but my sister insisted I dress myself and get ready and I’m so glad I did because I love looking back at the pictures.

  • 186
    Alice Roushia says:

    Mine was 50!!! I spent the day relaxing and making cards. It was really nice just to be waited on.

  • 187
    Kerry A says:

    I think I was 5 or 6. I just remember it being full of friends and family, a friendly (girl) clown named Bubbles who did magic tricks and balloon animals, and lots of fun and laughter!

  • 188

    My favorite birthday is actually coming up for my son. Parker will be turning 5 this May. We have been planning and saving for a year to take him to Disney World. It’s such an exciting time. And I’m totally nervous at the same time about him getting older. I told my boss I’d probably have to take the week off when he starts school this fall. I’m sure all the other mom’s can relate to my anxiety! lol

  • 189
    barbie says:

    Last week I turned 43 and it was a great day just relaxed and had a wonderful day

  • 190
    Kimberly O. says:

    My favorite birthday was turning 8. My birthday falls in the middle of the sugar beet harvest and my mom always drove a truck for my uncle’s farm. It seemed like I never got to see her during what seemed like FOREVER during the harvest. I have four cousins who have their birthdays within days of mine so we used to have a big group birthday party. I just remember being SO happy that my mom was able to come to the party!! (My brother and I typically would stay at my grandma’s during the harvest so even when my mom WAS home to sleep, we weren’t there to see her.)

  • 191
    Anthonette says:

    My favorite birthday has been every one I’ve had since turning 35. I met my husband and on one of our first dates realized we both shared June 12th birthdays. So fun.

    Thanks for a chance to win, Nichole!

  • 192
    Robbie Baker says:

    My 5th birthday was my favorite. My mom bought me a beautiful cake with a carousel on it. But my favorite present came one day later, when my little brother was born.

  • 193
    LindaH says:

    I really couldn’t say which is my favorite…I have had many, As I get older which is now 52, any birthday that involves my children is great!

  • 194
    Mary Lee K says:

    My 16th Birthday is my most memorable as my Mom & 1 of my Best Friends were in cahoots to surprise me & surprise me they did! It was great. To top it off my biggest “crush” came to see me & spend some time w/ me! 🙂 🙂

  • 195
    Meagan says:

    My favorite was my sixth Birthday. I got my first Barbie, which I had wanted FOREVER. I also had my first sleepover!

  • 196
    Shelly says:

    Fab question…for me it had to be my 30th, I had just met my husband and he arranged a fabulous surprise party and I felt a million dollars…life has only got better since!

  • 197
    Jeanne says:

    Mine would be my 30th. I had a small party of friends & was feeling very optimistic about my future. 🙂

  • 198

    My 30th…while many people are in mourning…I was pregnant with my second child, my first one was thrilled about it, and I was surrounded by my friends and family…it all just felt ‘right’. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • 199
    Stampnurse says:

    Every one I make it to is a good year. One of the best memories I have is when I was 10 (I think). Lots of kids from the hood, cake, ice cream, games. Only problem was my mom forgot me in the head count. No special plate or hat for me. A fun memory.

  • 200
    Whitney Moss says:

    When I turned 16…my godparents gave me the most beautiful diamond necklace! My first “grown-up” piece of jewelry! When I wear it I feel the same excitement as I did when I opened it!

  • 201
    Amy s K. says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite year, but one of the most memorable was age 7, when all of us at my party still had the marks from just getting over chickenpox.

  • 202
    Carol R says:

    I think it is going to be next month to be honest. I’m turning 60! AND why is that the best? Well, I can go wherever I want and do whatever I want because we are retired and have no restrictions. (no kids to worry about) And because this is a ‘mile stone’ birthday, at least in my book it is, I’m celebrating all year long!

  • 203
    Dotty says:

    It would be my 50th. We were camping with my entire family and they decorated the camp.

  • 204
    Karen N. says:

    My 5th birthday was a favorite. I got my first bicycle a bright shiney red one. My childhood friend got the extact same one the day before for her birthday.

  • 205
    Mary M. says:

    I guess I would have to say 21. To me it is an age of freedom. I felt I had lots of great things to look forward to in my 20’s.

  • 206
    katie says:

    35! I threw myself an 8th birthday party – we didn’t have parties with people outside the family so it was probably the 8th birthday party of my life and 3+5=8. A bunch of adults playing kids party games it was a hoot and a half.

  • 207
    Stephanie W. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 13. There were three of us who were very good friends. 2 of us had birthdays within a couple of weeks of each other. Our third friend worked with each of us to throw a surprise party for the other so while I thought I was surprising my one friend, she thought she was throwing a surprise party for me! We had such a good laugh and great sleepover party that night.

  • 208
    Natalie says:

    My favorite birthday was my 18th. My mom and I took a cruise to celebrate. That is the last trip I was able to take with her due to her health problems. It will always be a special memory that I have of her.

  • 209

    My favorite birthday was my 31st. It was my “golden birthday,” and my husband wanted to surprise me by flying my two oldest friends into town to celebrate with me. Of course, all of my questioning ruined the surprise, but it did not ruin the great time I had with my girlfriends. We went out for a nice dinner, and danced the night away! I felt so young, and so loved. I will never forget that birthday – not ever!

  • 210
    Shelly says:

    My favorite birthday was 18! I was engaged to be married in 2 months and just graduating from high school…thought I had the world by the tail :-)I am happy to say we are still happily married 41 years later! 🙂

  • 211
    Angela Person says:

    My favorite birthday was 40. My family took me to Disneyland for 2 days of fun with Mickey. It was a wonderful time.

  • 212
    Marla Jea says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th birthday, when my husband surprised me and took me to Daniel, one of the fanciest restaurants I’ve ever been to. Being treated to four-star French food softened the blow of “getting old”!

  • 213

    33! my best friend planned a super fun day that included all kinds of things i had always wanted to do, but had never done: the Omnimax Theater, Racecar driving, waterslides, and to top it all off– dinner at Chuck E. Cheese! It was AWESOME!

  • 214
    Katie Fediuk says:

    On my 18th birthday my grandmother surprised me by paying my college tuition. That took a huge weight off my shoulders!

  • 215
    Kathy V. says:

    All of my birthdays are special,meaning I have been granted another year of life. But I’d say my 40th was the best. My last child was about 3 weeks old at the time and he has been a real blessing to me.

  • 216
    Angie Minyard says:

    My 10th birthday. I got my first bike and all my friends were over ,for a sleepover.

  • 217
    kprakken says:

    It was a Friday the 13th and my 16th birthday. I could hardly wait to get my driver’s permit the following Monday.

  • 218
    Regan says:

    ..I bought my first house and my mom had a surprize party for me

  • 219
    Jeni says:

    Wow, that’s a hard one. I have to say my 21st birthday. I was getting married to my DH a little over a month later. Such an excited time in my life 🙂

  • 220
    Cindy Vernon says:

    My favorite birthday was 30. I had been dating my husband for a couple of months and he threw me a fabulous birthday party with all of my friends and a party bus. So much fun and it let me know he was the right guy for me.

  • 221
    Robin R says:

    I was 16 and finally had a real birthday party with friends. We had a sleepover and food and it was great.

  • 222

    I’m gonna have to say the big 30. We live out of state from our relatives and went home that weekend…my mom had a surprise party for me and invited the whole family and old friends of mine and had my favorite birthday cake – chocolate with whipped cream and bananas in the middle – and a picture of 2 year old me on the top of the cake. It was such a special evening.

  • 223
    Hlee says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 21. I was finally legal and fresh out of college ready for the real world!

  • 224
    Sheryl says:

    My 40th birthday was made incredibly special and fun by friends. They ‘decorated’ my front yard (also known as TP-ing) while I was at work, put foam cups in the chain link fence so everyone driving by knew it was my birthday and delivered an ‘over the hill’ cake to mark the occassion. What a hoot!

  • 225
    Danielle G. says:

    I would have to say my 16th birthday. I got a walkman and I remember being SO excited. My mom took the best picture of me almost in tears because of my walkman!

  • 226
    Trinka King says:

    My favorite was when I turned 16 and had a big party and sleep over…we went to the Texas State Fair. We played all the carnival games and road the rides.

  • 227
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    My favorite birthday has to be my 21st. I spent it withh this new guy that I had met on campus. Well, that was 31 years ago and we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in August. It was a wonderful birthday that I am still celebrating!

  • 228
    Kristi says:

    my favorite was this year. I turned 40 and it was nothing like I expected and amazing in ways I could never have dreamed up. My family made it very special….

  • 229
    KathyL says:

    I think my favorite birthday (and I’ve had many, lol) was when I was 37. That was the year my family was complete and I’ve been celebrating with them ever since. Love this new release!

  • 230
    Jenny Ward says:

    I had an amazing golden birthday this last year — 28th! My husband took the day off to spend with me and we got to take our kids to the beautiful botanic gardens!

  • 231
    Sue McRae says:

    My fave was when I turned 23. I spent it in Hawaii with my husband. It was just so beautiful and romantic!

  • 232

    I think my 36th birthday was wonderful. It was my first birthday as a mom.

  • 233
    Emily W. says:

    30. I know so many people who thought it was traumatic, but I kind of enjoyed it– 18 may make you an “adult,” but 30 is when people start to take you seriously.

  • 234
    Teresa H says:

    Mine was 42 – my DH was gone for the weekend, so my three kids ranging in age from 4-9 made me breakfast complete with decorations, set the table with flowers they had made and put on their best clothes. It took them an hour and a half to get it all set up and was so sweet. They went on to make me lunch and dinner to that day – including decorating sugar cookies for my birthday treat.

  • 235
    sande m says:

    I just LOVE birthdays and don’t even think that I could pick one favorite one. This past birthday (61) was terrific because my grandchildren (7 and 8) were staying with us for the week and we took them to the botanical gardens to a fairy and wizard event. It was fun to see the joy and excitement in their faces!

  • 236
    Mary Beth S says:

    My favorite birthday was my 25th. It was the year that my boyfriend (now husband) brought me a special flower arrangement and my parents gave me the most memorable gift that I ever received from them.

  • 237
    Anna (doctorfoodie) says:

    …ME ME ME! Pick me!! 😉 …
    Okay, sorry – um – hard to pick, as I’ve loved pretty much every year, but I will say the year of my first year of marriage (26) was pretty great; mainly because I finally felt like a grown up. Living on our own, setting up our lives. Sharing it with the love of my life. It was great.

  • 238
    daniellemarieclaire says:

    My favorite birthday was my 21st, when my boyfriend threw a surprise party for me, inviting my friends, my family and his family ! It was magical !


  • 239
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I think my favorite birthday had to be my 16th – instead of having a Sweet 16 party I got to go on a trip to Italy with my school’s Latin club. What great memories I have of that trip!

  • 240
    Tammy Frayne says:

    I had 16 girlfriends over for my 16th birthday for a slumber party, and boy did we have fun!!! Typical teenage girls hanging out in our PJs, singing, dancing, dreaming about Jon Bon Jovi, eating junk food and laughing until we cried!! I can only imagine now how annoyed my parents must have been having to put up with all our silliness until the wee hours of the night!! LOL–thanks for allowing me to reminisce!

  • 241
    judy says:

    My 30th Birthday! My birthday always falls on labor day weekend. And we always go away. My husband rented a house in the Hamptons and gave me a surprise party!!! First of all I thought renting the House there was my gift because i always wanted to go there. So he booked it a year in advance and then he invited some friends and family and i never ever expected that. I felt like a superstar!!!

  • 242
    Lanny Lim says:

    My favorite birthday was 40th. I didn’t want to have a party so we had a family trip to Bali and spent my birthday over there. Perfect!

  • 243
    Marge (mer) says:

    Easy answer — 30th birthday, as I was (Finally!) happily married, was approaching my 30th birthday in May and the Friday before Mother’s Day learned that I was (Finally!) pregnant!!! What more could a girl ask for?! Fun question and fabulous release!!!

  • 244
    tinamarie40 says:

    My favorite was my 18th birthday.
    It was the last birthday I had that my mother was still alive as she passed away 2 months later.
    She was already sick but she hid how she was feeling for my birthday and made it very special. She had a big family party for me that was a surprise. Deep down I think she knew she would be with us much longer.

    I remember fun and laughter that whole day with everyone there. She even invites some of my friends.

  • 245
    Dorothy says:

    As a summer baby, birthdays were a pain in grade school. No one could come to my birthday party because of family vacations. As I got older, I loved my summer birthday because friends could finally join me in the festivities!

  • 246
    Jamie Greene says:

    It would have to be my 26th birthday because I was given my first surprize party!

  • 247
    Winnie says:

    My best birthday was probably my 30th? I spent the day celebrating with friends from my home state, then seeing one of my closest friends get married. I celebrated the rest of the week in my grad school state with great friends and a fondue dinner.

  • 248
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    My favorite birthday is always the last one that I had. I had a friend from high school who died just before her 30th birthday waiting for a lung transplant, so every birthday I am able to celebrate with friends and family is my favorite birthday.

  • 249
    Liz R says:

    One of the fondest birthday memories for me was my 7th birthday. My birthday falls around Easter and my Grandma had made me a “House” style cake. It actually wasn’t a cake at all but a cake tin decorated all pretty and filled to the top with toys and sweets, and hollow chocolate Easter bunnies! Just magic to a little girl!

  • 250
    Becky C says:

    My favorite birthday was my 18th, because my friends threw me a surprise party!

