Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fun, Fun Birthday!

I am sorry there aren't any pictures for this post but our day was so fun I just wanted to share it!  My husband's birthday was last Saturday.  He wanted to do something different so we came up with this little idea.  There were 10 adults at our house that day.  We put $3 in each of 10 envelopes along with a slip of paper indicating whether it was for "Main Course", "Veggies/Rolls" or "Dessert".  Each of the adults drew out an envelope and whatever was in their envelope, that is the "team" they were on.  Each team was to then come up with what they wanted to make and could only use the money that was in the envelopes.  The main course came out to be $15, the veggies/rolls had $6, and dessert had $9.  Each team was to then be creative and come up with a recipe that they wanted to make.  When the recipe was decided on, each team had to go shopping for their ingredients.  We told them they could use spices and small incidentals that we had in the house.  It seemed that everyone finished shopping about the same time and we were ALL in the kitchen at the same time!  My kitchen is not small, but not huge either.  It got to be very cramped for a while in there!  Everyone helped with the recipes and it all seemed to be finished about the same time.  It just seemed to work out perfectly!  Then we all sat down and enjoyed my husband's birthday meal!

For dinner we had:  Main Course - Chicken Stroganoff
                               Veggies/Rolls - Three Cheese Broccoli and Parmesan Breadsticks
                               Dessert - Brownie Baked Alaska

It was all delicious and a great time had by everyone!  

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any great birthday celebration ideas to share, I would love to hear them because I am always looking for something new!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Shirley, that sounds like a fabulous idea and I'm sure y'all had a blast! Thanks for the great idea.

    1. Thank you Lisa! It was a blast! We decided that next year we needed to add another dollar to each envelope! My husband wants to do it each year for his birthday because he had so much fun!