I just threw my husband a suprise b-day party and it was great!!! First, you have to think of what your husband would like and go from there. For my husbands party....I made it all about his favorite foods. I invited 50 people, made cheesesteaks, roasted red potatoes, Schmitz sausages, got a keg of Guiness beer, made his favorite brownies, had a friend set up music, made a fire pit in my back yard.
The day of the party, I put 5lbs of deli roast beef in a crock pot with au jou and bananna peppers, threw the sausages in some beer in a large disposabale catering tray ( the kind you can heat over a candle later at the table. Threw the potatoes in with olive oil salt and garlic in the oven. Cooked a hug can of mushroom and saurkrat (seperately) in a pan (throw some red wine in with the mushrooms or season however you'd like) which I then put in catering trays later over candles)
(You can get any of this stuff at GFS) I preoredered small hoagie buns from kroger so they were fresh the day of (and not to mention I used the hoagies for both the sausages and cheesteaks), put out provalone cheese and all the fixin's and let people serve themselves.
I also had buckets around with ice, pop, capri suns.....ect. I had hotdogs for the kids....
Needless to say....he loved it!! After the older folk left, we brought out cards, board games, and continued enjoying the rest of the party.
I will say, when I first started planning I wanted to go over the top....but then I realized....my husband loves the simple things in life: good food, friends, family, and a tall glass of creamy Guiness...lol