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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

So...

Anyone got any low-cost/free ideas for a bday get together? I want to do something quirky and fun, but with the temps in the 100s all outdoor activities are out, and most indoor activities cost more than I want to expect people to pay.

Ideas???

May 14 13 05:12 am Link

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Jim Shibley

Posts: 2986

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Pot-luck picnic at Rose Canyon Lake on Mt. Lemmon? Bring a jacket, it's 7,000 elevation.

May 14 13 06:17 am Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32405

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

I am short of a Leopard to shoot the big 5.

May 14 13 01:55 pm Link

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Wicked Photos

Posts: 7584

New York, New York, US

find a bar/restaurant that isnt too expensive and get some friends together. i dont remember what i did for my 25th. but i am sure there was drinking involved.

May 15 13 03:15 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Wicked Photos wrote:
find a bar/restaurant that isnt too expensive and get some friends together. i dont remember what i did for my 25th. but i am sure there was drinking involved.

I don't drink and my friends aren't heavy drinkers.

I know we'll go out to dinner, its the recreational aspect I'm struggling with. I'm so boring!

May 15 13 03:17 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Jim Shibley wrote:
Pot-luck picnic at Rose Canyon Lake on Mt. Lemmon? Bring a jacket, it's 7,000 elevation.

Actually even Mt. Lemmon is getting warm- the high was 87 there today!! yikes

May 15 13 03:17 pm Link

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Wicked Photos

Posts: 7584

New York, New York, US

go find a bowling alley!

May 15 13 03:30 pm Link

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Mares

Posts: 517

Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Im going to just assume 100 is hot, but isn't the death of all man kind like it would be in Celsius, right?

Is your location coastal? Learn to surf lessons are pretty cheap here. They give you the wetsuit and longboard and you all get to look like idiots riding in the white water on your knees for a few hours. It was my school sport in year ten. You could even go on a mini road trip if it isn't coastal.

If you have water but no waves, why not get some paddle boats and plan a middle of the lake type picnic. Two persons per boat, with all your food and grog, someone will be clever enough to try and walk between two boats and get soaked but the boats themselves are pretty hard to capsize.

Iceskating is fun and isn't too expensive. A break from the sun and you can watch each other fall over etc.

Or hey, you could just have a grown up slumber party with pillow fights, http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngstories and truth or dare.

May 15 13 03:40 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Mares wrote:
Im going to just assume 100 is hot, but isn't the death of all man kind like it would be in Celsius, right?

Is your location coastal? Learn to surf lessons are pretty cheap here. They give you the wetsuit and longboard and you all get to look like idiots riding in the white water on your knees for a few hours. It was my school sport in year ten. You could even go on a mini road trip if it isn't coastal.

If you have water but no waves, why not get some paddle boats and plan a middle of the lake type picnic. Two persons per boat, with all your food and grog, someone will be clever enough to try and walk between two boats and get soaked but the boats themselves are pretty hard to capsize.

Iceskating is fun and isn't too expensive. A break from the sun and you can watch each other fall over etc.

Or hey, you could just have a grown up slumber party with pillow fights, http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngstories and truth or dare.

I sure do miss water! I'm in the middle of a desert! No ocean or lakes, or ice skating!

I pondered the sleepover but I'm not sure I have the space! And sleeping on the floor likely isn't appealing to my friends lol

May 15 13 03:54 pm Link

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sdgillis

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Portland, Oregon, US

go here!

http://www.wetnwildphoenix.com/Groups-- … arties.htm

you even get a girt for your birthday!!!!! lol

May 16 13 08:26 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

for recreation, let all your friends spank you 25 times.  I always find that fun, personally.

May 16 13 08:30 pm Link

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j3_photo

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Come here big_smile

May 16 13 08:35 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Wicked Photos wrote:
go find a bowling alley!

Somehow I missed this... I wonder if Tucson has any fun bowling alleys... hmmm.

May 17 13 05:14 am Link

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ArtisticPhotography

Posts: 7699

Buffalo, New York, US

Chuck E. Cheese is always a good time.

May 17 13 06:08 am Link