It is nearing that time of year where I will be 30. (August 21st) I am hearing from a lot of people that it is normal to have that BIG birthday bash for this 30th year! I want to go all out, but so far everything I have checked really has been completely out of budget.
I looked at those inflatable games, renting a cabin at one of the nicest campgrounds in the area, renting a yacht or even just taking a dinner cruise on it - that is 17.94 per person and for over 50 guests... ouch. I just want something besides the basics to make it memorable - any ideas?
Jenni from Wisconsin
My hubby will be turning 30 November 21 2007 and I am planning to throw him a 30th surprise Party on November 17 2007 and the theme is Las vegas and Ideas on how to make homemade invitations with that theme and what to tell guests to bring (07/24/2007)
By Danika from IL
Why not do something that has meaning for the person? If they are into volunteer work, ask everyone to participate in a group project at a charity.
If they are into baseball, football, etc. why not have a family & friends game at a local park? Pay for the hamburgers/hot dogs and drinks and ask guests to bring the side dishes and desserts.
If the person is a movie buff, hold a screening night where you play their favorite movie(s) and ask guests to dress up like the characters. Maybe play charades with clues that match up to their favorite films, actors, lines from movies, etc.
For my 40th birthday, I wanted to celebrate but not get gifts so I had a "My Favorite Things" party themed around my favorite movie (Sound of Music). We bought gifts of things I enjoy and wrapped them. Each of my guests filled out a questionaire about their favorite things and then we all tried to guess who it was. We then played a game where each person received one of my gifts (wrapped up) and a card from me thanking them for sharing special moments in my life and for being some of my favorite people to hang out with and share my common interests. I also spent some money to have my favorite food there (Italian) but that was my husband's gift to me instead of a present. I asked my friends not to bring gifts but to bring their favorite dessert and we spent the rest of the night playing cards, eating food and laughing.
These are just some ideas of fun, inexpensive ways to celebrate a birthday that would show you thought about the person and what they would enjoy.
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