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My daughter's turning 33 this month and I want to give her a birthday party, but I don't know what to do. She liked My Little Pony, Barbie, and Care Bears when she was a kid, but having a Care Bears party for a 33 year old would look sexist, but the kind of stuff she likes nowadays is sitcoms, pop music, and romance novels, all of which I refuse to do a party based on. Also, should I invite my sister because my daughter loves her but me, my older brother, and my cousin Bill don't get along with her at all and she always finds something to complain to us about. Also, what music should I use, should I use what she's into nowadays (modern pop and rap that makes me want to shove a drill in through my eardrum), what she grew up with (80's and 90's pop and rap), or what I want to hear (AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, etc.).  

If it was me I'd invite your sister and just let the complaints roll as the day's not about you, your older brother or your cousin.

I wouldn't worry about a theme - just have a nice informal get-together.

Make a varied music mix so everyone has something they like; but with the larger part what the birthday 'girl' would appreciate - check with her what she likes nowadays. Get earplugs for the day if it's a problem 😉

Just how I would do it.

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Invite the sister and anyone else you can think of that your daughter would want there, hire a small hall which has a bar (if you're all the drinking alcohol type), shove a ton of music together on some music device, arrange food and then just tell tell everyone the time and place. 

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I was planning to use my/my older brother's house, as it is fairly big (it holds my older brother, me, my youngest son, my wife, my older brother's wife, my nephew, my cousin Bill, and 2 of our friends (those 2 friends sleep in the garage and my nephew lives in the basement)) and it has an inground pool, sliding doors, glass tables with umbrellas in the middle, propane grill, firepit, and targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives, in addition to many more party necessities in the garage, basement, and throughout the house, such as coolers, a computer, drinks, and various other things. Also, I think I will try to invite my sister, although she might be hesitant to go because, like I said, she doesn't get along with me or my older brother. As for music, I'm just going to put stuff on off YouTube. If I choose to get me and my older brother and couple of our friends together, all the music would be mostly from the 60's and 70's because that's pretty much all we know how to play I would never learn a modern pop song just for a party and I doubt this is happening, although there is a good chance we will do something after the party. What I'm thinking is using 2 playlists, 1 for modern pop and another for 60's/70's rock. Also, I was thinking what present should I get her, should it just be money, simple and sweet, or something with thought, complicated and could be better or worse than the previous option. For the theme, I probably will just do a non-theme. Also, remember that this all has to go through my older brother, which so far he is fine with everything I've told him about. I wish she had some fun ideas, for example, for my birthday in January, I decided to get some broken stuff from around the house (clocks, microwave, Windows 95 computer, VCR, old unplayable records, VHS, cassettes, CD, floppy disks, and DVD's, and a toaster) along with a few watermelons and pumpkins and shoot them with a revolver. Also, I'm just going to invite a bunch of her friends, along with my friends, my older brother's friends, and some family members.

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I was planning to use my/my older brother's house, as it is fairly big (it holds my older brother, me, my youngest son, my wife, my older brother's wife, my nephew, my cousin Bill, and 2 of our friends (those 2 friends sleep in the garage and my nephew lives in the basement)) and it has an inground pool, sliding doors, glass tables with umbrellas in the middle, propane grill, firepit, and targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives, in addition to many more party necessities in the garage, basement, and throughout the house, such as coolers, a computer, drinks, and various other things. Also, I think I will try to invite my sister, although she might be hesitant to go because, like I said, she doesn't get along with me or my older brother. As for music, I'm just going to put stuff on off YouTube. If I choose to get me and my older brother and couple of our friends together, all the music would be mostly from the 60's and 70's because that's pretty much all we know how to play I would never learn a modern pop song just for a party and I doubt this is happening, although there is a good chance we will do something after the party. What I'm thinking is using 2 playlists, 1 for modern pop and another for 60's/70's rock. Also, I was thinking what present should I get her, should it just be money, simple and sweet, or something with thought, complicated and could be better or worse than the previous option. For the theme, I probably will just do a non-theme. Also, remember that this all has to go through my older brother, which so far he is fine with everything I've told him about. I wish she had some fun ideas, for example, for my birthday in January, I decided to get some broken stuff from around the house (clocks, microwave, Windows 95 computer, VCR, old unplayable records, VHS, cassettes, CD, floppy disks, and DVD's, and a toaster) along with a few watermelons and pumpkins and shoot them with a revolver. Also, I'm just going to invite a bunch of her friends, along with my friends, my older brother's friends, and some family members.

