My mother, my son and myself all celebrate "big birthdays" the same years. 2007 will be J's 30th, my 50th, and my mother's 70th. My son and I would be ok if nobody noticed but my mother, well now she has made it very clear that she is expecting a party. Or as she puts it "a big blow-out". Her birthday is not until November but I've been trying to think of what to do for her. I remember when an Aunt of hers turnd 75 they gave her a Tea. It was just a drop in thing where family and friends came in, had a few refreshments and hugged her neck and left. Somehow I don't think that's what my mother is expecting.
At least I have lots of time to think about it.(And save the money to have a party). So we shall see what I come up with.