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  • 1
    Amanda says:

    I’m not sure I have many memorable birthdays. Mine tend to be in the shadows. But I do tend to go overboard with my kids’ birthdays. My son’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Birthday was my favorite…My entire dining room was covered in candy. I replaced the wall art with candy wall art, decorated the furniture with candy, and the table was covered with dirt, marshmallow trees, airplanes, trains, lollipops, cars, rockets, and things I can’t even remember. All edible. I’ve never seen a bigger smile on a little boy’s face. He was dressed in a purple jacket with a black hat because he was Willie Wonka. We had a tasting contest with foods covered in chocolate. You had to figure out what was covered in chocolate. For the record, chocolate covered Cheetos are disgusting. We popped blueberries to get the candy out. And other fun themed activities. It was a blast both to plan and to attend.

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      Laurie Hunt says:

      My best birthday was my 40th. My now husband, then boyfriend, flew my entire family into town and surprised me at a favorite restaurant!! It was the best!!!

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      paula e. says:

      The birthday that comes to mind was (eek – can’t believe I’m this old) 12 years ago when I was turning 50. My husband gave me a party that was more like a reception – DJ, catered food, adult beverages… and arranged with my youngest brother, Dave, to make a video about me. We had a big screen set up and we “aired” his creation. It was amazing! Even the staff that was there who didn’t know me or our family came up to me and said how impressive it was! We still play it at family gatherings. The “outtakes” he put at the end were hysterical and people were falling over with laughter. A star-filled, magical night all around!

  • 2
    Lee Winemiller Cockrum says:

    My first birthday with my boyfriend (now husband!) We had been dating for about 4 months. He took me out to a nice dinner, and told me for the first time that he loved me.

  • 3

    My 35th was my favorite because it was a retro surprise party put on my by best friends. They knew how much I loved Strawberry Shortcake characters and Care Bears when I was young. So they had plates, napkins and balloons to go with the theme and someone even made me a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake. My friends had all pitched in and bought me my first electronic die cutting machine. We spent the whole day and evening scrapbooking and having a wonderful time.

  • 4
    Jane says:

    I can’t say my most memorable birthday was “special” but the one that sticks out in my mind was the one where I had to spend the day picking up the rotten apples in our orchard with my sisters and I felt I shouldn’t have to do that on THAT day because it was my birthday!

  • 5
    Lori B says:

    My favorite birthday was two years ago. The whole family was able to be there and it was just fun to see everyone together again.

  • 6
    Cindy C says:

    My first birthday as a mom! It was awesome spending the day with my husband & new son, and just enjoying the day together!

  • 7
    Jill Norwood says:

    My birthday was yesterday…and each one is so very special and a gift in and of itself. My son gave me a “Best Mom Ever” mug and that put it over the top! Thanks for another wonderful release!

  • 8
    Sue Symens says:

    Memorable can some times be stressful. My 40th birthday my sister’s surprised me by showing up at my house for a long weekend. Yes, it was great to be together but I had to work and such and they decided to go to work with me. It was the thought that counted but it was a hard time. So glad I have family that cares enough to come see me!! Very memorable. Lol

  • 9
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Probably almost 20 years ago when my sister was in town for the summer and she and my now husband planned a surprise party for me.

  • 10
    Suzette says:

    When I was a little girl, my brothers, my mother, and I attended church services on a Sunday evening as we always did. My dad stayed home as he always did. This particular Sunday was my birthday. While we away worshipping God, my dad was home decorating for a surprise family birthday celebration for me! When we arrived home, there were balloons, decorations, and cake – all for me!! Needless to say, this is the one birthday that stands out for me.

  • 11
    Vicki Finger says:

    My best birthday was the year I turned 45. My husband came home from work and my grandson told him it was Mimi’s Birthday, so where was Mimi’s Birthday Cake? My husband took him to the store and they brought home a cake and 45 candles! He helped me blow them all out and I have a couple of pictures of us doing that. Sheer Joy is the expression on both of our faces.

  • 12
    Kristie Wilson says:

    Last year’s birthday was my most memorable one. My youngest nephew was born that morning. It’s neat to share a special day with him.

  • 13
    annheidel says:

    My mom threw me a surprise birthday party when I turned sixteen. It was so much fun!

  • 14
    Carrie K says:

    For the last several years my birthday has always been spent out on the soccer fields watching my kids play. Normally, that’s an activity I enjoy, however, at that time of year it’s usually nearing the end of the season and is typically cold and windy. This year, however, my birthday fell during a school break and we spent the day in Orlando! Such a nice change of pace, and so good to relax in the warmth and have fun with my family on my birthday!!

  • 15

    On my 40th birthday, my family surprised me with tickets to my first Buffalo Bills game! We ended up sitting on the 40-yard line, so I was 40 on the 40!

  • 16
    Nancy Penir says:

    My most memorable birthday, let’s see… when you are blessed with a large family, every birthday is special. And memorable. And we seem to go overboard celebrating the decade birthdays (20, 30, 40, etc.). My 60th was my favorite. My children hired a sushi chef, and we all dressed in kimonos with my daughter’s yard turned into a Japanese garden! The kids, my friends and family were all there and we enjoyed every moment.
    Yep, I’m smiling remembering. Love this month’s release. My list is long, with so many wonderful stamps and dies!

  • 17
    Regina M. Hamilton says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 39th. I was pregnant with my son, and he was due in 3 days

  • 18
    Luanne says:

    I always love it when I’m with my family to celebrate. But my most memorable one, is when I walked off a plane in London, England on the morning of my birthday, and my husband was waiting there for me! We enjoyed London, Paris and Amboise, France over the next week. Never thought I’d get to travel abroad, so it was a dream come true!

  • 19
    Marianne says:

    When I turned 21, all of my student friends bought me flowers, especially roses and freesias. I barely had enough space in my 12m² room to put them all. But the best thing was waking up in the morning to the sweet smell of all of these flowers.

  • 20
    Julia Aston says:

    One birthday, when I was little, we had a rotating plate that played “Happy Birthday to You” while the cake turned around – I thought that was pretty special!

  • 21
    Rachel Weaver says:

    My most memorable was my 18th birthday. Although I was in college a long way from home, I was near my grandmother’s home. My birthday was on Saturday that year…and I had a Saturday 8am class…which I skipped. Instead I went to my grandmother’s … and woke up to the smell of hot homemade biscuits just coming out of the oven. What a birthday breakfast treat!

  • 22
    CrafteA says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I was 45. It’s when I became a Nana!

  • 23

    My fiftieth Birthday was my most memorable! My coworkers threw a surprise party and they outdid themselves! It was one I’ll always remember and treasure!

  • 24
    Shelly Sweigart says:

    I’d have to say what seems to stick out in my mind is the first birthday I celebrated when hubby and I were dating. His parents always had a tradition of buying an icecream cake for the birthday celebration. I had never eaten one before and I couldn’t believe how good it was!

  • 25
    Sandy Dayhoff says:

    When I was a kid, I had always wanted a bike. Times were tough, but on my 14th birthday (finally!) I received a brand new bike! I was in shock, but so thrilled! My birthday is in July, so I spent most of my time outdoors on that thing! I was in such good shape – skinny & tanned!

  • 26
    Paula Fuller says:

    My 60th was my most memorable birthday. My best friend gave me a SURPRISE Birthday Party and all my children attended. It couldn’t have been nicer and the gifts were so special and meaningful, but their demonstration of love topped it all.

  • 27
    Annie Dill says:

    The first memorable one that came to mind is when I hoped I could finish radiation for Stage 1 breast cancer by my birthday. I did not want to go for a treatment on my birthday! It worked out that I finished the day before. My darling husband had ordered me a beautiful golden leather jacket and we did not pay extra for it to come in time. On my birthday, I sat at the computer and saw a shipping notice of a 2-day window. I thought, the jacket might be on our front porch right now! I jumped up, opened our front door, and there was the package! I happily wore the jacket that night for a birthday dinner date and felt like a teenager again. The next night, despite very snowy weather, a dear friend from church threw me a birthday party at her house. All of this was so triumphant after cancer! I have been cancer-free for 10 years this month!

  • 28
    Samantha Johnson says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th, my friends and family had a nice dinner party for me and we just all enjoyed each other’s company.

  • 29
    DGolly says:

    This is a hard question to answer. I’ve reached an age where I would prefer not to count the years so I’ll have to go with my 18th when it was exciting to be getting older.

  • 30
    Gina Eggebrecht says:

    My 37th. I was pregnant (finally!) with my first child, we’d just found out we were having a girl – and so all my birthday presents were things to prepare me for motherhood, like a video camera.

  • 31
    Amie says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th…my hubs threw a surprise party for me. I still can’t believe my grandma came all the way from FL to IL just to celebrate with me! 🙂

  • 32
    Marilyn G says:

    A few years ago my husband took me up to see the fall colors in the mountains. We drove up to the parkway stopping to take photos and ended in Asheville, NC where we stayed the weekend at a historical hotel and spa. It was the perfect weekend. Special since before we were married we’d gone camping in the mountains close to the same area around the same time of the year. We set up camp after arrival and the following morning had to pack up due to a medical emergency. Missed all the leaf viewing, plus i had to pack the camp in record time in the dark and get him to a hospital.

  • 33
    Katherine says:

    My most memorable birthday was going to the dinner, the arcade and to see Cloak and Dagger at the theater! It ended with cake and a spend the night party. My parents were wonderful to host 6 wild girls!

  • 34
    MelissaF says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my mom visited me several years ago: she flew over 1,000 miles to Ben with me for my birthday.

  • 35
    Amy McCue says:

    I had a trellis built for an enormous rose bush I have that had outgrown its anchors. When the gentlemen completed it, they wired my rose up on the trellis. It took a lot of work to do this because the plant is HUGE. They took advantage of the scaffolding they had up to do our siding. They had to wear welding gloves because this plant has wicked thorns. Most folks would have figured they built the trellis, it was my problem to figure out how to get it up there. It just happened that the day they completed it and wired it up for me was my birthday. It was so above and beyond, I literally cried when I got home and saw it. I thought I was going to have to totally cut the rose back to wire it up, but the three men did it for me without even being asked to!

  • 36
    Lisa M says:

    My most memorable birthday is my 16th. I remember it so vividly and my father flew across country to spend that day with me even though he was gone on business. He surprised me and I will never forgot the lengths he went to in order to be with me , even for a short few hours…..on my sweet sixteen. Love My Dad!

  • 37
    Crystal O. Minkler says:

    My most memorable birthday was my last birthday just last month. My family took me to my favorite restaurant, P.F. Chang’s, and my second oldest son gave me a beautiful necklace that he made himself. It was a wonderful day!

  • 38
    Teresa Thornborough says:

    Wow, love everything in your new release!!! My most memorable birthday was September 2016, when I turned 60. My family threw me a surprise 60th birthday party, which was my first surprise party ever, and it was amazing! It was held at my daughter’s home, which is on a lake, and the day and the view were beautiful! Friends were there from high school, as well as family members who I hadn’t seen for a while. I had the most spectacular birthday cake ever, made by a friend of my daughter’s, who just opened her own cake baking business. Wish I could post a pic so you could see it! It is a day I will never forget!

  • 39
    Anita T says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was when I thought I was going out with friends to celebrate the completion of an event we had all worked on, and they totally surprised me with a birthday dinner!

  • 40
    Cheryl says:

    My most memorable birthday was the year I turned 50. My birthday is the day after Christmas. A dear friend of many years was taken off life support Christmas morning. After saying my goodbyes, My sister and I drove over a snowy mountain pass to my mothers house. It was so hard for me to put a smile on my face. The next day (my birthday) my family threw a surprise Hawaiian Luau in the snow! They wore floral leis and grass skirts over their sweaters and jeans. They had flown in a beautiful fresh floral lei for me. We danced and laughed which warmed my broken heart. My mom made a wonderful themed meal and had my favorite cake. It was a day I will hold in my heart forever.

  • 41
    Fritz says:

    My 50th birthday is by far the most memorable. My daughter planned and executed a surprise party with a Scottish theme. Haggis, Scotch Eggs, Scottish Beer, the whole nine yards. She hired a bagpiper who had just come back to the states after piping for Queen Elizabeth. The whole neighborhood got a taste of live bagpipes that night! And my dear friend flew up from Georgia to surprise me. It was without a doubt the most glorious birthday party ever!

  • 42

    I have to say my 18th Birthday… Mainly because even though there had been a snowstorm and school had been canceled my 2 friends made their way to my house and took us out for dinner and stayed the night… It meant more to me than they probably ever knew

  • 43
    LindaCC says:

    My most memorable birthday was as a child. Presents in the morning before school, taking tree spritz cookies as my birthday treat to share and my first ever birthday party with friends, games and prizes!

  • 44
    RedGem says:

    My BFFs took me to afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlson and gave me a photo album of the event!

  • 45
    Annette Pope says:

    My 60th birthday was one of the best ones as I was taken out for dinner with my husband and daughter and also my husband’s cousins, but I was unaware that my younger brother by 19 years had travelled from down south to the north of the country with his wife to give me a surprise birthday treat. This was quite emotional as I hadn’t seen him for some time and it just made my day and we all had a lovely evening together.

  • 46

    My favorite memory is the birthday I turned 23. I was pregnant for my daughter and my grandmother made me the most delicious cream cheese frosted carrot cake I had ever tasted. My grandmother has always been an amazing cook… but she had truly outdone herself with this one. It wasn’t until a few years later that I realized that with her declining health, it was one of the last things she made for me.

  • 47
    Barbara Kirkwood says:

    Probably my favorite was when my kids got together and got us tickets to see Oprah in Chicago. What a thrilling weekend ! IT was my 60th!!! Where does the time go?