  • 251
    Lori Y says:

    My favorite birthday was my 21st. It was my golden birthday- 21 on the 21st of Dec. I was in the middle of finals in college(needless to say I wasn’t going to be hitting the bars) and wasn’t going to be heading home until the 22nd. My boyfriend (and now my husband) called his mother to find out how to tell when a cake was finished baking. He made and decorated my 21st birthday cake. And it tasted good, too!

  • 252
    mary dawn q says:

    my 9th birthday was my favorite…everyone in the family was at my party, it was huge and i felt so special! for years i thought they’d all traveled to denver just for me, i found out that wasn’t really why they were there, but it’s still my favorite

  • 253

    Mine was in 8th grade. I had a party with a all of my new friends. It was so much fun.

  • 254
    Amy O says:

    My favorite was #36. It was also the day my youngest daughter was born. She was two weeks early and was the most wonderful surprise gift I’ve ever received.

  • 255
    Janette Childs says:

    My favorite birthday was my 7th, and my mom surprised me with an awesome barbie cake. I was shocked that she had made it for me (she was not a big cake maker), and it was simply perfect; the perfect display of love.

  • 256
    Polly says:

    My favorite was my 18th..I had some friends over and my mom made us a spaghetti dinner and then I went out for a drink as 18 was the legal age at that time. It was the summer before I went off to college…an exciting time.

  • 257
    Sandy Ramirez says:

    My favorite birthday was the year I turned 7. My mom had a birthday party for me, and that was very special. I actually invited my friends over. Every other birthday was with only family! I remember it like it was yesterday……and that is over 50 years ago!! Thanks for the memory, Mom 🙂

  • 258
    Anne Eicher says:

    It’s hard to choose… I love birthdays! 🙂 The one that sticks out most in my mind is when I turned 5. My aunt gave me a tiny little blender that would spin when you wound it up. That was the coolest thing ever! 🙂

  • 259
    Linda Edwards says:

    Mine was 40… My husband gave me a surprise party, the first since we were married. And I was taken totally by surprise! But my favorite thing about it was the HUGE card he made me – 40 hand-drawn candles and birthday wishes on a full piece of mat board.

  • 260

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 19 years old…it was also when I found out that i was pregnant with my first and only daughter. I remember it with great joy because she has been the only child I have been able to have. She means the world to me and she is a real blessing 🙂 She is the best birthday gift i have ever had…

  • 261
    Amy Smith says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 10. It just seemed like such a milestone to me–a whole decade old!

  • 262
    Myrna H. says:

    My 40th birthday was most definitely the best! My dear friend Rebecca suggested that we should go to Paris for my 40th Birthday, our husbands agreed, and we ACTUALLY WENT! We had an amazing week – it was truly the trip of a lifetime, and a great way to celebrate entering my “middle age!”

  • 263

    I would say my 50th, my family surprised me with such a nice party with friends and family. I had no clue they were doing this!

  • 264
    Julie says:

    When I turned 11, I won the “Make a Book Come Alive” contest at the mall, I had a slumber party with my friends AND I got a desk for my room and the COOLEST Snoopy desk blotter. Nirvana, LOL!

  • 265
    Yali says:

    Most memorable birthday was 16 because I had my first birthday “party” with friends. It was fun. favorite birthday hopefully will be this year’s (turning 27) because my boyfriend is finally here with me after 3 years of 5000 miles long-distance! haha.

  • 266
    Victoria Nelson says:

    My 23rd birthday. I’m a New Year’s Day baby, and I celebrated my 23rd birthday in Paris! Drank champagne, had chocolates, fruit and cheese and rang in the new year and my birthday in style!!

  • 267
    luv2talk says:

    hmm… I’d have to say 18. After all, that’s when adulthood begins, so I KNOW I thought I was so cool.

  • 268
    Michelle Daigle says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th. My mom made it super special for me and it is still a memory I cherish. Little did I know at the time, but she would pass the following year because of cancer. So that was the last birthday I had with my mom so it makes it extra special to me.

  • 269
    Beth Meier says:

    My favorite birthday was my 12th because my mom & dad threw a surprise party for me! It was such a nice surprise and I felt so special!

  • 270

    when i was 34..i got really drunk and threw up

  • 271
    Annette S says:

    I think that it was 40. My young children made me a very special dinner. They printed up a menu and made place cards. It was very sweet!

  • 272
    Deanna Jean says:

    Well I have two birthdays every year. One for the day I was born, and one for the day of my last chemo treatment. My favorite birthday was 2 years ago when I celebrated 20 years cancer free. Each one is special, but for me…that 20th just seemed liked a mile stone.

  • 273
    Heather says:

    Let’s see.. My favorite birthday could be tomorrow – I turn 40-something on the 15th! It will be made much better if the Ravens win. But seriously, I really enjoyed my 21st birthday when my family celebrated with another family and we called it, “Tom’s Twice As Old As Heather Birthday” – we all had a lot of fun.

  • 274
    The Feel Good Gourmet says:

    My favorite birthday was my 10th birthday. I remember being so excited about reaching the “double digits!”

  • 275
    Andrea M says:

    My fav birthday happened when I turned 27. We were at graduate school and my friend had put together a surprise party and totally surprised me!!! It was also the first time I had tried red velvet cake -YUM!!!

  • 276
    Meghan says:

    You always ask such great questions, Nichole. My favourite birthday is always the one I am currently celebrating. Who cares how old I am, I just love having my family close.

  • 277
    mary e says:

    It was my 18th birthday!! High school graduation and going away to college:) The best of times!!

  • 278
    Peggy Allen says:

    Birthdays are always a special time but my favorite was my 40th. It was a great day with my family and I was ok with the fact that I was getting older. God had also blessed me with a special baby boy, my first, about 9 months before this birthday.

  • 279
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite birthday was by far my 30th. I think I planned my big birthday bash my entire 29th year…but God had bigger plans for me. By the time I turned 30, I had just had our third son and for my birthday my family of boys surprised me with dinner at home and a pink princess cake! No mega party could have ever made me feel more appreciated and more blessed than I did that day.

  • 280
    marilyn says:

    57 (in 2010)…in the year prior, I had a mastectomy, undergone chemo and radiation… just thankful to still be here and buying Papertrey stuff!

  • 281
    Jen Arkfeld says:

    I believe I was 6, and my Great Grandma (aka Sweetie Pie) made me a really cool alligator cake. It was huge, and complete with candy corn teeth! Now I try and create memorable, fun cakes like that for my kids!

  • 282
    sarah monteith says:

    This past birthday was my best one yet….laser tag and breakfast for dinner with my family 🙂 Simple and perfect!

  • 283
    Lindsey Larsen says:

    My favorite birthday was my 15th birthday. I didn’t expect it to be very good because it was a typical school day, but I was surprised by several friends (some I never thought would even know it was my birthday) with flowers and goodies throughout the day. When I got home we literally had to put the flowers in a bucket because there wasn’t a vase big enough to hold all of them. The day was topped off with a family dinner of all my favorites – my mom’s lasagna and strawberry shortcake. Yum!

  • 284

    My favorite birthday was probably my 16th. I had two friends that had birthdays either on the same day as me or two days afterwards, so we had a big party to celebrate. Such a blast! But my favorite birthday that wasn’t mine own was my husband’s 30th because that was when we announced I was pregnant with my first child!

  • 285
    Laura :) says:

    Mine was my 18th–that’s when my dh proposed 🙂

  • 286
    Becky says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th. My husband planned a nice surprise party and invited my good friends and family. It was very nice and sweet.

  • 287
    Annie says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th. My sister visited and we spent the afternoon by the pool and my husband cooked us a lobster dinner. Later on that evening we all went to the casino and my sister and I both won jackpots on the slot machines.

  • 288
    Barb W says:

    My favorite birthday party was when I turned 6. I had a pink and white party. Everyone had to wear those colors. My cake was decorated with the characters from Cinderella and I wore a tiara and glass(plastic)slippers. I felt like a true princess.

  • 289
    Kara says:

    I think my 30th birthday was the best. I had just gotten married 3 months before. My husband and I had our own little place and he surprised me with gifts (a new bike:)) and the BEST chocolate cake ever!!!

  • 290
    Linda Hopton says:

    Jeepers–I think I’d have to say my 21st–and not because I was old enough to drink. It was just a happy time in my life and I finally felt grown up.

  • 291
    DiAnn says:

    Mine was my 59 birthday, I was given a granddaughter and she keeps on giving such Blessing everyday.

  • 292
    pai says:

    30 seems to be a common answer – i wonder why? for me it was a successful surprise dinner planned by my husband (who isn’t so good at planning surprises – LOL!)

  • 293
    Lynn says:

    My favorite birthday was my 35th b-day. I was pregnant with my second daughter and she decided to put me into labor on my birthday, one week before Christmas and her due date. After two trips to the hospital and being told there was “no room in the inn”, she decided that she was coming into the world anyway. Thankfully we made it back to the hospital in time and she ended up having her own b-day instead of sharing mine.

  • 294
    Jenn Fontaine says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th. Since I have a December birthday I was younger than my classmates. I was so excited that I could finally drive and “be cool” like everyone else! LOL! I am loving everything in the release this month!

  • 295

    I would have to say that as an adult the age of my best birthday was 40. We had come through some tough times around us in life and rather than a big splashy party my beautiful husband understood that what I really needed was time away with him, just the two of us. He took me to my favourite spot in the Rocky Mountains and we had the whole weekend together full of precious time, conversation, and rest. Plus beautiful Rockies!

  • 296
    Colleen C. says:

    I really loved my Sweet 16 birthday. The best part was spending the day with my Mom – just the two of us. This was rare quality time with her – I have six other siblings so it was hard to get one-on-one time with her when we were growing up. It was a great day. We went to lunch and did some shopping and then to a movie. A very special day and a very special birthday!

  • 297
    Ginny Schleich says:

    My 16th birthday was my favorite. My family and friends threw me a little surprise party and it made me feel really special. Almost all of my other birthday’s were shared with my sisters and brother since we have birthdays so close together. My 16th was all about me.

  • 298
    Amanda B. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 30! I was at a great place in my life and pregnant with my 2nd child. My Husband also got me a yummy cookie cake.

  • 299
    Mara says:

    My favorite was my 9th birthday. I had my first sleep over and my parents got me an ice cream cake shaped like a train. It was AWESOME!!

  • 300
    Janice M says:

    My most memorable is definitely my 21st as I was a newlywed and had only been in the States for 12 days.Hubby had orders to Pearl Harbor and we drove from Wisconsin to California to drop the car off for shipping to Hawaii. We stayed overnight in Salt Lake City and I still remember the name of the restaurant where we had dinner. =)

  • 301
    Carrie says:

    My favorite birthday was my 32nd. My husband and I had just married the month before and I was still on cloud 9. I still feel that way 14 years later!

  • 302

    I try not to have any birthdays myself anymore – But I love to celebrate everyone ELSE’s! I say if nobody tells you happy birthday, you don’t have to count it! Of course the down side is that since birthday cake has NO calories, you couldn’t have any.
    Regardless of actually celebrating one or not, it’s a good time to give YOURSELF a present!

  • 303

    My favorite birthday was my 5th because my gift was getting my ears pierced! I was SO excited! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 304
    Jill S. says:

    My 35th – my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway and for each event he suprised me with my closest friends. So thoughtful and loving.

  • 305
    Deanne R says:

    The birthday I remember the most was my 16th birthday which was a long time ago and yet I remember it so well. One of my aunts planned a “tea” for me and my girl friends. It made me feel so grown up.

  • 306

    I think my 35th was the best…I was in love with my now husband and the happiest I had ever been.
    My favorite birthdays are really my daughter’s birthdays!

  • 307
    Dee says:

    I loved my 50th birthday! We went to a Minnesota Vikings game and my kids surprised me by putting up a birthday greeting to me on the jumbotron. It took a lot of planning on their part and I think that is what made the day even more special.

  • 308
    Cathy says:

    My favorite birthday was the day I turned 10. I came from a family of 5, attended a Catholic School and I was taking piano lessons. My Mother was a SAHM and my Father worked two jobs to make ends meet. The Christmas before my parents bought me a 15 key plug-in organ that sat upon a table and practicing was becoming more and more difficult…I was running out of keys! That afternoon, I went roller skating with my friends and when I came home later that day, my parents were waiting at the door for me and smiling. I walked in, and standing against the wall was a brand new piano!! It was one the happiest days of my life. 🙂

  • 309
    ArlaMo says:

    22 – I got engaged!

  • 310
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    Smitten, indeed!! My favorite release so far (though I might say that every month)… 🙂

    Everything has to go on my wishlist this month, though, unless I (dare I dream?!?!) am lucky enough to win… Darn that pesky budget! 🙂 I always have a hard time picking favorites, but I am an optimist so I will say my favorite Birthday will be my next one! Thanks so much!

  • 311

    It had to be my sweet 16. I had a big party with all my friends and got my driver’s license on my birthday. I got to drive to my party in my new (to me) car!

  • 312
    DebbieZ says:

    My favorite Birthday was my 50th. It was just this year. My special hubby made it one of the best days ever. And soon after my Grand Daughter was born.

  • 313
    Ruby 2 Shoes says:

    My favourite birthday was my 40th. I got engaged in Paris to my lovely man!

