Last year, my sister came for my birthday. It was a huge deal because she lived in Virginia Beach at the time, and I hadn't seen for almost three years. My husband surprised me by flying her out for my birthday! We had a blast- shopping (sans kids), eating out, and just playing. Now she is living in South Korea (her husband is in the Army) and I won't see her for at least another year. It truly was a birthday to treasure!
Here is the layout I put together for my birthday.