  • 48
    Jessica Monte says:

    Oh it’s kinda funny for my 30th my sister’s friend gave me 30 bottles of wine I am going on 46 and still gave a few left. My husband made me a beautiful L shaped desk as well with lots of storage. I am so loving this release.

  • 49
    Nancy Guse says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 50. All my siblings and there better half came, but what made it SO special is my Mom and Dad were there also. Not knowing at the time, my Mom passed away a month later. I SO appreciate that my husband put this special surprise day together for me!!! (tears:)

  • 50

    My most memorable birthday was when I found out I was pregnant 🙂 Best birthday ever! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 51
    Isabel Z says:

    My birthday is several days before Christmas and with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it tends to get overlooked. I even forget about it (sometimes) so my most favorable birthday is my kids’ birthday parties. When they were little, we would choose a theme and have a celebration at home. Our favorite was a carnival party where we made all the games, a ticket booth, a photo shoot area, and the children played carnival games winning tickets along the way that they turned in for little prizes. We had so much fun, they wanted to recreate it for each of their birthdays.

  • 52
    Beverly Perdue says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 50. My family surprised me with a birthday party and I wasn’t expecting it. What made it so special is that my brother and his family came from out of town. We had a great time.

  • 53
    Betty Wright says:

    My most memorable was my 11th! My mom and dad threw me a Surprise Birthday Party and invited all of my friends. They all kept it a secret, too! They all screamed surprise when I walked in. I got a lot of games including a Badminton set. It was a lot of fun!

  • 54
    Carol says:

    My most memorable was my last birthday. It was a biggie (60 – which I still don’t feel!) and my husband planned a river boat trip on the Mississippi with our kids/grandkids and then my favorite pizza place afterwards. No big party (which I told him 100 times I did not want and he listened!), just those I love most in the world. LOVE this release – love everything in it!!

  • 55
    Barb McArthur says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 65th. I went to Ireland with two of my best friends for an amazing week to celebrate.

  • 56
    Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    My most memorable birthday was the one where my children were old enough to actually remember it was there mom’s birthday and let me know that.

  • 57
    Susan P says:

    I can’t remember one birthday in particular. Since the kids have grown up and left the house, we don’t do much special for our birthdays. 🙁 But I do love celebrating my kids and grandkids birthdays. Once my kids left for college, I made an effort each year to take them out to lunch on their birthdays. It’s gotten harder now, because we are spread out more, but I love celebrating them! And let’s not even get into grandchildren’s birthdays……. :):):)

  • 58
    Sara Peatross says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th. My birthday is always with Thanksgiving. My family traveled 13 hours each way to spend my birthday with me. It was just great to be with all my family at my house for a change.

  • 59
    Karen Brig says:

    Awesome release – I love all of the birthday balloons and the scratch off items – so unique and clever! My most memorable birthday was when I was thirteen. My birthday fell on the last day of school. I remember riding my bike home from school, feeling the sun on my face, and going so slowly as not to rush the event. The anticipation was part of the fun. Karen

  • 60
    Nicole S says:

    My most memorable birthday was probably 2015 when I flew over the Nasca Lines in Peru with my new husband, brother and friend and then spent the night in a desert oasis! Love the creativity of this release!

  • 61
    Martha says:

    My most memorable birthday will be this year! I wanted to see Wicked on Broadway for my 40th birthday but financial circumstances didn’t allow it. Ten years later and my daughter and I have tickets to see it in April, my birthday month!

  • 62
    Linda Carson says:

    My most memorable was when my Dad gave me a $50 savings bond. He was so proud that he could! I still have it after all these years!

  • 63
    Sharri Niehus Reeves says:

    It would have to be my 50th. They decorated my office at work with black crepe paper, headstones, crows, etc. and replaced my chair with a wheelchair. The cake had black frosting and more crows. We had a great time, laughing at me trying to maneuver the wheelchair down the halls and into the classrooms. It made turning 50 a blast!

  • 64
    Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been blessed by so many memorable birthdays…but one in particular was my 24th. Some dear friends threw me a surprise party and I had NO idea. I was in complete awe and overwhelmed by all their love and thoughtfulness!

  • 65
    Betty Sue says:

    I don’t really have a favorite birthday. I like to spend the day with my family and friends in a small celebration. My husband makes me the best cakes!!

  • 66
    Shelly says:

    Amazing release and projects!!
    I try to make every birthday memorable, I can’t really say one year stands out more than the others. Though, I will say what makes each one so memorable for me is getting handmade cards from all my kiddos, along with their sweet little gift. <3 To this day, I still have all their cards and gifts. 🙂

  • 67
    Liz mca says:

    My best birthday memory was my daughter’s 7fh. We planned it together and her giant smile when her friends sang happy birthday is forever etched in my heart

  • 68
    Ronda B says:

    The party my four girlfriends threw for my 50th bday was the best! My husband was out of town and the girls showed up at my house with food and drink, and even decorated. We had a spa day pampering each other with foot soaks, paraffin wax dips, mani/peddies, facials, sea salt scrubs, hot stone massages, and soaking in the hot tub. All followed by an old fashioned sleep over and a big breakfast the next morning. So blessed to have such awesome friends!

  • 69
    Leah D. says:

    My parents organized a mall scavenger hunt for my 13th birthday–what could be more perfect for a bunch of teenage girls? Then Mom got pulled over for speeding on the way to the mall with all my friends in her car. Fortunately, she only got a warning, but she was totally mortified. That was a memorable one for everyone. But everyone had a great time.

  • 70
    Debra F. says:

    My favorite birthday was many years ago when I was 13. We moved from the West Coast to the South. The morning of my birthday, we were staying in a hotel, and my mother gave me a beautiful ring. The ring was a ring that my grandfather had made for my grandmother from one of his stick pins. It was so beautiful and so thoughtful. I still cherish it today. It was the best birthday gift ever!!!

  • 71
    April Z. says:

    Either my birthdays have been boring or my memory is bad, but I can’t think of any birthday that stands out. I’m loving the new releases this month!

  • 72
    AngP says:

    For my 30th birthday, a sweet friend of mine threw a surprise birthday party with a catered meal and piano player, crystal glasses and china dishes. It was quiet lovely!!

  • 73
    Sandy Booth says:

    My favorite was my 50th Birthday!!! My birthday is just a few days after Christmas and my husband and children had a surprise birthday party for me. My high school friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time and family that lived a distance away were there! I walked in and the tears started flowing!!! Best party ever!!

  • 74
    Virginia P says:

    My most memorable birthday was a sledding party when I was in high school.

  • 75
    Karen Schwochow says:

    My birthday is in February in northern Michigan. My parents rented the high school swimming pool for my 16th birthday and my friends and I had a great time swimming. Afterwards we went to our house and roasted hot dogs in the fire place. That is one birthday I will never forget!

  • 76
    Natasha Trupp says:

    This year’s was pretty special- I finally got the job I was hoping to get permanently (not like this was actually because of the birthday, but it was pretty awesome regardless!). And then that evening, my husband and I headed to The Forks for a tasty dinner at Nuburger and we braved the elements and explored the Ice Castle that has been set up this year. It was really beautiful and a nice way to spend the evening!

  • 77
    Donna Gourley says:

    My most memorable birthday was probably my 50th. I had just become a first time grandma earlier that month. My daughter was in college at the time and only learned that she was pregnant about 5 months prior to the birth so this was a “surprise” to everyone. We were all trying to adjust. But after my granddaughter arrived, we all changed gears pretty quickly since my daughter and new granddaughter were living with us. Because I was taking lots of photos (naturally), my other children (and husband) gave me a new laptop and printer for my birthday so I could print my own pictures at home. Their gift was very unexpected and generous, not to mention very much appreciated.

  • 78
    Karen L says:

    My favorite birthday is when I turned 55, my daughter and I test drove a VW beetle convertible. We had the best time. I liked the car so much that I purchased one two years later!

  • 79
    Sallie says:

    A BIG “0” birthday when my husband and children surprised me with a birthday dinner surrounded by friends….and 2 beautiful bracelets they gave me that I now wear daily….signature pieces and a reminder of their love.

  • 80
    Vickie Davis says:

    My most memorable birthday was a surprise dinner on my 49th. My husband already knew I didn’t want a party on my 50th, so he really did surprise me!

  • 81
    Colleen R Manning says:

    My 5th birthday stands out because my uncle had a new camera that recorded! Of course, everyone wanted to be in a “movie”…. total goofballs.

  • 82
    Debbie P says:

    My most memorable birthday was not mine but my daughter’s. She was living in Atlanta and my husband and I live in Washington state. on her 30th birthday her husband gave her an evening birthday party with several of their friends including our other daughter who was visiting. We spoke to her on the phone and wished her a happy birthday. What she didn’t know was that my husband and I were flying out to surprise her. We walked up to the door and rang the bell while the party was in progress. She was so totally surprised. We all broke out in tears of joy! That was my most special birthday!

  • 83
    Zehra says:

    My birthday when I was 23, it was my first bday in United States and my friend took me out, it was lovely and unexpected.

  • 84
    JanetB says:

    Good question, it really made me look back and think about my answer. My 60th birthday was very memorable, my sweet husband gave me a dinner party at one of our favorite restaurants. My sisters came from several states away, some good friends made the trip from other parts of the state, and of course my children were there. A happy time when lots of friends and family gathered together to celebrate, so fun!

  • 85
    Linda Craig says:

    There are not too many birthdays that I remember. Mom’s birthday is not a big event. I do remember one birthday not because of the birthday celebration but because it was cut short because my son and his daughter were broke down on the side of the road with our car. My husband had to arrange a tow truck. We met them and had the car towed to my husband’s work place.

  • 86

    My dear husband worked in NYC for several years. He commuted so we didn’t have to up-root our
    kids. I spent as much time as I could with him. His landlord became a dear friend. One year for my birthday Al and Gary arranged a Chocolate Tour.
    We went to at least 10 of the top chocolate shops in the city and bought at least a taste from every stop. It was a day I will never forget. We even made a
    stop on the High Line! A FABULOUS memory!

  • 87
    Krista T says:

    My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary and my 50th birthday in China at a panda sanctuary. Another cool thing about the day is that I was able to call my son in the US, whose birthday is a day before mine, and because of the time difference, we were both able to wish each other happy birthday on our actual birthdays.

  • 88
    Susan Hoey says:

    My most memorable Birthday was when I turned 50 and my Mom planned a surprise Birthday party for me.

  • 89
    Elise says:

    About 15 yrs ago, I opened a present from my husband. It was a beautiful silver frame and inside it said I’ve made reservations and we are going on a cruise.

  • 90
    Katy Milne says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I went to Europe for the first time and I had my birthday and we were in Provence. We went to a restaurant with our little group of friends and had a wonderful time. That was a magical trip.

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    Donna Phelan says:

    Lucky for me that my birthday is on Christmas so I always have family here and we celebrate the BIG day for everyone. And before you ask, NO I don’t feel that my birthday is anything less than wonderful. There is ALWAYS a party, I mean it’s Christmas lol Anyways 6 years ago, unbeknownst to me, my family planned on giving me a Surprise Party and they actually pulled it off! It was at a cool restaurant/lounge in Boston and they got me there by saying it was a Surprise Party for my daughter, my son-in-law was arranging the entire thing. So Hubby and I packed up from the Cape and made the drive in. I was mad at him as I thought he kept driving in circles (apparently stalling for time lol) and getting us lost. When I walked in I saw my Mom and all of my siblings and their spouses, my daughter and son-in-law….it took me a minute to figure out what was going on. I was totally SURPRISED! I truly was, I mean I even bought the cake and it said Happy Birthday Lori–my daughter LOL Oh they got me good! My sister even flew out from Iowa. GREAT BIRTHDAY…..but again, I think they all have been!

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    Stephanie H says:

    My most memorable birthday was two years ago – When my nephew was born on the same day!

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    Colleen B. says:

    It wasn’t mine, but my sister’s 50th. The celebration took place in Vegas and was filled with so much fun, laughs and memories!

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    MaryB says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th. My hubby and kids planned a surprise party after Sunday church. We were in 2 cars that day, and I was leaving the parking lot with the kids to go home. They were trying to figure out how to get me to stay without giving away the surprise. Finally, a friend ran out of the building and flagged us down as I was backing out of the parking space. He made up some strange reason why I needed to come back into the fellowship hall. I had no clue or suspicion at all – they had kept a good secret! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate – this month it would be used up in a split second!

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    Cindy H. says:

    When I was about 10, I was away at camp and feeling very blue and homesick. I didn’t know anyone knew it was my birthday but they did and managed to surprise me with a big birthday party. It was the first time that I ever cried for happy.

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    My most memorable birthday was probably my sweet 16. We had a party with my friends and family. Everything matched my invitations which were pink, purple and mint green. It was really special to be surrounded by the people I love!

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    Joan K says:

    Can we mention a future [coming soon] birthday? I have a “big” birthday coming up on March 14. The girls have planned a vacation of 6 days in Jamaica. Can’t wait! They live far away from us so it will be extra special to just spend a week(almost) with them, relaxing and mostly having them all to myself! I love having grown up kids that come up with amazing plans. Thanks for a chance to win in the January release giveaway!

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    My most memorable birthday was 3 years ago! I spent it in Disneyland Paris! It was amazing and very magical!

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    Jilly says:

    My most memorable birthday was the year I was kidnapped from the airport. It was a week after my 50th birthday and I flew to Michigan to help my mother after her hip surgery. A friend picked me up but instead of taking me “home”, I was taken to a hotel where five other friends were awaiting us. It was a surprise over-nighter with wonderful friends I had not seen for a while … eating, swimming, eating, games, laughing, eating, sitting by the fireplace and chatting. It was great.

