When are you too old for a birthday party?

United States
June 19, 2007 10:24am CST
My husband is turning 26 next week. He made a comment about wanting a surprise party. So I told him to invite friends over for a party, then walk in and act surprised. He actually invited people over for a surprise party! I think he is too old for a party. We are going to have a BBQ and then I guess the guys will hang out. Maybe its just an excuse to have friends over, which I don't mind. But just to be funny, I was thinking of getting balloons and streamers to decorate the house. I went to the dollar store, and they have all sorts of party favors. They have glow necklaces and little pinatas. When do you think it's too old for a party?
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@pallidyne (858)
• United States
19 Jun 07
About 121 is too old.... Let him feel young and have fun! Be glad he's not moping about being just over a quarter century like my sis was at that age.
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• United States
19 Jun 07
He's doing that too..
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@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I think you are never too old or too young for a birthday party! I love birthday parties! I think you should celebrate your life and the fact that you are a year older, more wise, more experienced. I think we should celebrate it not be ashamed of it. It is the day we celebrate our birth! Its your day! Celebrate it with the ones you love! =)
@hobio86 (26)
• China
20 Jun 07
I don't agree with you. I think celebrate birthday is exciting ````
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
20 Jun 07
You are never too old. ;) My grandmother will be 80 next month and we will be having a big birthday bash for her, including the cake, streamers, balloons and everything else.
@wavelander (1530)
• Portugal
20 Jun 07
never! i'm 30 and i'm always looking for an excuse to have a party lol
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• China
20 Jun 07
He is just 26, not 36 or 46. He is still young.
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• United States
20 Jun 07
Let me tell you, I am 50 years old and that was one of my first birthday parties. Growing up I was a loner and the parties I was given were with my brothers friends, if that! I now have a girl friend that wanted to make up for that so she found a list of my friends behind my back and invited them all to a surprise party for me. When I walked in to the room filled with 50 people it took everything I had not to cry with joy. It was by far one of the top ten events in my life and I do not feel bad about it! So I say have parties and invite your friends and enjoy life and the gifts of having those friends with love and joy!
• United States
20 Jun 07
i say you are never to old for a birthday party. :)
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@sensesfail (2251)
• India
20 Jun 07
You are too old for a birthday party when you feel you're too old for it.Your husband thinks that he's not too old for it,so leave him be. I think it mostly depends on the individual we are talking here.If the individual wants it then i think we should let him/her have it. When i was 21 i thought that i was too young for a birthday celebration and thats why i asked them to call the party off.
@fengbo (731)
• China
20 Jun 07
Hi chertl2783,it's good for you and your husband.Happy birthday to your husband,the early blessing,lol..... In my opinion we are never too old for a birthday party,in our country the most people want to hold a party when they 30,40,50,60 like this age.It was means we have achieve this age's life.In the different age,they will hold the different party,if the younger person will hold birthday party,they will choose the surprise party.but if the older person will hold birthday,they will choose the sober.It was happy time to everybody.what do you think of? The best wishes..
@maya0531 (11)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
i dont think we should ever grow too old for a birthday party. that's a very good excuse for you to bring out the child in you and just have fun and all. and we should always be thankful for each day that we have lived....
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• Canada
20 Jun 07
I would like to think never but this is not really normal. To have a real party i would say maybe 16 but in terms of getting together with friends or going out or something similar i think you can never be too old
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• United States
20 Jun 07
You are never too old for a birthday . There are 80 year olds that are having birthday parties. It is all up to the birthday boy or girl.If they want a party they should have one.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
20 Jun 07
It is never too old to enjoy your birthday party. You can always have fun at the party with your family and friends. Have fun at the party, friend.
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I don't think you can be too old for a birthday party. I had my husband a surprise 40th birthday party. Everyone had a great time. We played twister, drinking games, and had a karaoke gong show. It was so much fun. I think we would all appreciate a party. Especially a surprise party. I know my husband appreciated it as it took time and planning to pull it all off. I decorated also and had a cake.
• Australia
19 Jun 07
hahha I think you go for it. I think it's cute:) Well as to your question, I think it's too old to have a birthday party probably when you are 25 and above. Just my two cents.
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• United States
19 Jun 07
I don't really think you are ever to old to have a birthday party. Every year brings something new to celebrate, so why not have a party. I just had a birthday this past weekend and all though I didn't have a party, I wouldn't have minded if I did. What better way to bring in another year of life then with family and friends in a giant celebration.
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@lisagayle (395)
• United States
19 Jun 07
you are never ever too old to have a birthday party, it celebrates life and he things you have accomplished over the past year.
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I don't think you are ever too old for a birthday party :) Most people when they get older only celebrate the milestone birthdays like 21, 30, 40 etc. But I don't see anything wrong with having a birthday party at any age. Its a good reason to get together with friends and have fun :)
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
19 Jun 07
u're never too old for birthday parties. we still have parties for almost every birthday in my family. we just finished throwing two 50th birthday parties. hey 26 is still young.
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