Since DH is prob'ly injured and not up to a big event anyway; why not make up homemade "coupons": let him choose two movies to rent, and make his favorite dessert. During the movies, give him a massage or just some good cuddle time, and then a coupon for "two hours of whatever", meaning, he can pick. It can be you doing the dishes for him, or more intimate time with just the two of you; whatever he's up for.
If you have kids, let them be a part of the beginning of the evening, like the homemade special dinner; but then if possible, send them to Granny's overnight so you and DH can just be alone together. And if all he wants is to fall asleep on the sofa, that's ok. It'll be the best nap ever, because you've given him permission to celebrate his day how he would like.
at 12:31 PM on Oct. 15, 2008