Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Birthdays

October means a lot of birthdays in my family, including my own. I have been slowly cutting down on how much I spend on birthday gifts. This year I've managed to get away with either a card, cake or homemade dinner. I usually also kick in a small gift around $10.

Even when it comes to kids in the family I've reduced my spending. I take my time now and really look for something special thats in a reasonable price range. I've decided to stop stressing over presents so much.

I have to get organized so that nobody gets forgotten this month!

October Birthdays In Order

Youngest Birthday - Card and Dinner out, Reservation booked for Saturday
Uncles Birthday (twin) - Card, Scratch and win tickets
Aunts Birthday (twin)- Card - lives across Canada from me
Nieces Birthday - Fun gift, handmade necklace or bracelet
Dolly's Birthday - Dinner out?
Grandpa's Birthday - Card, favorite candies and a nice puzzle

Ok! Now that I've figured out what I want to do and have a list I'd better get on it. We'll be celebrating all the October birthdays on one night which will also be our Thanksgiving dinner that I am hosting. Saves a lot of time, money and effort over a whole month of events.

Also I'll be hosting another family night on Halloween so everyone can dress up and have fun greeting trick or treaters!


LeighAnn said...

It's my birthday this month too!

J. Money said...

Wow, that IS a lot! December is a big one for us :) it's like we have 4 Xmas' in a row! haha...

Dolly Iris said...

Leigh Ann - Yay! We're birthday buddies

J Money - Oooh. Must be an expensive month!