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.

Guide to Essential Baking Tools

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...

Birthday Dinner Tonight near Vandam St

by 2chesters 3 days ago

Hi everyone I've been enlisted (happily) to take my brother out tonight as part of his big birthday celebration. We will be on Vandan St. and free to eat after 6:30. I recently asked for moderate...

New York special occasion disaster -- Help please!

by ninkat 8 days ago

I am celebrating (I think) a big birthday in mid-August (mid-week) and had been told by Blue Hill Stone Barns that I was the first request for the date (I had started inquiring in December, and "fi...

Chicago steakhouse

by cwmcm54 6 months ago

So many wonderful steakhouses choices in Chicago. I need to find the very best for a small family 65th birthday dinner.

Menu Suggestions for 3 Year Old Party

by ad7yn 1 month ago

Hi guys, what menu worked for your child’s birthday party? It will be for a group of 3 year olds and their parents. Most of the kids are picky eaters.

Wife’s 50th Birthday— 20-30 person casual gathering

by sgny 1 month ago

Looking to plan a 20-30 person casual gathering for my wife’s 50th birthday. She loves Molly’s Pub, so something along those lines. Haven’t spoke to them yet so not sure how they do a group gathe...

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

by SamuelAt 2 months 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...

Low decibel restaurant for birthday celebration

by lisanell 1 month ago

A friend and I are coming to Chicago in early July to celebrate a milestone birthday. Looking for a quiet but excellent restaurant with good wine list. Any suggestions?

Catering a lobster bake

by sarawr 6 months ago

In 2009, I made myself an 80th birthday party in Harwich Port, MA. I had a lobster bake which I think was catered by a seafood place named George's. Now I want to repeat the party for my 90th birth...

Recommendations for splurge birthday dinner?

by Yuv83 2 months ago

I want to do the unthinkable and actually get a babysitter and take my wife out for her birthday. Any ideas for the most interesting culinary place around Sacramento? Saw that Localis appears i...

30 person birthday party private room

by NSL 3 months ago

Good afternoon! I've been scouring the internet for the last couple days but I'm hoping for a little bit more targeted information. I'm planning my best friend's 45th birthday part the Saturday b...

Help with birthday menu?

by makeupyourworld 3 months ago

Hello! So this weekend is my mom's birthday and I wanted to make her a nice steak dinner. How does this menu sound? Do you all have any nice recipes to go along with it all? Thanks so much. Sta...

Need 4 Specific Recommendations for NYC trip for Sweet 16 excursion

by RIfoodie29 4 months ago

So I am traveling to NYC with my wife and 4 teenage girls for my daughter's Sweet 16 Celebration in early June. We are looking for 4 specific recommendations. Chowhounders have guided us exceptio...

3 Star Michelin for Wife's Birthday

by theoracle101 5 months ago

I am planning a special trip for my wife's 30th birthday this March. I'm trying to choose a special restaurant, one where atmosphere is not cold or austere. I'm ok with more traditional restaurants...

Special birthday dinner

by Stacys 4 months ago

Trying to choose from a few restuarants for a couple of ends-in-0 birthdays. Here is what we're considering so far: Bygone (tasting menu) Charleston Chez Hugo Bar Vasquez Tio Pepe Rye Stre...

Mom's birthday coming up what should I get her?

by gigibossgirl 4 months ago

my moms birthday is on the cinco de mayo (the 5th of may ) what should i do for her birthday?

Best rustic restaurants at Lake Como?

by mnk 5 months ago

I'm going to Lake Como for the first time in mid-April to celebrate my birthday with a few friends, and since we only have two days there I'm nervous about which restaurants we choose. I prefer rus...

80th Bday Venue Needed - Sarasota

by stevenrj 6 months ago

Hi...looking for unique venue for 80th bday for father in law. Approx. 20-25 people. Nothing stuffy. Full bar would be ideal, with relatively affordable menu for a sibling split! Never done thi...

Help Me Make a Menu for My Birthday Week

by ZoeyCovey 6 months ago

I will be having a birthday week with the guy I am dating. We are getting an Airbnb apt so it will have a kitchen and I need ideas for breakfast lunch and dinners. it will be 7 days. He loves all s...

Is there a thing called Friday brunch?

by walkoffdinner 7 months ago

In any case, looking for a SF place that offers solid breakfast and lunch options for a birthday girl coming into town? Most of the Chowhound search info turned up posts from 8, 10, 15 years ago!! ...

Party of 20 for 40th birthday

by bkbk1969 7 months ago

Looking for a restaurant that can accommodate about 20 people for a birthday dinner, not necessarily private dining. I’ve been looking into private room arrangements and it seems to be too expensiv...