Sunday, September 13, 2009

reader question of the week #2


reader question of the week #2:

"My grandmother is turning 90 on Thanksgiving! She was widowed this spring so it will be her first birthday 'alone,' so we want to make it extra special for her. She is an amazing woman, quite young in spirit. Living in 'Lower Alabama,' she has access to the casinos along the Gulf Coast and we have family in New Orleans, so one of her favorite things to do is go to the casinos and try her luck. She is also an amazing cook — people have no problem driving 3 hours just to eat one of her amazing biscuits. She is smart as a whip (she was born in the wrong generation and clearly missed her calling as rocket scientist) and loves to play games like Double 12 Dominos or anything involving math. I would love ideas as to how we could best celebrate her birthday. Thanks! - Holley"

4 comments:

superduper said...

sounds to me like you've planned your own party already. dinner and a casino night? honestly though, it might help make her feel less alone if you involved her in the party planning. she seems like she might have a few opinions. my other reccomendation, if she doesnt already have it, is the math game "set," its a card game, super fun.

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Happy Birthday to your grandmother!

I think it would be fun to have a game night, maybe a little differently than a casino theme in that all the game tables would include games she loves to play. Some of them may be traditional casino games, others not.

Another thing that came to mind that really touched my mother was this idea that is easier to just link you to than explain here. http://pumpkinpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/06/extra-special.html

Amber said...

Photo booths are the rage right now. It would be so fun to make your own backdrop and have lots of fun and silly props.
Another idea would be to rent if necessary, a kitchen, and have her give a few cooking and life lessons. Give her the stage. Video tape it like a TV show and involve family up at the counter.
Party perfect posted a great idea
http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-heart-this-idea.html
using a t-shirt and creating a garland. Her is the original link
http://2drifterz.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-heart-steve-project.html

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