I mentioned last week that things were going to be a little crazy during my birthday weekend (because you should get more than a day, right? Right?). My mom turned 50 this year and we wanted to surprise her. Her birthday is actually the day after mine, but we held the party on my birthday (the 11th) so she wouldn't be expecting it. We rented a room in a restaurant which made things incredibly simple. We just had to get the people there, bring a cake and coordinate the surprise!
Happy 50th, Mom! Love you!