What did you do for your birthday?

posted 8 months ago in Entertainment
Post # 2
797 posts
Busy bee

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 # 4
183 posts
Blushing bee

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
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
719 posts
Busy bee

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
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
4451 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
3076 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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