  • 314
    Joyce says:

    I would have to say 16th birthday was my favorite. The year i felt i became an adult. Being able to drive and date and was able to make more of my own dicisions. It was a fun and exciting time. 🙂

  • 315
    Judy F. says:

    My favorite birthday was my 10th birthday. My mom wasn’t big on birthday parties, but I was allowed to have 5 of my friends for a tea party that year. My mom and I made all of the decorations and treat bags. We made banners, flowers galore, favors and invitations in cream, pink, pale green and pale yellow. It was so beautiful, especially my Barbie cake!! It was so much fun and rewarding making it all by hand. I remember my friends enjoying the fruits of our labor….they just loved everything. I’m glad I have such a special memory to cherish.

  • 316
    Shirlann says:

    My absolute favorite birthday was my 50th! It was one of the best days of my life…along with our wedding day and the birth of our two sons! My sweetie of a husband took me on a trip to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. As the sun was setting on “my” day, he wrote in the sand, “happy 50th.” I knelt beside it, the sun was blazing on the horizon behind me…it is my favorite photo. I have very few of me as I’m always behind the camera. At dinner he gave me a gift of a diamond necklace…a set of three gorgeous diamonds, one each representing the past, the present and the future! Love that man! At 50…I deserve it! LOL

  • 317

    My favorite birthday was my 21st. I lived in Vegas at the time and my parents took me to dinner at a casino. I thought I’d try throwing some money away in a one-armed bandit. I put $1.25 into a video poker machine and I won $1600!

  • 318
    Helen F. says:

    I would have to say my biggest Birthday was seven years ago when my husband and dear friend had a Surprise Party for me! It was the first surprise party anyone ever had for me and I was totally amazed at how I had no clue!

  • 319
    Laurie G says:

    My absolute favorite birthday was my 16th birthday. I was born on the 4th of July and my sweet sixteen happened to fall on the bicentennial of our country. We both had a very big celebration that year.

  • 320
    lisa arana says:

    I have to say #21. I finally felt like an adult! I spent it with a good friend and her mom! haha.

  • 321
    Cindy Otto says:

    I would say that my 50th was very special. My husband took me to Chicago for a long weekend and spoiled me rotten. We enjoyed the wonderful sights and great food and I felt it wasn’t so traumatic turning the BIG FIVE OH!!!!

  • 322
    nkmac says:

    60….young enough to enjoy, wise enough to know who’s who and what’s what!!!!

  • 323

    Hmmm, I think my 18th was my favourite. It was just before grad and I invited a bunch of friends over and we shared a fun BBQ dinner and had a bonfire.

  • 324
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    I just turned 48 a couple of weeks ago and I would have to say that my 48th birthday was the best ever.
    No big party or over the top celebration – just a quiet day spent with my dear husband and children (but with cake and ice cream, of course).
    I guess why it’s my favorite, is that, well, I’m another year older, and another year wiser. I’m happy and content with where life has brought me. I’m glad for all the good and bad that I’ve experienced for it’s shaped me into who I am. I feel blessed beyond measure.
    I’m glad that I just had a birthday – the best one ever.

  • 325
    Kelly says:

    My favorite birthday celebration was my 30th – special weekend away with hubby. Yummy dinner and special time together.

  • 326
    Kathleen A says:

    I’ve had way to many birthdays to be able to pick a favorite. I have loved them all. I think I will have to say that my NEXT on is always my favorite!

  • 327
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Believe it or not, it was my 50th. My family and co-workers made it a truly specail and memorable day

  • 328
    Tori W says:

    My 9th birthday was spent at Disneyland. I thought it was so cool to be in California (I am from Kansas), wearing shorts( my birthday is Dec. 27th), having fun with my grandparents who I only got to see once a year.

  • 329
    Rose A says:

    I don’t think I’ve had my favourite burthday yet- I think it will be this one now that my little girl is here and our family is complete this birthday-my 30th-will be super special

  • 330
    Kris says:

    This is kind of sad cause I can’t think of one specific age that stands out. I would say the late 20’s because I had my dd and she made it so fun. Her enthusiasm for “more party” aka presents, was catching.

  • 331
    Jess Kruegel says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 26- I found out I was pregnant with my 1st child after trying for almost a year. Best birthday present ever!! 🙂

  • 332
    Susan says:

    What a perfect question for this release. I must say that because I’m a New Year’s day baby all of my birthdays are fantastic but one of my most favorite ones was my 19th because I had my beautiful daughter on my birthday.

  • 333
    Martha S. says:

    My favorite birthday? It’s always the one I just had, so in this case, it would be my 35th birthday!! My kids sang “Happy Birthday” to me all week, which was just darling. And since my birthday is the week after Thanksgiving, I celebrate my birthday from the day after Thanksgiving all the way until Christmas! I have a Birthday Month!

  • 334
    Charlene says:

    Great Question! So many it is hard to pick just one but if I had to I would say my 13th. I had a wonderful birthday party and I remember I felt so cool to finally be a “teenager” LOL.

  • 335
    Tammy says:

    My favorite birthday would have to be my 14th. I remember it very well. We lived in the “country” at the time and my parents drove me to the city (really just a big town) to see the Nutcracker Ballet. Not only did we see the play but we ate at Olive Garden and I received an amethyst ring. I thought life could not get any better that day!

  • 336
    Steph Connor says:

    My fave was my 30th. I thought I would be upset to leave my twenties but instead I just remember feeling so content and blessed with everything in my life — a wonderful husband, two beautiful little girls, and a career that I loved.

  • 337
    Olendia says:

    My favorite birthday was my 34th, I was expecting my daughter who was born the month after.

  • 338
    Sonya says:

    My favorite bithday was when I turned 20. I was on a plane headed to France to study abroad. It was quite a way to start that year!

  • 339
    Karen Lazar says:

    My favorite birthday was my 9th. My parents bought me a piano for lessons and then we went for a ride in the car (I thought to look at a house) and we ended up picking out a dachshund puppy! My first dog. Fella made that birthday my best, my very best!

  • 340
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite birthday was my 18th birthday, which fell during my freshman year of college. I celebrated with some of the best friends I have ever had by going to a concert and when we left, we discovered it had snowed. The entire campus looked so beautiful that night — I still remember it. We sat on the library roof and watched the snow fall over Boston, and everyone sang the Happy Birthday song to me. Such a sweet night and sweet memory.

  • 341
    stampyng says:

    I think my favorite birthday was 18! High school was finished. I was ready to leave the small town where I grew up and head to college in a city – it was an exciting time! My friends and I celebrated with ice cream on a warm summer night. They remain my closest friends still.

  • 342
    Annette Heimberger says:

    Hhhmmmm, my favorite birthday was…….when i turned 22. It was a while ago (I won’t say how long;), but I remember it like yesterday. I was newly married, and life seemed soooooo fresh and new. And, it was the first time I had ever been in a Target store. Now THAT’S a good memory! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 343
    Angela says:

    My 38th birthday – it was my first birthday as a mother and I don’t know that I will ever receive a greater gift than that.

  • 344
    Connie Gregoire says:

    My 40th b-day was the just fun! My husband surprised me with a small party with our four closest friends, took us all to a wonderful restaurant and then back to our house where my best friend made me the best cake ever!! Wonderful evening.

  • 345

    My favorite birthday was my 8th. It’s always been my favorite number AND my parents organized a birthday party for me with all of my best friends. One of the attendees is still my best friend…almost thirty years later!!!

  • 346
    Catherine Jondrow says:

    I would have to say my 24th birthday was the best. My now husband surprised me with a weekend getaway where he planned a fun filled weekend for me which included being a kid and going to the Crayola Works store. He also knew I loved dolphins and made sure to get tickets to see a great dolphin show. It was what won me know that this was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with.

  • 347
    Carol says:

    My 21st! Not only was I consider a ‘grown up’, my 10 month old, sweet lil daughter, took her first steps that day! Still makes me swell up with pride!

  • 348

    Hmm, they’re all lots of fun but I have think one of my most memorable ones was when I was 5 I got a barbie and a remote control car! I was super happy to get that remote control car! LOVED it! 🙂

  • 349
    ALD says:

    16 is everyone’s favorite, right?! Driving, dating – I thought I was such a grown up…until I got into my first fender bender and my mom started driving me to school again. Reality check!

  • 350
    Babies- Beth says:

    Oh gosh! Last year, I think! Each year life gets better and better!

  • 351
    Cara Brouder says:

    Wow – there are a lot of birthdays to choose from…hmmmm. I think my favorite birthday was my 18th birthday. I had graduated from High School and was heading to College. I felt like I had accomplished so much and I was leaving home and had my whole life ahead of me. Oh to be so naive again :o). It was still a great birthday and the best summer.

  • 352
    Janie C says:

    25 was the best! It wasn’t too old or too young and if I had to stay at one age forever – that would be it. Sad to say, that has passed a while ago 🙁

  • 353
    Shay says:

    My 4th birthday because I got my very own radio. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 354
    Terri Bills says:

    Turning 40 was my best. My friends at work made a big fuss and my husband had a big party for me with our whole family. It was a wonderful day. I have to say though that they are all special because my husband and I share the same birthday.

  • 355
    Louise says:

    My favorite was my 60th. My daughter and I had a getaway weekend planned in Indianapolis, complete with mani/pedi/massage and a hotel and fancy dinner given to me as a 60th birthday gift from all the kids. When we got to dinner, there were my 3 handsome sons who had flown in from the east and west coasts to spend the evening and the next morning with us! Was I ever surprised!

  • 356
    Yvette F. says:

    I think 21 was my most memorable! I remember going out to dinner and clubs with friends and family all dressed up and a limo escort! What fun we had!

  • 357
    Ang says:

    I just turned 50 and honestly, life just gets better and better. My two sons are 14 & 16; I can see a future where they are out on their own. I have loved having children, wouldn’t change it for the world, but am looking forward to having some time with my husband and time alone again. I gladly celebrate every new year!

  • 358
    Laura Isham says:

    30 was my favorite birthday. My wonderful family had a small, but perfect, surprise party for me. I never had one before! It was the start of a good year for me. I’ll never forget it.

  • 359
    red balloon says:

    Definitely my 24th birthday. My then-boyfriend woke me up at 6am and drug me out to the kitchen table to open my presents–including an unexpected engagement ring. The whole day was full of celebratory meals, toasts, and happy phone calls.

  • 360
    Janet says:

    The birthday I first thought of when I read this question was my 10th. I had a party with friends that year, which was an uncommon occurance in our family. I wore a flouncy pink dress, we had treasure hunts in the garden and there was a special homemade cake. I think sometimes the simple joys best stand the test of time.

    Thanks for the chance to win – I think this is my favourite release ever!

  • 361
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    My favourite birthday was my 21st, had a wonderful present that year as I was pregnant with my son and he was born two months later. He is now 32 and still love that birhday the most,

  • 362
    betty lou says:

    It was my 9th birthday, and my mom was not emotionally or physically up to celebrating…my daddy had died 10 days before Christmas, 22 days before my birthday. So, when I arrived at the high school where my mom was the secretary (after my school had dismissed), a group of students had prepared a birthday party for me!! How cool to celebrate my birthday with high school girls!!!

  • 363
    Cindi Loizeaux says:

    I’ve enjoyed each and every one of my birthdays but one of the most memorable was my 18th when my father surprised me with a white 280z sports car. It was just like a commercial. My parents had taken me out to an early dinner and when we returned home, the car was sitting in the driveway with a huge red ribbon and bow. To this day, I am stunned that he bought it for me because he was absolutely not extravagant and was always so nervous about us kids getting hurt. But, I guess he loved that car too and we spent the rest of the evening with him teaching me to drive a stick. We took many rides together in that car.

  • 364
    Stephanie says:

    It would have to be my 32nd birthday. I had two beautiful boys and was pregnant with my third child. I went to the doctor for a routine sonogram and found out I was having my daughter! BEST birthday ever!!!

  • 365
    Rema Timm says:

    I could’t possibly pick a favorte . I’ve had quite a few. As long as I have my family by my side it’s the perfect birthday for me….

  • 366
    Jamie Nania says:

    I’d say 30 becuase it was my best year. Everything fell into place in my life. I got married and we had our first child. I also celebrated my birthday with some great people and it was wonderful!

  • 367
    Jennifer S says:

    I would have to say it’s a tie between my 16th birthday and my 30th birthday. On my 16th birthday I was grounded for some reason and my mom wouldn’t let me have a birthday party. But she surprised me and invited my two best friends over for a surprise party. We had so much fun and I was very surprised. On my 30th birthday, I was about 8 months pregnant with my son and my parents took my daughter and I out for dinner for my birthday. I had been really down because I got my first speeding ticket the day before, so it was the perfect thing to cheer me up!

  • 368
    Miriam says:

    I was 6 and we were poor. I knew my parents couldn’t afford much so I asked for a big set of crayons. Best present ever!

  • 369
    Karen says:

    My favorite birthday was 30. I had experienced panic attacks several years before and was pretty much thru that by 30. Also I had just got my first Real job and I felt as if life could go on and it did!

  • 370
    Sharon says:

    Mive was my 21st. I had a big party in the home where I grew up with all my family and friends who are near and dear to me.

    It was fantastic.

  • 371
    Cristina says:

    My 30th, because my husband surprised me with an amazing gift and made me feel incredibly special. I love birthdays and can’t wait to celebrate more of them with some of the things from this release! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 372
    Jamie Gr says:

    My favorite birthday was probably my 30th. I was surprised by my husband and friends with a wonderful italian dinner and gave birth to my youngest daughter three days later.