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    Stephanie Clapper says:

    The most memorable birthday in my life was the one I had for my dad when he tuned 60. The entire family came and it was wonderful!

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    Dolly says:

    Many come to mind but when I was little my big sister hung the moon…and every year she would come home and surprise me on my Birthday…not Christmas but ALWAYS on my Birthday. It was supposed to be a surprise but I always KNEW she would be there by the time I got home from school 😀

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    Pat Ackley says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 50th. I worked in the business office of our local school district, which was located in the high school building. When I arrived at work that morning, every locker, every window, every classroom door down the entire hallway had an 8×11 picture of me with the words “Wish Mrs. A a Happy 50th!!” The students were wonderful, offering birthday wishes all day long. Very memorable!

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    Lizzie T says:

    When I was 10, I had a double birthday slumber party with one of my friends! We stayed at her house since she had a huge rec room for us all to sleep in – there were at least 10 of us! We watched scary movies and her brother tried to infiltrate the fun and scare us all night! I’m likely dating myself here, but our party theme was the Smurfs and we had a really cute cake! That was probably my first slumber party. Oh the memories! Great release – the “birthday release” is always one of my favs!

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    Irene Sterquelle says:

    My most memorable birthday was my sweet sixteen. My mother had invited 3 of my best school friends and 5 family friends at my dinner on Windows on the World which was the 106th floor on the World Trade Center. It was a rainy foggy day but I had the best time.

  • 105
    Linda Ryszka says:

    Spending my day one year in Disney World was one of the most memorable birthdays I’ve ever had! It was magical!

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    Melissa S. says:

    My best birthday was my 40th because my husband surprised me with a dinner out with some of our best friends. It was totally unexpected and a sweet night of celebration.

  • 107

    Since I am a New Year’s baby, I have many happy birthday memories. I think the best one was when I turned 16 my friends and parents planned a surprise party for me. Since I had not really had parties growing, it was such a surprise to me!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lynne S in GS says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 45, my staff arranged for a spa day! Complete with wraps and massage, mani, pedi, hair, nails – oh the works! I was picked up by limousine both to and from. Amazing day –

  • 109
    Alesa says:

    My favorite birthday is actually my son’s first birthday. My second most treasured birthday, was my granddaughter’s first birthday. Two of my most cherished memories.

  • 110
    Victoria H says:

    When it snowed lots. I played out in the snow with family and friends then ate a roast chicken dinner later at home.

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    kellyv says:

    on my 40th, my husband planned a surprise party for me and he invited friends that I had not seen in years as well as friends close by that we see all the time. it was such an amazing mix of lots of different stages of my life coming together and it was all so thoughtful and unexpected.

  • 112
    Nancy Ward says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st. I was with friends in Rome, Italy. It was a special time!

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    TracyK says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 33rd, the day our eldest son was born. When we told my parents at Christmas that I was pregnant and due in August, my dad predicted that the baby would be born on my birthday. Sure enough, he was ten days late, waiting for that special day!

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    Kris T says:

    My most favorite birthday was my 40th. My husband surprised me with a week in NYC and invited two of our best friends to go with us. We saw Broadway shows, Radio City Hall, The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, The Statue of Liberty and so much more! I will never forget it.
    Great release, ladies! So many fabulous new products!

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    Sarah T. says:

    A couple of years ago my birthday fell on the same day as my son’s swim team banquet (which I was involved in organising). When I got there friends had tied balloons to the back of my chair and, after the presentations, the whole room sang happy birthday. Very embarrassing, but very sweet too!

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    Elaine says:

    It was my 8th birthday party (a very long time ago – long before jumpy houses!) and my first and last birthday party. We didn’t have much money when I was growing up which now I love, it made me appreciate the important things! Anyway, my best friend had been sick from school most of the week and wasn’t going to be able to attend. I was broken hearted but understood. The day of my party she was improved and surprised me by coming! It was my best present having her there! We played all day and she stayed for dinner. It was perfect and meant everything and is still engraved so clearly. A few days later she, along with her Mother and one of her brothers were killed in a car accident (no seat belts then). That day was easily one of my worst days. I never had another birthday party as a child because I knew nothing would top our day and feared anyone else getting hurt which of course over the years realized how unrealistic of a worry that was. I still think of her every birthday and wonder what wonders she would have contributed to this world. She had such an amazing family! Thank you for letting me celebrate her in this forum! I miss you Sherry … still. ❤️

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    D.Ann C says:

    Looking forward to all the new goodies!!
    The actual day of my birth was extraordinary… they’d given up on me, so dad and the guys went to the Indy 500. I must have decided to enter the race and Gran had to race mom to the hospital. That was back before cell phones existed. Fortunately the race was over and dad was there in time to see me into the world!

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    Megan Carroll says:

    When I was 10 my parents threw me a surprise party. I was shocked and so excited to see all my friends! I remember it so clearly all these years later!

  • 119
    Sue D says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 50th. My church stamping group held a surprise birthday party for me with lots of crafty goodies.

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    Rocio Espinoza says:

    Definitely would be when I was 10 yrs old, my first cake, my first party with guests and gifts, my first that people sang to me “Happy Birhday” , n the first that my Parents took pictures of me with the cake, believe it or not,before or after that, never had a birthday party, the next one was when I was 24 yrs old, but not party, just with my Mom, brothers and boyfriend n a little cake, i would never forget those moments.

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    DSW says:

    I turned 30 while visiting relatives in my hometown and they had a huge surprise party for me. Seeing so many relatives there that I hadn’t seen in years made my birthday very special. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Lisa S. says:

    My 31st birthday! Pregnant with my first child and later in the early morning hours of the next day in labor with him. He was born that day and now we share back to back birthdays. So fun every year to celebrate!

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    Maureen P says:

    This is hard to answer because I love my birthday…it’s on St. Patrick’s Day and it’s always a lot of fun because I’m either celebrating with my students or I’m on Spring Break. If I had to mention one of them, then probably my 39th…my boyfriend, now my husband, took me on a romantic getaway and gave me my first piece of jewelry…a diamond necklace. When I looked at the box, I said, “that better not be a ring.” LOL.

  • 124
    Jennifer F. says:

    My 27th birthday was celebrated on a trip to Paris with friends. We were on the subway at midnight and all of my friends sang happy birthday to me. Instead of a birthday cake we ate crepes in a quaint little cafe.

  • 125
    Sandy says:

    One of my friends brought me two LARGE bag full of used stamps sets and card making supplies. I was astonished at the things she was giving to me. I still have them by the way. I said that was my favorite present EVER!

  • 126
    lisa808 says:

    I have had many memorable birthday, especially in later years with my husband, but one that has always stood out is from my childhood when I received a lavender bike with a flowered banana seat (yes, I guess I am dating myself!).

  • 127
    JanetS says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th. I was pregnant with my daughter and my then-husband threw me a big surprise party at his parent’s house. I bet there were 50 or more friends and family there! I had no clue! I didn’t even notice all the cars lined up on the street when we pulled up!

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    christal mclean says:

    My most memorable birthday was actually not mine but my dear mother’s 80th birthday. She was never one to be in the spotlight but always loved celebrating and doing things for others. Her whole life was lived around serving others! We gathered as many of her school, church, neighbors, family and friends as we could and surprised her with a grand party. Those who were unable to attend sent letters and cards which were put into a guest book with well wishes. My dear mother has left for her heavenly home but I will always be grateful to celebrate her in this special way!

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    Jane says:

    My favorite birthday was celebrated in Hawaii where we had dinner on a Chinese ship, my husband gave me an orchid corsage and a beautiful strand of pearls. It was a memorable evening.

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    Caitlin says:

    My most memorable birthday was six years ago when my nephew was born. We’ve celebrated our birthdays together every year since then.

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    Linda Lander says:

    Has to be the one hosted by my first grade class….several years ago when I was teaching. The students made the decorations as well as a special gift for me..an album of their art work dedicated to Mrs. Lander. The mom’s did pitch in with cake and ice cream. Until this day, I still remember their eyes shining with excitement and sheer joy of “surprising their teacher”…. also their pride in their accomplishments was so fun to see. Children truly give of themselves when given the opportunity. I so treasure all my memories, working with first graders… this one just happens to be one of my favorite birthdays because of them.

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    Jan says:

    I don’t like surprises, but friends surprised me, nevertheless, on my 40th birthday with a party. I was honored that they thought enough of me to go to the bother–and we all did have a good time!

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    Maria C F says:

    My most memorable birthday party was a surprise one for my 50th!

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    Susan G says:

    I’ve had (at 71) lots of memorable birthdays. I think the best was the year I turned 70. I live in Ohio. Two of my four children and their families are nearby…one is in Idaho and the 4th is in Washington state. My sister’s entire family is also in Seattle. My birthday is in November. My children wanted to celebrate my 70th with a party, but we’re so scattered, and, celebrating in Ohio in November? So…they pooled their resources…flew me in July (and my two daughter’s families) to Seattle where I stayed with my son and his family for a few days…stayed with my sister & husband a few days…flew me to Idaho for a few days with that daughter’s family. I was gone for almost 2 weeks. Parties and celebrations of “me”. It was so special. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so loved or so incredibly blessed.

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    Amy Vitriani says:

    Favorite birthday memory hmmm… well I didn’t have birthdays as a child so actually every birthday I’ve had as an adult has been super special just in different ways.

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    lainey says:

    I don’t know why but my 10th birthday popped into my mind with this question. I had a party with my friends and classmates. We played all sorts of games, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey! I remember getting a lot of Barbie doll clothes and accessories, including the convertible car! lol

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    Annette says:

    I have 2 most memorable birthdays. The first one when I was turning 13, I asked to go winter camping for my birthday. However, the weather was particular miserable. But my family endured it instead of going home for me. (I also did not enjoy it, not sure why I didn’t ask to go home). But looking back its fun to laugh about the craziness of it all. And the fact that I do have such a great family. The 2nd one was when I turned 30 and my now husband proposed to me then took me to a surprise birthday party.

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    Debbie B says:

    My most memorable birthday is when I was 10. My dad was was pilot and he took all my friends up in a Cessna and we did dipsy doodles and other little thrilling maneuvers! My friends loved it, no one got sick LOL.

  • 139
    CindyR says:

    My most memorable birthday was my last one. Had most of my family in town and we enjoyed a concert and picnic in our areas most beautiful garden. It was truly a special evening under the stars.

  • 140
    Terri Trotter Earley says:

    My 22nd birthday I got my doxie puppy and that was my best birthday!

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    Suzi Fohringer says:

    My 50th Bday was on a Sunday and I thought we were just relaxing and watching football. However, my husband kept telling me I really should put my makeup on and fix my hair since it was my Bday. I thought it was weird, but was complying when in walked my best friend (who lived 100 miles away) and her teenage daughter! They took me to a beautiful Victorian restaurant for a champagne brunch! To this day, she thanks my husband for getting me started early, because she knew how high maintenance I was, and we never would have made it in time for brunch otherwise.

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    Peggy C says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st! I was still in college and I was flying out of Portland, Oregon to go to my best friend’s wedding in San Francisco.
    My parents had driven me down to fly out. The night before we met up with my aunt , uncle and cousins. They took us to the Barbary Coast Lounge at the old Hoyt
    Hotel (No longer there) and Trader Vic’s in the Benson Hotel. Trader Vic’s is gone but the Benson still remains. Ah quite the memory!

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    Rita says:

    One memorable birthday for me was the year I surprised my mom with a gratitude party. I planned a special lunch and celebrated the day as a way to say thank you for giving birth to me. I gave her a handmade scrapbook filled with memories of how she made my childhood so special.

  • 144
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    My 39th. My incredible nephew was born and I was there!

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    Carol Blaisdell says:

    My daughter gave us a helicopter trip over Niagara Falls. That was pretty awesome!

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    Diana K says:

    I would have to say my 29th, the day my niece was born. It’s nice to share my December 26th birthday with her!

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    Bev says:

    Two years ago my husband and I cooked a nice dinner together family came and we had the best strawberry cream cake which my daughter brought. She also gave me such as sweet gift and my husband as well. Not earth shattering but so sweet.

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    Brenda Kuder says:

    The birthday I remember the most is my 6th Birthday and it is not remembered for a good reason. I came down with polio and was feeling very lethargic. I did have a surprise party for one of my birthdays. I think is was my 60th. That’s how much I remember that one.

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    Terri W says:

    My husband gave me a surprise party for my 30th birthday. Friends were there that I hadn’t seen in quite some time.

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    Suzanne A. says:

    My most memorable birthday was my last one! My children gave me a surprise party and presented me with a photo album of them recreating their baby pictures 🙂

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    Jill A says:

    On my 40th birthday my boyfriend surprised me with a road trip to Disney World. We spent two weeks exploring. We first stopped by and visited my sister in NC. We spent a day at Kennedy Space Center–then to Disney World for a couple of days. We spent time in Miami Beach and ate the best cuban food ever. We then drove to Key West and such a wonderful time–I still remember the sunsets at Mallory Square—what fun memories!!!!

  • 152
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 19. My family’s home had burned down the early morning of December 31st. We had lost all of our family pets in the fire, luckily no one was home at the time. I turned 19 on January 12th and I wasn’t excited or cared to celebrate in any way. I was deeply depressed at the loss of our pets. My friends surprised me after work with a stripper of all things and a very obscene handmade cake. I was extremely shy and conservative and it was so not me, lol! However it showed how much they all cared about me and wanted to make my day extra special. I will never forget that birthday and I hold dear the caring and concern that they all felt for me.

