Friday, September 10, 2010

Surprise!

When you know someone is about to celebrate a milestone birthday what do you do? I know for me I love to celebrate life in general and when MY birthday rolls around I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being with my family and special friends. For my 40th …WOW… Did I celebrate my birthday? That’s for another time to share... Well, my Mom is about to turn 70 and we threw her a surprise 60th Birthday that was special for her, for us, and for her friends. So I asked my Mom what she would like to do for her 70th and she immediately responded saying she didn’t want to have a big party! She is looking forward to having a special weekend with her three girlfriends who are all turning 70 this year. These three women have grown up together from kindergarten. It’s amazing! They have been in each others weddings, godmothers to each others children and see each other all the time; the bond they share is incredible! But what do I do for my Mom’s Birthday? Do I have a big birthday party for her? Do I take my Mom somewhere special? I have been thinking non stop of what to do and ask myself, do I listen to the honoree when they tell you they don’t want a birthday party? So I am in a dilemma for sure. I need to figure out how to not make her day go unnoticed and how to make her feel very special. She is off this week to NYC to have a full beauty make over with her girlfriend Molly. I wanted my Mom to feel like a queen for a day. A friend of mine, Eve Pearl, is going to take care of these two ladies in style. Eve is a five time Emmy Award winning make up artist to the celebrities, and she is going to make my mom feel like a celebrity too. This is my gift to my Mom for this past Mother’s Day. So you see, I like to make celebrations in life big and special. As I write this I know I need to do something truly special for this big Birthday. I have to get thinking and fast because it is a few months away. I feel we all have to find the time to make our loved ones feel important and never let moments in life go unnoticed, which is why we all need to…

Celebrate life in style,

David Tutera

11 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what you are planning for your mom but what ever it is, I know she will love it.. It's amazing to know that your mother is very close with her childhood friends :)..

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  2. God bless these wonderful ladies. Girlfriends are the best! At 70, I don't think they'll be hitting the road and crusin' but I"m all for a party, anytime. Have just closest of friends and family and make it....intimate and relaxed, Broadway and on the town glam, or destination fun for everyone. Together is the most important. Plus cake.

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  3. I just adore you! (and I don't even know you!) I wish more people in life were as thoughtful as you. I love your show, you make me smile every time. Your style is undeniable, but your true gift is connecting with people. Thank you for the smiles.

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  4. David,

    It's so inspiring the insatiable appetite you have for life and how much you want to give to others. I agree that your mom deserves something special (for raising a wonderful man like you!). But, if she doesn't want a big party, I think it's a good idea to mark the day in a different way.

    They say that experiences matter more than gifts and I'd have to say that I agree. Spending time with someone and building your bond with that person is so exciting and important. When you're brainstorming on how to celebrate your mom's birthday think about things that you remember nostalgically from your childhood - special things your mom used to do for you. Start there. What does your mom like to do for fun?

    Maybe you can build a day around experiences the two of you had together when you were young. I remember one fun time I had with my mom was when we went to a concert together to hear a band that we both liked. I remember sitting outside with her in the evenings and smelling the lilac bushes. I remember making her breakfast in bed when it was Mother's Day. I remember our fun girl's day shopping trips. I remember going to the zoo and having a picnic of french bread, salami, cheese, and grapes.

    If I had one more day with my mom, I would want to have a lot of these experiences again. So maybe when you're thinking of something special to do for your mom, start simple and grow from there. You know it will just make your mom cry if you do some of the special things you two shared when you were a kid.

    That's just my suggestion, though - I hope you liked it!

    Kristin Kowalski
    budgetbridetobe.com

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  5. David, I truly believe what ever your creative mind comes up with, it will make your mother feel so grateful you are her son!

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  6. I just love you David, you are so genuine, I watch you almost every night as much as I can, my dream wedding would be if You were the Groom:)..lolll..you are so beautiful and such a lovely man, well anyway, I was thinking how surprising your Mom and her friends with a 3-7 day Birthday Cruise, and the day of the launch/bday, you had a special bday party on the cruise before she shipped out, and her party would last everyday of the trip and there was a new party, a new theme each day, of course the orchestra's/swing, like this is your life type of thing, and maybe making some dreams come true that she never got to fulfill, for example...whatever you could think of that you could incorporate in the cruise and her dream finally comes true? Whatever you come up with, will be the best, most personal and most touching and creative anyone else could come up with. What a great son you are! Wish you were in my life:)..lolll, love you David...My favorite and best Wedding that I would want was the Greek/Grecian wedding you did, that's more me, regal style/renaissance...Shilvery is not Dead??

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  7. You must be an amazing son and your mother must be very proud of you for all that you do.

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  8. I like the cruise idea, maybe not as big of an affair. But I am sure whatever you do your mother will love it. It sounds like you have a special bond with your mom. My mom is my best friend and the time we spend together goes by so fast. We act crazy and giggle and laugh. You are right live life to the fullest!! Sometimes planning something like this is as much fun as the celebration!!!

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  9. I am very impressed with the way you connect your chain of thought.It is wonderful to know that you share a wonderful relationship with your mother. I could see my son right there there when I turn 70 from 35 years from now.
    Wishing you the very best
    Nav

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  10. David-as I read this something came to mind that my sister & I did for my mom. She loves & adores her grandchilden. So for her 69th we had her & her friends to my sisters to celebrate. We had a princess party & the 'older' princess' we just as happy & excited as the 'younger ones'. They all made their own crowns, had tea & appetizers. My sister & I did the cooking and serving & all the Princess's played together. My mom & her friends loved the evening & thought is special to share with the younger ones. Happy thoughts in whateve you chose to do for her.

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  11. David after reading this I love you even more. You are not only an amazing Wedding Planner but are a wonderful person and full of love. Bless your heart and bless your mom. Bless that you still have each other. I lost mine 12 years now. I know how special a mom is to one. I admire you with yours. I love your idea for her birthday by the way, good luck and "Happy Birthday mom."

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