  • 373
    maria says:

    My 39th because after years of trying I was finally pregnant….no present could ever top that.

  • 374
    Paula Laird says:

    Ooh, before last year I would have said 5. I managed to get three birthday parties for 5 and it was pretty spectacular. But then 30 came along and I just felt so much more confident in myself than in my 20s. Plus, my second child was born just two weeks before and it was the best birthday present ever. The start, I hope! of a wonderful decade. 31 is treating me all right so far. 😉 So 30ish. 🙂

  • 375
    Becky says:

    Mine was 30. My family threw a surprise party that was totally a surprise! Lots of friends and family were there.

  • 376
    Jenny J. says:

    One of my favorite birthdays was my 10th. My parents gave me a blue 10 speed Schwinn bike! I felt “so adult.” Had tons of fun times on my 10 speed over years!

  • 377
    Heather DG says:

    This last year – 40 – was my best yet, I got a husband for my birthday 🙂

  • 378

    I think 21. It was very exciting and my first away from home. There was also the “exciting” trip to the dance club and the limo ride with all my dormies.

  • 379
    C Burke says:

    My sixth birthday was my favorite. We had just docked in Seattle after living in Japan for three years and were getting ready to drive across the country to New York. I got a pair of roller skates as a gift that year and we celebrated at the hotel.

  • 380
    Denise E says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th….I had a huge party with all my friends at my dad’s office and it was a blast. Lots of memories….some good, some not, but now all treasures in my mind! =o)

  • 381
    Holly F. says:

    Believe it or not, I remember the snow white cake (it was her cottage) my Mom made when I was four. I loved playing with the figurines. It wasn’t until I was older that I heard the story how she woke up in the middle of the night and the roof had collapsed. I never knew it because she baked another roof and it was perfect cake for my Snow White birthday party.

  • 382
    theresa says:

    My favorite was 18 away at school having fun with my friends

  • 383
    Peg Coleman says:

    my favorite birthday was on my 10th birthday. My mom and aunts surprised my with a party after a Brownie meeting and it was so awesome! None of my friends let the cat out of the bag either. I will never forget the over whelming feeling of love and surprise.

  • 384
    Donna Maddy says:

    16th because I had a super cool old-fashioned birthday party with all of my best friends.

  • 385

    Its hard to pick! One that stands out in my memory was when I turned 26 and my husband took me to wine tasting dinner at this really fancy restaurant. That was the first time that we had been to anything that “posh” and were overwhelmed at it all – the setting, the gourmet foods, and the wine! At the time we didn’t know that we didn’t have to drink ALL the wine they poured for us. By the end of the evening, we were TOAST! I still chuckle to myself every time I think about it.

  • 386
    Cathy says:

    My favorite birthday was my 22nd. I had just graduated from college and I was flying to my first teaching job in Australia. We crossed the International Date Line early in the morning, so I missed most of that birthday. (I made it up two years later when I spent my birthday in Fiji, crossed the IDL again and spent a second birthday in Honolulu!)

  • 387
    Suzanne Russell says:

    My favorite birthday ever was when i turned 6. My parents picked me up at school along with a bunch of my friends. When we arrived at our house there was a big slide (a huge surprise in 1958!!!) then my father let each of the children take a ride around our yard on my sister’s horse. Home made birthday cake and ice cream finished it off perfectly.

  • 388
    Katie Skiff says:

    My birthday’s are always special to me..it’s always a great time to beable to be with family. My favorite is probably when Greg proposed…I was 20. He has never topped that one… LOL

  • 389
    Maggie says:

    When I turned 29 (how random!)….we had just gotten a puppy 2 weeks before and I spent the evening snuggled with her on the couch…..so cute!!!

  • 390

    My 21st birthday. I got to spend my first birthday with my husband!

  • 391
    MJ says:

    My mom was not a big party kind of person so birthdays were fairly low-key. It was usually just me and her hanging out and doing fun things on that day. For my 13th, she decided on an all-out party. Lots of food, family, and friends. Tons of gifts weren’t bad either! In hindsight, it was a truly memorable and bittersweet memory. My mom passed away 1 month before my 14th birthday, so birthdays since then are just another day to me. Now on the flipside, I LOVE celebrating my DS’s birthday. I can’t pick a favorite as I’ve enjoyed celebrating all 10 of his bdays so far!!

  • 392
    Sherry says:

    I actually think it was my 50th this year. My entire family had to get in on the pranks and it was so funny watching them. My parents and aunt (who are in their 70’s) decorated the yard the night before. The kids decorated the house and one DD even decorated my car windows. It was embarrassing but they had so much fun there was no way I could be angry.

  • 393

    My favorite Birthday was my 30th. I was married the day before and we left for our honeymoon on my birthday. We went to Nantucket Island and then to Lake Winnipesaukee in New ahmpshire. My best Birthday ever!
    Thanks for asking

  • 394

    So far my favorite birthday was my 30th. My husband planned a surprise party with closest family and friends. Then the week after my birthday we went to Mexico! It was awesome.

  • 395

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 10 and I got a 10 speed bike!

  • 396
    nikka geers says:

    21st. it was a while since i had hung out with all of my friends. plus got to drink WOOHOO. lol

  • 397
    Chris L. says:

    I think my favorite birthday as a kid was my 8th birthday . . . it was my first big party with all my friends and it was a blast! What a fun question–thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Chris L.

  • 398
    mandyb says:

    my 5th birthday!!! i had the best cake!!! it was a SWIMMING POOL cake with jelly (aka jello) for the water part…and chocolate fingers (long biscuits) around the outside!!!! it was the BEST!!!

    thanks for some fun stuff….love it all (in the new release!!!)

  • 399
    Elizabeth K says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th. My husband and I celebrated with our two daughtes in Hawaii. Wonderful place, special people and wonderful memories!

  • 400
    Lisa F. says:

    I actually don’t have a favorite birthday memory…every year I get to spend my birthday with my loving family, and my husband buys me a cake from my favorite store, and makes me a birthday dinner. The kids make me handmade cards (which we all know are the best!), so every year is a special birthday for me!

  • 401
    lorena b. says:

    My 9th birthday . . . we always had something at home with siblings but this one was special. My mom always made our cakes (and they were always awesome!) . . anyway this birthday was at the park with a few added school friends and I knew it was extra special because I knew my parents spent extra money in tight times.

  • 402
    Tracy Y says:

    My 16th Birthday. I received a stereo system which was great, but what I liked even better than the stereo was solving each of the riddles my parents had created for the Birthday Treasure Hunt they sent me on so they could have time to set up the stereo in my room. They had never taken the time to do that type of Birthday before and it made a huge impression. Great memories!

  • 403
    Amber R. says:

    I would have to say I enjoyed my 16th the best. My best friend threw me a surprise party that I never suspected and all of my friends were there. Plus, I got my driver’s license which at that age felt like amazing freedom. Now, I don’t look forward to turning older as much, but my little kids love to celebrate, so they are all special! Looking forward to the full reveal, PTI is starting 2011 off with a bang!

  • 404
    Natasha Kara says:

    I can’t say I have a “favorite” birthday. But one of my most memorable ones was my 11th ( I think it was) . I had my first “real” party, and my first “boyfriend” ( well a guy I had a serious crush on and he on me, 😉 )
    It was the my first slow dance (to Whitney Houston’s, ‘saving all my love for you’.) with a boy 😮
    It’s one of my most memorable, because I still get giddy when I think about it, the same feeling I had, all those years ago.
    Fun times :)))

  • 405
    christinem says:

    I don’t remember any birthday being “the favorite”. I enjoy each and every birthday as a special gift from God. I am blessed to have my family and friends to celebrate each birthday with me.

  • 406
    sophia landry says:

    Sadly, my favorite birthday was when I was 7 years old. My Sister organized a “treasure” hunt, and I got to wear a beautiful White dress that my mother sewed for me. We watched the movie ‘Young Frankenstien’, and I had an absolutely wonderful time with all my friends. My sister made it all happen. Since then, I have not really had much of a deal made of my B-day’s, but I am hoping that my Hubby starts getting my hints soon lol.

  • 407
    Monica L says:

    With four kids and my Dad running his own business, birthdays weren’t as big of a deal when I was a kid as they are these days. But I remember the year I got my bike, and another year when I got a birthstone ring. We always got to pick out our dinner–I usually chose spagetti and meat sauce. Life was good!

  • 408
    Kim C. says:

    Mine was my 40th. My husband had a big surprise party for me. My life in general was happy and we were all healthy.

  • 409
    Donna Barry says:

    My favorite birthday was my 60th…my family got tickets to Wicked; it was fantastic. This was a great release, I’m so excited for all the new birthday sets coming out. Thanks for sharing your brilliance.

  • 410
    Betty Sue says:

    My favortie birthday was my 40th believe it or not. My husband threw me a surprise party and all the people most important to me were there…all 4 children, my parents and some of my best friends! My dad is no longer with us and I have since moved and my children are 10 years older than they were then….yes I will soon be turning the big 50….where does it go? Still very blessed!!

  • 411
    Helen says:

    I loved my 40th birthday! My friends threw me a “sleepover” but no one really slept over. We played games and had food, and went to TP my own house! My husband and friends planned the surprise for me. My hubby even bought me new pjs to wear for the party! It was so much fun!

    Thank you for all of the great ideas this month and the generous giveaways!

  • 412
    Robin W says:

    My favorite was my 45th birthday–I was teaching and my seniors all chipped in to buy me a surprise ice cream cake! Even though I had them as my first class of the day, we all ate a piece. It was an unexpected gift that made my day.

  • 413
    Ginger Wilkins says:

    I have to say 40 was my fave! Sounds weird but I felt 21, looked about 35 (or so my friends said! – good friends, huh?) had my health (still do), three amazing kids and the BEST husband ever. I don’t even remember what we did – just normal, nothing over the top but I remember feeling so content – and I am still so very blessed at 50! (But I don’t think I can get away with saying I’m 35 anymore – LOL)

  • 414
    Chris K says:

    50 – My brothers and sisters threw a surprise party for me at our summer home in the Poconos. It was a fantastic day.

  • 415
    Nicole R. says:

    My favorite birthday was my 23rd when my boyfriend surprised me with tickets to a show in NYC.

  • 416
    Lauren says:

    My favorite was my 30th birthday. I was pregnant with my first child and felt great! I finally felt like a grown-up. 🙂 And I was mature enough to appreciate how truly blessed I am. It was one of those “aha” moments for me.

  • 417
    LuAnn in AZ says:

    My 18th Bday… The age to vote changed from 21 to 18, I went to college and met my future husband that year. It was another 4 yrs. before we married and we just finished raising 5 children. Last one just finished college and I now have spare time to do what I love. With the help from PTI I get to make cards to my hearts content.

  • 418
    Karen H. says:

    Definitely 10 – besides the uber cool double-digits, that was when I got my first 2 wheel bicycle 🙂

  • 419
    CrazyCurl says:

    When I turned 30, my husband showed knocked on the front door holding a HUGE bouquet of 30 mylar balloons. It was so unexpected and memorable!

  • 420
    Toia Stevenson says:

    My favorite birthday was my 10th! I had a sleep over with a few girls from school and we stayed up all night!!! It was a blast!

  • 421
    Nancy B says:

    My 5th BD party was awesome! The theme was Alice in Wonderland and we had masks of all of the characters for everyone and of course I was Alice. We did have one slight problem when one of my friends named Alice wanted my mask. I can”t remember if I shared or not, but the whole theme and all of the paper products were special–the beginning of my love of paper.

  • 422
    Kathy W says:

    Sadly, as I get older, my memory gets worse, so I recall my childhood birthdays, and the most recent one…I think my best was my 6th–it was just before we were going to move across the country, and I had all the neighborhood kids to my party–it was the last time I saw many of them.

  • 423
    Mandy Kirk says:

    My favorite birthday to celebrate wasn’t actually mine, but my twin sons. Last year they turned 10 on 10/10/10. It was such a fun day to celebrate their birth!

  • 424
    Kim Badelt says:

    My best birthday – I think it would have to have been one when I was a kid – I can still remember the excitment – counting down the days till it was MY birthday. These days the best birthdays are when my little munchkins have theirs – I love to see that joy and excitment!

  • 425
    Jen Carter says:

    Probably my 16th birthday was my favorite! My mom took me shopping the weekend before and she wanted to go eat at Pizza Hut. I did not want to eat there, I wanted to eat at Chick-fil-a! LOL!! However she insisted and won!! I was too naive at the time to think anything was up but when we got to Pizza Hut many of my best friends were there waiting for me with a surprise party. That was a lot of fun and very special!

  • 426
    Sue D says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th when my church stamping group held a surprise birthday party for me with lots of stamping goodies in a gift bag and of course cupcakes.

  • 427
    Kim M says:

    That one is easy….my 13th birthday. My mom let me have a big party with a sleepover. I thought it was so cool that I got to have 5 girls stay all night at the same time. Let’s just say it was the first and only time that happened at our house, lol!

  • 428
    Priscilla says:

    My 10th birthday! I was finally in the double digits and my parents through me a luau themed birthday party complete with homemade decorations. My friends and I had the best time ever swimming in the pool and celebrating without a care in the world. Aahh those were the days!!!

  • 429
    Kelli says:

    Mine was my 25th. I felt like I was at an age where I was really an adult, but still young enough not to have to be too mature. I had a great night of fun with all my family and friends there.

