Hi ladies! I posted this over in Love & Marriage but since everyone here is "of a certain age" (cough, cough) you've probably had to think about this already ;-) and can share some ideas (I hope!).
I'm looking for some fun ideas for celebrating my husband's 50th birthday next month (I can't believe I'm old enough to have a 50-year-old husband LOL).
I'm going to tell you a few things about him in case that helps. I'm looking for clever gifts, or fun ways to commemorate the day.
First thing you should probably know is that he doesn't actually care about milestone birthdays. He thinks it's silly to make a big deal out of them. BUT, we also have 4 kids who DO think it's a big deal (and he has a wife who's very into milestones LOL).
Next thing you should know is that he'd rather be with his family than anyone else. He has only a couple really good friends, and then maybe 5 people beyond that that he enjoys spending time with.
Also, his dad's 80th birthday is 2 days earlier and the family is already having a catered party for that - so another big party seems silly (and really isn't something my husband would enjoy anyway.)
I'm thinking he'd enjoy a nice dinner out - with the kids. But I just don't know if that's special enough.
The kids thought it might be fun to give him 50 presents. Maybe 50 presents, coupled with a dinner out would make it feel more special.
What do you think?
And if we do 50 presents...what should they be? LOL We're on a very limited budget AND I'm not crafty at all - so they'd have to primarily be things I can buy - but aren't too pricey - with maybe a couple "big" gifts at the end (the kids could make things too if you have cute ideas for that).
I was thinking a getaway would be a nice gift. We haven't spent a night alone in 14 years. But he also likes going away as a family - and we don't do it very often - so maybe a family weekend instead? Or maybe both? A couple's weekend AND a family weekend? Ugh. I don't know.
Here's some info about his likes, personality etc.
He loves sports - especially baseball
He loves Bruce Springsteen
He's a former actor and loves theater, music etc.
He's handy around the house
He LOVES to cook
He loves good wine
He puts thought into his clothes but isn't "fussy" about it
He hates wallets and watches and robes (all things I tried to buy him early in our courtship because he didn't have them LOL)
What else would help you to help me get creative?
Sorry this is so long but I figure, the more info you have, the better :-)