36 Unique Birthday Celebration Ideas to Plan in Different Ways

Throwing a party on your birthday is something that everyone does. It is probably one of the most used idea for a birthday celebration. However, if this year you want to do something different and special for your birthday, then you need to come with some unique birthday celebration ideas.

It is not every day that we end up celebrating ourselves. In fact, there are many people who do not even celebrate their birthdays. This is very wrong. Birthdays are extremely special and so are you, and therefore, it is very important that you do something on your birthday that makes you personally very happy.

As said above, throwing a birthday bash is not the only way to celebrate one’s birthday. To help you find the right, the best and the most exciting way to celebrate your birthday this year, I present to you a list some very different and unique ways and ideas for a birthday celebration.

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Birthday Celebration Ideas

If you want to celebrate your birthday or the birthday of someone close to you in a different manner this year, then the below list of ideas for birthday celebration are surely going to make your task of birthday planning a lot easier.

Start Something Special On This Day

Start Something Special On This Day

There are many plans and things which we have in mind but always keep avoiding putting these thoughts and desires of ours into action. For example, you may have always wanted to join an art class or something similar, and continue doing this after you retire.

This birthday can be the perfect time when you can finally take the step forward towards your personal dream and actually do something that you have always wanted to do for yourself.

Tick Off One Item From Your Bucket List

Tick Off One Item From Your Bucket List

The bucket list is a list of things that you want to do before you die, for example, meet some celebrity, go for skydiving, etc. Why wait for your 50th or 60th birthday to start ticking off items from this bucket list. Maybe you start this very birthday by doing something that is present on this list, and maybe by the time you are 60, you might need an altogether new list, thus get to enjoy many more new experiences.

Buy A Dream Gift

Buy A Dream Gift

We all have a dream gift in our mind, which we keep hoping someone will give us, but know in our heart and mind that we will have to eventually make this turn into a reality on our own since no one else is ever going to give these gifts to us.

For example, there may be a new car which you may be in love with and would want to own. No matter how hard you wish for it, the chances of someone else gifting this car o you are pretty slim. Therefore, this birthday, stop waiting for this dream present to fall in your lap, and go out and turn your dream into a reality by buying this perfect birthday gift for yourself.

Make It All About You

Make It All About You

It is your birthday and this is no small thing. This day belongs to you and therefore, you should ensure that everything about this day is about you. Right from breakfast till the very end of the day, do everything that you want to do. Take a yoga class, take an off from work, call over friends for playing cards and do anything and everything else that you want to do on this day.

Your birthday is all about you, so go out and have fun, with no holds barred.

Watch The Sunset And Have Dinner Under The Skies

Watch The Sunset And Have Dinner Under The Skies

Away from all the crowd of people, celebrate this birthday of your in the company that single person, who loves you just as much as you love them.

Take you partner to a nice and beautiful place from where the two of you can watch the sunset while holding beach others hand, and then as the stars shine brightly above you, have a nice romantic dinner. The setting for this romantic dinner would be so perfect, that you would not need to worry about good food being served to you. Simply enjoy and cherish each other’s company, as the stars bear witness to this undying romance between the two of you.

Dive Into Something New

Dive Into Something New

Why does everything in a planned manner? This birthday, take a plunge into the unknown. Do something that you had never imagined yourself doing. The best part about living on this planet is that there are so many new and exciting things to do that one can never get bored.

So this birthday, find something new, that you think may excite you and try it. It can be something small like knitting or something bigger like bungee jumping.

Live Each Moment Of The Day As It Comes

Live Each Moment Of The Day As It Comes

You do not need a perfect plan for your birthday, in order to make your birthday special. Well, it is a special day, and special things are bound to happen on their own.

Therefore, maybe, this birthday you do not make any plans for any sort of celebration and simply go along with whatever happens. Thus, if your friends drop in and ask you to go out for coffee, do it if your kids ask you to go for a swim with them, do it.

There are many people who love you, and they will ensure that you enjoy your birthday to the fullest, therefore, do not stress about planning your birthday celebrations and just enjoy the day as it comes.