  • 430
    Beth Umbaugh says:

    My best birthday EVER was my 30th. I had recently broken off an engagement and decided to take some of the reception plans and throw a big party to celebrate turning 30 and starting a new chapter in my life. Now, that part was good enough but it gets better. My very dear friend agreed to be my escort for the evening. We had been the best of friends for around 5 years at that time and even though I was oblivious, he says he loved me for every minute of it. Well, that night after he dropped my off safely at my house I realized I was in love with him too. We have now been married 7 1/2 years and I can say that every single day I thank God for opening my eyes and for him waiting for me!

  • 431

    Oh mine was 50! I was painting my bathroom when my sweetie insisted on taking me to dinner of pizza (irritation inserted here LOL)…when we got there, I walked into a whole room of family and friends…some who flew clear across the US to be there…a real special surprise for sure!

  • 432
    Cassie K says:

    Mine was my sweet 16 because my parents took me and my bf to Dave and Busters to watch their dinner theater. My dad even wrote them ahead of time and had them bring me into their play. It was so cool.

  • 433
    Glenda J says:

    My 35th – we went on a mini road trip/weekend away to see Cirque du Soleil!

  • 434
    B Lew says:

    My 33rd birthday. I woke up in Paris then took the Eurostar to London to see Mamma Mia (their first anniversary show). It was a very special day!

  • 435
    Lesley A says:

    My 16th has to be my most favorite…because that is when my Mother and I became friends. She will always be my mom…but she is also my best friend.

  • 436
    Brenda V. says:

    My favorite age was 13. I had the best surprise birthday party!

  • 437
    Melisa Hunter says:

    It’s hard to say which birthday was my favourite… One that really stands out is my 9th birthday where we went to the traveling circus. It was fun back then. My mom always made our birthdays special with cakes that went with the themes and lots of fun games!

  • 438
    Heather Arsenault says:

    My 22nd birthday because I got engaged!! We married the following year and it will be 29 years in August. I can’t think of another birthday that tops that one.

  • 439
    lisa mosher says:

    I guess I don’t have a favorite yet, this year will be the big 40 so maybe this one will be it! thanks for a chance to win!

  • 440
    LindaStamps says:

    My favorite birthday was 40…we had a big party and it was sooo much fun!

  • 441
    Katie Jones says:

    My favorite birthday was my 14th! My mom had a surprise party for me, and I was completely surprised. So were the guests, as they were told the party was a different night (their parents knew the truth), and my mom and sisters went out and “kidnapped” all of them!

  • 442
    Kara says:

    Probably 22. Had been married for 2 weeks and was just enjoying newly wed life. Although for my 30th I did get to go to Joanns without kids and spend some birthday money. That was good too. It was before I had found PTI goodness, or else I would have been home in my pj’s deciding what stamp set to buy – just like now 🙂

  • 443
    Aimee says:

    7 years-old. My parents took me camping and we had a campfire birthday cookout. For me it was magical. My father died a couple months later, and so the camping trip is my most lasting memory of him. I’ll never forget him singing Happy Birthday by the campfire…ahhh! Even though it’s bittersweet, still the best birthday ever!

  • 444
    Mary Webb says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th birthday. It was a great pool party with my best friends. Oh to be young and without a thought of responsibility.

  • 445
    karen q says:

    Oh my, such a tough one. At my age, as long as I am still having birthdays, each one is my favorite.

  • 446
    Anemone says:

    I think mine was turning 18. My parents threw a party with a lot of close family friends and it was just a really great night with people I cared about. It was also a surprise and I was completely shocked! That and it was fun to officially be an adult. 😀

  • 447
    Jennifer bradley says:

    My favorite birthdatpy was my 30th birthday. We had a party at our house with friends and family which was just really nice. We had recently moved into the house and it was nice to get to show it to people who had never seen it before. We also rented a slushy machine – who doesn’t love a slushy machine !?! My parents and sister came in from out of town, which made it that much more special!j

  • 448
    Joella says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 8. My parents didn’t think ‘friend’ birthday parties were necessary, so my older sister took pity on me and threw a birthday party for me! I look back and and it reminds me of what a wonderful sister she is!

  • 449
    Gwen says:

    Last year on my 36th birthday. My husband surprised me with my “dream Jeep”…a khaki Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Never thought that day would ever happen. He’s a keeper!

  • 450

    My seventh because my grandmother made me my favorite cake and she bought me a Gerber baby doll that had an orange gingham dress. Now that my grandmother is gone, I always look back at that birthday in particular and smile.

  • 451
    Jen Tapler says:

    My favorite birthday was my 18th. I was soon to be a Senior in high school, and my parents hosted a huge surprise party / luau for me with all of my friends. If I had known ahead of time that my parents were planning a party for me I probably would NOT have been excited about it at that time in my life (angst-filled teen and all), but they went all out and it was so much fun!

  • 452
    Kriss says:

    I will never forget my 9th birthday. The upside was that I finally got a Marie Osmond doll. Oh, she was beautiful, she had a handkerchief hem dress made with sheer Hibiscus Burst & Plum Pudding fabrics! And, if I remember correctly she had a little rhinestone belt, see even in 1976 there was bling baby! The downside was that I had a horrible infection in my mouth, and couldn’t enjoy my favorite birthday dinner, rolled roast cooked on the grill by my dad. But, all in all, it was a fantastic birthday!

  • 453
    Tiffany says:

    Looking back, I can say 30 was a great birthday. I just turned 40 last Saturday and I hope I can say the same thing in 10 years! Everyone I talk to says it just keeps getting better.

  • 454
    Ally V. says:

    The one that stands out the most for me is my 8th. I finally got to have a party with some friends from school and I got the barbie camper I always wanted, lol.

  • 455
    April W says:

    I’d have to say that 22 was definitely my favorite birthday. I had just had my first child 6 days earlier and was the happiest I’d ever been!! 🙂
    – April

  • 456
    wandabing says:

    Tomorrow is my 36th birthday! So, if I get picked, it could make the list….. just sayin’!! I really enjoyed last year (35)…. The Melting Pot for the first time and MY KINDLE!!!!

  • 457
    Linda L says:

    My favorite would have to be my fiftieth. I spent it with my family and three other families close to us on a trip to Hawaii. Eight teenage boys, one teenage girl and eight adults – we had a wonderful, exhausting time!

  • 458
    Wanda Riley says:

    My favorite birthday was 40…great time to realize that you are just getting started.

  • 459
    Nancy Ludwick says:

    I’ve had so many it’s hard to remember just which one would be my favorite!! I feel very thankful to celebrate each one.

  • 460
    Kellie says:

    My Favorite birthday was my 30th. My husband threw a surprise party and I was seriously surprised! He even got two of my best friends from Michigan to fly down to FL. That’s not the only reason though. It was just a great time in my life I wish I could go back in time to feel how nice it was to have everyone I loved in one spot!

  • 461
    bridgette says:

    It’s a toss up between 2. on my 24th birthday, my high-school sweetheart, my now husband, asked me to marry him. Then, on my 28th birthday, we brought home my 1st born son, Christopher, who had been born 2 days before. Great release this month!!!

  • 462
    JulieK says:

    I think 10. My mom let me have a “cake decorating party”, baked a layer of a cake for everyone, gave us each a can of frosting (the first time “canned” frosting had ever been used at our house) and all the decorations and let us have at it. Now as a parent I can imagine what chaos that must have been, but I thought it was the best.

  • 463
    liz says:

    My favorite had to be my 17th. I had a huge blow-out party and all my friends were there. After all the guys left, my girlfriends and I stayed up chatting the night away. There may have been some TP’ing involved, too… 🙂

  • 464
    aimee says:

    16… I got my drivers liecence and my first boyfriend

  • 465

    I’m going to go with my 30th. My husband took the day off of work so I could have a ‘day off’ myself. Other than messing up on the pick up time for Preschool (he was only 15 minutes late), he did great. I was able to shop at a few of my favorite stores that aren’t kid friendly and aren’t open in the evening, stamp several cards, and also spend time with my kids without having to worry about cooking and cleaning!

  • 466
    Amanda M. says:

    I don’t think I’ve had my favorite yet. I’m sure when I was much younger that my birthdays were fun and exciting. But I’ve been dreading them now since I was 21, the last 4 years. I’m hoping the best is yet to come! Maybe my 25th will surprise me. 🙂

  • 467
    Kelly Braund says:

    Mine would have to be my 25th. We were planning for our wedding coming in 3 months and we picked out a new puppy (my first dog), a little mini doxie. She’s now 10 and she’s been such a great addition to our family I can’t imagine it without her!

  • 468
    Jennie C says:

    I’d say my favorite was the day I was born. I just love life and every day is a joy. I do not enjoy big birthday parties, and rarely does anyone try to give me one, so most birthdays are delightfully perfect.

  • 469
    Rhonda R says:

    My favorite birthday was my 34th because my Aunt surprised me with tickets to see Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, plus I got to shop until I drop in one of my all time favorite cities.

  • 470
    Susan says:

    13 was my favourite because my sister, my best friend and I went to see the movie Oliver. Then home for homemade cake (with money inside) and a sleepover.

  • 471
    rhigginbottom says:

    I would have to say my 12th birthday. I still remember going to a special restaurant with my friends and having jugs of rootbeer.

  • 472

    My favorite birthday was probably my 10th. It’s the only birthday I remember having while my mother was still with me. She went through so much trouble to make sure I had the “coolest” party ever… And yes, the invitations were handmade. 🙂 Gotta love birthdays!… Thanks for another great release!

  • 473
    Pam says:

    Sweet 16…Finally able to drive! Loved the freedom!

  • 474
    Kiera says:

    27. I had a great party with a great group of friends and I made an awesome cake.

  • 475
    Heather P. says:

    Mine would have been my 40th, which was last February. My family spoiled me rotten and took me on a mini vacation. We did everything I love.

  • 476
    Lee Cockrum says:

    My favorite birthday was my 36th. My boyfriend (now my husband)took me out to dinner and told me that he loved me for the first time!!

  • 477
    Anne says:

    Favorite birthday was 72. I had a surprise party and I was soooo surprised. Beside that I had two other parties. It is so heart warming to have so many friends and five generations of family.

  • 478
    Lisa Dickinson says:

    a favorite birthday was 10…a special birthday party after school with my friends and a gumdrop birthday cake…

  • 479

    My 18th birthday – I really felt like I had become an “adult” It was a great day and the rest of the year brought lots of changes too – left home for university, new city, new friends.

  • 480
    Catherine Goniotakis says:

    It is such a simple question but one that I had to think about very seriously . Favourite birthday….I guess that it would have had to be my tenth! It wasn’t so much about birthday parties or receiving “highly coveted” gifts but it was that family was all around me and that made me feel safe and very loved. I could conquer anything and the world was my oyster. Everything was fresh, exciting and attainable!

  • 481
    Linda A. says:

    Growing up, my parents never had birthday parties for my brother or me. So, when I turned 6, I took it upon myself to run around the neighborhood inviting all my friends to my house for cake and ice cream…then I ran home and told my Mom!!!!! She was mad, but went to the grocery store for ice cream and a bigger cake!!! Funny the things we remember! Now that I’m getting closer to hitting 50 (YIKES!), I think I’ll invite my friends over for nachos and margaritas instead!!!!! LOL!!! Such a wonderful release of products Nichole!

  • 482
    Donna Budnik says:

    My best birthday was when I was 8 years old. We had a party in my back yard complete with balloons, streamers, picnic tables covered with bright colored table clothes,a very large birthday cake and a table full of presents!

  • 483
    Renee Lynch says:

    This seems like an easy question for most…
    but I’m having a hard time.:(
    I know I had some…but it seems a lot of bad things usually occurred on my birthday.
    Some my fault…the year my Mom told me not to get into the cake before the party and soon as she turned her back, what did I do?
    I spent the entire day hiding from her.
    But I was young…literally 4-5 yrs old.
    And then my 19th…the one I thought was the love of my life left for Desert Storm…
    But it turned out he wasn’t so…
    And then my 31st…
    I haven’t celebrated on my birthday since.
    But I gave birth to my oldest son on Sept. 4th the following year…so I guess my 32nd would technically be my best.
    We usually celebrate together on his…
    and I truly LOVED our 5th birthday party…
    Harry Potter and it was AWESOME!!
    I went all out for turning 5:)

  • 484

    My favorite birthday was my 30th b/c my husband and I went out and celebrated with my two girlfriends who were also celebrating their birthdays. It was a blast!

  • 485
    Donna says:

    My 30th — I spent it with my sons, spouses, granddaughter and my significant other — went boating all day and then out to dinner — very relaxing and enjoyable.

  • 486

    So hard to single out one special birthday but every one since I was 39 has been wonderful. I was remarried and my hubby has always made each year special. I never have to remind him of the date either!

  • 487
    Gen says:

    My favorite birthday was 50 (can you believe it?!). I share a birthday with a cousin, and was lured to a fabulous hotel under the guise of a surprise birthday party for HER. Imagine my shock when we opened the door and there were all MY friends, family, and co-workers. Some were even from out of state! It was a wonderful nite, and certainly took the “sting” out of that big number!

  • 488
    Christina M says:

    I would have to say the year I turned 27, in the same month that I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My whole life was turned upside down (in a good way!) after my daughter arrived. I feel like I’ve led an entirely new life since that 27th birthday!

  • 489
    Carol J. says:

    My favorite was 50. Both my sister & sister-in-law surprised me by flying to Cincinnati to see me. My SIL came from Chicago and my sister from NJ. We had the best time shopping, drinking wine and just goofing around singing & dancing. (It was the wine.)

