27 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday

I have actually gone back and forth about this post today! I was going to post it…and then I wasn’t….and then I was going to… and then I wasn’t… and now if you are reading this, I guess I decided just to DO IT!

Today I am 27 YEARS OLD! I normally don’t like to announce to the world that it is my birthday – but with a few little pushes from people that I love, I decided to make a special birthday post today. The name of my blog is Today’s The Best Day…. and guess what! Today IS the BEST day! So we are going to celebrate!


Birthdays have always been super special in my life. I have always loved parties, presents, cake, ice cream and spending time with friends and family. I remember when I was little I had LISTS of items that I wanted out of magazines or things I saw on commercials. As I got older my lists slowly turned from pages long into one thing: gift cards and cash! I just wanted to go shopping, of course! This year, as I am a mom and a wife – I didn’t even have a list! I told my husband I didn’t need anything. I just wanted to spend the day with him and Laila. Just us three – going to the park and making memories. {I did ask for one thing from all of my readers though… you can click here to read more about that πŸ˜‰ }

I decided though that today… I am going to have fun! I may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t celebrate! In fact – as women, it seems like we are ALWAYS doing things for other people and never for ourselves. Do you agree? {Full Time Mom Job Description} There is no better day to celebrate YOU… than on your birthday! Just because we are grown, doesn’t mean we can’t love our birthdays!! In fact, each of us are even more special TODAY than we were yesterday. So why stop celebrating?

I am so grateful to be alive! I am another year older. I have had so many blessings come into my life this year – one being YOU! This past year I started this blog and it has grown into something bigger and better than I could have ever imagined… because of you! THANK YOU! SO – let’s celebrate!

27 ways to celebrate your birthday


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In addition to checking out Nacho Birthday, also take a look at the list below. IΒ asked 27 WOMEN {some with children, some not} how they celebrate their birthdays. I asked them what their favorite things were to do on their birthday and how they celebrate THEM! I compiled their answers and have come up with 27 WAYS TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY.

1. Go out to a super yummy dinner and go home to have cake and ice cream with friends and family

2. Get a hotel room for the night

3. Go out to a nice dinner with your husband. Let HIM choose and surprise you!

4. Have a family game night

5. Go see a movie

6. Enjoy breakfast in bed and stay in your pajamas all day long

7. Go to the beach

8. Order pizza and rent a movie – date night in!

9. Don’t clean or cook all day

10. Throw a party

11. Go to the temple and thank God for the blessings in your life and the opportunity to be on the planet another year.

12. Go somewhere as a family – a museum or amusement park

13. Go on a vacation

14. Go shopping and buy a new outfit

15. Take a picture as a family every year and see how much you {and each of your family members} change over time

16. Go around town and do acts of service

17. Have a movie day

18. Do something YOU love!

19. Take a nice long bath

20. Have the husband take the kids to the park and enjoy your own quiet time

21. Get a pedicure or manicure

22. Write all of your blessings from the year down in a journal

23. Buy yourself a gift!

24. Check something off your Bucket List {or create one!}

25. Go to karaoke or do something out of your box.

26. Go to the spa and get a massage

27.Β Write a note of appreciation to the people who remembered you on your birthday

My uncle would send his mom flowers on HIS birthday every year, just to say thank you for giving him life and being such a good mom. His sweet mother has passed on now, but being a mom myself now, I know how special that is. I am sure she loved that act of kindness. What a wonderful way to show your love to YOUR mom, on YOUR birthday! He has inspired me to do something for my mom every year from now on.

One of my favorite quotes that I try to live by is, “She who leaves a trail of glitter…is never forgotten!”

she who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten

I hope as each of our birthday’s approach this year {and many years to come} we remember to take the time to CELEBRATE and have a little GLITTER in life! How blessed we should each feel to have another birthday! To be able to be alive! To be able to spend this time with our family and friends! To experience the joy and happiness this life can bring! To spread glitter everywhere we go!

I am so grateful to be a little older today! I am excited to celebrate and to spend time with the people that I love so much! I hope we all will remember to make a memory and to find joy in the journey of life. Here is to 27… I hope it feels like heaven!

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25 Comments on 27 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday

  1. Tiff
    July 30, 2017 at 10:26 am (7 months ago)

    It is just after 5:00am and Today is my 40th Birthday. I am starting my celebrations by saying “Thank you God for another Blessed year of life!” I am glad to have found your blog. I plan to go out to dinner with family, go see a movie and purchase something special just for me! Thanks for sharing those 27 ways to celebrate ones birthday! Now…..I am full of ideas πŸ˜πŸ”†πŸ“πŸŽ’!!!!!

  2. P
    December 23, 2016 at 3:50 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve done it all I need a new idea because I’m going to turn 60 and I have no clue of something new to think of doing and I’m not even sure if I’ll make it to 60 because my health is so poor so I’m trying to think of something to plan so at least I have a goal. I’m sorry But I need a new idea from an older person that can share.

  3. Indira
    November 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm (1 year ago)

    It”s my 45th birthday next week and I am treating myself to a holiday. I was looking for ideas hown what to do on the day itself – your blog warmed me up – thanks!!.

