Birthdays are always a special time of year for anyone, wouldn’t you agree? You may celebrate your children’s birthday with a sense of nostalgia as you remember the days when they were just small babies and celebrating the fact you have made it through another year.
Which in itself is worth celebrating. Maybe you enjoy celebrating your families birthdays and the time you get to have with one another at a family meal or party. But there is something extra special about a landmark birthday, especially if it is your own. Turning thirty, forty, fifty and so on are all milestones that are worth a huge celebration.
This year could be the year that you have your own milestone birthday. Now that we have entered 2018 and January is in full flow you can’t but help thinking about the year ahead and the plans you might have, and your birthday will be no exception. Which is why I thought now would be as good a time as any to share with you some of the best ways you can celebrate that landmark birthday in style. I hope it gives you the inspiration you need to celebrate exactly how you see fit this year.
An intimate family gathering
You may not be one of those people who likes being in the spotlight, not all of us do. So a small intimate gathering or get together with your closest family and friends could be the perfect option for you to celebrate your landmark birthday. This could be done in your home where you all have a nice meal and few glasses of champagne.
You could choose to be super organized and stand out from the crowd by getting caterers in to cook, or really going to town with all the decorations. Or you may want to let someone else host with the cooking and dishes and head out to your favorite restaurant. This can also be special as you get to enjoy an atmosphere you love and eat the food you enjoy without the hassle of tidying up after everyone has gone. When parties are smaller, it gives you a an ideal chance to chat with everyone and be in the moment of celebration.
An organized party
Some of us really enjoy being the center of attention. When all eyes are on us and everyone in attendance knows exactly what is being celebrated. There is nothing wrong with that. So if you don’t mind being the center of attention then why not organize a party. Again this could be in your own home if it is accommodating for the numbers you could certainly host it there.
Or again let someone else deal with the aftermath and host your party at a local venue. Whether it’s the village hall, your local function room at your favorite pub or restaurant, or even just a space that you can hire out, there are plenty of options that you could consider. Many of them have small fees to hire and some even let you use it for free if you plan on purchasing food and drink through them.
Picking somewhere local is vital to make sure everyone can attend and also return home at the end of the evening without the need to fork out for expensive cabs home or accommodation. Hiring a DJ could get the party started and encourage people to get up and dance without the pressure on you or a family member to be in charge of the music. You could go crazy with the decorations or offer a more low-key style to the affair. It’s your party, after all, so have some fun with it and make sure you savor every moment of the spotlight.
A celebratory weekend away
Sometimes celebrating for one day just isn’t enough, and it’s a time of year where you can be a little selfish if you want to be. So make a whole weekend of it and enjoy the moment. You could whisk your friends and family off to a stunning location and celebrate in style for the whole weekend. Maybe relaxation is on your mind so want to sue the weekend to relax and enjoy people’s company in luxurious surroundings.
You could look into hiring a big house, villa or even a log cabin for the weekend in a new location. These offer bigger houses with many rooms for accommodating all of your guests. Meaning the celebration won’t stop from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave. It could be a truly memorable way to celebrate that landmark birthday of yours. So whether walking and beautiful views are your thing or celebrating in a new city, getting away might just be the ideal way to celebrate it.
A unique and sentimental gift
If parties aren’t your thing, and let’s face it, they aren’t for everyone, then why not celebrate with a unique and sentimental gift. Of course, this may be obvious as many people love to spoil friends and family with gifts on their birthday, especially when it is such a landmark or special occasion. But this sort of birthday teat could inspire you to think about having more sentimental, personalized gifts, or certainly ones that require a little more thought.
Maybe a soufeel name necklace when every time you wear it you know exactly when you received it as it could spark some great memories. It could be something that you look at each day, like a watch, pair of earrings or bracelet. Maybe you would like something a little different like a chance to makeover your wardrobe with some new clothes that will match your new passion for the next chapter in your life, a weekend away celebrating in a spa, or even an experience to do something on your bucket list like sky diving or a driving experience.
The options are endless when you think about it. You may even just want to get something engraved so you will always be reminded of that great day.
A holiday of a lifetime
Finally, you could celebrate in an ultimate way and have a holiday of a lifetime. We all have those destinations tucked away on a bucket list somewhere, don’t we? The holidays and destinations that we promise ourselves we will get to at some point in our lives. Then your landmark birthday could be the ideal occasion to book up one of those places and take a holiday of a lifetime. Maybe it is a road trip across the USA, stopping at some of the iconic destinations like Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
Maybe it’s heading far away to Australia or New Zealand, taking in some of the most extraordinary sites on this planet. Swimming with dolphins, heading to Disney World, look at your list for inspiration and then take the attitude that now is the ideal time to make this dream come true. If you can’t do it for a special birthday, when can you? As holidays like this can be quite expensive, the earlier you start to consider your plans the better. This goes for any way you want to celebrate your birthday, as you want to ensure that you can do it, rather than feeling pressured as the date draws nearer.
I hope that this has offered you some inspiration for some of the ways you can mark and celebrate this special birthday you have coming up. January is always a time of reflection, so if you find yourself thinking about it I hope you get the opportunity to make it memorable.