  • 153
    Tosha says:

    The most memorable birthday was not my own but my new husbands some 38 years ago. He had never had a BD party so I threw him one with streamers, hats, cake and water balloons and pistols. His grown friends had a blast and it was a thrill for me to see the water fights in the drive. I won’t ever forget the smiles and laughter.

  • 154
    kimgyu says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 40. I’m well over 40 now, but I remember how special this day was for me. My best friend and husband threw me a surprise party in the park. I had no idea! I am a good detective and usually, no one can surprise me. BUT, this was a pleasant surprise. It was an intimate affair and the perfect day. Even my dogs were there!

  • 155
    Dana Kirby says:

    My birthday and anniversary are a day apart. So I would have to say the year I got married would have to be my most memorable!! Another amazing release PTI!! I can’t wait to feel my cart!!

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    Penny J says:

    Thinking back on this, I feel very blessed. When my siblings and I were growing up, my mom always made our birthdays special. But one of my more memorable ones was my 50th when my husband and I were camping in Colorado with my brother and his wife. They had a little party for me with a past, present and future type theme. My SIL had come up with very cool gifts to go with that theme that I still treasure today. My husband and I have always enjoyed the train and like to do cool adventures on them different places we travel. That year he surprised me with tickets on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge which was not only beautiful but so special. Colorado is a favorite place for us to go camping but that year it was extra special to me.

  • 157
    Nita K. says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 35th. It happened during a particularly tough year for me personally. My friends and family surprised me at dinner and then we went out for drinks later. It was time much needed with those closest to me and brought me a little light during a dark period.

  • 158
    Kim Heggins says:

    It was my 60th birthday and my daughter surprised me with a trip to Disneyland, just her and I. She paid for everything and spent an entire year planning and never let one. We had a simply magical time in the Happiest Place On Earth! She even invited two of our dear Disney friends to join us for an entire day! This is a birthday I will never forget!

  • 159
    Marianne M says:

    Eight years ago, my doorbell rang on that cold April morning. When I opened my door so unsuspectingly, there was my newest grandbaby sitting in her little car seat all by herself! All the way from Boston to Colorado! Then Mommy and Daddy came from around the corner and we all enjoyed a wonderful weekend together! Won’t ever forget that birthday surprise!

  • 160
    Jill S says:

    My best birthday was when I was in elementary school, a sleepover at my Grammy’s house in the village. She had the best house for stuff like that. Dancing in the basement into the wee hours.

  • 161
    LaFaunB says:

    Any birthday celebrating with family is my favorite!!

  • 162
    Karen B says:

    My third birthday is the most memorable because that is the day my sister was born. My 58th is a close second because that is the day my youngest granddaughter was born.

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    Barbara Berry says:

    On my 30th birthday, one of my good friends from church wanted me to meet her for lunch at a local restaurant. I didn’t think too much about it. When I got there she wanted to meet in the backroom for privacy. In the rooms were my friends from church; there to surprise me on my birthday! I felt special.

  • 164
    Sue S. says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 16th birthday because I received my first car – a red Chevy Cavalier:)

  • 165
    Annette Snyder says:

    My husband was out of town and my children made me a special birthday dinner. The oldest was 12. They made a menu and some crafty place cards! It was so cute! I absolutely loved it!

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    Shawn M. says:

    About 20 years ago, my husband had decorated the shower with banners and balloons which was a surprise to me when I opened the shower curtain. He also had written I Love You in the butter tub. Other than that memorable birthday thanks to my sweet hubby – anytime I have all my girls together for my birthday is memorable! A momma with all her chicks in the nest!

  • 167
    Brenda M says:

    My 21st. My mom may arrangements for me to have a surprise party on campus. I do feel very blessed for each birthday that I havel

  • 168
    Marcia Hill says:

    My birthday is the day before Valentine’s day, so most of my birthday’s have been combined. They are all special when my family celebrates with me! :0)

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    Kailash says:

    My most memorable birthday has to be my 50th when my mum visited me in the US. It was absolutely special to remember the time spent with her and my family.

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    REBECCA HAWKINS says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 50. My husband retired from the Navy after 31 years and we moved across the country. We went to a new state, new city, new job, and of course a new house. The day of my birthday we moved in and slept in our wonderful new home. This a a great release. I am already forming lots of ideas for those stamps,dies,and papers. I would love to see the Fiesta Flag; Fiesta Birthday flag die background die without the cake and banner cut into it ,that way it could be more versatile . The little birds are precious. Happy New Year everyone and Happy Crafting.

  • 171
    Kathy says:

    A number of years ago we spent my birthday in Tuscany at a vinyard villa. My daughter had a bottle of champagne delivered and my husband and I had a wonderful dinner overlooking the valley. It is a great memory.

  • 172
    Suzy Girl says:

    Well my birthday is on Christmas, so it’s always been hard to celebrate it that day. My most memorable has to be when I turned 40 and my family and husband threw me a surprise birthday party that just turned out to be so meaningful to me. It was just so nice to see all my special family and friends who took time out to be with me that day.

  • 173
    Amy Young says:

    My 21st birthday was memorable, mostly because of how little of it I can actually remember, LOL!

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    Kathy says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 5th birthday. My mom held an old fashion party (but in the 1950s it wasn’t old fashion), drop the clothes pin in the bottle, a wrapped candy hunt in the yard, and a home made cake she decorated with roses. I had so much fun . . . until afterwards, I was feeling a little under the weather. Too much cake? NO, I came down with the chickenpox!

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    Gwen says:

    It was the birthday that my dear husband flew out of state and bought a special Jeep for me. I never dreamed I would actually own one. He went way out of his way to surprise me with it!

  • 176
    Lisa K says:

    Actually the many birthdays I had when I was young are my most memorable. Each summer we would rent a cabin for a couple of weeks in the mountains. It always landed over my birthday. It was wonderful to go hiking, fishing or whatever for my birthday. Just a quiet time with my family….and cake of course too. ;o)

  • 177
    Sarah Fisher says:

    Every birthday is memorable for me because someone – my family, friends, husband or colleagues – have made each one special in its own way. I place a lot of importance on birthdays for others because it’s the one day each year that is yours alone. So, it’s always special when others do the same for me.

  • 178
    Mila says:

    It was my 25th birthday. Just arrived to USA from humble background. My friend bought birthday candles that would re light every time I blew them. As I blew them many many times I thought, what strange thing these candles don’t go off!!!! Oh we laughed so much, and we have these series of photos to laugh with now and then. It was a beautiful beginning in this beautiful country….

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    Laraine Randall says:

    Fabulous release! On my 30th birthday my mom called me to ask if I would stop over, she needed to show me something. I had no idea that my whole family (and it is big) was planning to surprise me! The whole family was there with cake & ice cream and we played games for hours! It was such a special day to spend time with everyone!!

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    Greta H says:

    Guess I’d say when my husband had a singing telegram sent to me at work when I turned 30, A guy all dressed up with balloons & a bottle of sparkling cider sang happy birthday to me in the staff room with all my co-workers around. It was embarrassing, but fun!

  • 181
    Jan P. says:

    My most memorable birthday was a trip with my family. My husband, kids, grandkids, and sister took a trip to Disney World. Nothing better than seeing Disney through the eyes of your grandchildren. Spending time with family in such a magical place was a beautiful birthday memory.

  • 182

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th. My best friend threw the most amazing surprise party for me, invited all of my closest friends and my whole family… it was exactly how I would have planned my own perfect birthday party. Birthdays have always been special in my family, so to have a friend put on such a big deal for me made for a day I will never forget!

  • 183
    Teresa C says:

    My birthday and my wedding are one day apart. Makes for a happy time for me!!
    And, you know, spending time with family and friends, or spending a quiet day crafting, are my favorite ways to spend the day.
    🙂

  • 184
    Elizabeth T. says:

    As a treat on my tenth birthday, my Mom brought me to a local hair salon for a haircut/curl and a manicure. It was so exciting as I’d worn my hair in braids for years and, therefore, was not familiar with hair salons, and I’d never had a manicure. Decades later, this magical experience is still vivid in my memory.

  • 185

    I would have to say that my best birthday ever was the last time we were all together as a family. My son is married and moved off to California and my mom and dad have both passed on. I miss them all so much but I’m so thankful that we get to see our son and his wife once a year when we visit the sunny state and we do talk and text all the time!

  • 186
    Susan W. says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 60th! Our four grown children threw a big surprise birthday bash for my husband (his 70th) and me and we were utterly stunned! Never suspected a thing…our kids cattered food/made food…we had games with prizes…all our friends and relatives came! Both of us had never had a surprise party before. It was absolutely wonderful and we both felt like “big kids” ourselves again. 😁

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    Tammie Koehnen says:

    My most memorable birthday was my golden 27th birthday… my then boyfriend (now my husband) arranged a special day with transportation to Minneapolis, followed by a limousine ride to a wonderful restaurant and a special night on the town. It was so special and romantic. Wonderful PaperTrey Ink release!

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    Becky Green says:

    Birthdays just pass by in a blur these days! LOL I do remember one birthday, as a child sitting around the kitchen table. It was after my parents divorce, but I remember I got a Barbie! Barbie’s were my world for such a long time after that. I created everything for them, from clothes to furniture. 😉 I even got my brothers to play Barbie with me! LOL It opened up a world of creativity & fun for me!

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    ValerieC says:

    My 10th – my neighbor planned a surprise party for me. She told me we were going to have a play on the front porch to go get in a costume to be in the play. When I came back all dressed up all my friends were there – NOT dressed up! It was very special!

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    Lynda Marquez says:

    My daughter threw a surprise party for me at my home for my 55th birthday! It was a real surprise to me!

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    S. Molinari says:

    A few years ago, on my birthday, I won $75 in products from PTI. That was pretty memorable! Hope today will be a day worth remembering too! Lol

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    Mary says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my cousin came to visit. I had no idea he was coming. So my Mom enters our front door and says “someone is here to see you” and my cousin walked in wearing a grass hula skirt, blue hair and coconut bra! I laughed so hard and was so excited, I was jumping up and down yelling ” you are crazy, you are crazy”! Best surprise ever!!!

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    Mimi r says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 50. We celebrated with my entire family on a cruise to Alaska! There was 16 of us and we all had a blast, some I will never forget.

  • 194
    Debbie Davis says:

    Love, love, love Papertrey!!!!

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    Sue McRae says:

    I had a surprise birthday party when I was 10 and we went to McDonalds and I got to go behind the scene and make burgers, shakes etc. I thought it was the coolest thing!

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    Teresa F. says:

    That would be my birthday last year! After a year of planning my daughter’s wedding my family surprised me with a trip to Paris! I spent my birthday in that beautiful city with my husband, daughter and new son-in-law. What a wonderful treat!

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    Marlee S. says:

    A number of years ago when I was still working at a local bank my coworkers gave me a “birthday present” I’ll never forget. They filled the inside of my car with shredded paper! Years afterwards I would find pieces of paper hidden in small places of my car!

  • 198
    Denise Bryant says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I was about 9. I was excited about getting to have a slumber party. The morning of my party, my Mom decided I should have a haircut…. and she would do it. It turned out awful, looking like she had put a bowl on my head! She rushed me off to the local salon and thankfully, the hairdresser fixed it!

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    Rachael B says:

    My 21st birthday was so much fun and so many of my dearest friends and family came out to celebrate with me. I was dating my husband at the time and he paid for the whole night!

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    TracyL says:

    My most memorable Birthday Day was when I turned 50. I didn’t have anything special planned so I decided that if any fun or interesting activity came up I would do it as part as my 50th celebration durning that entire year. My sister also made me a card on the ninth of every month to celebrate. I had a year long Birthday, it was great!

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    Barbara says:

    my most memorable birthday was the same day as my engagement, Its been 25 years together and he is my rock. My husband takes the vows “in sickness and health ” very seriously.

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    Jen Carter says:

    For my 16th birthday my mom took me shopping and then to eat at Pizza Hut. I did not want to eat at Pizza Hut and I begged my mom to go eat somewhere else but she wouldn’t budge. When we walked in my friends were there for a surprise party. I totally didn’t expect it and wasn’t suspicious in the least!

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    Anne B says:

    My most memorable birthday was the year I turned 8. What made it so special was the cake my Mum made for me – a gingerbread house from scratch. She made all the panels, put the house together and decorated it – and then my friends and I tore it apart at the party. Every year she would make me a special cake but this is the one that really sticks in my mind.

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    Kari D says:

    My most memorable birthday was with one of my closest friends at WDW. We celebrated with dinner at Victoria and Albert!

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    Donna C. says:

    For my 7th birthday I got my first bicycle and roller skates. I remember being overwhelmed by receiving such extravagant gifts.For the rest of the summer I lived outdoors on wheels.

  • 206
    Kathryn A says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I celebrated early, with my son and his family, by going to Hawaii! Awesome holiday memories!

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    Angie Person says:

    My most memorable birthday to date is my 40th, I took my family to Disneyland for 3 days. We stayed at the hotel, my kids LOVED having breakfast with many of the Disney characters. I enjoyed seeing Disneyland through my children’s eyes.

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    Mel H says:

    My 21st. I had all of my wisdom teeth removed five days prior and I ended up with two black eyes, bruises on my jaw and chin and down my neck. My surgeon said they were the worst teeth he’d removed in 25 years of practice. It certainly put a damper on my party!

  • 209
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    My husband totally surprised me with a party on my 40th birthday — so fun, that I didn’t have a clue.

  • 210
    Jayell says:

    My most memorable birthday is the one my son was born on!

