(Closed) Are birthdays a big deal in your family/circle of friends?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love birthdays! I’m actually dying with excitement right now because my SO’s birthday is in 10 days and I got him the best present ever this year. 

Post # 4
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The whole family gets together for dinner, either at home or at a restaurant. I mean the WHOLE family Aunsts uncles cousins…it’s nice!

Post # 5
14659 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, birthday fun wore off when I started working and making enough to buy whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.  =(  My husband isn’t crazy about birthdays either.. so at least we’re on the same page with same expectations.

Post # 6
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I also love birthdays! My family will have a race to see who can sing happy birthday to our voicemails first!

My Darling Husband never really grew up with that. I mean, they did cake on their birthdays, but never really went way out of their way to make the person feel special. I make sure to make up for that now!

Post # 8
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

For my mom and grandparents, if we don’t do a dinner then we will go over their house to have cake and coffee.

Post # 9
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When I was a kid, we had a little family party, a party with friends and cake and all that.  We usually got one gift from Mom and Dad.  It was more about the celebration then the gifts though.

DH’s family weren’t big on birthdays at all, I sort of feel sad for him.  His dad thinks pretty much everything fun is “silly”.

Now that we are adults, we aren’t big on them at all.  I have one friend that counts down to her birthday and asks us what the plans are like a month in advance.  It drives me NUTS and seems so juvenile.

Post # 10
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nope. Unless it’s a really old grandparent or a 1st birthday for a new baby deal…. I really don’t care much :/ maybe that’s a bad thing. I also think that planning for months in advance or guilt tripping family members to travel long distances for an adult’s birthday is not cool. I guess I don’t see the hype now that I’m an adult. 

Post # 11
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

Not when I was growing up.  My parents would buy me a card and a present or two, but we only had parties for big birthdays (I can only remember 2-3 parties for me) and didn’t really do anything else.  My birthday is over winter break (my SO is in law school), and his bday is over spring break, so we’ve been using our birthdays as excuses for vacations the past few years.  Smile  I’m sure once he’s out of school, we’ll just do cards and call it a day.

Post # 12
7524 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

No, I actually hate my birthday, because I hate being the center of attention.  I do not want it acknowledged in any way.  My parents usually make me go out to dinner.  But I have gotten super upset when my mother thought it was funny to have the restaurant sing “happy birthday” to me.  I find it stupid.  Everyone has a birthday…. its not special.

Post # 13
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My group of friends and I always try to get together when there’s a birthday.  Sometimes it’s just meeting at a restaurant, other times a get together at someone’s house. 

It,s getting harder though, because some of them have started having babies, so it’s not always possible to get everyone out.

Post # 14
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Birthday’s in my family are small affairs.  Maybe we’ll go out to dinner.  Just immediate family.  Husband’s family is CRAZY about birthdays and holidays.  They celebrate EVERYTHING.  And EVERYONE celebrates…cousins, in-laws, aunts, uncles, etc.  It’s like we are always celebrating something with his family. Such a stark contrast.   

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