Post # 1
I just got horrible news from my MOH… she has been my best friend my entire life, I am part of her family basically and she is on her way back from a family vacation today. I just got a txt from her that her parents are getting divorced…. and it seems like an absolute disaster from what she has told me. oh and, my MOH’s birthday is tomorrow. Any ideas of how I can possibly cheer her up? This is just such a sucky way to spend her birthday…. I already told her she can stay with us as long as she needs to until stuff at home calms down (she still lives with her parents since she is in college). My FI loves her alot too and we are both hurting for her so much right now and want to make it better or make her forget about it if only for a little while. So any ideas will help… I can spend about $100 but not much more than that. If I was loaded we would just take off somewhere far away… 🙁
Post # 3
In this situation, I’d invite her over for a whole weekend sleepover, ordering good take out food, drinking nice wine, renting tons of funny movies and doing girl stuff.
That way, she can have a good time, but by not being in public, she can cry if she wants to, talk to you about it if she needs to, but if she doesn’t, you have plenty of stuff to do.
Post # 4
You’re a good friend! I’d keep her busy and active. Go shopping, to yoga or other workout. Picnic in the park. Then all the girl stuff in the evening.
Post # 5
I agree with a fun weekend. If you have a foot spa…let her soak her feet and do your own mani and pedis. You’re a good friend!!
Post # 6
That’s kind of what I was thinking… I just searched netflix for funny movies to download. I hope just being away from the drama will help.
Post # 7
Aw, that is a crappy way to spend a birthday. What a nice friend you are. She’ll appreciate anything you do, just for being there to support her. I think you guys should have a girls day. Maybe do brunch or lunch, then mani/pedis like others have suggested. Also, maybe check out the book store, see if there are any good books, if she’s a reader.
Post # 8
Thats awful – your poor friend! I think time is more important than money here, so agree with the girls weekend!
Post # 9
You’re already giving her what she needs most-a support friend willing to keep her company and comfort her. Take her for a massage, or if that’s out of the budget, go buy stuff for facials/masks, foot scrubs/pedis, etc.
Post # 10
Girls weekend sounds great, maybe go out for dinner on her birthday and celebrate her!