Say Happy Birthday Out Loud: Jumbotrons, Announcements, and Signs
It’s always nice to hear someone say “happy birthday” to you, whether it’s in person or even just through a text message. But there’s something even more special about hearing those words when they’re said for all to hear or all to see. If you really want to make your loved one feel special on their birthday, there are a number of ways to be extravagant (just be careful not to embarrass your loved one). Going to a sporting event? Try saying it on a jumbotron. Have a PA system available to you? Make an announcement. Does your loved one have a favorite radio station? See if you can phone in the birthday greeting to be made on live air. Want the greeting to be special but a bit little less awkward for your loved one? Consider birthday yard signs!
Let Your Loved One Sleep In On Their Birthday
Who doesn’t love sleeping in on their birthday? If you want to make your loved one’s day extra special, let them sleep in as long as they want! This is especially great if your loved one’s birthday falls on a weekday when they normally have to get up early for work. Make sure the house is nice and quiet in the morning. Don’t forget to consider how you might even have breakfast ready to bring them when they awake. Sleeping in and then breakfast in bed is a hard-to-beat start to anyone’s birthday.
Choose a New Activity Your Loved One Might Enjoy
One of the best ways to show someone you care is by doing something together that they enjoy. Birthdays are a time for celebration and making memories, so why not try something new this year? Instead of the standard dinner or party, take your loved one on a unique activity they’ve always wanted to try. Are they adventurous? Maybe bungee jumping or rock climbing is up their alley. Are they more laidback? Consider a pottery or painting class, or an indoor trampoline park. For thrill-seekers, go skydiving or ride zip lines through the trees. The options are endless, and it’s sure to make for a memorable birthday celebration. At the very least, it’ll give you both some new stories to tell. So instead of sticking with tradition, switch it up and try something unexpected this year. Your loved one is guaranteed to have a blast!
Give a Number of Little Gifts Throughout the Day on Your Loved One’s Birthday
It’s always nice to receive a gift on your birthday, but it can be even more special to receive multiple gifts throughout the day. This is a great way to make your loved one feel loved and appreciated. Consider giving them a small gift when they wake up in the morning, another one when you’re out doing an activity together, and perhaps even one more when you’re enjoying a meal together. Whatever gifts you choose to give, make sure they are thoughtful. Thoughtful gifts beat out expensive gifts almost every time.
Eat Out or Eat In
Whether you choose to dine out or cook in for your birthday celebration, there are benefits to both options. Eating at a restaurant allows you to try new dishes and let someone else handle the cleaning up while cooking at home gives you the opportunity to customize a menu and potentially save money. But no matter what you choose, the important thing is who you’re with. Surrounded by friends and family, even the simplest meal can be a feast. So next time your birthday rolls around, why not mix it up and try both options? Celebrate over a delicious dinner at your favorite spot one year, then gather loved ones for a homemade feast the next. Your taste buds and wallet will thank you! At the end of the day, it’s really about spending quality time with your loved ones and making memories – that’s what truly makes a birthday special.
Conclusion – What Not to Forget
No matter how you choose to celebrate your loved one’s birthday, make sure you don’t forget to be present if you can! Your loved one might blush at birthday yard signs. They might not care about sleeping in all that much or about new adventures or dinner celebrations or even about gifts. But, they will remember if you were present. They will remember if you took time for them. They will remember if you made them feel special and loved. So make sure to be there for your loved one on their big day, and celebrate in a way that is special for them. After all, that’s what birthday celebrations are about!