12 Amazing Birthday Celebration Ideas
A birthday is certainly a magical day, isn’t it? An entire 24 hours designated to celebrating the birth of a very special someone- YOU! So why spend the day going to work, going to school, and following your regular boring routine when you can do something totally spectacular? Whether you’re a big partier or like to keep things cool, calm, and casual, we’ve come up with an awesome list of 12 absolutely AMAZING birthday celebration ideas that will really make your day shine.
1. Throw a Themed Birthday Party
Are you one of those people with 300 friends? Maybe you just have a few special besties you’ve known since elementary school. Whether you’re a big shot in town or just have a couple buddies, throwing a themed birthday party is an awesome and totally fun to celebrate your birthday. Start with a theme- maybe a masquerade event where everyone comes dressed up in extensive and wild costumes, or perhaps a classy ‘50s occasion where everyone comes dolled up in their finest attire- the theme doesn’t matter, as long as your guests will be required to dress up in something out of the ordinary and you can decorate your house from head to toe.
2. Go Out for a Fancy Dinner
Don’t want to spend hours decorating your home? Don’t blame you- it’s not for everyone. Perhaps you would love a lavish evening spent with your best buddies. And what better way to spend a classy afternoon then attending the classiest diner in town? Yes, you may have to spend close to $100 a plate, but it’s your birthday, so who cares? Dress up in your absolute favorite sparkly black dress, get your hair done with big, luscious, romantic girls, and don’t forget your finest dazzling accessories. It’s a great way to look dashing with your pals and indulge in a meal unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
3. Take a Road Trip
Hitting the open road, laughing and giggling with your best friends, is probably the calmest and funnest ways to spend your birthday. Maybe you will have a destination, or maybe you won’t! There’s TONS of possibilities and you never know where you and your pals may end up. You might find a super cool spot you didn’t even know existed. Pile up in the car, throw on your shades and high-waisted shorts, and get ready for the time of your life!
4. Take a Mini Vacation
EVERYONE deserves a vacation every now and then- especially on your birthday! After all, a birthday is a day where you’re supposed to relax and enjoy yourself. But that doesn’t mean your day can’t extend into a weekend. If you’re in the mood for a get-a-way, consider taking a mini vacation for your next birthday. Go alone, with your partner, or take some friends along for a really fun time away from home. Will you pick a beach hot spot, a secluded mountain retreat, or a motel along the open planes? Will you stick to finding a spot an hour from home, or hop on a plane and trek out hundreds of miles away?
5. Hit the Skies
So we’ve talked about road tripping and taking little mini vacations, but what about those of you who absolutely hate the idea of riding in a car all day? Well, think of option number two: a plane! If you’re a high flyer and love to be up in the sky, take a trip with your pals. Go first class and be treated like a queen!
6. Bungee Jumping
So, not everyone likes to stay on the safe side. Some people like to do things totally WILD and crazy. Sound like you? Then do something you’ve probably never done before- BUNGEE JUMPING! Talk about an adrenaline rush. (Oh, and good luck finding someone to accompany you on this birthday adventure. Hopefully your best friend is as much as a thrill seeker as you are!)
7. Pamper Yourself
Bungee jumping not really your cup of tea? Don’t blame you- that’s one thing that is definitely not for everyone. If you prefer a more casual and calm lifestyle, then you will love this next idea: pamper yourself! This could mean any number of things. Maybe you desperately need a manicure/pedicure, or your back is aching for a deep tissue massage. Maybe you need to spend an entire day at the spa, receiving luxurious facial treatments and bathing in the pools filled with mineral water. Seriously, whatever “pampering” means to you, DO IT! It’s your birthday, right? So let loose and go treat yourself to something nice.
8. Shopping Spree!
Every girl loves to shop. It must be in our DNA or something! But that’s not the point. The point is, birthday means presents. And what better way to indulge in all the presents you want then heading out on a shopping spree with your gal pals? Visit the biggest mall in your area or hey, try out a new lavish mall you’ve never been to. Shop all your favorite shops and find the perfect presents. Maybe you’re in need of a new outfit, or that stunning pair of silver earrings has caught your eye. Maybe you need a new gaming system or cellphone? The options are endless and you’ll never know what you’ll find on your shopping adventure.
9. Beach Party
Everyone loves the beach, right? (Okay, there’s a few people out there who don’t like it, but majority rules). So forget staying home or going to dinner- have a party on the beach! Do I hear bikinis and bonfires, anyone?
10. Spend a Night on the Town
A night on the town with your girlfriends. I mean seriously, can you think of anything more fun than that!? Who knows what you and your girls will get into. If you like to drink, consider bar hopping downtown and end at a karaoke bar where there’s tons of laughs to be held. Don’t like to drink? No problem! Going out for yummy food, ice cream, and checking out boutiques is loads of fun!
11. Attend a Live Event
Your favorite band playing around the time of your birthday? Interested in dressing up and going to a show on Broadway? Maybe you want to indulge in a special musical festival or a sports game. There’s SO many different kinds of live events to choose from, and they’re ALL bound to be a blast. See what’s happening next in your area, grab your friends, and head out for a super fun day/night.
12. Boat Trip
Dinner cruise, anyone? An hour speeding through the ocean on a speedboat, anyone? For those of you that love the beach, consider a boat trip! Keep it calm and casual with a regular boat, be silly with a couple paddle boats, or try out your luck on the jet skis. Having fun under the sun is an awesome and SUPER fun way to spend your birthday- EVERYONE will be asking to come along!
Is anyone else getting super excited for their next birthday? Which one of these ideas do you like the most? What is YOUR idea of a really awesome birthday celebration? Let us know!