(Closed) How to celebrate my sister's birthday during our Rehearsal?

posted 7 years ago in Family
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Shortqtpie:  Light birthday cake candles, sing happy birthday, she makes a wish & blows out candles.  What else is there to do?  It’s not her first birthday, it’s her 38th, I don’t think a bounce house or petting zoo is necessary.  

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Maybe give her a nice card?

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by sumshine.dawn.
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think what you have is enough! My sisters birthday was at midnight on our wedding so we had our DJ announce it and dedicate a fun song to her and we all got on the dancefloor.

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Shortqtpie:  Strippers. 

 

Hehe. Just kidding. A cake and saying something about it sounds great to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

My mom’s birthday was on our rehearsal day, too!

I just her a card and said happy birthday!

….Then during the speeches at our reception, I had a small cake brought out to her, and said a few kind words to her in front of everyone, thanked her for sharing her moment with me, and everyone LOVED it!!!  It gave her 3 minutes about her, and it made her feel like the luckiest mom in the world (her words!).  I’d hiiiiighly recommend donating 2-3 minutes of your reception to say something nice to your sister. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My sisters (17th) birthday was on my wedding day.  We made an annoucement at our reception and brought out a little cake for her.  Then all the wedding guests joined in and sang happy birthday.  I gave her a DVD of Sixteen Candles, since the main character sort of had the same situation with the birthday being around her sisters wedding day, plus it’s an awsome movie.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

First, ASK her before you do anything. 

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Busy bee

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Shortqtpie:  I think that’s enough. Add a gift if you like.

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My birthday was the same day as my sister’s rehearsal. She made an announcement, had everyone sing, and served cupcakes. The announcement and singing was a little much for me  (I’m very shy), but I appreciated the gesture. The cupcakes were a nice touch.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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Shortqtpie:  helium balloon attached to her chair would be a nice touch. You covered the other aspects but if you are okay it would be nice to have some small decor

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Sugar Beekeeper

 

 

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Shortqtpie:  That;s  nice . If I may just say – do be careful you don’t come  across  as a tiny bit pitying .I just thought  by your mentioning your relative ages that  maybe  she isn’t married …..and that  you see your state as  superior/more fortunate  . Do please forgive me  if she is a matron of  several years standing  with children of course !

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Do you guys do gifts? A nice b’day card with a voucher for a massage might be nice ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m of the camp that a birthday is just another day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We usually celebrate with dinner, but outside of that we don’t usually go overboard for birthdays in general. I think a cake and card/gift would be totally fine. I’m sure everyone at the dinner will join in and sing happy birthday. 

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