In about 5 weeks. He's never actually had a birthday party. I'd like to do something away from home that will be fun, but I can't figure out how many people will or won't come. I was thinking of getting a DJ, and doing music from when we were younger. I have a friend who is the entertainment director at the local Elk's lodge, but it would hold 400 people, and I'd be surprised if we could get 40. I also am not thrilled about serving alcohol. My friend who just got married got insurance at her wedding to cover in case anything went wrong with the drinkers. She said it was only $25 - $50 or so. I'll have to ask. But I don't want to be responsible for serving and keeping track of who is and isn't drunk. My group, someone is usually drunk. And who knows who might be driving or not. Any ideas? What worked for you guys? Do I do pot luck? (I'd like to!) Do I just do a really nice dinner out and invite good friends?