How do transplanted NYC Italians who grow up on the mob-infested, crime-ridden streets on NYC's Little Italy celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc .... ???
Easy ...They go out into the rural areas of NJ where no one knows them or can identify them from their pictures on the Post Office Wall ... and Vito and the boys can't do a drive by and use them as target practice.
For Non-Italians, this is something you might have seen in the movies ... but it took place last year ... Joey's wife threw the fandango for his 50th. It was 2 weeks planned premature, so he wouldn't expect. He comes in after the first 10 minutes. Sit back, grab yourself a plate of pasta .. and enjoy ... BTW: You don't have to bring a gift