Post # 1
Hi bees! My older sister’s (and BM) birthday is the day of our rehearsal dinner (she’ll be 38, I’m 30). I want her to feel special on her birthday even though that weekend is focused on our wedding. Aside from doing a little speech after dinner and bringing out a cake, do you guys have any ideas how to add a little oomph to show excitement for her birthday?
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Post # 2
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
Maybe give her a nice card?
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
Hehe. Just kidding. A cake and saying something about it sounds great to me! 🙂
Post # 6
- 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. 🙂
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
First, ASK her before you do anything.
Post # 9
I think that’s enough. Add a gift if you like.
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
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
Post # 12
These are all great suggestions! Thanks everyone! I really wanted her to have a moment all about her- doesn’t everyone on their birthday? And simply because it’s my wedding weekend doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have it, regardless of age. Just a little something more to show the love I love the balloon!
Post # 13
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
Do you guys do gifts? A nice b’day card with a voucher for a massage might be nice 🙂
Post # 15
I’m of the camp that a birthday is just another day. 😉 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.