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Old 03-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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30th birthday for dh, ideas?

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?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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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!

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:29 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:45 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:40 PM   #7
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Since your husband is a Firefighter and you want to get him something that says 30 I might suggest chocolate bars.

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Old 03-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:51 PM   #9
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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)

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Old 03-12-2007, 05:29 PM   #10
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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
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