Amazing Ways To Treat Your Friends On Their Birthday
When it’s a friend’s birthday, and it’s a big one, you have to do something enormous to celebrate. Even though you have known her for years, you can still struggle to figure out what you want to buy her for a gift. A big birthday deserves a big birthday bash. You need to decide if you are going to tell her about the party or organise a surprise. If she’s in the know, you can find out what she would like to avoid all the guessing. Here are the top ten things for the ultimate birthday celebration:
Funny card – Aging isn’t a lot of fun, but sometimes having a giggle about it helps. Find a humorous card to give her. Imminent big birthdays can be quite stressful for some people. If your friend is showing signs of upset about her coming of age, think about booking her in for a spa day to de-stress and feel fabulous again. The voucher for his can be tucked into the birthday card you choose for her, or gift wrap it in a cute box with ribbons.
Flowers – The next thing on your list should be a bouquet of flowers. You can present these to her at work or at home yourself. Alternatively, look for a company like Serenata to deliver them to her. Bouquets are always welcome and look amazing at home or at the office. Of course, at the office, all the girls can coo over them and make a big fuss of her! You can use the card to hint at what may be coming next or just wish her a very happy birthday.
Balloons and decorations – When you are throwing a party for someone it’s important to get the venue looking right for the job. Balloons are a lovely way to bring the party spirit to any room, but there are plenty of other things you can do too. Use confetti on the tables to add some sparkle, and use centrepieces or table decorations to glam up the room. You can hire chair coverings to bring some chic to the party, or you can have a go at making some if you have the time. Some people like to create a montage of photos of the birthday girl. Your local print shop can help you with this, but it will take some time to put together.
Catering – If you are throwing a party for your friend, it can be great to hire some caterers, but not always financially viable. Going all out for your friend’s birthday will cost some money. You can always arrange a collection from all her friends and family to increase the budget. If you are preparing the food yourself, you can buy ready-made party packs from the grocery store. Alternatively, find some nice recipes for finger foods and get baking! You may be feeling extra bold and choose to make the birthday cake yourself. You can buy candles in the shape of numbers, or try to fit enough single candles on to add up to big number!
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Party tokens – It has become quite trendy to offer tokens to guests at gatherings or parties. You can have some tees printed, or go for something like personalised chocolate boxes. You might want to include some sample sizes of perfumes or body creams. Some beauty shops sell these quite cheaply in bulk. Other ideas include mirror compacts and travel brushes.
Presents – Instead of a spa package, you could give her a hair care day at the local professional hair salon. Nail bars offer luxury packages too. If your friend has been talking about diets and losing weight, a gym membership, or a set of exercise classes might be welcome. You could hire a personal trainer for her to enjoy! Perhaps your friend has a special interest collection you could contribute to? Or maybe she likes music? Gifts for friends can be tricky, but careful questioning can provide you with some great ideas.
Limousine – Spoil your friend rotten on her big day with luxury travel to and from her home. A limousine will help her feel special on her birthday, and it’s certainly a nice way to travel to and from work! You might want to hire a limo to get her to the party, or even carry on to a great nightclub. Save the hassle of flagging down a cab, and hire a chauffeur to take you all around town for the night.
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Champagne – No birthday would be complete without a glass of bubbly to celebrate. You might prefer to organise a cocktail party instead. There are some yummy cocktail recipes that use champagne so get the best of both worlds for your bestie’s big bash.
Club – VIP entry to the hottest club in the city is an awesome way to celebrate a big birthday. Instant entry and access to the best seats in the venue go a long way to making anybody feel special. Some nightclubs offer all-inclusive packages and personal waiting staff. That way, you can all get whatever you want without having to worry about extra cash. Make it a girls only night or invite partners along to make a great night out with friends.
Awesome activities – Take your friend out to do something she’s never done before. Pick something wild that should be on a bucket list, or choose an activity that is more mainstream. Things like ten pin bowling are great fun, but skydiving or swimming with dolphins can be once in a lifetime activities. Remember, you’re going with her, so make sure you’re willing to see it through!
When your best pal comes of age, it should be a cause for celebration even if the number is so big it’s scary. You’re only as old as you feel, so go all out and have as much fun as you can. Take your time to find out what she might be up for and what she would most appreciate. Most of all, make it memorable and have a fabulous time.