  • 211
    Hlee says:

    My most memorable birthday was probably my 40th birthday. I wasn’t so thrilled about turning 40, but my friends surprised me with a dinner and night out and I felt so loved. I realized life is not about how old you turn; it’s about the wonderful people you surround yourself with.

  • 212
    Amy Klin says:

    For several birthdays as a teenager, not sure which years, I loved having my favorite cake. Chocolate cake with frosting of chocolate syrup stirred into Cool Whip, and each layer had a filling of cream cheese with chocolate chips!

  • 213
    L. Sunn says:

    I’m not one that really enjoys celebrating my birthday so I don’t have one in particular that’s more memorable than another. I do enjoy just having a nice dinner to mark the occasion though.

  • 214
    Renee says:

    My most memorabe birthday was my 59th birthday. After my dad passed, my mom came to live with us for a little while. My husband aways took me to Papedeauxs for my birthday, so of course we took mom along. My dad was never one to eat in “fancy” restuarants as he called them, so this was a treat for my mom. Even though it was my birthday, they treated her like a little queen and she enjoyed it so much, which made my birthday all the more special!

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    Tammy W says:

    My husband rented a beach house for a week in Virginia Beach (where we live) and had my whole family come in from Milwaukee to (try to) surprise me for my 50th birthday. I did find out before they all started arriving (by planes and cars, separately) but it was definitely a wonderful week spent with my parents and 2 sisters and their children and their 2 grandchildren. There were 20 of us. It was the first time I had met my 2 grandnephews (ages: 2 years old and 5 weeks old) too.

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    Kay Tillman says:

    My most memorable birthday would have to be my 30th birthday. I had my 2nd child right before I turned 30. We lost our first baby due to a heart defect 2 years prior so to be able to take my baby home with me, nothing can compare to that happiness. Thanks for the chance.

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    Johanna M says:

    My most memorable birthday? Perhaps the time my brother blew the candles on my cake just before I was about to do it. Cheeky! I was six and he was three. I was not amused, but everyone else at the table was.

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    betty lou says:

    My Daddy died ten days before Christmas and three weeks before my 9th birthday. Christmas had been a somber, so I wasn’t hoping much more for my birthday. It was a normal school day. Elementary released an hour before high school as usual, and I would spend the last hour or so with my mom in the high school office where she was the secretary. When I walked in that day, I was surprised with a birthday party organized by a group of high school girls (led by one of my cousins) complete with cake, balloons, and gifts! Boy, did I need that hour of happiness!!

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    Nancy M says:

    Just having/celebrating another birthday makes it memorable to someone who experienced a life-changing medical event in her late teens. With that in mind, the birthday my daughter first said, “Happy birthday, mama!”, still holds a special place in my heart.

  • 220
    Denise Gutshall says:

    I don’t remember most of my birthdays. The one that stands out is my 5th or 6th birthday when my Mom threw me a surprise party. I was truly surprised and was happy to see all the neighbors and friends.

  • 221
    Kristie H says:

    My childhood birthdays were always so sweet since my mom always made a big deal out of everyone’s birthday. We would have all of the big family over to celebrate. Sweet childhood memories!

  • 222
    Diana says:

    As a card maker, most of my friends and family almost expect that the cards they receive from me will be handmade. They seem to enjoy the special attention and also see it as an opportunity to ask me to make cards they can gift to others. For some reason, my 50th birthday brought out the card maker in several friends. Friend #1 has never crafted a day in her life; as a matter a fact, she is repelled by all things glue, paper, and pink. Her card was pieced together with stickers, special paper, and a dab of glitter. Friend #2 has occasionally engaged in a craft or two, but her specialty is drawing. She’s fairly private about her talent and RARELY shares it with others. That year, she decided to draw a card front and used it to gift me a beautiful sentiment. Friend #3 enjoys giving beautiful cards…that she buys at a popular card shop. On my 50th birthday she took the time to replicate a handmade card by using pretty paper, pearls, and a floral embellishment. It was gorgeous! That year was special because it gave me a chance to see what it was that inspired people when it came to birthdays and celebrating a friend.

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    Lisa Dolson says:

    When our kids were little, I saw a quilted wall hanging that I just loved and I designed a queen size quilt based on it. After figuring all the yardages, I realized that we couldn’t possibly afford all the fabrics needed for the quilt. Unbeknownst to me, my husband told my mom to get things ordered for me. On my birthday, I opened package after package of all the different fabrics needed…and they were gifts not only from my husband and mom, but also siblings and in-laws! They got everyone one in on the action. It was the sweetest thing. I of course cried! It took three years to make the quilt, but I love it just as much today as when I designed it.

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    Rachel W says:

    When I was little we didn’t have much extra money to spend so we rarely went out to eat, including fast food. When I was elementary age my mom took us and some school friends to mcdonald’s for my birthday party. The staff hosted games and we ate hamburgers. I thought it was the best thing in the world. I even ended up with a little inflatable grimace doll. I don’t have the doll anymore, but I still have my mom and I’m grateful for the great birthday memories.

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    Pauline T. says:

    My mom had a birthday party for me when I was 7 and invited all the neighbor girls. I still remember the cute pink rabbit cake she made!

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    Liz says:

    My most special birthday was when my husband took me for my 60th birthday on a river cruise down the Rhine. I have had a chronic illness since I was a child, so I never expected to live to 60! Isn’t everyday a gift!

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    Pat from sd says:

    My boyfriend (now my husband) at the time took me to a very nice restaurant. It was a complete surprise and we just enjoyed a nice walk after that going shopping and enjoying the evening.

  • 228
    Tema says:

    My most memorable Bday was the year my husband took me to Paris & Italy .We dined shopped & went sight seeing.it was quite amazing & wonderful!

  • 229
    Ann says:

    My most memorable birthday was when some great friends threw my twin sister and I a birthday party while we were in college. Our entire apartment was full of our friends from church. We both were completely surprised.

  • 230
    Pat says:

    My birthday is in August, which always signalled school starting, too. After I began teaching, my birthday was the day teachers reported. I was starting at a new school, and the teachers welcomed me by having a surprise luncheon! What a great way to begin a new job!

  • 231
    Karen Ba says:

    My most memorable birthday was on my 21st birthday when I got engaged! It was awesome! Happily married for more than 20 years now. 🙂

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    Ann says:

    Some of my most memorable birthdays were when I was a little girl. In my family, my mom would always get each of us a surprise cake, the same bag of chips and we had our own birthday celebrations (there were 5 of us kids). Always such a special time.

  • 233
    Krissie says:

    My most memorable birthday was many years ago, when I happened to coincidentally get married on the same day to my husband. I never intended to get married on my birthday but it just happened that way. All of our friends sang happy birthday to me at our reception and it was truly special.

  • 234
    Amy Cooley says:

    My 40th birthday was my most memorable. My family really treated me like a princess, complete with a gift scavenger hunt!

  • 235
    Meagan W. says:

    Every year for my birthday I don’t work, clean, cook, or do any of the necessities we all have to do everyday. It’s the perfect way to celebrate!

  • 236
    Judy says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my husband suprised me by taking the day off work and planning a day for us to spend together.

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    LindaM says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th. There was a party with family and friends!

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    Vikki H says:

    My 50th! a couple of weeks before my birthday, I came home from grocery shopping, pushed the button to open the garage and saw a new lime green VW Beetle staring me in the face. My dear man and FIL drove 60 miles that morning to pick it up and get it back to the garage while I was out on errands. We met for our weekly Friday lunch in town and he asked how long I would be as he wanted to wash my car. “after grocery shopping I’ll hurry home” and he was waiting to see my face!

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    Beccy says:

    For my 55th birthday my hubby and best girlfriend took me to Disneyland. What a great time and without the kids so I could enjoy myself!!

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    Beth Stiver says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 30th birthday, when I received my diamond ring from Russell.

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    Diane Bowman says:

    I’ve had several memorable birthdays. One of my favorites was just taking off for the day with my husband. It included getting a flat tire and having it patched, wandering around a quaint country downtown, lunch out at a bakery and sandwich shop and just a sweet time spending the day with my husband without any rush.

  • 242
    Sadie H says:

    My most memorable birthday was a surprise party that my dear friend planned for me. It wasn’t a milestone birthday and so it was a total surprise for me. It was a fun evening with friends and family.

  • 243
    Cynthia C. says:

    Other’s birthdays are the most memorable to me but I’ll go w my 25th…. I graduated law school that day, got married two days later, and moved across the country two days after that!! What was I thinking?! 🙂

  • 244
    Donna Oates says:

    My Birthday is December 31 so there’s been a lot of fun times. But my most memorable is my 50th. My girls surprised me by taking me out to dinner at a very wonderful steakhouse, the Angus Barn, in Raleigh, NC paid for by gift certificates from my exhusband, their father. They planned and executed it all until I had to tell them how to get there. I have the most awesome and beautiful daughters. Now that I’ve remarried my husband makes each one memorable as well! I am blessed.

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    Tammie J. says:

    I hoped to make my first Napa visit for my 50th birthday but couldn’t swing it financially at the time. So my sister surprised me with a Napa themed party that also included 50 “gifts”. So thoughtful and perfect. I’m finally on my way to Napa in March of this year!

  • 246
    Meg Crawford says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 50 a few years ago. My husband and I went to Nova Scotia for this special celebration. Neither of us had been there before so it was a discovery adventure. We love to share in this type of experience with each other which made it a wonderful birthday for me!

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    Nicole Lamm Wanvig says:

    My 40th was a black tie Hollywood theme and my husband sang to me an Elton John song in front of everyone, it was so special.

  • 248
    Bev Wilkinson says:

    My most memorable was my 50th birthday because my husband surprised me with a limo to take us to NYC for shopping and dinner. Plus he had prepared a cooler full of snacks for the ride for us and our 2 best friends!

  • 249
    Karla P says:

    People have a hard time surprising me, but the ladies of the church did just that for my 40th birthday. Through old photos, I know that my grandmother made my birthday special the year that I turned 4. She put a little “Christmas tree” in a coffee can for me. I insisted that you had to have a tree if you received presents.

  • 250
    Krista says:

    My 10th (golden) Birthday is one of my most memorable birthdays. I had a small party at Chuck E. Cheese’s and got my ears pierced.

  • 251
    Meralyn says:

    To me, each and every Birthday has a special memory attached to it. The older we become the more special each one gets!

  • 252
    Judy Sorenson says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 32nd. I was on my honeymoon after being married 2 days before.

  • 253
    Julie says:

    I was lucky enough to have SEVERAL favorite birthdays in a row . . . when we would travel to see our college kids at the end of the school year – I had already enjoyed all of the splendors of spring in California and then would so love a second spring (with millions of tulips) with the people I love the most (one year I even had the privilege of shopping for a wedding dress with my daughter).

  • 254
    Chris L says:

    My most recent memorable birthday was last year when my daughter in college sent me flowers at work–everyone thought they were so pretty!

    Such a fun release this month!

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    Maryrose says:

    Last year’s birthday was pretty awesome. The big 5-0. My husband, son, and I left cold and snowy Chicago, landed in sunny warm Tampa, and had a great meal sitting on the patio at Cheesecake Factory. Spent a few days visiting Disney, Cape Canavaral, and more. A great birthday and a fun trip!

  • 256
    Connie Fisher says:

    My 60th birthday. My friends planned a weekend of camping & RZR riding. We camped at a friend’s who lives in the country, had a steak fry and rode all day Saturday and Sunday. Sunday evening, when we went into the shop to fix dinner, they had somehow decorated, put up banners, had a cake and gifts. I was so totally surprised, I cried.

  • 257
    Mary Lou Kemp says:

    I never had a childhood birthday party and to be honest I don’t know why and I have no one left to ask but, I had my first surprise party when I turned 30. My husband and our best friends that lived two doors down planned it. I was so upset all day long because not one person called to wish me a happy birthday and my feelings had been hurt. That evening my husband and I walked over to see our friends and standing outside their door I was giving my husband “what for” because he didn’t even buy me a birthday card…..so long story short, the door opened and a whole gang of friends and family shouted happy birthday and of course let me know they heard me fussing at my husband. Turning 30 was very hard for me….don’t know why but it was the hardest age. My party was the best though!

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    Elise Smith says:

    I’ve had a few memorable birthdays but the one that comes to mind is when it snowed on my birthday. My birthday is in January, but here in Texas snow is rare (although we might get some tonight). I think I was 5 or 6 then but I’ve never forgotten it.

  • 259
    Karyn S says:

    My most memorable birthday was when all the ladies in my family came over to my house to make and decorate cookies. I am a December baby and so Christmas often overshadows my birthday. This time they were sorta combined.

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    MelissaE says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th. We went on a cruise (my first) to celebrate it. We weren’t able to go on my actual birthday, but we spent the day as a family and I looked at all of the pictures from the cruise and enjoyed the memories.

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    Cindy O says:

    I remember when I was in 4th grade, I wanted to do all the preparations for my birthday party, including the invitations, the food, the decorations, and the activities for a few of my friends. And my mom made the cake. It was a lot of fun.

  • 262
    Linda (LSN2) says:

    My birthday always seems to be pretty low key but I love surprising others on their special day. One of the most fun things that I have done was make a birthday “cake” made entirely out of my sons favorite candy bars/candy and then had it delivered to his school. He loved it as it was so attention getting and so did many of his friends.

    Linda

  • 263
    Super Stick Chick says:

    Love this new release. The scratchers are sooo clever! My favorite birthday was this year when my husband surprised me with a new car!

  • 264
    JulieL says:

    One of my most memorable was my 17th birthday when I received tickets to see the King Tut exhibit in Nov. 1978! I was THRILLED!