Go Meet Your Parents

Go Meet Your Parents

For your parents, your happiness is the most important thing in the world. They have spent all their life, trying to ensure that there is always a smile on your face. This birthday, maybe, you can thank them for all their efforts by simply paying them a surprise visit and spending an entire day with them.

Simply talking to you, cooking your favorite dish for you on your birthday and recounting your old childhood memories, is all that is required to bring a huge smile on the face and a great joy to the life of your parents.

Do Something Fun with Your Kids ( If you have kids)

Do Something Fun with Your Kids

Just like the hectic daily schedules do not allow you to time to meet your parents often, similarly, these time constraints may also be stopping you from doing something fun with your kids.

Take your kids to a theme park or simply go to the nearest playground with them, and these places, which otherwise probably bore you, would turn into the most fun places for you when in the company of your kids.

Thus, this birthday, relive your childhood, by spending some really good and fun time with your kids.

Enjoy The Peace Of Home

Enjoy The Peace Of Home

Are you tired of the constant hustle and bustle of daily office and social life? Maybe this birthday instead of throwing a party for your friends, just to fulfill your social obligations, maybe you can simply kick back your shoes and relax in the peace and quiet of your house.

This birthday, lie down in the garden and enjoy the nature or laze around on the couch all day catching up with your favorite movies. In today’s time, this me time has become very important for both the mental as well as the physical health of people.

Therefore, by choosing to celebrate your birthday alone at home, you would actually be gifting yourself good health.

Do Everything You Like

Do Everything You Like

As a part of a family and the society, we are many times forced to make many compromises and adjustments even when having fun. For example, when you have to go out for lunch or dinner with friends or family, you need to take into account the wishes and desires of everyone in the group, and thus, many times, you are not able to visit the places that you personally enjoy.

This birthday, make a list of all the places you like and have not been able to visit for a long time. Starting from breakfast, make sure that throughout the day, you cover all your favorite joints and have the best meals on your birthday.

Participate In An Exciting Adventure

Participate In An Exciting Adventure

If by nature you like to participate in adventure sports and activities, but your daily routine does not allow you to accommodate these activities, then on your birthday, use this special day to give yourself the special time that is needed for participating in these sports. You can go for hiking, rock climbing or any other adventure sport which you prefer.

Pack Your Picnic Bags

Pack Your Picnic Bags

Remember your childhood days, when you would go for a picnic with your family. Those picnics were probably the most fun thing that you use to do in your childhood.

This birthday, once again go back to your childhood days, by packing those picnic bags, ad heading off to a nice picnic destination close-by along with your family and kids.

Book A Resort For A Day

Book A Resort For A Day

If there is some exquisite resort where you have been wanting to go for a long time, but it has been way out of your budget, then this birthday, then this birthday, save all the money you would otherwise have spent on throwing a party, and instead use it to book a one night stay at this resort along with your partner.

It’s your birthday, and you deserve to feel like the king or queen of the world, and therefore, are allowed to spend an exorbitant amount of money on staying and enjoying all the facilities and services at a luxury resort for just one day.

Do Something Nice For Others

Do Something Nice For Others

Birthdays do not always have to be about you. You can actually use this special occasion in your life to do something nice for others. For example, you can visit an orphanage and distribute clothes, food and toys to the kids there or you can distribute free blankets or food packages amongst the poor living near your house.

The blessings that you would receive from these unfortunate people would ensure that not just one day in your life is special, but your entire life becomes special.

Relax, Relax And Relax A Bit More

Relax, Relax And Relax A Bit More

This birthday, do not waste your energy in planning a party or any special activity for the day, instead, this birthday, give yourself the much needed and deserved relaxation which your mind and body is craving for.

Book a nice massage or spa session for yourself, attend some meditation class and do other similar stuff which would help you in relaxing your mind and body.

Catch Up With Lost Friends And Family Members

Catch Up With Lost Friends And Family Members

As we move ahead in life, we tend to lose touch with our school friends, college friends, first job friends, etc. It is not something done consciously and if possible, we would love to stay in touch with all these people all through our life.

Hence, this birthday, try to search these friends on various social media sites and try to reconnect with them and bring them back into your life. Trust me, talking to your old school friend after ages would make your birthday so much more special than any other dinner party to throw on this day.

