Need help with Ideas!!!!!!!!

United States
July 5, 2009 9:23pm CST
Ok so my husband has been deployed a little over six months now and he will be coming home around december time, and I want to do something for when he comes home but My mind is drawing a blank lol. When he came home to visit in april I had signs all over the house like a little treasure hunt. Most were just little saying like I love you and poems and stuff and the others were some that my son made (he's 3) I did have one that stretched across my whole living room wall that said welcome home daddy. I used a piece of construction paper for each leter and colored them all kinds of stuff. But for his actual home coming I want to top that but cant seem to think of anything.... Can anyone help with some ideas... I have around six months to plan and then get it ready lol
6 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Why don't you have a welcome home party for him. You can just hang the sign inside the house and have him follow a trial of something...then lead him outside to where all of his friends and family will be to welcome him home. This way it can be a huge fun family bbq for his welcome home.
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• United States
9 Jul 09
Thanks for your idea! Yea thats what I wish I could do but since our family lives in texas and it will be right before christmas i dont think anyone will come... his dad said today actually that he was going to lol so im planning on not telling him so it will be a suprise :) hopefully it works out so that his dad does really come and i can do a suprise party!!! im so excited and its months away still lol
@kcoregon (303)
• United States
6 Jul 09
You only have 6 more months to go, that's great, halfway there! And thank you to your husband for serving his country and to you for supporting him! :) Mine has only been gone two months and I cannot wait for it to be over. Miss him like crazy as I am sure you miss yours. My husband's family is all the way cross country from us and my family is a state away too so I can understand not being able to get everyone together for a big party with his family. I think when my husband finally gets home we will have a little welcome home party just me, him, and the kids. I know that he misses his family, us, and will want to spend time with us before spending any time with others. I'm planning on having banners put up and having the children make cards for him and to make him whatever food he missed the most. Honestly I don't think you need to go overboard to show him how much you missed him and love him-not saying that you are or have done that. I think after having to be out there for a year nothing would sound better to me than to come home and return to my "normal" life. Maybe as a gift you can give him a little journal where you have written things you and your toddler have done together while he was gone. Maybe include some pictures of the things that you did as well. This maybe can help him to not feel as if he missed out too much by being away. For my husband, I hope he is prepared. When he gets home he is going to smothered in kisses and hugs from his four girls... :)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Great ideas! when my hubby first left it was really hard to get used to him not being here this is his first deployment so its been pretty hard to get used to lol. Our son is always drawing him little scribble pictures so i think ill just do something with those and the banners thing and if his dad ends up coming out then i can have him here waiting to suprise him!!! WOW!!! four girls that must be hard with him being gone, It was hard for me with just my one with him always asking where his daddy was and stuff. I guess its harder depending on the ages and stuff too but still hard regardless. I wish you the best of luck and your husband too.
• United States
6 Jul 09
Plan a special meal of his favorite foods. Have balloons up the walkway to the house. Once the little one has gone to bed, have a candle lit bubblebath together. Maybe get a slinky little number for after the bath...or before.
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• United States
6 Jul 09
Thanks :) I like the balloon idea lol. and I will def have a slinky lil outfit for later that night lol. Great ideas THANKS!!
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Plan a party for him, something exciting, something that will show him how much his family missed him and cares for him. Include your son in the planning and make it a family friendly event.
• United States
6 Jul 09
Thanks for your advice :) and yea that is what I wish I could do but all of our family and friends are in texas and we are in cali. So it will just be me and him and our son lol. I am going to plan a kind of party get together for like the first weekend after they are back though. Thanks though it would have been a great thing to do if i could.
@mynestegg (520)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
Hmmm... sounds exciting! How about something that will allow him to have a very very relaxed stay. What does he really like doing? Cook him his favorite food. Give him a spa treat! You and him should have a spa date. Then have you and your son take him to a videoke bar or something. Hehe
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• United States
6 Jul 09
Thanks :) I should have been more descriptive on the details though... Like when he comes home I will have to go to the ceremony which lasts a while and there are no bars out here cuz the base we are on is in the middle of the desert lol but I like the making him his favorite food one :) so thanks for that!
@garychie (157)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
Make a very big banner that says "The best husband, the best dad lives here." Hang it outside your house to make sure that it is the first thing he will see as soon as he gets off from the car that's taking him home from the airport. Just a thought.