Just because the two of you are growing older doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthdays together and have fun! Celebrating life events like a birthday can be either a private experience or the celebration can include a larger gathering of friends and family.
- Do not plan anything that will embarrass your spouse.
- Remember you are never too old to have some fun!
- When making your plans for the birthday party, ask yourself what your spouse enjoys to do.
- Wake your spouse with a "Happy Birthday", and continue to make the whole day special with surprise notes, little gifts throughout the day, and ending with a romantic date for the two of you or with a birthday party with invited guests.
- Take lots of pictures. Consider having disposable cameras available if you are having a large party.
- Ask guests to share words of appreciation and well-wishes with toasts to the birthday person.
- Local Park
- Arts Council or Art Gallery
- Favorite Restaurant
- Community Theatre
- Somewhere you can Dance
- The Beach
- Home (but make sure your spouse doesn't have to do any cleaning up after theh party!)
- Scavenger Hunt
- Silly Supper
- Magic Party
- 50s, 60s, 70s, etc Era
- Over the Hill
- Picnic - can be either inside or outside
- Weekend Away from Home
- A Day Alone Together
- A coupon for a day for your spouse to be totally alone with no responsibilities to you, job, or the kids.
- Coupon for being a weekend slave to clean, declutter, organize, shop, etc.
- Ask guests to submit a photo or a letter that tells of a favorite memory with your spouse. Put these into a scrapbook. Parents may tell a funny story from your mate's childhood, old friends will have great tales from earlier years, and you can share a memorable story from your marriage.