Thursday, August 26, 2010

birthday spending

Steve's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and he's going to be 35! Eeeek! I've been thinking of ideas for festivities, and I want to do something fun, of course. I have one idea that I am doing, though I won't write it here now, just in case he reads this (he does very occasionally!), but it is super great and I know he'll love it.
His birthday is the 13th of September, a Monday this year. I was thinking of having people over Sunday and making a cake/cupcakes, and maybe going to a pub for a while, but I feel like we always do that and that gets old, like him! ;)
Nearby here, there is a ropes course that sounds really fun. Has anyone ever done something like this? It has ziplines, a ropes course and all sorts of obstacles. When you go, you have a 30 minute training session and then two to three hours of fun on the course. It is $55 a person and that includes the rental for equipment and such.
Do you think this is too much to ask people to spend? It isn't as though I'd invite a huge random group of people, it would all be close friends. Would you be annoyed if someone asked you to spend this much for someone elses birthday?
Thoughts? Ideas?


Annie said...

Maybe you could do the ziplining and then go to the Pub afterward to give people a cheaper alternative but still to celebrate with him. :)

Mrs. Potts said...

I think you'd be fine. Those who wanted to spend it could & perhaps you could go to the pub after that.

We once did whitewater rafting at the US National Center for a friend's birthday. It was a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, Annie's idea is good too in case there are some people uncomfortable with making the splurge.

Floss said...

Hello - firstly, thanks for joining my magazine swap - it's so good to meet new people through it and I've been pleased to come over here and get to know you a little bit.

Secondly, I just went to a Lazer Game birthday party to make up numbers for one of my son's friends and had a fantastically good time trying something new and unexpected! So I think that people would have a lot of fun on your ropes trail! The suggestion that you give people a second, cheaper way to join in too is really wise. Have fun!