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    Karen Rose says:

    I’ve had several ones, but one is when I first met my future husband. We didn’t live in the same place and couldn’t be together that day. He arranged for several small surprises to come my way during the day, each with a little message. That was very memorable. I really love this release and thanks for the contest for an opportunity to win some of it!

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    Ang says:

    I think it was the year my in-laws gave my husband and I tickets to Phantom of the Opera. What a show!

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    Susan Gosman says:

    My most memorable happened three years ago. My great-grandson was born just one month before my birthday and was able to make an appearance and celebrate with me. He slept through the whole thing!

  • 268
    Patt H. says:

    My son became my foster son on my 22nd birthday & we adopted him 2 years later. What a great birthday gift! One I won’t ever forget!

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    Janet W says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 35th. My then boyfriend had decided to “surprise” me by driving us several hours south to go to a football game (I’m not a big football fan!). But the real surprise came when he pulled into the stadium lot, sold the tickets to someone else, and then took me to my favorite place – Disneyland!!

  • 270
    Michele F says:

    My most memorable birthday was the one everyone forgot!!! I’ve been trying to forget them ever since!
    =]

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    Kathy Mc says:

    Let’s just say my childhood birthdays were the usual with school friends playing games and eating cake & ice cream. My DH loves to take me on a trip somewhere for my birthday each year and those are very memorable vacations. However, my most memorable was my 21st. Not only did my coworkers celebrate at work but my closest friends threw a surprise party…and I was totally caught off guard. A couple of us also went to see John Denver in concert. Think I celebrated for a week that year. Yes, I’m that old!

  • 272
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    I am not one for parties. As long as I my birthdays are simple and surrounded by family they are all special and memorable to me.

  • 273
    Betty Neville says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was having lunch with my family, then shopping with my sister, and finishing with dinner at a nice restaurant with my husband and a bunch of friends. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 274
    Leslie says:

    Not that it was for my Birthday, but the most memorable was the one we bought our house and found out we were expecting our 2nd child! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    LR says:

    My 50th, when my husband asked family and friends to send wishes, memories, photos, etc. for a birthday book for me. We also took my mom to Lake Tahoe and celebrated her 80th and my 50th birthday! Very fun!

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    Vicki Smith says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I was turning 40 and lived in CA apart from my parents, siblings, etc. My parents, aunt and uncle, flew in from Oklahoma and surprised me. My mother was ill from a heart attack but she rang the doorbell holding a bunch of balloons. There was a lot of crying and hugs and we had a week of fun and lots of activities. My husband, son and I took them to the Roy Rogers Museum, to an art show my husband was in, good restaurants, and they loved our new home. It was a very special time for me because l missed everyone so much!

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    Barbara Schmidt says:

    Upon thinking about it, one of my memorable birthdays was when I was 6 years old. My mom had a theme party for me (a tea party complete with fancy hats). Birthdays in those times were more simple affairs and this one was so unique. The picture that I still have shows all of us with big smiles on our faces plus a beautiful home-made cake!

  • 278
    Sonya says:

    My most memorable birthday was a few years ago, maybe my 45th? DH and I were on vacation in Kauai. Spent the day doing not much of anything, just enjoying the weather and each other’s company. It was great.

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    Adele Holcomb says:

    Any birthday that involves hugs and good wishes (and maybe a handmade card!) is a great birthday, and I’ve had many of them. One that sticks out across a lot of years is my 10th birthday, where a number of my neighborhood friends came over and we played typical 1950’s games and had cake of course. Birthday parties weren’t the big extravaganzas they have become, but it was fun to be the birthday girl. I have a photo of the group of us, and I was pleased that to remember each girl at my party, although it was 60 years ago!

  • 280
    karen b says:

    A very memorable birthday for me was the year my daughter was just about 2. My husband and my daughter made me a cake from scratch, it was a chocolate cake, she wore a white dress I had made for her with little smocked bunnies across the front yoke. We have pictures of her with her head in the bowl licking the batter, but not a speck of chocolate got on the dress! I just love simple everyday memories like this!

    Fabulous release! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 281
    Teresa Blue says:

    My mother made all my birthdays memorable. She would bake her special chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. It was a tradition that me and my brothers miss. We lost her two years ago…no one can duplicate the cake and the love she baked into it.

  • 282
    Kelly W. says:

    I’ve only had one surprise party and that was when I turned 30 and was surprised by my church friends from a group I belonged to. I had no idea which made it so fun! They made me stand on a chair as they sang to me! I appreciate how special that is now 20 years later!

  • 283
    Susan says:

    My 13 1/2 birthday, now at 43 years old I can’t believe how thoughtful and kind my family was to do that for me. My parents planned a surprise party for me. Our family was super busy with the family farm on my 13th birthday so it kinda came and went without much notice. So they planed a party 6months after. I was SOOOOO Surprised that I yelled, “I am sorry you have the wrong person” even thought all my friends were there looking at me. It seriously took me a few minutes to figure it out! So funny! IT WAS AMAZING! It meant so much to me!

  • 284
    Heidi Burt says:

    My most memorable birthday has to be my 21st bday. I spent the day with my brother and best friend from University. We went to a radio comedy show in the morning. Jokes from that day still make it into our conversations. The day ended in a local club and one lost Birkenstock sandal.

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    Vicki Achzet says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 50th. My mom was there and still in fairly good health. My family and close friends joined us for a nice quiet dinner for almost 25 people! It was a wonderfully memorable evening.

  • 286
    Carmela Douglas Hubler says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 11. I was allowed to have a birthday party for all my friends as it was my golden birthday. I still remember the cupcakes and the friends who came!

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    It was my 7th birthday, my mom bought me a doll that I wanted, guess what, I named the doll “seven” LOL!

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    Sandy S. says:

    So long ago now, but when I was in high school my friends gave me a surprise party with the theme of classic detectives. (I loved and still love whodunnits.) it involved guessing games, and we each were given a “costume” that portrayed a famous detective. I was Miss Marple, with a grey yarn wiglet

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    Nora says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st. My mother was alive then and she invited friends from college, as well as my boyfriend’s family at the time, to come to our house. She had food, cake, and it was just so fun. Since her death, birthdays just have not been the same.

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    Rebecca Attwood says:

    I would have to go with my 24th Birthday as my present from my then boyfriend (now husband) was an engagement ring – it was a lovely surprise!

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    Reva Brightman says:

    It is difficult to pick which one of my 79 birthdays was the most memorable and what made it so special. Actually each upcoming one will be special–my health is good and my family and friends always remember my special day. I am fortunate.

  • 292
    Shirley Rea says:

    Tomorrow is my Birthday and it’s going to be the best ever if I win at the release party.

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    Noreen says:

    When my daughters were 7 and 9, they decided to make me a birthday cake. They didn’t understand how to make the icing thick enough, so the icing ran down the sides to the bottom of the cake. They were so disappointed with the result, but I loved that they made the cake and it was special to me.

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    Lady Gray says:

    My husband proposed to me. He said he never would on a holiday or birthday which made it a huge surprise.

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    Janet Mack says:

    Mine was my 39th. We went out with a few friends and everyone but me knew what I getting until my hubs to be tossed a box across the table with my engagement ring in it.

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    Mutzy Mia says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 25th. I was engaged to be married and that is the day we got our marriage license. We had to travel to my home in another state because we had to get the license in the county we were getting married in. I knew my fiancé didn’t have any extra money and I was very happy to accept that as my birthday gift! Another memorable birthday was when I turned 40. My husband arranged for my whole family to come from out of state as a surprise and then coordinated a party with his family and mine for the birthday celebration. The problem was when I was cleaning out pockets to do the laundry I accidently found in his pocket the list of who was bringing what food for the party plus my little daughter had innocently inquired where her aunt was going to sleep:-). The whole thing was very sweet and I kept my secrets too.

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    Adrienne A. says:

    My best birthday was just two days ago. Everyone in the family got together and we had a wonderful Greek meal at a friend’s restaurant. We laughed, enjoyed each other’s company and just celebrated being family. My sister made me spiced cupcakes with cream cheese and vanilla frosting. I’m still celebrating!

  • 298
    LC Lamothe says:

    My most memorable birthday was probably my 21st. It was just a beautiful day surrounded by most of my favorite people (several of which are no longer with us). I smile every time I think of it!

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    Cheryl B. says:

    I had more of a problem turning 29 than I did turning 30. When I turned 29, my DH took me to NYC for the weekend to see The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby( my favorite Dickens novel) on Broadway. It was a 6 hour play with a dinner break/intermission between the 3rd and 4th hour. We scrambled around Time Square looking for somewhere to eat and get back in time. The most fun I can remember on my birthday. My favorite book, my favorite play, my favorite guy in the greatest city in the world!

  • 300
    Mary M. says:

    I remember celebrating my 21st birthday in Australia. It was special to be abroad and share it with an international crowd at a youth hostel.

  • 301

    I think my most memorable birthday was my 16th. I feel like I usually have a finger on the pulse of what is going on around me, but my parents totally surprised me with a party with all my friends. I had just kind of figured they weren’t going to do anything extra special, and boy, was I wrong!

  • 302
    Connie G says:

    My most memorable was when my hubby planned a trip to NYC and we went sightseeing for a few days and saw the show Wicked. My exchange student “daughter” flew over from Ukraine,my son and DIL flew up from VA and we all had the best time together!!!!

  • 303
    Rose Bell says:

    My best Birthday was when I turned 50 . The ladies I worked with gave me the best surprise party at work and lots of love.

  • 304
    Janelle H says:

    My best birthday was when I turned 70 in 2016. I invited all my kids and grandkids to my house and I cooked dinner for everyone, because I didn’t want to get stuck in place at a restaurant and not get to interact with each one. Great gifts and great chocolate cake!

  • 305
    Jennifer L. says:

    My 40th is probably my most memorable. We took a trip to the big city with our kids. Got to explore, eat out, stay in a fun hotel, etc.

  • 306
    Leanne S says:

    My most memorable birthday was the surprise on my husband had for me.

  • 307
    Joni M says:

    My favorite was my 25th birthday, when my husband proposed… 34 years ago. I LOVE that man!

  • 308

    My most memorable recent birthday was when my blog buddies threw me a virtual surprise party … finding all those blog posts with such lovely wishes was sooooo unexpected … and then to have all the gorgeous IRL hand made cards arriving in the mail was the icing on the cake! What splendid blog buddies I have to be thankful for! Anita 🙂

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    Kathy McDonald says:

    My 50th was made so special by my family, and then by my co-workers when I arrived at work. One by one, they came to my desk, throughout the day, with one beautiful rose. By the end of the day, my desk had a beautiful vase with 50 roses transforming it into a beautiful site!

  • 310
    Linda in St Chuck says:

    That would have to be my 50th. When I got to work, my office was filled with black balloons. Also friend arranged a happy hour so that age zingers flew with abandon. It was so much fun!

  • 311
    Penny P says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st. I was in the air force and had to march in formation to tech school. When we got there everyone turned their flashlights on me (over 100 people) and sang happy birthday!

  • 312
    Cathy Y says:

    My favorite birthday was someone else’s! A very good crafting buddy threw her own 40th birthday party at a local scrapbook store & we all brought our own projects to work on. The theme was Twilight and she gave out lots of door prizes. It was a blast!

  • 313
    Lindsey L says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was in college. We celebrated it almost two months late because I wanted to be home with my family to celebrate. I realized then that all I wanted was to be with my family on holidays. Gifts don’t matter a bit. We’ve had several “flexible” holidays since then. 🙂

  • 314
    Karen H says:

    My best birthday was a surprise party for my 60th. My daughters planned it and made all of the food themselves. They had it at my sisters’s home. I had no idea it was coming. Family, friends. good food and lots of love.

  • 315
    Pam Young says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 21st birtday. It wasn’t like my friends that were able to drink on there 21st. I spent my 21st celebrating with my Mom, who was terminally ill with ovarian cancer. She died a month later at age 42! I feel so grateful that I had that last birthday with her!! It was an honor to care for her during the end, the best gift I was ever given, before or after!!

  • 316
    Peege04 says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my mom had a doll cake made for me. I had lots of friends come and party and then we had this beautiful cake. The large gown was the cake and the top of the doll peeked out. I wonder if they still make these!

  • 317
    Rosali says:

    It was my 8th birthday and we had fresh snow so my parents drove me and my friends up the mountain for slope rides! 😍

  • 318
    Pat Gasko says:

    My most memorable Birthday was actually my Mom’s birthday. I surprised her by taking her to a pre-fab home building company using some lame excuse to be there. After looking at models I found out what she liked the most and we sat down talking to a salesman and all I could say was Happy Birthday Mom this is your new home it was right on her Birthday too. Lots of hugs and tears even the salesman joined in. I still get teary eyed thinking of that day. We had that home put on the property next door to us and I was able to get the furniture and appliances (that she liked) that was in the model I purchased. She was living 50 miles away from us and was looking forward to living next door to us and having her granddaughter close by.

  • 319
    Sparrow says:

    My most memorable birthday was my ninth, which coincided with a visit from my paternal grandparents. Grandma is a great baker, and we spent the whole morning making a triple batch of penuche frosting for my cake. (I had asked for the frosting specifically, since it was my favorite at the time, but my mom was too busy with the new baby to make it, so it was extra special that I got both my wish and time with Grandma.) We slathered the frosting extra thick onto the cake and still had some leftover, so we spread it out on wax paper and froze it, then used cookie cutters to punch the frosting into hearts and stars—which I later ate just like candy.

  • 320
    Josiane says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th birthday. We were able to take advantage of an industry discount and cruised in Tahiti, which was gorgeous. We remember this trip and this milestone birthday fondly!

