My DH's 40th birthday is coming up in one month. We don't have a lot of money, but I don't want to skip a celebration. He has said that he wants a party with black balloons/tombstones/over the hill theme. I personally don't care for that theme, but I'm not the one turning 40. :-) We live in New England so that will give you an idea weather-wise. Is it possible to have a fun time with $200-300? What would you do with this money? How would you use or stretch the budget? I need to start planning and get invitations out fast. I didn't realize how time had crept up.
Also, he isn't originally from the area where we live and doesn't have a lot of friends here, mostly co-workers and such. I'm not sure I'd want to have the party in our apartment, but I will with no other options.
Another thing worth mentioning is that he is a recovering alcoholic and hasn't drank in over 4 years, so alcohol will not be an expense. For guests who may not know, should I put alcohol free on the invitations or just play it by ear?
Thanks! I've never planned anything like this before and have no clue how people generally celebrate this milestone.