  • 490
    Natasha says:

    Most of them have been pretty good. My 16th stands out a bit more than the some of the other years. I was in Driver’s Education at the time and my best friend went to the trouble of baking a cake that was shaped like a car, it was awesome!

  • 491
    Heather Rosas says:

    My favorite birthday would be my 30th. My husband took me on a cruise and I surprisingly didn’t get sea sick! It was our first year being married so everything was so new and romantic! Not like now! Just kidding, but we have kids now… enough said!

  • 492
    Kim G says:

    Every age is my favorite birthday, because I got to enjoy my family and life another year!! I turned 54 this year and I am more than willing to tell my age.

  • 493
    Lani says:

    My 18th informal debut was my favorite. I’ve never forgotten the touching speech my mom gave about me and, 20 yrs later, I’m still great friends w/ the same group of girls in my birthday pics =)

  • 494
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    Probably when I turned 42. I had been dating and seeing Vince every day for months and he gave me a diamond pendant necklace “to see how I responded to diamonds.” My birthday is in November, so I got that and then I got a ring for Christmas.

  • 495

    I think 16 would have to be my favourite birthday. My parents never made a big deal about birthdays (I never even had a birthday party as a kid). On my 16th birthday my teenage girlfriends made a big deal and made me feel pretty special.It was awesome. So I made a pledge to myself that my kids would have a party every year and know that their birthdays are very special! They deserve it! (and the smiles on their little faces makes me just as happy as they are!)

  • 496
    Cyndi J says:

    I would have to say my 40th. I was dreading it for months. Then I went to visit my family over my birthday and they didn’t do anything to acknowledge it was the big 4-0! I was so angry!! What I didn’t know is that they had planned a surprise party for me the following weekend. They got me good! And I apologized for all the names I called them behind their back 🙂

  • 497
    jane says:

    No question, it was SWeet SiXteen! I passed my driver’s test the morning of my birthday and cruised the entire day…

  • 498
    donna says:

    My favorite was my 65th birthday … made me eligible for Medicare after paying premiums for private insurance for too many years!

  • 499
    Jannie says:

    My 30th Birthday was my favorite because my sister’s gift to me was to go with her, her husband, and her first child to the ultrasound appointment of her second child!

  • 500
    Lori Oglesby says:

    Mine was my 43rd last summer. My husband and I got married late in life and had our only child as older adults. Punkey is really into birthdays. She spent weeks finding and making perfect gifts for me. She found beautiful rocks around the ranch to wrap. She colored and drew special pictures. She wrapped everything she could find for me. Needless to say we never have much clean paper or tape around our house! I think I have a little crafter in the making!!!! It was just really special having a six year old putting so much thought into creating specials gifts for me.

  • 501
    Lori Weinberg says:

    I had to work the dinner shift on my 21st birthday so I didn’t get home until close to midnight. My sister had flown in to Texas from California that same evening. She was waiting for me when I got home and we sat at the kitchen table and talk all night and polished off a great bottle of wine.

  • 502
    Luzma says:

    Mine was 40.My husband invite me to a trip to Buenos Aires Argentina to a very elegant hotel.

  • 503
    Stacy W. says:

    Mine was my 30th. My husband threw a surprise party. I got to spend the day with him and our two boys and all of our extend family as well. I remembering feeling so fortunate to have so much family around me and proud to know that I was 30 and I was a wife, mom of two wonderful boys, teacher and yet still knew how to have fun. It was a great day!

  • 504
    Renee redalen says:

    My most memorable birthday was last year. My best friend surprised me with a trip to Chicago. We had a blast! I’ll never forget it!

  • 505
    picklethings says:

    My favorite was my 5th. My mom had a party for me and I had a beautifully decorated “doll” cake. It was the best. My youngest sister is still jealous 50 some years later!

  • 506
    Lori Campbell says:

    Ooo..this is an easy one! My husband proposed to me on my 19th birthday…down on one knee, under the light of a full moon. Nothing will ever beat that birthday!

  • 507
    Angela Cornett says:

    My favorite birthday was my sweet 16. It was the first birthday party that I had where I could invite friends, not just cousins and other family members. My then boyfriend brought me my first dozen roses. It was a great day that created a special memory.

  • 508
    Michelle G. says:

    I must say that every birthday is my favorite! You see, I am a cancer survivor, and I believe that each birthday is a gift. This year will be my 38th birthday, but it will be my 14th year in remission!! I give thanks for every year I get!!

  • 509
    Kristin Burge says:

    My 11th! My Mom and Dad set up a scavenger hunt for me and along the way there were eleven presents. That was so cool! Great release! Can’t wait!
    -Kristin B.

  • 510
    Michelle M. says:

    Mine had to have been my 22nd…I had my husband and my two kids with me and it was just great to enjoy so much in life. Hopefully this one will top it with the addition of a new little one!

  • 511
    Sara Mac says:

    I’ve always had good birthdays, but I can’t think of a favorite one. I’m thinking the best is yet to come!

  • 512
    julie h says:

    40 My husband arranged with my boss for me to have the day off without my knowledge. We piled in the car for a weekend vacation but as we traveled, the roads became slick and icy. He had to cancel our reservations but I didn’t even care because it was so sweet that he went to all that trouble for me. We ended up staying home that weekend but I still got lots of fun paper crafting presents from him and the kids.

  • 513
    Kris says:

    Why 50…of course! My husband surprised me with a VW convertible bug!

  • 514
    Kathy R says:

    I’d have to say my 29th birthday was my favorite. I’d just had a little girl and everything was right with the world. A very happy birthday indeed.

  • 515
    Maggie Wic says:

    Mine was 40. My sister had a suprise party for me which actually worked. Every other time someone spoiled it and let it slip. I was actually suprised this time. Had a great family time.

  • 516

    It was my 21st birthday! It’s the only one I can remember where I actually celebrated it. I had. Small party with friends and my flatmate! We were so happy with our new digs in South Africa, a wonderful apartment, almost on the top floor with beautiful views! It makes me miss home even now!

  • 517
    Suependous says:

    My whole family knows I hate surprises. But when they tricked me into a surprise 50th birthday party, it was so much fun. So many people were there. Our adult children were busy putting out food and serving guests. I was so proud of them all. It is a a really nice memory!

  • 518
    Kim Howard says:

    My husband threw me a surprise party for my 30th birthday…and it was a BIG surprise for me!

  • 519
    Emily says:

    Thus far, I would say 28 – I had just gotten married 2 months before, and it was my first birthday with “someone special” – It was fun and romantic!

  • 520
    Linda Suarez says:

    My favorite birthday was my 32nd because my daughter was born on that day. It was all the more special because it was my mom’s birthday too and she was with me when my daughter was born. I love sharing my birthday with my mom and daughter!

  • 521
    Keva Brown says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th. I went to Vegas with my cousin, Erika. It was MY first time going and we had SO much fun. Her boyfriend at the time was a high roller at Mandalay Bay where we stayed and we got the royal treatment in every way. Limos, drinks, comps of any type..oh gosh, it was just THE best. We shopped and ate until we dropped. Sitting by the pool, sipping piña coladas…ahhh..good times. It might be time for another trip to out West! 🙂

  • 522

    I loved my 10th birthday the most! my mom surprised me with a party that was themed around my favorite TV show (90210) with a cake and new lunch box and everything they had out at the time. It was just so much fun and unexpected and really sticks out to me. I am hoping this year will be just as memorable as it will be my 30th birthday and I can not wait to celebrate it! Thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration over the past few years as I started on this papercrafting journey. You are a wonderful inspiration and my personal stamping idol!!!

  • 523
    amy c. says:

    my favorite birthday is my last birthday, 31, because i celebrated being a mommy of a little boy and girl!!!

  • 524
    Kathi says:

    Probably my 47th birthday was the best. I got an engagement ring from my now husband. I had met him the year before and was given another chance at happiness later in life when he asked me to marry him.

  • 525
    Suzi says:

    36th! My birthday is right next to Christmas and my husband suprised me with a travel trailer and it snowed! It was the perfect day!

  • 526
    Renee Godsey says:

    I have had so many special birthdays. My Mom threw me a surprise 18th, that was so fun. All of my friends and family were there…great memories. I would have to say though, that birthdays now are even better…I love that my kids are old enough to participate and I get cards made by them and breakfasts and all kids of wonderful surprises. I have a super fantastic hubby who makes sure every birthday is a great day! I adore him.

  • 527
    Kim Faucher says:

    The year I turned 10… My birthday is in December which is magical anyways.. I remember getting to stay up late and go to Toys r Us with my parents and then out to dinner. I felt like such a grown up! I also got one of those Barbie head/busts that you styled her hair.. lol simple but very exciting memories!

  • 528

    When I was approaching my 25th, I mentioned to my mom – “I can’t believe I’m going to be a quarter of a century OLD!” It was the first birthday where I really felt like I was getting “old”. My mom sent me a birthday package (I was away at school) that included a bunch of coloring books and crayons! She wanted to make me feel young again… it was so sweet! Ahhhh, 25 sounds SO young now!

  • 529
    Diane Jaquay says:

    My 40th birthday. My sweet hubby planned a wonderful, romantic dinner at our favorite restaurant. At dinner he presented me with a card in which he’d written a poem. The first word of each line of the poem when read from start to finish was my birthday gift, it told me that he was taking me to a bed and breakfast in Maine! That was a surprise I’ll never forget 🙂

  • 530
    Amy Zwierz says:

    That would be my 13th birthday. My older brother took me to the mall to buy me my first pair of designer jeans and name brnad top. I remember counting down the days until that birthday just to do that.

  • 531
    Tracey McNeely says:

    Most memorable was my 16th. My family had a surprise party for me and my now husband was put in charge of keeping me busy and out of the house all day.

  • 532
    Jodie M. says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 40. My friends had a surprise birthday for me. It was wonderful! Also, turning 40 didn’t bother me age-wise…but turning 50, well…it just seems like things start “breaking”.

  • 533
    Michelle says:

    My favorite birthday was 4 years ago.
    Amazingly, I received a card from every single one of my lady friends. It was like a birthday present that flowed from envelope to envelope!
    I was so blessed!

  • 534
    Tracie C says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 18. I felt like I owned the world. Little did I know. HA!

  • 535
    Erica M. says:

    I can’t even remember which year it was, but my husband and I went out with a lot of our close friends from high school for Mexican.

  • 536
    Barbara T says:

    My 23rd … I took a trip to California, visited some friends and had a blast

  • 537
    Penny P. says:

    Mine was my 21st. I was in the air force. We had to march in formation to school at 5:30 am every day. On my birthday the person who marched us over called me out of formation when we got there. Around 150 people shined their flashlight on me and sang happy birthday to me. It made me feel so special and I will always remember that feeling.

  • 538
    Erica J-W says:

    I loved my 27th birthday party. Three of my closest friends and I went to dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, and then afterward, we met up with a bunch of friends and family at a local piano bar. We drank, we laughed, we ate Twilight cake. It was fantastic! My parents came and had a drink and my dad got called up to stage which was hilarious. I got serenaded a dirty song in front of my parents and they couldn’t stop laughing. It was just a great, great time.

  • 539
    Cassie says:

    My favorite birthday was just last year’s. . .32. After being gone for years 28-31 for various deployments and field time, my husband was here to help me celebrate and he made up for being gone for those 4 in a row by buying me my uber nice camera 😀

  • 540
    Loricabo says:

    My 37th birthday was the most memorable for me because it was the year I became a mother. After many years of trying to have children, we were finally successful and brought our beautiful daughter home.

  • 541
    Susan Arthur says:

    My 30th birthday. I was pregnant with my son.

  • 542
    MelissaA says:

    I would definately have to say my 30th birthday. I was 8 months pregnant with my second child which I was thrilled about! Also, my family threw me a surprise party that was the best ever!

  • 543
    emily cossins says:

    My favorite birthday was 16. I was thrown a surprise party and I got a car from my parents. Can you say sweet!

  • 544
    Laura Boyd says:

    I would say my 13th. That is when we finally got to move into our own house. It was so cool to finally have a room of my own!

  • 545
    Erin says:

    My 16th burthay when I was thrown a surprise party and I was shocked!!

  • 546
    Wendalyn says:

    My favorite birthday I think was when I turned 13. I had a huge sleep over with all my friends and never wanted the evening to end. I think we stayed up all night talking about boys and eating junk food.

  • 547
    Wendy F says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th. I had my husband and daughter to celebrate with me. They gave me a wonderful surprise party.

  • 548
    Lori V. says:

    My birthday is close to Halloween, and my parents had a surprise costume party to celebrate my 10th birthday. I remember parading around in our costumes and bobbing for apples. Those were the days!

  • 549
    Elizabeth B says:

    My ninth birthday…it was my golden birthday, and I had a slumber party. I was so excited!!!

  • 550

    My favorite birthday? Maybe 40th because my twin sister and I had a party!

  • 551
    Carrie says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 13. I’ve only had 2 birthday parties in my life so far & the last one was when I turned 13. It was a pool party at one of the local hotels & I had all of my friends there. I just remembering it being a really special/rare event & I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it!

  • 552
    MaryBB says:

    I honestly cannot say what my favorite birthday was, though I have plenty that were memorable for all the wrong reasons. I can say that the favorite part of every birthday growing up was Mom’s homemade chocolate cake. It was my absolute favorite and I still love it when she makes it for me.

