Birthdays: we get older, and we think we don’t want to celebrate them. The truth is that deep down inside, most of us do. Whether you’re browsing around for ideas for a friend’s birthday or you’re planning your own, there are so many ways to celebrate a special day like another trip around the sun.
Regardless of the age you’re turning, it’s always a fantastic idea to do something special for your day of birth. Take a look at these ideas you can do to enjoy your day with friends and family:
1. Host a house party
If it’s been a while since you and your friends have all hung out, your birthday could be a great reason to get everyone together for a fun shebang, including everything from personalized happy birthday yard signs to a birthday banner in your home.
Hey, it’s your birthday! So, why not go all out with the celebration? From ordering your favorite food to playing your favorite playlist, do whatever it is that feels good for your birthday and invite your friends to join in the fun.
2. Reserve your favorite restaurant
Do you have a restaurant that you love to visit in the city? Maybe you don’t usually take time to go eat there, whether because of location or price, but if you’re looking to do something amazing for your special day, this could be the perfect time to do just that.
Use an app like OpenTable or Resy to book a table, if the restaurant is an extremely popular one, so you can simply show up and get seated when it’s time. Request that your friends and family try their best to show up at the time reserved, as most restaurants won’t sit incomplete parties.
3. Go on a road trip
If you have friends who love road tripping as much as you do, a trip for your birthday could be a great idea, especially if you have friends and family who you know you travel well with. Whether you get passes for national parks that you can visit or you want to road trip to a party city, there are many reasons why planning a road trip for a birthday is a great way to celebrate your day.
To ensure your road trip goes to plan, make sure you take the time to plan your route and trip, including must-see destinations along the way, hotels and Airbnbs to stay at, gas, and places to eat and drink. One way to keep costs down is to reach out to friends and family who live in any areas along the route— they’d be more than happy to accommodate you and any friends.
4. Hang out at a pool
If it’s summer and you can’t get enough of the sunshine, spend some time outside, and enjoy pool time. Whether you book a reservation at a fancy pool downtown or you plan for a pool party where you live, summer fun is always a great way to celebrate your special day. From refreshing drinks to sunbathing and good music from a local DJ, gathering your friends for an epic pool party is always a good idea.
5. Go dancing
Do you love getting your dancing shoes on and letting your hair loose? If so, a fabulous way to ring in your new year is to go out dancing with your best dancing friends. Whether you enjoy a post with 80s music or prefer shaking it to your favorite Latin tunes, donning your dancing shoes could make for a birthday you won’t soon forget.
Many times, people think about pleasing their friends and family for their birthday celebration. Forget about all that; it’s your day and you deserve to celebrate as such. Plan the perfect celebration for you and let people join as they want to.