  • 321
    Sandy Vincent says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 33rd birthday. I gave birth to my youngest son on that day. The labor part was not my most favorite, LOL, but the little bundle at the end was the greatest present ever. He is and has been such a blessing in my life! He got married this past September, and now we have a beautiful daughter-in-law to love, as well. (Hoping someday to have little grandkid blessings running around, too.) My son Justin is the gift that keeps on giving! And I always tease him that there’s no way he can forget my birthday now!

  • 322
    Laura Holt says:

    My 50th birthday a few [clearing throat] years ago was CRAZY! Actually, my sisters were trying to convince me that since I had hit the BIG 50, my mind would soon be slipping. They had over 50 cards sent to me from all over the country by people I’d never heard of, pretending they were old friends. “I remember your wedding so well – it was beautiful!”, “We’re going on vacation in July and hope to stop by and visit for a couple of days,” “I hope you have as much fun as we all had on your 40th!”, etc. It was fun, especially after I figured out what was going on!

  • 323
    Sandy C. says:

    My favorite birthday was when we vacationed to Switzerland, the country I have always wanted to visit. It is a beautiful place, as one can tell by photos. Photos don’t do it justice, however, so I was glad I finally made it in person (that was my 59th birthday).

  • 324
    Angela TX says:

    I will say that my most memorable birthday was my 50th. My best friend and I have birthdays three days apart and we decided to celebrate together doing something our husbands and kids would not appreciate…driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and touring Asheville, NC. It rained almost the entire time we were there but we had the best time just talking and being together. Having a best friend is one of the best gifts ever.

  • 325

    One of my most memorable birthdays was when I turned 40. My husband surprised me with a trip to New Orleans!!! And not only that…when we arrived at the hotel two of my best friends were there waiting for us!!! It was amazing!

  • 326
    Lori Lehanne says:

    I’ve had many special birthdays, but for some reason the first thought I had was of my 19th. My mom and sister had flown into Boston to pick me up from my first year away at college. They had asked around and got a great recommendation for a little Italian restaurant in the North End. It was so popular the line to get in ran down the block and we had to wait over an hour. It was indeed delicious food. More than 20 years later I can still remember the homemade pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce. Towards the end of the meal the chefs in the kitchen began banging their pots, the lights dimmed down in the entire restaurant. The whole restaurant began singing as a server made her way though the dining room with a cake glowing with candles. I was so caught up in the moment, I joined in singing to whoever’s birthday it was. But then, the cake was set before me as every patron in the restaurant sang “Happy Birthday dear Lori”. It was only then that I realized it was all for me. My mom said the look on my face was priceless!

  • 327
    Renee says:

    While most definitely not my best or favorite birthday it is the most memorable…2001. My birthday is 9/11. And I will never forget where I was on that day or what I was doing when I heard the news.

  • 328
    Helen F. says:

    My most memorable Birthday was several years ago, when my sweet husband had planned my first-ever surprise party for me. It was not a milestone birthday, but it was a very meaningful year in my life and a cherished evening that I will never forget!

  • 329
    Liz R says:

    My husband took us to Australia with our daughters.

  • 330
    Annette says:

    All my birthdays when my kids were small. They insisted on serving me breakfast in bed, which, to be honest, I don’t like because usually I only eat in bed if I’m too sick to get up, so the associations are all negative. But of course I played along because so much love had gone into preparing this birthday treat for me.

  • 331
    Sharon D. says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I was 11 or 12. Most of my birthday parties were with family, & a couple of times I had a party with friends at home, but this year I got to have a roller skating party at Skateland with a bunch of friends. It was a big deal for me & I loved it!

  • 332
    Dawn Y. says:

    Each year my December birthday always feels very special! However, I think this year will be my MOST special birthday celebration of all because my parents will be here to celebrate with me! For the past 23 years, my parents have been living in the desert Southwest. Although we visit back and forth often, they don’t travel back to Illinois during the snowy winter months. This year, they will be making a big move back to our area to be close to all of us. Real birthday hugs will be SO much nicer than birthday Skypes and phone calls! Can’t wait!!

  • 333
    Darla S says:

    My 52 birthday, when a lifelong dream of mine came true and we went on a cruise to the Bahamas!

  • 334
    Nadia Kendall says:

    My 30th birthday was really fun. We had lots of games to include an 80’s dance competition. I spent the following day celebrating at a roller rink with my family. it was really nice to have so many loving people present.

  • 335
    Leslie Scholes says:

    My most memorable birthday would have to be my 40th. My 13 year old daughter planned the whole thing, made reservations at our favorite Mexican restaurant and somehow got all of our family and friends there! Great fun!

  • 336

    My best birthday was not actually celebrated on my birthday. It had been a lifelong dream to go to France and we finally got to go. Best birthday gift EVER!!! Cheers.

  • 337
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Hmm, I don’t know that I have one super memorable birthday. I remember on my 20th birthday (it was my “golden birthday” which is when your age is your birthdate) my family and my boyfriend (now hubby) really went all out and got me a bunch of gold balloons and streamers, etc. Love this release!

  • 338

    My best birthdays were the ones when I was pregnant with each of my three children. They were the best gifts I could ever get. I don’t celebrate my birthday but each one makes me reflect on my life and where I am at the time. At one time, my health and medications kept me from getting pregnant. I thought I’d never have children, ever. So those birthdays were the sweetest.

  • 339
    SabineVDK says:

    I remember for my 6th birthday I got a bike. Funny but that is one of the birthdays I remember the most. It had a banana seat and it was blue. loved it!

  • 340
    Sydney Grace says:

    I love the birdies! I usually share with my mom but i really want my own set and the paper sets!

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    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    My husband threw a surprise party for me on my 40th. It was truly special because he’d never been able to surprise me before. I thought we were going out for dinner – little did I know my family and friends were waiting at the restaurant. He had an inside with the band (some members were his friends from high school) and he had them play “our” favorite songs.

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    katevdp says:

    I think my most memorable birthday was my 21st. I was living 4 hours away from home. My parents threw me a cocktail party, and invited many beloved friends & family that I hadn’t seen for months. I was so spoiled and so loved – and the cocktails were amazing!!

  • 343

    My most memorable birthday was when I was turning “70”, My daughter and family drove 4 hours to see me and hired a limo to take all of us around the ocean area in Jupiter, Florida, definitely a memorable time. Plus the limo was all decorated in birthday items along with some “bubbly” to toast!

  • 344
    Avonlea says:

    I had fun planning my 18th birthday party; I think my friends all had a blast!

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    Dr Sonja says:

    My 40th birthday was a wonderful celebration with 13 women of all ages. We gathered to celebrate transition and tradition. Best birthday ever.

  • 346
    Karen Rice says:

    My most memorable birthday growing up was when I turned 16. My girlfriends kidnapped me and drove me around blindfolded telling they had a surprise for me. Others were gathering a ton of friends from church and school, my family and others–people I was so excited to see who came together just for me! When I came in my friends house I was so excited to see the tons of people who were there, the decorations and cake. I still can’t believe all those people came for a SWEET SIXTEEN party for me! It was lovely!

  • 347
    Kathie B says:

    One year, I was teaching seniors and they found out when my birthday was and they threw a birthday party for me. What made it truly remarkable was that they came pack to school on a Friday evening for the party. Greater love than seniors coming back to school on a Fridat night does not exist!

  • 348
    Kathy VH says:

    My 75th Birthday was a very memorable event! I’m never so much into surprises, and my kids know that. But when our youngest (he planned this all) took my husband and me out for supper (evening meal where we live), he didn’t say anything about a surprise. But then he took us to a house in the city where he lives, he wanted me to meet this friend of theirs. (She was not only the hostess, but also the cook). And then came the SURPRISE!! All of our other children (5) and their spouses were there. It not only was a surprise, but the meal was AWESOME, a very nice gift was given to me and it was an evening I will NEVER forget!

  • 349
    karen h says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 8th. I actually had a party with friends and I my mom got me a bicycle.

  • 350
    Claire A says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 34th – it was the day our gave birth to my first child!

  • 351
    Kim Badelt says:

    One of the most memorable was after living overseas for a couple of years flying back home on my birthday and seeing the sun rise over Australia from the plane as we flew in that morning.

  • 352
    MarilynM says:

    I guess it would be my 13th birthday. My mom got me a Beatles cake to celebrate!

  • 353
    Cyndie says:

    For my 60th birthday my husband took the entire family on a steam riverboat cruise. It was so much fun!

  • 354
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    My 40th was very special…gettting spoiled by friends and family. The best was driving home after shopping, theatre and eating the day before my birthday and as the clock struck midnight my friends singing to me in the car! And I thought everyone but the driver was asleep!!

  • 355
    Karen Jones says:

    I was born December 27th, so my birthday often gets overlooked! As a child, my mom always made sure to make it special and separate from Christmas and those were the special times that I remember!

  • 356
    Lisa Ragano says:

    My 30th was very special. My husband threw me a surprise party!

  • 357
    merryf says:

    I’ve had many memorable birthdays, but one that is in my mind right now is when I turned 24 in 1989. It was my day to go to my 90+-year-old grandmother to check on her, and I really didn’t want to go. But I went, and my dear Grandma pulled out the schnapps, and we toasted, and she said a blessing over me, in Yiddish, and then she sang “happy birthday” in Russian, that she remembered from when she was a little girl. Over the decades I’ve often thought about that birthday, and how much she loved me and how grateful she was that I would visit every week. I miss her

  • 358
    MandaLJ says:

    I’d just had my second baby and was rather sleep-deprived and not thinking about my birthday. My husband claimed we were going out for dinner, just with the family, and it turned out he’d organised a big surprise party with my friends from all areas of my life. It was so nice to see everyone, and daughter #2 behaved very well so I could enjoy myself!

  • 359
    Donna Kay says:

    My 50th birthday was memorable, my sister & husband threw me a surprise party, it was wonderful seeing friends and family, and a scrapbooking friend created a scrapbook of the party.

  • 360
    Shelly Greybeck says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 5. I remember I loved Raggedy Ann so much that my mom handmade me a matching dress and my theme was all Raggedy Ann with all handmade items for my party. That was back in the early ’70’s!

  • 361

    My most Memorable BIRTHDAY was a couple of weeks ago. My birthday is December 29th so with all of the holiday hustle and bustle it just seems to pass by. Not this year!!!! I meet with an amazing group of crafting friends once a month and we have a crafting weekend. A local scrapbook store sponsors it. Well this January my Husband got with 2 of my closest friends and had a surprise party at my own home and I had no clue!!!! All of my fantastic , amazing, creative friends celebrated with me! What a fabulous birthday.

  • 362
    Sheri Elmont says:

    My 30th was a special birthday. My friends kidnapped me and took me to the mall and bought me fun lingerie at Victoria’s Secret, then blindfolded me and drove around for what felt like forever until we ended up at a beautiful park in town. A bunch of my friends and kids from the youth group were all gathered there. My friend’s mom made 2 great cakes, one was a teddy bear shape. We played Chicken Volleyball, my favorite youth group game. (A raw chicken that you fling across the net using garbage bags!)

  • 363
    Sydney Grace says:

    Most memorable birthday was my 10th since it was the first birthday I could remember where both my mom and dad were home and not deployed. It was amazing.

  • 364
    laura mm says:

    Can’t really recall one occasion, just a lot of special birthday parties with our cousins when we were younger! They made every occasion extra special 😉
    Beautiful release! Thanks for the chance

  • 365
    Jennifer Turner says:

    Fabulous release! Hmmm….my most memorable birthday was 2 years ago when I got strep throat which then turned into a strep rash (it’s totally possible!). I spent about 3 weeks hiding myself cause the rash was just the worse. Didn’t say it had to be the best memorable birthday lol!

  • 366
    Becca Yahrling says:

    I would say my 25th birthday. My best friends (twins) threw me a surprise
    party and I was very surprised. And I just had THE best time ever!
    Fabulous release as always!!

  • 367
    Sherri says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 39th birthday. I was only a few weeks away from receiving the best present ever, my son.

  • 368
    Terri Bills says:

    My husband and I share a birthday. One year we were able to spend our birthday at Walt Disney World with a few of our friends. It was a wonderful time.

  • 369
    Laurie Baker says:

    Many favorite Birthday was in 1980. Three weeks prior, we welcomed our first child, Rachel, into the world. That made my Birthday that Year my favorite.

  • 370
    Erika Crawford says:

    My favorite bd was at age 18 in the year of our Lord 1969. ….I was “legally” allowed to drink beer. Lol didn’t like the taste then and I still don’t. What a disappointment. Lol lol

  • 371
    Jacquie says:

    My birthday falls the week of an annual formal dinner dance for my husband’s professional organization, so I love telling friends he throws me a small party for a few hundred of our closest friends every year.

  • 372
    Tonya Dirk says:

    My husband is terrible with surprises, but he threw me a surprise 40th birthday party and I had NO idea! It was such a fun night and just meant so much to me to see all of my friends and family who mean so much to me!

  • 373
    Karen Walker says:

    I’ve had many memorable birthdays, but the most recent one was last year. My birthday fell on Mother’s Day, and my youngest granddaughter was baptized that day. It was a trifecta of lovely events. My family always makes me feel special and loved!

  • 374
    marcy says:

    I came from a big family so I got very few birthday parties just for me. I have 3 brothers who also have birthdays within 2-3 days apart from mine. When I was in 2nd grade I got to have girls from school come for my very own party. It was such fun. When I was in college I shared a cake with my 3 brothers with all our names on it. That too was special.

  • 375
    Laura Gaechter says:

    My two sisters and I all have birthdays in the same week in April, so we always celebrated our birthdays together. One special year I remember going outside and there were three shiny new bikes (with banana seats!) all lined up in the driveway.