  • 553
    Kerri says:

    My favorite birthday was definitely my 30th. I was pretty reluctant to leave my 20s so I decided to have a huge fancy dress party to have something to enjoy about it. The guests were asked to come dressed as “something fun you’ve done with Kerri”. The costumes were all amazing, and I spent the whole night remembering and sharing special times I’d shared with each person.

  • 554

    WOW a favorite?? All birthdays are the BEST!! It’s a day to celebrate you, but if I were to choose one I would say my 16th was the BEST because I was so excited to get my drivers licence!! (=

  • 555

    My favorite birthday was my 28th birthday this past December. Birthdays weren’t a bit thing in our family since I turned 16 and I just started teaching 2 years ago and my co-workers went all out for me and made it the best birthday since I was 16. It was fabulous and those ladies went above and beyond.

  • 556
    Gabriela says:

    I loved my 26th Birthday…. was a newlywed on my first ever trip with my husband. We went to Chicago and visited the museums…. had a lovely dinner and then we saw Cabaret. It was a great day that I have never forgotten.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your sets. They are FABULOUS!!!

  • 557
    Lisa S. says:

    While growing up I had just one “friend” birthday party at 7 years old. I was well celebrated and loved all my other birthdays with family but when my friends joined me at age 7 it was quite a momentous occasion. I remember it to this day!

  • 558
    Ericka says:

    29….I was a new mother.

  • 559
    Cathy Lathem says:

    My favorite birthday was my 28th. I was expecting my first child. My family all wrote letters to Bailey (my daughter) each telling her a funny story about me. I gave those letters to her when she went away to college. Good times. Hard to believe that girl is now 27.

  • 560
    Stacy says:

    My favorite birthday was definitely my sweet sixteen! My best friend threw me a surprise party!

  • 561
    Melissa Flieg says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 16 and was able to get my drivers license.

  • 562
    Lizzie Jones says:

    My 25th birthday was pretty swell. That was the birthday where my husband bought me a plane ticket to CHA and had a local baker make me a special cake. His gifts were very sweet and I won’t soon forget them.

  • 563
    Connie K. says:

    I think I will have to say 25. It was my first birthday being married, and my husband always makes me feel so special on my birthday…but I am hoping that next year will be even more special since it will be my first birthday as a mom.

  • 564
    Donna Simpson says:

    Gosh I can’t remember my birthdays when I was young. If I had to pick one, I would probably pick turning 21.

  • 565
    MA says:

    The only birthday (party) that I can remember as a child was when I turned eleven (1958). My father had just died two months before. No one explained death back in the day. I was crushed and still get teary eyed thinking about it. Not having many toys or anyone to play with (you don’t miss what you don’t have & country living) my aunts got together, made me a party at the farm with all my cousins, and gave me a ‘walking doll’ which I still treasure.

  • 566
    Ree Donnelly says:

    Believe it or not, it would be my 45th birthday!!! My husband & kids threw me surprise party & it was soooo much fun!!!!!!
    What great memories! Lots of good friends, laughs & partying… The cops even came for the noise! LOL!! (it was an outdoor party) But all was well in the end!!

  • 567
    Suzy Coborn says:

    I think my favorite birthday was my 16th. I felt like I had finally grown up. And when I got my driver’s license, I felt FREE!!!

  • 568
    Angie says:

    My Fav b-day was 12. My mom surprised me and my friends by taking us bowling…it rocked.

  • 569
    TammyButz says:

    I can’t think of one. Only my worst two. On my 18th my Mom scheduled my wisdom teeth to be removed (thinking I’d stay out of trouble)and on my 33rd I was pregnant with my triplet daughters and spent the entire day in the hospital cause I was dehydrated. With everything going on, my husband didn’t realize it was my birthday until I said it was one of the 2 worst.

  • 570
    JenMarie says:

    Hmmm….can’t remember ages… but I remember getting to have a sleepover at my Aunt’s lake house when I was in High School, so fun!

  • 571
    Roni says:

    Third birthday-I got a big yellow wagon and boy did I sure think it was hot stuff.

  • 572
    forcryeye says:

    My favorite birthday happened in 2010. I turned the big number that begins with a 4. I also celebrated being a non-smoker for the third year in a row, and my 15th Wedding Anniversary. This year also marked the first anniversary of our house fire that was a complete loss. To commemorate, commiserate and celebrate, my husband helped me fulfill a life long dream of a trip to Europe. It eased the pain of the big number I now embrace, and the strength we found to get through our losses.

  • 573
    Deepa M. says:

    I haven’t had a truly “favorite” birthday yet … the past few years have been pretty difficult and so I think my birthday coming up this year may be the best one yet! I will say that turning 30 was special, because it was the beginning of a new decade that I know for sure has many good things in store for me, and my “terrible twenties” are behind me!! It’s been a great release – can’t wait til I can buy it all 🙂

  • 574

    Mine was 14 – I could finally get my drivers license.

  • 575
    Jaime O says:

    I would have to say 30. Fun night with my husband and met up with some dear friends I hadn’t seen since college!

  • 576
    Audrey T. says:

    I favorite age was 21… not so that I could party! That was the year that we planned our wedding and got married. Our first son followed shortly after. So many wonderful things happened that year 🙂

  • 577
    Michele says:

    My 30th birthday was great because we went to Hawaii!!

  • 578
    Carol says:

    Can’t remember the exact year, but we celebrated while on vacation – and got to witness the perseid meteor shows from a rowboat in the middle of the lake – just beautiful!

  • 579
    Cathy Bornn says:

    My favorite birthday was my 8th birthday when my Mom baked me a barbie doll cake (the cake was the big skirt! – remember those?) and sewed a barbie wedding dress for me. I was the luckiest little girl ever! My 50th plays a close second – it is good to be all grown up too!

  • 580
    Hannah Aitken says:

    Definitely my last one – 21! 🙂 I got a car from my parents and driving lessons. 😀

  • 581
    Amy says:

    My 16th birthday. My boyfriend threw me a surprise party with all our friends and we went bowling 🙂 it was great!

  • 582
    Sheri says:

    Oh geez…26? It must be, because I’ve been repeating it over and over for the last 25 years. 🙂

  • 583
    Dawn K-M says:

    Many years have special memories, the year I turned 8 and got a cabbage patch kid, the year I turned 16 and we had a party WI my family at home, lat year when I just graduated from college. I really can’t pick just one favorite.

  • 584

    Why do I gotta give an age? Lol!
    My favorite would have to be my 35th. My husband and I JUST found out we were expecting, and although completely planned, we didn’t expect it to actually happen the first month of trying! Fast forward to October, and La Princessa was born!

  • 585
    Detra Parks says:

    My favorite birthday would have to be when I turned 40. This was when I was introduced to the wonderful world of papercrafting. I was mainly trying scrapbooking but now I love, love card making!!!

  • 586
    Mary K says:

    My 26th birthday was one that I hadn’t really made any plans for, but it turned into a VERY fun night out with the girls–dinner, drinks, dancing, etc. I’ll never forget that birthday because it was so spontaneous and fun!

  • 587
    Debra Winter says:

    My favorite birthday was my 6th birthday. It was so long ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a simple party but I got to share the day with all of my favorite childhood friends.

  • 588
    Jenny says:

    My 29th, it was my first birthday with my daughter…she was 6 weeks old!

  • 589
    Linda says:

    6. For some reason, it’s the only childhood birthday that sticks out in my mind. I have memories of a party with friends.

  • 590
    Mary B says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th. My dear, sweet hubby somehow planned and organized a surprise party. I’m still amazed that it was indeed a surprise, since I usually figure out anything he’s trying to do. He must have put so much effort into keeping it such a secret.

  • 591
    Karen Baker says:

    My favorite birthday was my 30th! All my family, and I mean ALL of them, including my twin sister, traveled for thousands of miles, to have a party. It was tons of fun.

  • 592
    Tonya says:

    My favorite birthday was my 20th. My boyfriend (now husband) came over for dinner and met my parents for the first time! We had a great time. That was 23 years ago!

  • 593
    Wendy F says:

    31 – I was getting married to my wonderful husband and our life together was just starting. How lucky for me, looking back, it was the best birthday ever!

  • 594
    Erin Taylor says:

    Probably my 25th Birthday. My husband made me a lovely dinner, my kids enjoyed helping me open presents, and I got to spend time with my family.

  • 595
    jadorepapier says:

    My 36th. It was the first weekend getaway my husband and I took since the kids came along.

  • 596
    toni1 says:

    My favorite birthday was my 50th. A girlfriend surprised me with a tea party to celebrate with friends. We put antique hats on, drank tea, ate scones & little finger sandwiches. I had never had a surprise party. It was so much fun.

  • 597
    Moe B says:

    My 40th!! My hubby agreed to take me on a vacation (had only been on a real vacation one other time – our honeymoon).
    We went to Cancun… It was AWESOME!!!

  • 598
    Aimee Grey says:

    My 30th birthday. My husband threw me a surprise party and my best friend from middle school was there – all the way from Okinawa!

  • 599
    TrinaR says:

    My 40th – it turned out so beautifully as I thought I was not prepared for that age! However, a surprise party from my now departed lovely mother made the day very special; friends and family around you on a special day. What more could anyone ask for.

  • 600
    Brenda Chilcott says:

    Even tho it was only 2 years ago, I would have to my 40th was my favorite. I got to work and my desk was covered with black crepe paper, then a bouquet of flowers from hubby, then at noon everyone was called to the lunch room, and there was my hubby and the whole crew ready to eat lunch and chocolate cake. Made me feel very special.

  • 601
    JeanFB says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 39, not because of the number, but because so many members of my family were there and made such special contributions. I had gone back to my hometown for another event, and my uncle surprised me with a large gathering at a local restaurant with lots of extended family in attendance. My husband had arranged for our wedding cake maker to make the very same cake for my birthday, and my daughter designed the look of the cake. Such a surprise, and so very special!

  • 602
    Priscilla Heistad says:

    I think 30 was my favorite age. I finally felt smart, like I didn’t “know it all” which is a very wise lesson, indeed. I love all the sets this month and the dies are the best!

  • 603
    Liliana says:

    15th! My parents surprised me w/a birthday party. I didn’t have a clue and was totally surprised. All my friends and family were there and it was great. We had big BBQ & music – good times.

  • 604
    N Vines says:

    O.k., mine was 29. Was going through a tough life adjustment (divorce) when my co-workers called the local TV anchor (who was really cute BTW) to see if he would stop by and say hi to me for my special day. Being the sweet person he was –he made time to stop by the office and take a few pics with me! WOW was all I could say -it was memorable and appreciated!

  • 605
    Darlene L says:

    Mine was actually 40th. I had such a fun surprise party given to me–lots of friends and family to share the time with me. Thanks for the chance to win and good luck with the release.

  • 606
    Karen Murray says:

    I would have to say my 30th. I couldn’t wait to turn 30. I started my family young and have always looked younger than my age, it felt really good to be able to say I was 30. I would have to show my ID to prove it sometimes, but it always made me feel validated somehow. Crazy, I know.

  • 607
    Lorie says:

    I don’t know if it was my favorite b’day but it is he one I remember the most. My mom left the stove on under a cast iron skillet and it caught on fire-we were all safe but we had a lot of smoke and water damage so I got to have a motel pool party for my birthday!

  • 608
    Cathy Weber says:

    My favorite birthday was my 26th. Wierd number, but my husband and I had just gotten married two weeks before, we had just had a great honeymoon and were really enjoying our new married life together. Now, 31 years later, we have three kids and are just as happy as we were on that 26th birthday.

  • 609
    Necola says:

    My favorite was when I turned 7. The first time and only time I had a birthday party. My birthday is right before Christmas. Not the best time to have a party.

  • 610

    My 16th birthday- one I’ll never forget. My mom threw me a surprise party and invited friends who moved away whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. I didn’t know how to handle all the attention and ended up crying, but not tears of joy–tears of embarassment!!! I was so surprised at my reaction. I think I was completely caught off guard! Now that I look back at the situation, I realize how sweet it was for my parents to go through all the trouble to surprise me!

  • 611
    Janette R says:

    My favorite birthday was 40 – my DH and I both turned 40 within 3 days of each other. We went to Hawaii and I spent the day on the beach!

  • 612
    Kelly in Canada says:

    It may seem bizarre but I would say that my 13th birthday was the most special. I woke up on the morning of my birthday plastered with chicken pox. My mother had to call around to all of my friends to tell them that I was sick and that my birthday party was cancelled. I was crushed. To help ease the disappointment, my mother made my favourite meal, my favourite cake and then family and I spent the afternoon playing all of my favourite board games. My gift was a beautiful gold pendant that I still have today and the gift of a loving family.

  • 613
    Kelsey F. says:

    Mine was my 15th birthday. My best friend planned a suprise party with all of my friends. She and my sister pulled it off and it was the best!

  • 614
    Helen says:

    wow!!! good thought provoking question.. The first thing that comes to mind was my 30th birthday,, My husband bought and surprised me with my very first bike.. :))

  • 615
    Lesa W. says:

    Since my birthday is close to Christmas I usually didn’t have parties or anything special. But I keep saying maybe someone will surprise me with a party one of these days.

  • 616

    My favorite birthday was my 30th! My entire family was there and my BFF threw me a WHOM DINGER of a party! It was amazing!

