Saturday, March 6, 2010

Prize Drawing #12

Prize Drawing #12: Prizes will be posted every hour on the hour. Winners will be picked by a random number generator and all winners will be posted at 9PM tonight. For a chance to win each prize, all you have to do is answer the question with a comment on each hourly post. (make sure to leave your comment under each picture of the prize, click on the photo for a larger view)

Fun Birthday Trivia: The song Happy Birthday to You brings in approximately 2 million dollars in licensing revenue each year, at least as of 1996 accounting, according to Warner Chappell and a Forbes magazine article.

Prize #12:

Twelfth question: What is the nicest thing you've done for a friend or family member for their birthday?

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41 comments:

Delicia said...

I'm taking my mom to a spa on friday for wine, a pedicure and lunch and then shopping! Shes gonna LOVE it.

Cris said...

We surprised my mom for her 60th bday by bringing her cousins over from brazil to celebrate for a week. She was so surprised! They hadn't seen each other in over 5 years.

melissaahelm said...

My moms bday is usually around mothers day, so my sis and I took her away for the weekend all expenses paid-hotel, pedi, meals out and shopping!

Yvette said...

I've thrown a few amazing surprise parties for family members. I love the thrill of surprising them!

Ellie A. said...

The nicest thing that I have done.. wow..I would hope anything I do for a friend is liked/loved because anything I have done its done w/LOTS of love because they give it right back :)and THAT is the nicest thing about having friends!

JPScraps said...

I guess when I crocheted my friend an afghan for her 40th.

Jane said...

hi - well lots of princess parties for my daughters !!

jane

BooksandLove said...

my friends and I made cupcakes and cards for a friend while she was in school then we waited for her to get to her dorm room and surprised her.

Erika M. said...

i threw a surprise party for a good friend who was down in her luck.

pattyo said...

My dad was completely taken by surprise for his 75th birthday party. Not one for tears--this brought them to his eyes!

Becky said...

One year I took my little girl (she was about two at the time) and flew to SC for my mom's birthday. Since we live 850 miles apart, it was a nice birthday surprise for her to see her only granddaughter on her birthday.

Kim said...

A surprise party for my mom that had 50 guests at a swanky restaurant. Well, it was actually me, my sister, and my brother that did it, but oh my, it was SO worth it.

melanie said...

...hmmm....for my husband's 50th, I had friends and family all send e-mail greetings to him along with a funny story about him. I intended to make a scrapbook with all of these in it........he is about to turn 51, and I'm just gathering ideas for some of the pages....better late than never? At least he has read all of the greetings!

Samantha said...

Surprised my dad for his 60th, flew out his sisters and bff.

mcjeeps said...

My neighbor had a tough year; on her bday I planted an indoor mini-garden box with 24 flowering bulbs of all varieties. She smiled for the first time in months.

Speedtyper said...

I threw a big surprise 30th party for my sister... she had a blast.

thanks for a chance to WIN!!

Melissa from Naches

Kathy W said...

Taking my friend's two children for a weekend so that she could get away with her husband on an overdue adventure.

SueB said...

I think it would be the time I purchased a hot air balloon ride for my DH (and I called the balloon operator a bit later and switched it to a ride for 2 ... what had I been THINKING?!) for Christmas. I slipped the certificate under a glass blown hot air balloon that I'd purchased at an art fair that summer and kept hidden 'til Christmas. We ended up making the hot air balloon ride the following summer to celebrate our anniversary, complete w champagne.

Bev M said...

My mom's birthday was last night. She thought just my husband, myself, and my kids were going to be there for dinner, but I got a hold of both of my brothers and they came in from out of town to surprise her. We had a great time together and she seemed really happy to have everyone in one place.

DeniseB said...

I surprised my Mom at an 80th birthday dinner in her honor. She didn't think I was going to be able to come.
During the dinner, my Mom excused herself to use the restroom. She was wearing a reversible dress, and switched it to see if anybody would notice! Pretty spry at 80! Monday is her birthday, and she will be turning 88. I don't get to be there on her birthday (couldn't get time off from work), but I'm going to spend a few days with her the following week when I have my vacation.
This has been great fun on your blog! Thanks for some chances to win some fantastic prizes!
DeniseB

Melanie said...

I don't know about the 'nicest' but I just has my siblings and parents over for lunch today - to celebrate my mom's birthday. We had lasagna, grilled chicken breasts, tuscan style salad and cake and other desserts. So - that may not be the 'nicest' but definitely the most recent. (((grin)))
Cindy - I forgot to mention on the last post - I LOVE seeing your creations on here. I miss seeing your work. ;)

BabyBokChoy said...

Give them a card? LOL.

Rebekah said...

I threw a surprise party for my sister.. invited all her friends.. even got my boyfriend involved to drive everyone to the restaurant.. when i brought her in and everyone yelled surprise..it was the best feeling.. she had no clue..

rae said...

My kids love our little tradition of going to Cold Stone Creamery for their *free* birthday cone... a much anticipated event!

Janelle said...

When my husband turned 50, I wrote 50 reasons I love him on post-it notes and hid them around the house, his car, golf bag, clothes pockets, etc. He was still finding them nearly a year later. Actually, I don't think he ever found a few -- they probably went to Goodwill in the pockets of some clothes he got tired of.

jen said...

Took my nieces (twin girls) separately to Joanns to pick out trim, etc & for ice cream treats after- then decorated jeans with what they'd each picked! It was totally fun & great to spend time with each of them separately (they rarely have that opportunity!)...

Betsy said...

I pay attention to what my friends like and then I start collecting inexpensive items throughout the year for a gift basket. I like to keep the colors coordinated and I often stick with a theme. Once the cellophane wrap and big bow are added, the gift looks great and there are oohs and ahhs every time.

PamS said...

I take my Mom out to lunch every year to a restaurant that she picks out. Then we go somewhere else for dessert. She loves it.

Kerry said...

One of the nicest birthday surprises I did for a friend was to take her out to dinner, a night at the hotel/spa, and shopping the next day. We both were new, first time moms together and after a year of very little 'me' time it was nice for us to get away as moms/friends.

Jennifer Hansen said...

When my hubby turned 40 we had a surprise party for him.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Since my son and daughter share the same birthday, we have to split the day and do something fun for both of them. Once we told them I was going shopping (out of town) but instead went to a Fun kids place with games, rides, prizes and they had a blast! and then they picked a place to eat.

Connie said...

I surprised my brother who is very ill by flying out to see him. It was such an emotional reunion.

Lori said...

I put a scrapbook together for my mom... I sent out pages to relatives and they sent them back with memories of her and a photo. It's a wonderful keepsake!

cas said...

I think it was having a surprise 40th birthday party for my husband....how I managed to keep it a secret is beyond me!!!

Debbie said...

I surprised my hubby on his 40th birthday with a huge party! He was shocked that I actually pulled one over on him!!

Tricia said...

Probably when I made a chocolate angel food cake for my daughter!

Melissa Sauls said...

I planned a surprise 40th party for my dad. He loved it so much he got tears. I loved that!

MontanaGypsyRose said...

My husband and dad share the same b-day, this year we are taking them on a week long tour of the Calif wine country. Dad is going to 95 and in fab health!

Lisa Lou said...

I made an entire scrapbook. Watched kids over night.

Mary said...

I arranged a surprise party for my son's 21st birthday in Las Vegas. What a great time it was!

Pattyjo said...

Gave my Grandma a big Birthday party when she turned 80 and every year after. We invite all the relatives and have it at my house. She lived to be 94.
Pattyjo