"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-12-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
corazon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Native New Mexican, now live in Bellingham, WA
Posts: 3,859
30th birthday for dh, ideas?

So...
dh is turning 30 on Sunday.

I bought him a nice coffee table book that he mentioned he wanted months ago. He probably forgot about it, so it'll be a nice surprise.

Kids painted him a plate at a paint your own pottery place.

Will make him his favorite birthday meal.

I'd like to incorporate something 30, if you get my drift. I thought about 30 photo for 30 years but I don't have enough time for that. I'd have to get in touch with fil for dh's baby photos. Maybe that is something I'll have to keep in mind for the 40th.

Any ideas for the number 30?
Thanks all!

__________________

__________________
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings." http://aidancallum.blogspot.com/
corazon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
30 red roses sent to the fire station?

30 pieces of his favorite candy?

30 coupons for kisses and hugs or chores around the house?

A 30 minute back rub?

Happy Birthday To Hubby!
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,171
I don't know if your DH likes beer but you could get him a 30 pack. When my brother-in-law had his 60th birthday they got him "two" 30 packs. He loved it.
__________________
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will
Rogers
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,158
Our oldest son collects things that pertain to his birth year...1970. Maybe you could find some things relative to 1977. How about searching for a newspaper of the day and year of his birth? Here's a link that might help: NewspaperRemembered for your personalized newspapers with Personalized Certificate of Authenticity..

Find out what was popular in clothing, music, entertainment, etc. for 1977 and see it anything in those areas match some of his interests.

Good luck and have fun. I love doing special things for people on their birthday.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
Sous Chef
 
csalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 909
Maybe a list in nice print of things you think are really special about him, perhaps illustrated a bit.
You can find lots of different pics on google 'images'.
The children could share in making the list.
__________________
csalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Johnstown, Ohio
Posts: 2,525
Corazon, your husband is a firefighter? I ask because my dad is a short-timer and some of my buddies are firefighters as well. I have a couple ideas in that respect.
__________________
DampCharcoal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 05:40 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,038
Since your husband is a Firefighter and you want to get him something that says 30 I might suggest chocolate bars.
__________________

Jill and Jolie
shpj4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
This is kind of smart-alecky, but consider the source.

For my lady friends turning 30, I always like to give a Barbie doll in a coffin.
A Ken doll, similarly furnished, would not be out of line.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 05:51 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
The Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: * Area 51 *
Posts: 1,293
How about something musical? I don't know what he might be into, but there is always:

30 Seconds to Mars
"Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock" - George Thorogood
"Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition" - Bruce Springsteen
"The Godfather: Trilogy: 30th Anniversary (New Digital Recordings)
(just go to Amazon or someplace and put "30" in the search)

I love my new portable media player (Zen Vision: M) and, while it isn't related to "30", I would recommend something like this or an iPod or something, if that's the kind of money you're thinking of... Oh, and I wanna new digital camera, too. The pixels have gone up and the prices are fairly low now.

How about a year-long pass to a local car wash? (I don't know if these are available, but I like the idea)

Z
__________________
Dogs have owners ~ Cats have staff.
The Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudbug
This is kind of smart-alecky, but consider the source.

For my lady friends turning 30, I always like to give a Barbie doll in a coffin.
A Ken doll, similarly furnished, would not be out of line.
The people I know turning 30 are our friends kids. My youngest child is 35.

Corazon, my suggestion for your husband's birthday is to get yourself a sexy little outfit and a baby sitter for Friday or Saturday night. It will do you both good.
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.