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Husband's 25th Birthday (& Recipes!)

7:00 AM

Hey gals!


This weekend my amazing husband turned 25! He turned a quarter of a century!!! Of course, being who I am, I considered that a really big deal. I wanted to make this birthday really special for him especially because it would be the first birthday we would celebrate as a married couple!


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


I found that being married brought with it some challenges in terms of trying to surprise Joe for his birthday. We live together now AND we share a bank account so in terms of trying to make “surprise” purchases and “surprise” decorate the place, I found that it was pretty difficult to do! I asked you guys on my instagram stories what I should do and got so much great feedback! I’ll include the amazing ideas you guys suggested at the bottom of this post!


In the past, I have also gravitated towards projecting what I personally would want for my birthday on to Joe’s birthday. I love big crowds, lots of attention, surprises, cute decorations, and an activity filled day. Joe is basically the OPPOSITE of me! He likes very small crowds, very little attention, could care less for cute decorations and would rather be at home relaxing with good food.


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


So keeping these factors in mind.. I decided to cook him lots of good food and plan a very intimate gathering with the friends that he loves and tried to limit the activities planned and instead just went with the flow with what he wanted!


The food I cooked Joe sure was popular with you guys and I got so many requests to share the recipes and so I’m doing just that today!!


  1. BISCUITS & SAUSAGE GRAVY

    We started the day with Joe’s favorite breakfast food: biscuits and gravy


(for the gravy, you MUST use the hot from Bass Farms, I’ve tried different sausages for this recipe and it’s just not the same!)


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday

2) CINNAMON ROLLS  

I did not chill or freeze these rolls, I just let it sit for one hour and then went ahead and baked them. They turned out great, if I had let them sit longer in the fridge they might have gotten bigger which I’ll have to try out next time!!

** I did add extra brown sugar just because I feel like brown sugar melts beautifully so that was definitely a personal preference.


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


In terms of the icing, I didn’t have all the ingredients The Pioneer Woman called for so I decided to just wing it and it came out amazing.
I used:
  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 tablespoons of milk (add more as needed)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (add more as needed)
  • Dash of vanilla extract
I started out with these four ingredients and then added powder sugar and milk as I saw fit to reach the consistency I was looking for. To thicken your icing, add powdered sugar. To make your icing runnier, add milk.


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday
Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


3) ITALIAN CREAM CAKE

I did do some things differently with this recipe: I only used two cake pans to make a double layer cake and then used the cinnamon roll icing to coat the cake.


I honestly hate coconut flakes and Joe isn’t the biggest fan of it either but I wanted to give it a try, it ended up being so delicious!!!


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


Jadoregrace.com// Biscuits and Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Cream Cake Recipes for Husband's 25th Birthday


And finally….

Suggestions for Surprising Your Husband on His Birthday:



  1. If you have a joint account: go to the bank to withdraw cash and make birthday present purchases with that
  2. Hide Post-It notes around the home in places where your husband will eventually go such as his laptop, his charger, his toothbrush, his closet, etc.
  3. Scavenger hunt for an activity filled day
  4. Wrap presents with certain times of the day and have him open them when it gets to that time
  5. A new video game
  6. Lingerie


I loved all of the suggestions you guys gave me! Thanks for helping me make my husband’s 25th birthday extra special!

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13 comments

  1. What an adorable way to celebrate! I also always think he'll like things best the way I do, but its wonderful to try and look at their perspective!! Either way, you got super cute food, so a win for both!!
    xoxo
    May from www.mayliving.com

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  2. What a great way to celebrate, I love cinnamon buns they are they best!!! You are such a great wife!!

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  3. Such a sweet way to celebrate! My fiancé turns 30 next year and I'm already starting to plan how to celebrate, I want to make sure he loves it!

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  4. Joe is a lucky guy to have all that yummy food made for him! I'm just like you girl- I love to go all out on my birthday!! But it sounds like you planned him the ideal birthday celebration for his tastes, how sweet! :)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  5. Yum - all of this food looks amazing!! Sounds like you planned him the perfect birthday!

    Tori
    www.mooretori.com

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  6. I love making cinnamon rolls on Sunday mornings! They smell sooo good when they're baking!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  7. What a sweet photos! I'm sure you had a great time with your family as well!

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  8. This is so cute! Those cinnamon rolls look amazing1

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  9. Those homemade cinnamon rolls look amazing! I think I'm going to have to make some of those this weekend.

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  10. You're so sweet! I'm glad you had fun celebrating your hubby's birthday. Turning a quarter of a century is certainly a huge deal.

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  11. Oh my goodness, all this food looks amazing! For the past 3 years I've tried baking my husband a cheesecake - I'm good at cooking, but not so good at baking. I love all the goodness you baked him! And it's interesting how we often project what we want for our birthday onto others. (I can be accused of doing that, too.)

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  12. You are wifey goals!!! Those cinnamon rolls look absolutely delicious.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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