One of the funniest birthdays ever was one I hosted for my husband right before our move to Seattle. While I hadn't started actively packing, I'd spent a fair bit of time cleaning and organizing and finding all sorts of items that either needed to be returned to friends, or simply seemed like they should belong to friends. We had a big going away/birthday party combo and told everyone not to bring anything, but when they arrived guests found a long table piled with wrapped gifts. More than a few of our guests looked very worried and I actually had to stop at least one from running out to 'get something' for the birthday boy. Finally, I announced it was time to unwrap presents and when everyone assembled, we began handing them out. We actually managed to have a 'gift' for every single person in attendance (and since my gregarious husband had lived in that town for over 15 years it was a large party). It was so fun and it was delightful watching everyone's expressions as they got into the spirit!
So, what am I going to do this year? My dear husband and I are going to play hooky from work for starters. Likely head down to El Diablo's, our favorite coffee shop at some point during the morning. And we're going to hang out at the beach at Golden Gardens tomorrow afternoon, followed by a little bonfire and hotdog roast with s'mores along with some of our closest friends.
And if you leave a comment on this post before the week's end sharing a tidbit from your best birthday ever, I might just send you a gift, too.
Ta ta for now! Time to go make some deviled eggs....