For Stephen's 40th birthday, I planned on surprising him with a little party. I knew he didn't want a big "fancy" adults-only party, so I created a fun, low-key gathering on a Sunday afternoon at our local brewing company. It's one of our favorite spots, and it's very family friendly, so I simply invited families to join us for a relaxed evening together.
Being a Sunday afternoon, there were only a few people in the whole place who weren't from our group. We basically took over the place!
We celebrated with pizza and cookie cake, and everyone sang Happy Birthday!
It was so great to have so many friends gathered in one spot. Since it was the end of the holidays, most folks were in town and able to come celebrate for a couple of hours. And it got their kiddos out of the house!