  • 376
    María Alba Negrón says:

    My most memorable birthday was my Quinceñera. I got to be Princess for one day. I had the dress, the cake and the friends and music that I wanted and had a terrific time!

  • 377

    Every birthday is special as I get to spend it with my husband. We always go to a favorite restaurant for dinner and celebrate another year together!

  • 378
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My most memorable birthday was a few years ago when our daughter surprised me with tickets for our family to attend a New York Broadway Play, Phantom of the Opera. That evening, after a fabulous birthday dinner in a nice restaurant, our two families each took horse carriage rides through Central Park and our drivers were racing each other! Oh what fun we had!

  • 379
    Cindy Hanson says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 49th because my love made himself known to me that birthday!

  • 380
    lindac says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 20th. My fiance surprised me with a diamond ring and proposed. I said yes!

  • 381
    Laurie Page says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my son and daughter in law were married on my birthday. They had a special birthday cake and song during their wedding reception.

  • 382
    Es m says:

    One of my fav birthdays was when my grandma surprised me on my 7th. She invited all my classmates! I fell asleep that night among my birthday gifts still in my party dress.

  • 383
    Talitha Wright says:

    My most memorable birthday was a trip out west where we ended up at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I had no idea my husband had planned for us to spend the night there and see a show. What a great surprise!

  • 384
    Lorraine says:

    It would have to be the birthday after my son was born. Celebrating with him made it the best birthday!

  • 385
    Cherie says:

    40th… Mexico trip with friends.

  • 386
    Tina B. says:

    One of my most memorable birthday’s was last year. We called our son a serial dater. Since high school, he always had a girlfriend. He’d date them for a couple of years then it was over. My daughter would warn us not to get too close to the girlfriends. Last year he met someone special and proposed. They came to celebrate my birthday and shared the big surprise. They waited no time and got married 6 months later! We are so pleased with his choice…

  • 387
    Joyce M. says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was just a couple of years ago. I had a spa day with a good friend and it was so very relaxing.

  • 388
    Heather says:

    TODAY is my birthday! My birthday has never been a really enjoyable day. I do remember one though where I mentioned a certain skirt that I wanted, but didn’t think anyone was listening so I bought it myself. To my surprise, I received the skirt for my birthday as well! I learned my lesson.

  • 389
    Christina S. says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 18th birthday. My family and I travelled to New York for thanksgiving to visit family. While we were there they planned a Welcome to Womanhood party. My great aunt, aunt, grandma, mom and sister all made food and gave me advice on what to expect as I got older. It was fun and also an amazing experiances because they all shared stories about their lives.

  • 390
    Christine Nixon says:

    My birthday is the day before my sister’s and we always had joint birthdays. Now that we are both grown and live in separate states, any birthday we spend together is memorable.

  • 391
    Jennifer Thompson says:

    My most memorable was my 18th birthday. I moved across the country to go to college and my new friends threw me a surprise party.

  • 392
    Cheryl F. says:

    My best birthday was my 34th, because my boyfriend (now husband) proposed.

  • 393
    Leigh Penner says:

    My thirtieth. I had just given birth to my second son the week before and one of my best friends invited me over for lunch. It turned out to be a surprise birthday party/baby shower. It was wonderful!

  • 394
    Michelle Chapman says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 35th birthday. We were in Texas for the 3 days surrounding my birthday and we were looking at our new house being built and picking stuff out at the design center. They’ve all been special, but that was definitely most memorable.

  • 395
    GINA WILSON says:

    I don’t have a specific memorable birthday, but I know I’ll be having pizza every year with my family!!

  • 396
    Susan Jean Hatfield says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 25th when I felt grown up for the first time! I really like the birthday items in this release!

  • 397
    Donna Dewey says:

    My best birthday was my 11th birthday. It was my golden birthday and I was allowed to have a party! It was the only party I ever had!

  • 398
    Deborah Long says:

    My 25th birthday was amazing. Before we got married, Spencer got 4th row tickets to Prince’s Purple Rain concert. (I was, and will always be, a huge Prince fan.) He got a limo, took me out for a fancy dinner where he gave me a beautiful necklace, took me to the concert, and then took me out dancing. We stayed in a suite at the Omni and had a champagne brunch the next morning. It was just completely over the top and definitely the best birthday I’ve ever had.

  • 399
    Susi says:

    For my 40th Birthday, my husband surprised me with a week away on St. Martin; however, every birthday when I’m surrounded by the love of family and friends is special to me!

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    Linda says:

    My most memorable birthday wasn’t mine, but my Mom’s 90th birthday last year. We took her to a nice resort in the area with the whole family. She was the center of attention and all the staff and other diners kept coming up and wishing her happy birthday. She was beaming all night.

  • 401
    Aimee Grey says:

    My 30th birthday…My husband planned a surprise party for me at my parents’ house. The guests included my best friend from high school and my college roommate. The biggest surprise, however, was my oldest friend from elementary school. She and her husband were stationed in Okinawa at the time and she just happened be back in the States!

  • 402
    Sheila W says:

    My favorite was my 50th birthday when my husband totally surprised me at a restaurant with all my family waiting there and we all live just far enough apart so it was really special that they had traveled that far for the celebration.

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    Karen P says:

    Most memorable birthday was when I was about 55. My husband took the whole family out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant. My granddaughter was about five at the time and always wanted to buy everything for my birthday. Hubby told her ahead of time we were not going to order a cake because we already had one and they cost more money at the restaurant. Later the waitress asked if we wanted anything else and my granddaughter said she wanted a cake but they cost money and she couldn’t get one. The waitress smiled and brought me a small bowl of whipped cream with a candle in it.That made my granddaughter happy that I got to blow out the candle. That was special that she wanted my birthday to be the best!

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    Cindy B says:

    My most memorable birthday was when it snowed. I’m a January baby, and some may think that isn’t such a big deal during winter, but I live in Central Texas, and that year I think it snowed 5”… a true blizzard!!! ❄️❄️❄️

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    Aunt Min says:

    I will never forget my 5th birthday. Mom put pinwheels in the backyard. I was mesmerized watching them shiny twirl in the wind!

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    Charity Chamberlain says:

    One of my most favorite birthdays was when my parents allowed me to have as many friends over as I wanted for a slumber party and beach day. I ended up having 17 friends, who were just as crazy as me, so my parents had their hands full lol. It was an amazing time of making lifelong memories for all of us that we each still cherish till this day.

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    F. Andre says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was my sixteenth. My mom surprised me with a trip to New York City. I spent a month at my uncle’s home in Great Neck and I enjoyed myself thoroughly.

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    Danny says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my parents surprised me at college.

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    Evan says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my mom held it at the local pool. We had so much fun.

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    Carolee McCaslin says:

    My 50th birthday was my favorite so far as I had a suprise party and friends and family from near and far came to celebrate with me:)

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    Caitlin Rebecca says:

    I LOVED my 30th birthday when my whole family and I went to Hawaii for a family reunion/party!!

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    Colleen says:

    We had a very special “older lady friend” of the family and as a young girl, she took my mom and I out to lunch and shopped for a new birthday dress. It was always so special, because I wore a uniform to school, and didn’t have many really nice dresses! I remember feeling like a princess every birthday because she was so kind to spend the day with us and buy me a new dress.

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    Kathy Martinsen says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 24. Just the day before we brought our first born, little baby girl home from the hospital. We were so excited and happy to be a family! 💞

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    Kris says:

    My most memorable birthday was spent on the Appalachian Trail….hiking…awesome…

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    julie m says:

    my most memorable birthday was my 16th. no money for a party or going out but my 2 best friends were invited over and my mother served my favorite meal as if we were at a restaurant.

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    Ashlee Diane says:

    My last birthday(57) was amazing because we had a family reunion and rented a beautiful lake place for a week. The whole week was a celebration!!!

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    Cynthia Myers says:

    Today is my birthday. Perhaps this will be a memorable one!

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    see mary stamp says:

    One of the most memorable was my 25th. We had a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant and my boyfriend proposed at home later that night. That was 35 years ago. Fast forward this year to my 60th birthday. We went to dinner with the kids and grandkids and returned home for dessert that my dear hubby had purchased along with appropriately aged them plates, napkins and a giant balloon!

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    Maddie M says:

    My 40th birthday was pretty amazing as we took a tour all around Europe and celebrated with new food and wine at every new destination:)

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    Sharon D says:

    For my 50th birthday, my sister and her family came out to visit (from Houston to the Seattle area), and we had a great few days–going to the mountains, taking the ferries (beautiful!), and eating at the Space Needle. I felt so loved that they came!

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    Mary Koby says:

    My late July birthday has often been celebrated at our summer cottage on a lake in upstate New York, but the year we rented an antique steam yacht for a champagne and hors d’oeuvres cruise was the very best!

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    Kylie Z says:

    My favorite birthday was when I invited all of my friends to sleepover party and we got to stay up late watching movies and playing board games.

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    Linda E says:

    I celebrated my 18th birthday in Sweden, land of the midnight sun, visiting my childhood pen pal! My birthday is in June so the sine barely set on my special day!

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    Jessica Kerr says:

    My most memorable birthday was the first birthday during college- it was the start of a new birthday tradition with my grandmother (who has a birthday a few weeks earlier) to “toast” each other with pizza and sparkling grape juice while singing happy birthday on the phone. The phone call is now often a FaceTime, but the rest of the tradition still stands with the addition of a selfie with pizza slice!

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    net says:

    cant come quick enough. Looking forward to the new products. Alway, s great to see what the design team comes up with

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    Karen Ramsey says:

    My fiftieth birthday was just the best! I wasn’t dreading it at all. I threw myself a girlfriends party and then on another day I spent the day with my best friend shopping and having lunch. But the best part was when my parents surprised me by flying my son in from Alaska. And we spent the whole weekend doing a Lords of the Rings marathon!!!

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    Sandygailk says:

    I’ll always remember my 33rd birthday. My parents took my sister and I on a cruise in the Alaska inside passage. It was beautiful and so much fun. I’ll always be thankful for seeing that beautiful part of the United States on my birthday.

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    Cassie says:

    When I turned sixteen my youth group threw a surprise party for me. It really was a surprise!

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    Mary Beth S says:

    My 16th birthday was the most memorable because my parents gave me my own phone line. It seemed like a great idea then. Now, not so much anymore.

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    Deborah S says:

    my most memorable birthday happened this year – my kids gave me a super SURPRISE party! could have knocked me over with a feather it was so perfect and beautiful and so many people.

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    Diana Yockey says:

    My favorite birthday was not mine but my husband’s 60th. I arranged a surprise party/dinner and invited family and friends which many he hadn’t seen in years. The expression on his face was priceless and a memory I will always cherish.

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    Jona says:

    My best birthday party ever was my 60th birthday. It was such a milestone for me and my daughter threw me a great surprise party with all my best friends and family. It was such a lovely day!

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    Eileen M says:

    My 18th birthday. I was away from home for the first time, at college , and my dorm mates made a celebration for me! My family sent an audio tape which everyone enjoyed, as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    My most memorable birthday is my 6th. It’s the only party I ever had. All the neighborhood kids came and I had one of those doll cakes that used to be so popular. I got a perm just for the party and I cried all the way through the perm…lol! I am now 60 and I think it’s funny that I can still remember that so well.

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    Flo says:

    When I was nine I had my first slumber party. My birthday party was so much fun. I has a cake with the Beatles on top and we watched Viva Las Vegas on television. Does this date me, lol.

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    Sharon Wentz says:

    My most memorable has to be when grandson number 6 was born on my birthday! He is now 18, and me, well, I’m 18 years older now!

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    Amy O'Neill says:

    My youngest child was born on my birthday. Best present ever!

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    Diane Oliver says:

    I think my most memorable birthday would be my 40th as I look back many years ago I didn’t want to turn 40 but now I realize my young 40s were the best years of my life so far. Turning 50 was a little scary and 60 and 65 following that makes you feel your Longevity ….so I must say 40 was The BEST!

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    Lisa Schenck says:

    My most memorable birthday was a few years ago when my family & I went out on a fun outing and then came home to a mailbox full of birthday cards & presents for me! Such love!

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    Becky says:

    Sometime in my mid to late twenties my husband gave me a compound bow and all the gear to go with it. He was a regular at the archery range and I was thrilled to be able to participate. We had couple friends who also were into archery so it was lots of fun.

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    Vickie R. says:

    When I turned 30 my husband threw me a big party with lots of friends. But what really made it magical was when my parents crashed the party, after flying across the country to be there!

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    Kathy Harrison says:

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have had quiet a few memorable birthdays thanks mainly to my two wonderful sisters. They are always so thoughtful and generous!

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    Stefanie White says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th. My husband threw me a birthday party with all my friends there- it was so special!

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    Noelle says:

    I’ve had many wonderful birthdays. The first one that popped into my head was when my friends surprised me with a party!

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    Marlena M says:

    It’s in the history books…my 12th birthday. 😉 My parents took me to a spinning, EXPENSIVE restaurant which sat at the top of a building in Oahu. I almost walked into the men’s restroom after finishing my dinner (warning…the center section with bathrooms DOESN’T spin…so perspectives change). The scenery changed full circle every hour!! I felt really special, like the whole island could see me up there. ha!

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    Margaret Atkins says:

    I guess my favorite birthday was my 16th. It was the first to which I was allowed to invite both boys and girls. One of the boys gave me a very grown-up gift – a necklace strung with grey crystals. I still have it!

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    Gail Riccobono says:

    My best birthday was way back when I was 15 years old. I was thrown a surprise party that I will never forget.

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