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Oct 30, 2013 11:43 AM

Ideas for a family friendly special occasion spot for MIL's 70th birthday in Jan?

We are trying to plan an evening for my MIL's 70th birthday that's special, not "another boring dinner.". However, I know my MIL will want the grandkids included in the fun. They range in age from 15-5 years old. ( The baby is being left home)
I thought about a private cooking event for all of us at ICE or something, but I don't know if they have an age limit.

Can you guys help me out??? My FIL is counting on me to come up with something great!

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    1. re: valerie

      Oh thank you, Valerie. I forgot to add that. We will be at least 14 but could be a few more. Maybe 16-18 total?

      1. re: kathryn

        OMG!! That's a cool idea!! calling now...Thanks, kathryn!
        Anything else up your sleeve in case they can't take us???

        1. re: MRS

          OK...apparently one of my nephew's doesn't eat cheese so that awesome idea is out the window. Crap!! It was perfect!

          Anything else??? thank you for your efforts!

          1. re: MRS

            Any reason he can't make/have a marinara pizza?

            1. re: kathryn

              I am told he won't eat pizza. Its not worth me having a to-do about it. Pity, though...

            2. re: MRS

              Another solution would be to buy/bring a non dairy cheese like Daiya for your nephew's pizza...

        2. Since ICE offers classes for kids and teens, I bet they have instructors who would be great for a private family event. (My friends still talk about my own birthday party there some years ago, but no kids that night. )

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          1. re: Elizabeth E.

            thank you for that info. I wasn't sure. I left a message for their private event coordinator.

            1. re: Elizabeth E.

              ICE got back to me and today and will be sending me some info via email. They said they can def do it, now...crossed fingers they have space available!

            2. UPDATE: Last night "the event" and we did a family dinner for 15 ( 9 adults, 5 teens, and one 5 year old) at the ICE, as had been suggested by fellow CH'rs. It was a complete success and so much fun, especially for the kids. The food was great and the entire staff was top notch. We all enjoyed eating all the things we made together. Would highly recommend!!!!!!