Once a year you get to eat as much cake as you want. Share your tips about the best birthday restaurants or your perfect birthday meal, and get recipe ideas for cakes, plus etiquette tips about birthday parties and dinner planning.

A Guide to Essential Baking Tools Everyone Should Own

From Christmas cookies and birthday cakes to bake sale brownies and Sunday morning muffins, there's almost always an occasion (or a good excuse) to bake. Whether you're ready for your spot on The Great...

How Much Pasta to Serve for 15 people?

by Jodi B 11 years ago

I'm having a party for my boyfriend's birthday this Saturday. I plan to make bruschetta pasta with chicken. I also plan to serve a Caesar salad and of course garlic bread. For an appetizer we are h...

What kind of red wine should I have for my birthday?

by vndrink 1 month ago

My birthday is coming at the end of this month and I do not know what kind of red wine should I have for it? Any suggestions?

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In a world w/o Uncle Boons... Location Help for a 40th b-day party

by MissMara 2 months ago

So I was looking to throw a 40th birthday in January (or whenever the world opens back up in NYC) with ~15 -20 ppl. I had my heart set on Uncle Boons but I just heard they are closing. True Heartbr...

"Auberge du Pommier" – A delightful, annual ‘Men-only’ Birthday Bash (Long review)

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by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Year after year, for the past couple of decades, my foodie brother-in-law and I have been holding an annual ritual around this time….a joint ‘men-only‘ birthday bash. Venues for this event all pos...

Birthday Dinners... who pays? what is the etiquette?

by AmblerGirl 13 years ago

I have seen alot of diversity regarding the etiquette of who pays if a group of people go out to a restaurant to celebrate someone's birthday. It looks like people expect one of three things: - ...

Please help me. Need a place for my spouse's bd. (I know, I know, how pedestrian)

by Googs 8 months ago

He loves traditional Italian, but does have a sense of adventure. He also really digs game meat. We both appreciate a good wine list. I'd like to take him somewhere we haven't been. That knocks...

50th Birthday Lunch on a Patio

by Attknee 3 months ago

Hello Everyone. I hope you are all doing well. My partner is turning 50 on August 13 and I am looking for a really nice patio for lunch. I would say she is not particularly adventurous when it come...

Help me frost my birthday cake

by maestra 7 months ago

Quarantine has me working a little outside my usual box. It's my birthday, and I decided to find a chocolate cake recipe that would use self-rising flour instead of my precious AP. I found this, an...

“I won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake you blew out candles on because of germs!”

by SamuelAt 1 year ago

Recently my GF and I have become more serious and so we’ve been doing that coupley-thing—Netflixing, cooking, and generally socializing less. My GF has become a Master Chef with her slow cooker, a...

Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion

by honeybrook_99 8 months ago

We will be in NOLA for my 37th birthday and also for our 14th anniversary. I’m looking for restaurant recommendations for dinner for those two nights- somewhere that makes you feel special and not...

Angel Food Cupcakes?

by jbsiegel 8 months ago

I've made too many angel food cakes to count. (It's our traditional birthday cake.) I'd like to try cupcakes, but am worried about not being able to hang them upside down to cool the way I can with...

Looking for restaurant recommendation

by Sarahhr93 9 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation for a great restaurant for a birthday meal. I live in Berkeley but am happy to travel around the SF Bay Area, including to the city, and my maximum budget for 1...

Birthday Restaurant in Huntington, NY Area

by pamE 9 months ago

Looking for a restaurant with a modern vibe to take my mother-in-law for her 89th birthday. She likes seafood, Mediterranean and Italian food. We’d like a full bar and prefer not to break the bank....


by drsteve252 9 months ago

looking for a location to enjoy a birthday celebration with my family

Great Italian near Port Chester NY

by MarthaWT 9 months ago

Any suggestions for a great Italian restaurant in or near Port Chester NY for a birthday celebration? He wants great ravioli! Don’t mind spending for a good experience.

30th Birthday - Chicago

by jnk89 11 months ago

Hi 'hounds...this is my first post on here, but I have utilized the discussion board to see if there's been any recent questions re: affordable group dinners. I just moved back to Chicago this ...

Best Bakery for Birthday Cake (Dallas)

by BJD1r 13 years ago

I did a quick search and didn't see much discussion around which bakeries have the best cakes in Dallas. I live near downtown, but office up in Plano so any location between would be great. I saw...

Mumbai: Dinner help needed

by fifi 10 months ago

I have one night in Mumbai (it will be my first time there) and we are going for my birthday for the weekend with some friends. Do we 1. Pre drinks at Woodside Inn then dinner at Bombay Vintage...

Vancouver - Downtown Italian restaurant reccs, please

by Harters 10 months ago

We have a couple of nights in the city prior to a cruise. One of us is celebrating a birthday and would like Italian food that evening. We're staying at the Sandman City Centre and, looking at rest...

Manhattan Restaurant for special birthday dinner

by prio girl 11 months ago

Looking for a special restaurant in Manhattan to celebrate a milestone birthday (6 ppl) on a Sunday in mid-January. A plus would be a nearby (walking distance) place with a view for pre or post-din...