As an adult who works eight hours a day, five days a week, sometimes you can’t be bothered with your birthday. You’re not a teenager nor a 21-year-old freshman in college; hangovers become more intolerable as you grow old. Also, everyone will also have busy schedules, so not all of your friends and loved ones will be able to come to your celebration.
Well, life isn’t always going to be a party. But, you can still celebrate that extra notch on your belt without the hassles of organizing a birthday blowout extravaganza. Here’s how.
Enjoy an Intimate Dinner
For celebrants in a relationship, there’s nothing quite more romantic than having dinner with the one you love on your birthday. Make the most of the night with something intimate. You don’t even need an itinerary for it nor plan everything.
Cook in the comforts of your own home, buy a birthday cake from a Sterling Heights bakeshop, add some candles, and you’ve got yourself an intimate celebration. You can also book a table at your favorite restaurant and see how the night pans out.
Volunteer to a Cause
Volunteering might not be the first idea that comes into mind when someone talks about birthday celebrations. However, this very altruistic idea can bring a smile not just in your face but also in the faces of people in need.
Ask your friends and family to donate instead the money they intend to spend on gifts to charitable institutions. Some organizations also offer volunteers a chance to give children in need a birthday party that they won’t likely forget. Make others feel special on your special day.
Travel the World
For something extravagant yet personal, why not travel? Embark on a new adventure and explore the world — either alone or with someone. Visit a place you’ve always wanted to go to and celebrate your birthday there.
Fall in love in Paris. Ride a Vespa on the streets of Rome. See the cherry blossoms bloom in Japan. There is so much the world has to offer. Grab a pin and see where it takes you. At least, that takes one item off your bucket list.
Go on a Camping Trip
A variant of travelling the world. Celebrate your birthday and explore nature in its most primordial state, away from the smoke and grime of the city. See various flora and fauna you wouldn’t see over the next city block. Make a bonfire and watch as the crackling of the flames fill you and your companions with warmth.
Fresh, intimate, and enlivening, camping trips will make you appreciate everything good nature brings. Just make sure you’ve prepared properly for the trip.
Make It a Self-Care Day
Sometimes, the best way to celebrate your birthday is to organize a party for one — only for yourself. Visit the spa and get a luxurious pampering all by yourself. Watch a concert of your favorite band on your own. If you’re feeling peckish, book yourself a spot at the nicest restaurant — table for one, please! Self-care is vital to your well-being after all.
As you get older, you might not have the same opportunities to have a birthday bash you used to have when you were younger. Don’t fret, however. Sometimes, the most memorable birthday celebrations aren’t the bigger ones, but the smaller, more intimate ones.