In 10 days the first of the birthdays start. Eleven plus 2 daughters-in-law and a grandson. Last year the plan was for the birthday person to get a dinner out with Mom alone, at the restaurant of their choice, a modest gift, and they could pick out their own cake to share with everyone else when we got home. Well. There is not any room in the budget for 14 restaurant meals, even if they are spaced out once a month, nor can my grocery money cover store-bought cakes.
I googled “13th birthday ideas” and got things such as: renting a limo to go to a motel and swim all night, going to a cupcake place, then bowling and home for makeovers, taking a boat cruise… really? No.
So, if you can help me out once again, I’d really appreciate it. I have two birthdays in January. The first is this one:
Who, obviously, will be 13. Then I have this one 12 days later, who will be 23:
He’s the one on the right. But the one on the left is third in line in the birthday year, and is 3 weeks after the second one. Then I have a break until April, phew. Suggestions, please. (Very)low cost, yet special.