Is this for real?

 

Targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives

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Who needs targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives at all never mind at a party?

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I was planning to use my/my older brother's house, as it is fairly big (it holds my older brother, me, my youngest son, my wife, my older brother's wife, my nephew, my cousin Bill, and 2 of our friends (those 2 friends sleep in the garage and my illegitimate nephew lives in the basement)) and it has an inground pool, sliding doors, glass tables with umbrellas in the middle, propane grill, firepit, and targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives, in addition to many more party necessities in the garage, basement, and throughout the house, such as coolers, a computer, drinks, and various other things. Also, I think I will try to invite my sister, although she might be hesitant to go because, like I said, she doesn't get along with me or my older brother. As for music, I'm just going to put stuff on off YouTube. If I choose to get me and my older brother and couple of our friends together, all the music would be mostly from the 60's and 70's because that's pretty much all we know how to play I would never learn a modern pop song just for a party and I doubt this is happening, although there is a good chance we will do something after the party. What I'm thinking is using 2 playlists, 1 for modern pop and another for 60's/70's rock. Also, I was thinking what present should I get her, should it just be money, simple and sweet, or something with thought, complicated and could be better or worse than the previous option. For the theme, I probably will just do a non-theme. Also, remember that this all has to go through my older brother, which so far he is fine with everything I've told him about. I wish she had some fun ideas, for example, for my birthday in January, I decided to get some broken stuff from around the house (clocks, microwave, Windows 95 computer, VCR, old unplayable records, VHS, cassettes, CD, floppy disks, and DVD's, and a toaster) along with a few watermelons and pumpkins and shoot them with a revolver. Also, I'm just going to invite a bunch of her friends, along with my friends, my older brother's friends, and some family members.  

Is this for real?

Targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives

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Who needs targets for guns, crossbows, and throwing knives at all never mind at a party?  

Don't know why I mentioned that. I'll be editing that line out, if you don't mind.

As for targets, I just like to have them in the backyard just in case I feel like shooting a target, which happens every now and then. Just because it isn't in your backyard doesn't mean it's wrong or unusual.

Thanks for telling me that, meanmistermustard.

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@sgtpepper63, i will happily edit my post to remove the references, you may want to therefore edit your quoted reply.

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Shoot them with a Beatles revolver?

Bang bang shoot shoot 😉

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Shoot them with a Beatles revolver?

Bang bang shoot shoot 😉  

If I had one, I would.

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Shoot them with a Beatles revolver?

Bang bang shoot shoot 😉  

Thinking about shooting Revolver , I used to work at a used record store (we also sold used movies, video games, books, and whatever the hell else we got our hands on) and when we got records that were unplayable, we'd occasionally toss them in the air like a Frisbee and either play catch and or shoot them like as if they were clay pigeons (this is only if they just gave it to us for free, which didn't typically happen). We (me, my boss, and my coworkers) did this with a couple of records, mainly old Frank Sinatra-esque music that even if it was playable, it wouldn't be worth a listen. However, we have shot up some albums that are actually good, but nonetheless unplayable, such as a mono US Revolver .

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My daughter's turning 33 this month and I want to give her a birthday party, but I don't know what to do. She liked My Little Pony, Barbie, and Care Bears when she was a kid, but having a Care Bears party for a 33 year old would look sexist, but the kind of stuff she likes nowadays is sitcoms, pop music, and romance novels, all of which I refuse to do a party based on. Also, should I invite my sister because my daughter loves her but me, my older brother, and my cousin Bill don't get along with her at all and she always finds something to complain to us about. Also, what music should I use, should I use what she's into nowadays (modern pop and rap that makes me want to shove a drill in through my eardrum), what she grew up with (80's and 90's pop and rap), or what I want to hear (AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, etc.).  

I recommend that you don't do a theme unless if she really wants one. If she was 12, a My Little Pony party wouldn't be a bad idea, but she's in her 30's. As for your sister, I'd forget about her because there's a chance she wouldn't enjoy it anyways because she'd be too busy complaining at you and your older brother. As for the music, does your daughter absolutely hate something like AC/DC, Queen, or Black Sabbath or is there something both of you like. If there isn't, I'd just do a bit of what she wants, a bit of what you want, and a bit of what your older brother wants, as he is the owner of the house.

