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Never Too Old to Party: 12 Fun Things to Do on Your Birthday This Year

IN THE October 18 ISSUE

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During childhood, all of us wanted big birthday parties. However, the excitement for many of us is fading away now. It may be due to the hectic schedules and the pressure of organizing a perfect event. Yet, there are many other ways you may enjoy your special day. A significant part of the birthday celebration is that you get together with your loved ones, and you can celebrate it all by yourself. People may feel overwhelmed on big birthday bashes because of all the attention and the distant relatives or acquaintances you have to greet. However, when you are in the company of your friends and family, it will be a memorable day. Therefore, on your big day, focus on things and people who matter, and you will have a fun birthday party, even if it is not a conventional one. Here are 13 out-of-the-box things to celebrate this special day.

1. Try an Escape Room
If you want to catch a break and have some quality time with your friends, an escape room is a great option. You can also test your year older brain and see if it is any wiser than before. Working with your friends and solving puzzles is a fun way to bond.

2. Plan a One Day Trip
On your birthday, taking a day off cannot be that bad. It will be quite different to go on a trip with your friends. Of course, you will have the upper hand and can pick any place you like. You can plan a trip to a close-by city or town. By doing so, you will spend less time traveling and have more fun at a place of your choosing. Just be prepared for the trip and make a list of things you want to do. For instance, if you plan on going to Branson, make a checklist list of things to do in Branson MO. It will help you in planning out your trip. For example, Branson is famous for its wax museum, and of course, Hollywood is just a bus ride away. So, you can incorporate that into your trip.

3. Book an Appointment at the Spa
If you are not in the mood to socialize or want to spend some time alone, book an appointment at the spa. You can utilize this time on self-care and enjoy your company. You may get a massage or have your nails done. If you feel like it, you may even invite your friends to spend the day with you.

4. Something for the greater good
Although this may sound like something boring to do on your birthday, that feeling of helping someone in need will totally be worth your time. Donate to a charity organization or an orphanage. You can even visit orphanages or sanctuaries for under-privileged children and spend your birthday with them. Won’t those smiles make you happy? Besides, it’s something you can do in addition to other plans. Plan a birthday week!

5. Visit A Beach
Nothing can be more soothing and relaxing than a day at the beach. Take out your flip-flops and head to the beach. It can be a fun day out with your friends or a day to chill on your own. If you want to be alone, take a book and a few snacks.

6. Book a Luxury Stay at a Fancy Hotel
A fancy way to celebrate your special day is to book a stay at a luxury hotel. Even if it is a bit expensive, do not worry, you have earned it. Spending on yourself is always exciting. So, do not shy away from treating yourself like royalty and booking a room at a boutique hotel.

7. Go on Restaurant Tasting
If you love food more than anything in the world, go out to restaurant tasting. You can try out the food at all of your favorite hotels. You may even test out some new ones and see if they can get a spot on your favorite’s list. It will be a fun activity to plan with friends.

8. Go for Bowling
Bowling is something that is fun at every age. You can have a fun contest with your peers. You may compete with one another or get divided into teams. It will be an exciting way to spend time with your friends and enjoy each other’s company.

9. Plan A Camping Trip
Another unique way to celebrate a birthday is to go on a camping trip with the people you love. There is nothing better than relaxing and taking in all that nature has to offer. You can pick a camping site around a lake and even go fishing. Cutting your birthday cake around a campfire next to your family and friends will be an unforgettable event.

10. Be a Shopaholic
Even though you will get a lot of presents for your birthday, taking yourself out shopping is a delight. You may try to go on a shopping spree and buy all the things on your list. You can do it with friends or family. You may even go shopping on your own and buy yourself a beautiful birthday present.

11. Plan A Picnic
If your birthday falls in the spring months, a picnic is a great way to celebrate your special day. You can organize a potluck picnic with your friends and family. It will ease out the pressure of hosting a party. And by doing so, you can also enjoy your party.

12. Have A Sleepover
You may keep your birthday celebrations intimate and only invite close friends for a sleepover. You can do many things for a sleepover, from having a movie marathon to cooking your favorite meals. You may also play board games and relive your childhood with games like UNO or a painting competition. The celebration does not have to end there. You may go out for brunch the following day.

Conclusion
There is an endless sea of choices when it comes to having fun. Depending on your taste, time, and budget, you can organize the best birthday event of the year. However, the important thing is to have fun and celebrate the completion of yet another year. So, while being a great host, do not forget to enjoy yourself. Make memories along with your loved ones, and be thankful for the many blessings in your life.

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