My mothers birthday is next week. How do you successfully organized one?

Philippines
November 15, 2010 8:18pm CST
My mothers birthday is coming up and we want to surprise her by giving her s birthday party that would be so meaningful that she will remember it. Lately, my mom feels terribly sick after the chemoterapy and i want to cheer her up on her birthday. I need tips and ideas on how to organize one. It would be helpful if you could give me some ideas or tips.
5 responses
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
hi friend! i am glad that you are planning a birthday surprise party for your mother, that is so touching. i believe that your mother will be happy with any celebration that you will prepare for her so being with your mother and that all the members of the family are complete would be meaningful to your mother, even with a simple party. my suggestion would be that you ask indirectly your mother what is her greatest wish on her upcoming birthday and if it is achievable, make it come true... :-) Good day!
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
thank you for your helpful advice for my mother;s upcoming birthday party. I wish all the members of the family could come but they are living across the miles. But they promise to call mother on her birthday at a specific time we all agreed to commit. My sister and I plan to make it a very simple party that she will not feel tired but just enjoy the food and the moment. Maybe lots of picture taking would be nice too.
@cicisnana (776)
• United States
17 Nov 10
What a grand idea..I'm sorry I have no useful advice for you though...I hope you find your ideas though..
16 Nov 10
We had a surpise birthday for my mum when she turned 60 and was sick with cancer. We did it at my brothers house so she would feel comfortable and had a soft chair to sit on. All the family and friends came. She had a lovely time without feeling uncomfortable. We did it again for her 70th but in a hall. She thought she was just going to a disco my brother was running, when she walked into empty hall she said "oh waht a shame, no one is here". She got big surprise when central doors opened and there was all the family and friends. Try and do it a close family members home so she is relaxed if she feels sick. Maybe everyone could bring a certain food and arrive half hour before so its laid out. Keep foods simple so mum can try some. A pretty sponge cake rather than fruit too. Jelly, my mum ate it all the time while sick from radiotherepy. Maybe everyone can put money into a voucher for a pamper/spa day for when she feels a little brighter. I'd avoid flowers if she got lots whilst in hospital so she isn't reminded of that time. Good luck, just remember she'll be happy to see everyone together on a happy occasion and that in itself will make her day
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
16 Nov 10
Moms are the sweetest gift a human being can have-they gave us forth life with their own bodies, they nursed and loved us with the enduring mother's love, you can't find a mother's love any where else under the sun except from your mama! She needs this birthday surprise and that will give her a good treat! I am sad about her sickness, but we your friends here will always remember her in our prayerful moments with wishes of a fast and complete recovery! Happy birthday to your sweet mama!
• United States
16 Nov 10
When my mom turned 70 earlier this year all of us kids picked a time and showed up at her house to surprise her. We also each one was supposed to write her a letter about what she meant to us. We even brought food (like snacks) so she didn't have to do anything! She was so surprise at all of us showing up there! It was a great time and she put the letters and cards in a special book!