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Any simple suggestions for how to celebrate a roommate's birthday?

Asked by Trustinglife (6613points) March 6th, 2009

I said simple. We’re not particularly close, and he is very private. He loves video games, remote control cars, and is a bit of a conspiracy theorist.

We have a cordial relationship, and he’s not expecting us to do anything, I’m sure. My other housemate and I didn’t do anything last year. I did mention he’s private, right? Any suggestions?

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Small birthday cake from some decadent bakery, with balloon attached.

jca's avatar

how bout ask him if he would like to order in some food (pizza, chinese, his choice) on you, and you guys could just eat it at home, low key.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Just order a pie (pizza style) and some brewskies and call it good.

bythebay's avatar

Great ideas mentioned above! Just tell him ahead of time dinner is on you, and have a small cake. It’s just the idea of being remembered that will matter. Maybe you should take your cue from what he does for others (if anything).

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Don’t forget to buy him the latest expansion pack to his favorite game.

zephyr826's avatar

If he has any close friends that you guys know, they should be invited.

marinelife's avatar

I wouldn’t bother with a gift in this situation. Just a small acknowledgment as others have suggested.

augustlan's avatar

If he is really private, and won’t be comfortable doing something with you, just acknowledge his special day: Buy him a six-pack of nice beer (if he likes that). Leave him a cupcake w/ a Happy Birthday note on the counter. That kind of thing.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

One time I wrote HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the mirror with shaving cream for my moms birthday.

Trustinglife's avatar

Thanks everyone. So far I like the idea best of buying him dinner out – he does that for himself often and I’m sure he’d appreciate it.

Edit: My other roommate just walked by and since neither of us are going to be here tomorrow night, we’re planning now on the following night treating him to dinner and a movie here. Should be nice. Still open to other ideas – his b-day is tomorrow.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@Trustinglife Will you be my roommate?

Trustinglife's avatar

Ha! Thanks. We all like to be appreciated, huh?

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