I am someone who loves their birthday and honestly I get sad at people who don’t make the most to celebrate the day they came into an existence. It’s the 1 day in the year where you have the perfect excuse to celebrate you and do exactly what the hell you want. I mean you being born, being given life is a big bloody deal – why wouldn’t you take the day to have everything your way? For some people out there I can imagine it would make a really nice change.
I love B-Days and I’m sure some of you are saying, “yes but you like it because you’re young, when you’re older you don’t want to know that you’re getting a year older!” Rubbish! I’ll still be celebrating my birthday when I’m in my 90s, I guarantee it.
It’s infectious this love of birthdays as I usually make other’s birthdays more special as I just feel you should, you know? Like last year, I booked manis, pedis and bought some champs for a girlfriend’s birthday without being asked – we had a lot of fun but there’s no way she’d have done that for herself. But she thoroughly enjoyed it and so did we.
So here’s my guide to making the most of your B-Day
Plan, plan, plan – One of the first things I do when I get a new calendar is check which day my birthday falls on – this gives me a few months to think of some cool things to do. Once the events have been decided send out invites (Facebook is very useful here) at least a month early, that way there’s no excuse for no shows!
Try and stretch the day out – If your birthday is a Thursday or Friday naturally you should stretch the celebrations into Saturday and Sunday.
Don’t have 1 celebratory event with everyone, unless it’s a milestone birthday – by seeing different people on different nights you have way more intimate celebrations than just 1 big party.
Do not work your birthday!! – Argh!! Such a big no no – book it off the second you can – do you really want to celebrate your day at work (unless you love your job/own your own business which you love)??
Try something you’ve never done before, or just take the day to do stuff you love – whatever it is, your day should be about you! Do whatever is necessary to make sure this is so.
A very famous heiress was quoted saying she lives every day like it’s her birthday. This is made a lot easier I imagine by her vast amounts of wealth but I love that idea – why should we need an excuse to celebrate us? Would it really kill us not to have a birthday mentality for every day of the year?