I’ve got a milestone birthday approaching rapidly, [cough] 40 [cough, cough] and my wife is insisting on a song and dance, friends, relatives, etc, etc.
I think we’re just going to host it at home, get some caterers in, fill up the esky’s with beer and wine and away we go. If I have to do this, I just want an enjoyable night with friends and family, I’m not interested in being bombarded with birthday gifts.
Sending out invitations (likely by email in the first instance) is it uncouth presumption to include a note of ‘No Gifts Please’? Or are birthday presents (even for an adult birthday) well enough expected that a note of that kind is fine?
What say the Doper doyens of etiquette?