As we get older, our birthday celebrations are slowly becoming simpler. We sort of lose that excitement about celebrating them that we had as kids. Probably because each following birthday is just a reminder that we’re getting older.
Still, birthdays are for celebrating. Regardless of whether you like to throw huge parties or just spend a quiet day with your loved ones — you should always find a fun way to mark that special occasion.
If you or someone close to you has a birthday coming up, you should have some great birthday party ideas lined up, just in case.
Here are seven ways to make someone’s birthday special.
Organize a brunch
Sometimes, dinner parties are way too mainstream and it’s time to mix it up a little. To make a birthday party special this year, try organizing a brunch.
Brunches have become very popular in recent years, so you won’t have a problem finding a restaurant that serves it. Just make sure you tell all the guests either to skip breakfast or not to overindulge.
You can also organize a brunch party at your home. A backyard brunch party sounds dreamy.
Do a spa day
No one can say no to a day of relaxation and indulgence. Some of the best spas offer birthday packages and offer a full day of massages, facials, baths, and relaxation. Wouldn’t that be a dream birthday!
You know that we all live in a fast-paced world, where time is precious, and getting some downtime for pampering is considered a luxury. So, organizing a relaxing spa birthday either for yourself or for your special someone will most certainly be a hit.
Even if a birthday celebration is off the table, getting a birthday gift for yourself or your loved one is a must!
If you don’t have any plans to celebrate your birthday this year, you should at least treat yourself to a nice birthday present. You can make it a day of shopping where you’ll be strictly choosing yourself a perfect birthday present.
As for your loved ones, this year instead of struggling to find the right kind of gift, you can create personalized gift baskets. These baskets are ideal for all kinds of occasions and the best thing is that you can create your own custom gift basket. A very cool way to surprise someone with a special birthday present!
Host a game night
As we get older, the prospect of spending a night out is becoming ever tiring. So, why not spend a comfortable night in? Host a relaxing game night where the dress code will be either pyjamas or leisurewear.
Then take out all your favourite board games such as Monopoly, Cluedo, or any other favourite childhood games. Prepare several batches of popcorn or cookies and your favourite drinks. And voila, a perfect night in to mark your birthday or your loved ones.
Host a wine tasting with charcuterie
Who says that you can’t make your wine tasting party? All you have to do is tell your guests to bring their favourite wine bottle or bottles and you already have a nice selection of wines to go through.
In addition to wine tasting, you can set up a cheese and charcuterie platter. Charcuterie is the culinary art of preparing meat products such as ham, bacon, sausage, pates, ballotines, and so on. All these meat products are placed on the charcuterie boards and served like that.
A very French birthday party from the comfort of your home or backyard!
A perfect beach escape
Organize a perfect beach escape for your special someone’s birthday. Make a small picnic next to the sea or river and enjoy the sun and nature around you.
Is there a more perfect birthday than escaping the noise, crowd, and pollution of the city? Nothing beats a relaxing day at the beach surrounded by your loved ones.
Host a movie night
If your birthday person is a film buff, you already know what to do for their birthday — host a movie night. You have several options here: you can rent out a local theatre room and have them play a certain movie, or you can host a movie night at your place.
All in all, rest assured that your loved one will enjoy their birthday, doing the thing they love the most — watching movies!
There are so many fun and creative ideas that you can use to surprise your loved ones for their birthday. Hopefully, we managed to inspire you with some of the above-mentioned ways.
Making someone feel special doesn’t take much. You don’t have to go all out to organize a special birthday party for someone you love or even for yourself. Just pay attention to all the things they love and appreciate and planning a birthday party won’t be an impossible task.
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet.