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#1 cb2

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:13 AM

How have you/would you celebrate milestone events such as 40th,50th bday, 10th,15th,20th wedding anniversary etc etc

After some ideas for upcoming events in the next 2 years

#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Depends on what type of person you are.

I am wildly introvert, so the idea of a big party would send e running for miles.

For our 10th wedding anniversary next month, DH and I are going away for a long weekend to a spa retreat. Kids are being looked after by my folks. If we had the cash my dream was always a week in Bora Bora... But we haven't won the Lottery.

My 40th in 18m time will be hopefully a week holiday with DH. Otherwise a nice dinner with DH and a night at a city hotel. If you were really pushing it for something big, maybe a dinner out with friends.

For DH (who has been invited to lots of big catered 40th events), we may hire a private dining room and invite 20 or so guests.

MIL turned 80 the other year. We just took her out to lunch. Her SIL for her 80th had a sw**ky do in a ballroom for her 80th.

My folks have been married 45yrs. Have never done anything other than dinner out together.

For our 30ths years ago we went out with two other couples for dinner. DH met up with some mates at a bar for drinks. My 21st was dinner for 20.


ETA my brother on the other hand is extrovert. So his 40th involved a weekend away party. 80 guests, major party. huge thing. Cost more than most people's wedding.

We have been to catered cocktails and private room at nightclub/bar, fully catered party in people's homes, functions in ballrooms, private dinner rooms at restaurants. All depends on your budget and what type of person you are.

Themes have been Bond, Austin Powers, Spanish, Age of Jazz

Edited by lsolaBella, 10 February 2013 - 11:08 AM.


#3 LynnyP

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

We go out to dinner or go away, just the two of us.  I'm not a party person.

#4 cinnabubble

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

I sedulously ignore them.

#5 Expelliarmus

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

Am I supposed to do something?

#6 jayskette

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

milestone birthdays is just another birthday to me, but since all of my friends are asking me what I would do and they have indicated that they would join me in whatever I've decided, we are now going to a degustation dinner at Quay original.gif

#7 JRA

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

I think there is a huge difference between a 10th anniversary and a 50th anniversary.

Mum and dad's 40th and 50th anniversary we did a "party". I think the 50th was an afternoon tea, that was all mum could stand up to at that stage, the 40th was at night.

I now realise you meant 50th birthday.

For 40th we did reasonable catered parties at home. DH did not do one for his 50th, which he is annoyed by now, so he is putting pressure on me to have one for my 50th. I only probably want a smaller number of people for my 50th so doing the whole catering at home is probably not going to work as there just wont be enough people. So time will tell on that.

For our 10th wedding anniversary and 15th we didn't do much. 20th haven't thought about that yet

#8 JRA

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

I think there is a huge difference between a 10th anniversary and a 50th anniversary.

Mum and dad's 40th and 50th anniversary we did a "party". I think the 50th was an afternoon tea, that was all mum could stand up to at that stage, the 40th was at night.

I now realise you meant 50th birthday.

For 40th we did reasonable catered parties at home. DH did not do one for his 50th, which he is annoyed by now, so he is putting pressure on me to have one for my 50th. I only probably want a smaller number of people for my 50th so doing the whole catering at home is probably not going to work as there just wont be enough people. So time will tell on that.

For our 10th wedding anniversary and 15th we didn't do much. 20th haven't thought about that yet




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