Instead of presenting your family member or friend with a birthday cake, a card and presents on his or her big day, try doing something different to make the occasion truly special. An alternative approach to birthday celebrations makes that special someone in your life feel as though he or she is truly valued. However, brainstorming a unique way to celebrate a birthday is easier said than done. Thankfully, we have done all the work for you! Below, we present six uber-fun ways to celebrate your loved one’s big day.
Embark on a Birthday Party Adventure
Everyone loves an adventure, regardless of their age or other unique demographic characteristics. Take some time to think about where the special someone in your life would like to go for his or her birthday. Perhaps your family member or friend is an avid hiker and would appreciate exploring a new trail.
Maybe he or she loves animals and a trip to the zoo would mean a great deal. Some people simply enjoy wandering through the city, finding attractions that suit their fancy. Mix in a tasty meal during the birthday adventure and the day will prove truly unforgettable.
Knock Something off his or her Bucket List
If you know the individual well, do him or her a favor by using the big day as an opportunity to strike something off their bucket list. Maybe that special someone in your life has always wanted to scuba dive, hang glide, zip line, take a cruise or eat something special such as cheese or chocolate fondue. This is your opportunity to make that dream come true. Even if you cannot carve time out of your schedule for a week-long cruise or snorkeling adventure, you can certainly buy a travel voucher as a birthday present.
Enjoy a Cooking Class
Eating and learning how to make tasty treats is undoubtedly one of the best ways to spend a birthday. Use the big day as an opportunity for the two of you to learn how to cook new cuisine then cap it off by devouring those delicious creations. As an example, a class that teaches your loved one or friend how to roll sushi in a DIY (do it yourself) manner would prove quite beneficial across posterity.
A Day at the Spa
Use your mind’s eye to envision yourself and your loved one at the local spa. The two of you are dressed in soft cotton bathrobes while spa workers perform pedicures on your feet. The next step is a revitalizing facial that makes you feel young again. You segue to the massage table where a masseuse massages away all the stress and pain. You transition to the sauna, followed by half an hour in the hot tub and a gourmet dinner out on the town. Give this dream-like birthday scenario a try and you will agree it is the perfect day in all regards.
Have a Blast With a Games Night
Just about everyone enjoys games of some sort. Whether the birthday boy or girl loves board games, video games or charades, he or she would certainly appreciate playing them with you and a couple more friends or family members. Be sure to stock up on snacks, pizza, refreshments and other tasty delights to make the birthday games night that much more enjoyable.
A Picnic in the Park
When in doubt, keep it simple! Bring your special someone to the park for their birthday and the big day will be unexpectedly fun. Most of us have forgotten just how enjoyable parks are as we have shifted indoors in favor of climate-controlled spaces with screens featuring seemingly endless entertainment options. Pack a picnic basket complete with cheese, crackers, wine and wine glasses, set out everything on a blanket at the park and breathe in the fresh air while you feast.
Be sure to bring a frisbee, football or a board game so you and your family member or friend have something fun to do after your picnic ends. An afternoon in the park highlighted by a picnic will help you relax, release essential endorphins (happy chemicals in the brain) and make your loved one’s birthday truly unforgettable.