  • 617
    Ted says:

    My 18th birthday was my favorite… as it was then I became a grown-up. 🙂

  • 618
    Jen Gall says:

    My 25th birthday stands out for me. I was newly engaged and my now husband spoiled me with a beautiful pearl necklace in a crystal jewelry box, flowers, and an amazing night out. It was just such a happy time in my life altogether.

  • 619
    bibiana martinez says:

    My 15th, when I had my quinceanera…and my 21st because I was in France

  • 620

    I think my most memorable was my 10th birthday. I felt like such a grown up that year. I got cute boots with heels, my ears pierced for my second hole, and my own little tv.

  • 621
    Lexi Daniel says:

    I <3 my 30th birthday! I was finally starting to find myself and navigate down my own path in life!

  • 622
    Jessica ML says:

    Hopefully my next!! My girlfriends and I have all been celebrating in a big way when we each turn 50!! I’ll have to wait until almost the end of the year (Dec 27) but I’m sure it will be worth the wait (and better than the alternative (ha)!).

  • 623
    ElizabethB says:

    My 5th birthday. I got one of those inch worm riding toys. Do you remember them? You bounced up and down on it and it ‘inched’ forward. It is my first birthday memory. 🙂

  • 624
    Kelly B says:

    That had to be my 40th birthday! Surrounded by my husband and dear friends at a gourmet restaurant, then off to Palm Springs for a wonderful week with girlfriends!! It was over-the-top fabulous!

  • 625
    Susie Burke says:

    In March I am turning 50. I think it will be my favorite because I don’t feel 50 yet! I am a cancer survivor, married to my best friend for 22 years, a mom to 2 great sons, and most of all, I am happy, healthy, and grateful.

  • 626
    carole says:

    My 10th! Got to invite 10 friends to go bowling and have pizza. Money was tight so it was a big splurge. One I fondly remember!

  • 627
    Karen Ramsey says:

    It has to be my 50th. I had decided that this milestone birthday wasn’t going to get me down, and it didn’t. I threw myself a girlfriends party (not however on the grand scale of Oprah, who turned 50 a month after me). But the best part was my surprise gift. My parents flew my son home from Alaska to surprise me. We had just two days together, but what a GREAT birthday!!

  • 628
    Terri says:

    Birthdays have always been pretty uneventful for me until this last year. My boyfriend took me for a great weekend getaway. We stayed on a ski resort in Idaho. Lots of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Beautiful mountains overlooking a huge lake. Hopefully we can go back again.

  • 629
    Michelle Michaud says:

    One of my favorites was my 9th birthday. My mom created a wonderful birthday with sweet homemade banners and fun cupcake decorations with Smurfette! I love that she put so much work (before the wonderful PTI tools!) into a birthday for a little 9 year old girl! I recall rainbow knee socks and a blue TV character and such a wonderful day!

  • 630
    Katie Renz says:

    My favorite birthday was my 10th… it was my own and only slumber party and it was fabulous.

  • 631
    Toni Storie says:

    Oh my, this is an easy question!!! My 30th birthday was my favorite birthday so far. My darling husband asked me to marry him the day before I turned 30 so that I could say that I was engaged before I was 30. He then organized a surprise birthday/engagement party for me the very next day (my birthday). He was able to pull this off as my birthday falls around Labor Day and we had just bought a house together and were having family up to see the new house! This year brings 40 to me and I just don’t know how he would top it (nor do I think he could)!

  • 632
    BethieJ says:

    My FAVORITE birthday was actually my hubbys 25th! I planned a SURPRISE party to be held where we used to live, and he was SHOCKED…he slammed the door after everyone yelled surprise thinking we were in the wrong room. .it was PRICELESS>. and such a GREAT memory!! 🙂
    Looking forward to tonite!!!

  • 633
    elsie tan-ngo says:

    i would say my 30th my hubby threw me a surprise party.

  • 634
    Erin says:

    My 30th b-day, my family had a suprise birthday party for me, it was great!

  • 635
    Julie says:

    I actually don’t have a favorite birthday, they are all special in their own way.

  • 636
    Ritu says:

    My 18th birthday and just because…

  • 637
    Chris says:

    My favorite age birthday had to be 14. At this age my parents would take us alone out for a ‘fancy’ dinner. We went to the local posh restaurant, had a lovely dinner & dad ordered crepes suzette-complete with flames- for dessert. Such a great time alone with my parents- a rarity in a family of 7 children- maybe that’s why it was so special too.

  • 638
    Susan B says:

    My favorite birthday was my 5th because I got all the candy I wanted and then some!

  • 639
    Colleen says:

    My favorite birthday was my 16th. To be able to drive by myself . . . oh happy day!

  • 640
    Karli says:

    My favorite birthday was 18. I FINALLY could leave home and go to college. Going away to school was something I had been looking forward to for many years so 18 was the magic number for me.

  • 641
    Denise says:

    My favorite was my 15th. My friends had a surprise party for me. It brings back such happy memories just to think about it!!

  • 642
    Anna K. says:

    No one year sticks out in particular, but when I was in elementary school I always had the best parties with my friends. My dad always made a special cake and we had homemade treasure hunts and bingo games and a lot of other handmade touches!

  • 643
    Miriam Daniels says:

    My favorite birthday was when I turned 34. We had planned a summer vacation to Hawaii and I wasn’t thrilled about traveling on my birthday. It was kinda forgotten due to the craziness of flying with two young children. When we got off the plane there was a sparkling white limo waiting to take us to the hotel! Super nice surprise from my hubby. At the hotel suite, a large flower arrangement awaited me. They were so beautiful! I felt like Hawaiian Royalty. There’s nothing like celebrating your birthday on a Hawaiian beach with your family!

  • 644

    My 8th birthday was the best because my brother and I celebrated together (both of our birthdays are in the same month) and my mom gave us a Halloween themed party and we had soooo much fun, I will never forget that birthday.

  • 645
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    Fun question!! I would have to say my 10th…it was a SURPRISE and I received a gerbil pet….mom would never let me have one and my dad surprised me with it LOL!

  • 646
    Karen says:

    16. I was finally allowed to date, could get a learner’s permit, and my parents made a really big deal of my birthday. I still have (and wear) the charm bracelet they started for me, so many years ago!

  • 647
    Valerie S. says:

    I have 2 favorite birthdays, a BC (before child) and an AC (after child).

    BC: For my 30th birthday, my BFF and I rented a convertible and drove to the beach and spent a week there. We had a blast!

    AC: For my 38th birthday, my 6 yr old daughter made me a birthday breakfast. She set a bunch of her stuffed animals up around the table as guests. And she nicely arranged pretzels and raisins on our plates for our food. It was so sweet!

  • 648
    Heidi Stock says:

    My parents got a video camera when I was young, so the majority of my youth is FULLY documented. When I turned 2, we had a family picnic party at the park. I just looked so happy roaming around free picking up sticks, playing on the swings, and trying to emulate my older siblings. It’s an especially fond memory right now because my daughter is 2 and the spitting image of myself at that age. I just love watching her grow and understand SO MUCH. Life is good!

  • 649
    Kimberly S says:

    My favorite was my 30th. I had a surprise karaoke party with all of my family and friends. It made turning 30 so much easier!

  • 650
    Deb C says:

    My favorite birthday was 40. I’m too old to care what anyone thinks anymore, but too young for Depends. It’s a great era in life.

  • 651
    Mary says:

    The day I was born because my sister wanted a sister so my parents told her to save her pennies and she might get one. She saved all her pennies and gave them to my mother. She waited patiently until the day the doctor came to our house (I was born at home in our house in Ireland) and she saw him coming up the walkway carrying his black bag. My sister was so excited because she knew her baby sister was inside that bag. (Children were more innocent in the 1950s!!) I have teased my sister over the years, asking her if she thinks she paid too much.

  • 652
    Stefanie says:

    I didn’t celebrate a birthday at all until I was 24! I went out with a bunch of friends, tried every drink on the menu and had the time of my life! 😉

  • 653
    Becky B. says:

    My 30th. It was the first time I was ever really truly surprised. My sister and best friend made the 5-hour trip to Chicago to celebrate with me…all without me knowing! I’ll never forget it. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!

  • 654
    Vicki Callier says:

    Every year is my favorite birthday, because it sure beats the alternative!

  • 655

    For my 16th birthday, my step dad sent me a dozen red roses and my mom gave me a diamond ring she had made from the ring my dad had given her. It was my most memorable birthday by far. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  • 656

    My favorite birthday was when I was 8 and two friends came over to decorate cakes straight from the Easy Bake Oven.

  • 657
    Elizabeth says:

    Mine was my 18th. My friends threw me a huge surprise party at my own house. I remember thinking I was so grown up. LOL!

  • 658
    Renate Hill says:

    My 60th. It was my second BD party ever and I got to share it with two 50th birthday boys:-) For this big birthday and our upcoming 40th wedding anniversary that year our son and his wife surprised us with tickets to the New Years concert by the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. It was a once in a life time gift since the concerts are sold out years in advance and only small number of tickets is sold through a lottery every year. The whole family went to Germany for Christmas and then my husband and I went on to Vienna for a magical New Years Eve and New Years day. I will remember it as long as I shall live!

  • 659
    Brittney Mitchell says:

    My 7th birthday was a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party and it had to be the best memory from my childhood. I still remember the smell of Strawberry Shortcakes hair and it gives me good goosebumps.

  • 660
    Taheerah says:

    Can’t really pick a favourite, but the ones surrounded by friends, love and laughter left the fondest memories in my heart.

  • 661

    30! I was in a very good place at the age of thirty! Happily married, two wonderful children, good health, surrounded by great friends and family. I know lots of people dread turning thirty but I loved it!

  • 662
    tobi says:

    My favourite birthday was probably my 30th. I was SO done with my 20’s and I ready to feel like/be a WOMAN. And to me that meant being over 30 I guess! lol… But seriously. I was ready for the next chapter in my life.

    Beautiful sets this release! I’m excited.

  • 663
    Becky Dustin says:

    30…I finally felt that I had come into my own as an adult. And I have enjoyed my 30’s even though 40 is right around the corner…wonder what that will bring. 🙂 Can’t wait to find out.

  • 664
    Jackie says:

    Mine was last year. My son sent me a lovely package of Godiva chocolates and champagne. It was a complete surprise and so sweet.

  • 665
    Krista says:

    My 28th. I had just gotten married a few weeks before. My sweet husband, the best birthday gift ever.

  • 666
    see mary stamp says:

    My favorite birthday would be my 25th birthday. My boyfriend and I went to a lovely restaurant, had a wonderful dinner and when we got home, he proposed. Best birthday ever!

  • 667
    jen shears says:

    It’s a very close tie- my 30th, because I knew my husband & I would be getting engaged soon (less than 2 weeks after my bday!), and my 35th, because that was the year I was having a baby…. 😀
    How about you, Nichole?!

  • 668
    Cindy Lee says:

    Great question. Birthdays have never been a big thing for me. I’m usually off a year one way or the other with my age, then my Hubby gets me back on track! lol!! But If I have to pick one it would be my 27th. It was the start of something wonderful. Being a Mommy!

  • 669
    Sara Roberts says:

    I’d have to say my 25th. I went out with a bunch of friends and had one of the best birthday parties ever. Lots of fun with good friends.

  • 670
    Angela H. says:

    29 — my husband surprised me with a big party — all our friends and family. I was totally not expecting it!

  • 671
    Piali says:

    My favorite birthday was 22nd…that year I got married and I celebrated my birthday with my whole family…Mom ,Dad , my Brother and my Hubby. Just 7months later my brother (who was 24 then) died in fatal accident…unfortunately the day of month was same as my birthday since then birthday’s are not the same. I still cherish the memories of my 22nd b’day..happy days!!

  • 672

    My 21st . . . and not to be legal to drink like most, but because I felt like my life was complete. I had gotten married the summer before and was expecting my second child. I had everything I ever wanted! 🙂

  • 673
    Marisa says:

    My 21st is on of my most memorable. I was in University and over the course of the day, I had 21 different guys each (some I had never met before but were friends of friends) give me a rose and wish me happy birthday. Such locations as: the middle of my Sociology class, one guy in a complete wetsuit, one in a tux who played the HB song on his violin, in the cafeteria at dinner time and got the entire cafeteria to sing me HB, to my last one at night with a bedtime story. It was a truly special birthday.

  • 674
    R Lozano says:

    My favorite birthday was my 40th because I celebrated with my twin baby girls who turned 1. We celebrated with Mickey in Florida! What a great time it was! 🙂

  • 675
    Debra B. says:

    My 10th birthday. I got a brand new bike and it was my favorite color…PURPLE!

  • 676
    Dana says:

    Hmmm… I liked my 16th birthday. Had a ton of people over, ate every snack known to man and then stayed up all night listening to the tunes of the day! And hey, I could drive now!

  • 677
    patty thomas says:

    Well, I’ve had 58 of them so far so I’m going to say my happiest one is the next one!
    What an awesome release PTI. You just keep getting better with age, as well.

  • 678

    I don’t think I can pick just one. My family always made them special. For our Birthdays, my mom made our choice of meal and cake (Texas sheet cake for me!) and the grandparents came to celebrate. Those are such special memories.

  • 679

    20 was my favourite. My sweetie proposed to me and gave me diamond earrings as my engagement ring. I have worn those special earrings every day since and we have been married for 31 years this May.

  • 680
    Liz Knips says:

    My favorite birthday is always the next one. The anticipation, the excitement…it turhs the aging process into a brighter, happier time.