Post # 1
So my 30th birthday is tomorrow. Tonight I’m going out for a family dinner and then on Saturday i’m going to an Amy Schumer concert but that’s only because I bought the tickets months ago and it was cancelled and rescheduled. Do you usually plan your own party or do you do anything special for yours? I’m sort of bummed I’m not doing anything crazy for my 30th but I’m not too sure what to do either.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2017 - Carnival Cruise Ship 'Paradise'
To me birthdays are a huge deal. I think every one whether it’s a mile stone birthday, like 30, or not should be celebrated.
People say that your not meant to throw parties for yourself because it looks gift grabby but i think that’s bull shit. If i want a party to hang out with all my favorite people and drink my favorite liquor then im gonna do it. So if you want a party then do it.
I turned 26 at the start of February and I had originally planned to go to the Medieval Fair a few towns over but it was so busy when we got there that I decided to just take advantage of a bigger town and mosey around. Me, my SO and my family grabbed a relaxed breakfast and then we went to the mall and shopped around a bit. Later that evening when we were all back home my mom made dinner for everyone and then we all went out for a couple drinks. To me it was perfect!
Post # 3
milksteak : Happy birthday tomorrow!
Post # 4
milksteak : I like travelling over my birthdays. Last year I went for a long weekend in Dubai to see my bestie and we had a blast! Thinking to go to vegas this year ☺️.Happy birthday!
Post # 5
I wanted to do something awesome for my 30th and no one planned anything and everytime I tried to plan something everyone bailed.
I ended up having a small cookout at my house and I was disappointed at the time, but a year later I don’t really care about it anymore.
Post # 6
I’m usually not hugely into my birthday and don’t really mind whether I do anything or not most years. Often I’ll go to my cabin with a few friends. For my 30th last year FI (then bf) and I went away on a weekend trip that was really great. It was mainly inspired by the fact that I didn’t want the pressure of having to organize anything in town though haha. This year i just went out for drinks with 10 or so friends.
I find that at this age my friends and I always plan our own birthdays, or our partners do. It’s really difficult to plan a birthday for someone at this age when everyone has so much going on and you don’t really know their schedule or preferences. People don’t really do gifts as much at this age anyway so it’s not really gift grabby. Like, if someone sees something they know you’ll like they’ll grab it, but it’s definitley not customary for everyone to bring a gift to birthdays.
Don’t fret! Lots of people don’t really do much for it. Happy birthday!!
Post # 7
Our families have a special dinner for everyone when it’s their birthday – at my MIL’s, the birthday person gets to choose what we have and she’ll cook it; at my parent’s, my dad will cook up something special or we’ll go out.
DH and I also usually try to celebrate our birthdays with friends. Last year, I turned 26 and went to a cheese and wine bar. I think there were about 12 of us? We hit a nearby pub afterwards. DH turned 25 last year; he invited a few friends to dinner and we went to see a movie afterwards. In our social group, it’s very much expected that everyone will pay their own way too.
Post # 8
I didn’t realize it was my birthday until I was going to bed, haha. SO felt bad because he didn’t either, so he ended up taking me out that weekend. But really, I don’t care about my birthday, except this year I turn 30, and I’m dreading it.
Post # 9
I share my birthday with my mom and grandma, so we always try to do brunch together or something. Other than that, not a whole lot unless it falls on a weekend.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
My most recent b-day was my 28th. I was a little over eight weeks pregnant and still terrified of everything. I stayed in with DH and FIL for a nice dinner at home and a cake.
Usually birthdays involve a nice dinner out (usually some sort of buffet) and a few drinks. We only do parties for ‘landmark’ birthdays.
Post # 11
Happy 30th birthday!
I host a BBQ for my friends at my house pretty much every year, but last year I had terrible morning sickness (was 12 weeks pregnant) so we did something different and went out for Korean BBQ at a family friendly restaurant.
My 34th is in two weeks! I think this year I want a sausage party ( pun fully intended) with sausages, mashed potatoes, and mushy peas for everyone. Oh, and a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes! I usually get a lemon cake but this year I think I’ll ask for chocolate.
Post # 12
milksteak : I usually plan something myself, which kind of sucks. For my 30th a friend with a birthday close to mine (same year also) convinced me to have a joint party, I think mostly because we usually can’t go to each other’s and she didn’t want our mutual friends to have to choose. Anyway- we went to a tiny club she found and it sucked. So for my 31st I planned a wine tasting trip. Friends met in the parking lot of a restaurant, we boarded a party bus which took us to a few different wineries, and then had dinner back at the restaurant. It was fun and closer to what I would have wanted for my 30th.
Post # 13
milksteak : My birthday usually falls or a few days before a long weekend. SO usually takes me to stay somewhere for 3 days just to get away. Then the following weekend, I celebrate with my family/very close friends. Usually, they come over for some food and cake.
Post # 15
So it turns out my fiancé and best friend (that lives 8 hours away) planned a weekend for me. I went out last night thinking I was just going out for dinner with my fiancé and boys when we had to stop in at my older sisters place because my nieces made something for me for my birthday. I get there and my mom, step dad, in laws, sisters, nieces and my friend from 8 hours away are there. Birthdays were never really big with our family but they are starting to be these past few years. I even got presents which doesn’t usually happen. I got beer, a knife set, a large soup pot, wrist straps for working out, and apparently more to come. I was feeling pretty down so having everyone there cheered me up.
Tonight we are going to an escape from the room and dinner and drinks before that. Im not sure who but apparently friends are coming too. Im pretty introverted and since I work from home i have a hard time making friends so this means a lot to me. Plus since having my second boy and being so busy I havent been able to nurture my friendships. Tomorrow I have a surprise but I’m pretty sure they got me tickets to a beer fest. My bridesmaids also booked two places to try on bridesmaid dresses which is awesome because I was starting to stress when we could all go.
Overall this is turning out to be a great weekend and Im feeling really loved.