I can hear you saying: "Dag, are you serious?" Let me put it this way: "Did he invite me?"
Or, I could put it this way: "Would any of us gone if we had been invited?"
Mugabe's birthday event, which is reported to have cost $250,000, comes as a new unity government aims to tackle an economic crisis that has rendered the Zimbabwean dollar useless.
Mugabe, who has been president of Zimbabwe since 1980, admitted that his Zanu-PF party had lost last March's legislative elections.
The MDC leader has in recent weeks appealed to international donors for $5bn in aid and investment.
About three million Zimbabweans - a fifth of the population - have left the country to escape economic hardship or send remittances to relatives back home.
More than 83,000 people have also been affected by a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 3,800, according to the UN.
Zimbabwe's schools, hospital and sewerage have fallen into disrepair as a result of hyperinflation.Agricultural output in Zimbabwe has fallen dramatically since 2000, when Mugabe launched his policy of seizing white-owned commercial farms and turning them over to native Africans.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president, has urged the country’s last remaining white farmers to leave the country....
A decade ago, Zimbabwe produced enough maize to export the surplus. Now more than half the population is estimated to need food aid.