  4. joel
    August 19, 2016 at 9:29 am (2 years ago)

    turning 28 or 29 (i forget) today and no clue what to do but ill probably waste it by doing the same thing as always..

  5. Melanie (The Little Rebel)
    July 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the ideas! I turn 16 tomorrow and my original birthday plans were canceled last week. The game night is definitely going to be happening πŸ™‚

  6. Shan-Ray
    May 18, 2016 at 6:29 am (2 years ago)

    Im turning 23 on the 6th of June which is on a monday. My sisters are writing exams so i cant really do something. I dont drive so I rely on my father for transport. Any ideas?

    • Kylie May
      June 2, 2016 at 3:20 am (2 years ago)

      Have a father and daughter day. And go out to eat. My birthday is on June 7th

      • Danielle Davis
        June 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

        Those are great ideas Kylie! Happy birthday today!

    • Danielle Davis
      June 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s a great question. Maybe you could have a Lord of the Rings marathon! I always love movie marathons.

  7. Asmita
    May 5, 2016 at 7:51 am (2 years ago)

    Today is my birthday!😊

  8. Shaina Mathews
    April 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m going to be 27 on may 12th I have a wonderful 2 year old son and a loving boyfriend. But I have no idea how I want to celebrate this big 27 landmark…. I want to enjoy my self but have some excitement as well.

  9. Lamachetera
    March 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Turning 26 in 2 weeks have no clue what to do😱😱😦😧

  10. Guddu
    November 3, 2015 at 12:53 am (2 years ago)

    Today is my sweety birthday πŸŽ‚ first of all I m go to temple and then I celebrate πŸ™Œ my birthday with my frnds I think this is good to start ur birthday with temple and blessings…😊

    • christine
      December 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm (2 years ago)

      I am 42 on my birthday next week. I have done everything on your list already lol. Any idea’s what i can so next??

      • kasia
        January 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

        Go to a concert

  11. Kiesha Walker
    September 28, 2015 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

    I need advice on what I can do on my birthday Saturday

  12. Satender Kumar
    August 31, 2015 at 11:33 am (2 years ago)

    I love your 23rd point because there would be many who will give you gift but its different taste to give yourself a gift by you.

  13. Awesomeness
    August 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the ideas πŸ˜†

  14. teresa
    July 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the ideas! I guess thanks for permission to celebrate ourselves. As women i am not sure why we feel like we need that before we spoil ourselves.

  15. Eimi
    June 2, 2015 at 10:13 am (3 years ago)

    I have read your blog and it makes me crying, so wonderful and touching words, i learn how to enjoy every moment of my life and it is so important to do so mainly in our modern life which runs so fast.
    Thank you a lot for your blog

  16. Shareka Ford
    February 27, 2015 at 7:28 am (3 years ago)

    I’m so happy I read your Blog!!! It really helped me to realize that I did have an awesome birthday!!! Although, I’m 28 I have a lot to be thankful for. The blessing of GOD waking me up on my Birthday, my family, the many people who remembered my birthday, I was able to wear my PJ’s all day, no anxiety attacks, no cooking, no cleaning, I ate my pizza, had my cake, opened my gifts, I really enjoyed myself today and had a chance to do what I wanted to do πŸ™‚ …. I’m going to continue celebrating my birthday until the month ends. Since my Birthday is 2 days before the month of February ends any way. Thank-you for this post. πŸ™‚

  17. Andrea David
    January 31, 2015 at 10:10 am (3 years ago)

    Hey!! Really loved your blog.. what an interesting article I could ever find just days before I can turn 27 πŸ™‚ Was totally blank about my plans this year and in seconds you gave me a whole new list of ideas I can possibly DO!! Happy as ever now… Thanks darling you bought a smile to my face and your ideas are going to brighten my BIRTHDAY πŸ™‚

  18. Irene
    September 11, 2014 at 4:33 am (3 years ago)

    I love your blog! It became very useful to me and actually made me feel a lil better bcuz you are absolutely right!! As we get older we tend to not want anything lol Why is that, right?! It must be a woman thing. Well Im glad i came across your blog. Im gonna turn 26 in 6 more days and i havent had a clue yet. I was almost gonna feel like its gonna be another year of nothing cuz i dont want anything. Im actually single too with no kids. Thank you for inspiring and thank jesus for opening my eyes. Stay blessed and keep up your wonderful blogging.

  19. Mary
    August 25, 2014 at 7:34 am (3 years ago)

    “She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.”

    I LOVE this quote! Is it an original quote you made up? May I quote you? I have always said, “you can never have too much glitter! ” Glitter makes everything sparkle. It plays with light. It draws our eyes to look closer, to see more.

    Today is my birthday, which is what led me to find your blog. Thanks for the sparkle!

  20. sakina bano
    August 18, 2014 at 2:03 am (4 years ago)

    It was fun reading your blog but i wanted to know how i can make my friend`s birthday a special one. We are childhood friends and probably this is gonna be last year that we can celebrate together coz she is getting married and wouldn`t be here.
    plzzz suggest me some good ideas.


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