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@natureaker, do they teach you about personal budgeting, debt, being debt-free, interest payments, savings accounts, student loans, paying bills on time etc.?  

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope. I don't think that I ever really learned anything that useful or even that necessary in classes like tech, 21st, and occasionally useless stuff brought up in math applications.

That's the thing I honestly can't stand about those classes and aspects of school. Will we need to know the different types of bridges? Only if you're planning on being an architect. Is it really necessary to learn that China has more honor students than America has students? Absolutely not.

But I do admit, most other things are useful enough that I can't really complain about, such as reading/writing skills, percentages, formulas, and history. I just really don't like what I like to call the three filler classes; math apps, 21st, and tech blue-meanie

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Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope. I don't think that I ever really learned anything that useful or even that necessary in classes like tech, 21st, and occasionally useless stuff brought up in math applications.

That's the thing I honestly can't stand about those classes and aspects of school. Will we need to know the different types of bridges? Only if you're planning on being an architect. Is it really necessary to learn that China has more honor students than America has students? Absolutely not.

But I do admit, most other things are useful enough that I can't really complain about, such as reading/writing skills, percentages, formulas, and history. I just really don't like what I like to call the three filler classes; math apps, 21st, and tech blue-meanie  

Wave this page of this thread under their noses and maybe they will wake up and teach you all some of the important things in life. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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natureaker said

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope. I don't think that I ever really learned anything that useful or even that necessary in classes like tech, 21st, and occasionally useless stuff brought up in math applications.

That's the thing I honestly can't stand about those classes and aspects of school. Will we need to know the different types of bridges? Only if you're planning on being an architect. Is it really necessary to learn that China has more honor students than America has students? Absolutely not.

But I do admit, most other things are useful enough that I can't really complain about, such as reading/writing skills, percentages, formulas, and history. I just really don't like what I like to call the three filler classes; math apps, 21st, and tech blue-meanie  

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Wave this page of this thread under their noses and maybe they will wake up and teach you all some of the important things in life. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15  

People complain about this all the time and no one has done anything yet.

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Ahhh Girl said

Wave this page of this thread under their noses and maybe they will wake up and teach you all some of the important things in life. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15  

People complain about this all the time and no one has done anything yet.  

Unfortunately, you're correct. I was just doing some wishful thinking.

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Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope. I don't think that I ever really learned anything that useful or even that necessary in classes like tech, 21st, and occasionally useless stuff brought up in math applications.

That's the thing I honestly can't stand about those classes and aspects of school. Will we need to know the different types of bridges? Only if you're planning on being an architect. Is it really necessary to learn that China has more honor students than America has students? Absolutely not.

But I do admit, most other things are useful enough that I can't really complain about, such as reading/writing skills, percentages, formulas, and history. I just really don't like what I like to call the three filler classes; math apps, 21st, and tech blue-meanie  

Have fun in college. Personally, I dropped out shortly after I turned 16 because I hated school and got in trouble there frequently and I also stayed back twice for various reasons. Got grounded for a month, but it was personally worth it to me (though I might not be to you), even if I had to do all the work my Dad usually did while he just sat there watching TV and smoking a cigar. If I didn't drop out, I would've graduated in 1987 or 1988 (My 8th grade teacher was planning on failing me if I didn't drop out anyways). Also, you guys are a lot younger than I thought you'd be. I mean I barely even remember The Beatles from when they were still a band, but I'm still one of the older people here.

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Just completed my first day of Band Camp.  Only 6 more to go.  

What do you do in band camp, I've never heard of it before.

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What do you do in band camp, I've never heard of it before.  

So I go to the school at like 12 noon, and we do 4 hours of practicing our music, then we do an hour break, then 3 hours of marching in the hot Las Vegas sun

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 Also, you guys are a lot younger than I thought you'd be. I mean I barely even remember The Beatles from when they were still a band, but I'm still one of the older people here.  

A lot of older fans are surprised when they see young people getting into the Beatles, but I don't think they should be. I mean, the original fan base was mostly teens --> beatlemaniacs_02_gif

I guess the younger fans are more likely going to be the ones on Internet forums. I think our Forum has a pretty even mix of under-thirty and over-thirty members, though. 

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