Dance All Night

Dance All Night

Collect just a few close friends and head off to a good disco or dance lounge. Dancing is the best form of celebration and if you like shaking your legs, then dancing all through your birthday night would be the perfect way of celebrating your this birthday.

No unnecessary social chit chats, simply have fun on the dance floor, all night.

Watch A Play Or A Concert

Watch A Play Or A Concert

If you are into art and theater, then you can buy tickets for the latest concert or a nice play production running in your town and enjoy the same with a few friends or your family.

Dinner With Family

Dinner With Family

On your birthday, instead of wasting your time in trying to impress outsiders, why don’t you simply plan a lovely dinner with your family, where you can share some really genuine and happy moments with your parents, partner and kids.

No, you do not have to waste your or your partner’s time in cooking the dinner, simply order food from your favorite restaurant. Eat your favorite food, in the comforts of your own home and in the company of the best people in your life. Birthday celebrations cannot get any better than this!

Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree

I know every time you go for shopping, constantly thinking about the budget and the needs of the family, puts a big dent on the fun of shopping.

This birthday, gift yourself a day of guilt free shopping. Visit as many malls as you want, and shop for anything and everything that you desire. This is your day and you can shop for anything that you want on this day.

Go For A Long Drive With Your Partner

Go For A Long Drive With Your Partner

This birthday takes your partner for a long drive outside the city. Rekindle that romance in your relationship and spend some really good and uninterrupted time in each other’s company.

Get Closer To Nature

Get Closer To Nature

Our life today is surrounded by tall buildings and everything else that is made with concrete. Therefore, if you miss being close to nature, then maybe this birthday you can actually pay a visit to a nice garden in your city or simply go off into the wilderness and spend some time in the lap of mother nature.

Imagine lying next to a river, with the mountains right in front of you. The beauty of nature is going to ensure that your birthday becomes extremely special.

Watch A Movies Marathon

Watch A Movies Marathon

If you are a star trek or star wars fanatic, then the idea of a perfect day for you would probably be watching all the movies in these series back to back. Well, it is your birthday and you can do whatever you want, so rent all the movies in this series, pop up some popcorn and relax on your couch and enjoy watching all these movies all through your birthday.

Participate In Your Kids Soccer Or Ballet Practice

Participate In Your Kids Soccer Or Ballet Practice

What can be more fun than to watch your kids learn and become great soccer players or ballet dancers? In fact, you can actually volunteer and participate in this class of your kid and teach them a few tricks of your own for getting their act together.

Spending time with your kids and their buddies will be a truly amazing experience, and at the same time, you will also be able to develop a much stronger bond with your kids.

Join A Hobby Class

Join A Hobby Class

Maybe you are interested in cooking or painting or clay modeling, this birthday it is time to give a chance to this passion of yours. Find a place where you can take a cooking class or painting class for just one day, and if you like it, you can then continue with the classes in the future as well.

It is important that you do not lose touch with your passion completely, or else you might actually stop enjoying life in the true sense.

Take That Long Due Health Check-Up

Take That Long Due Health Check-Up

One of the biggest side effects of the busy lifestyle is that not only does our health takes a toll, but the worst part is that we do not even get the time to visit the doctor and keep ourselves healthy.

Therefore, this birthday, instead of wasting your time and money on partying, you should actually book an appointment with your doctor and get a complete health check up done of yourself, just to ensure that you are in perfect health.

This may not sound like a fun birthday celebration, but it is your birthday and we want you to do something that will help you in celebrating many more birthdays in the future.

Indoor Celebrations

Indoor Celebrations

You do not have to step out of your house to have fun. Simply invite your friends and friends over to your house and arrange for some fun board and other indoor games to play with them. No lavish party preparations are required, just a few close friends with whom you can enjoy your favorite board games with.

You can even make your kids participate in these games, just to make the birthday celebrations complete for you.

Throw A Party For Someone Else

Throw A Party For Someone Else

It’s your birthday and the day is already special for you, so maybe this birthday, you can try to make this day special for someone else, like your hired help, who cannot afford to throw a party for her kids.

Do not just give her the money to throw a party for her kids, but actually, ask her to bring her kids along with their friends to say McDonalds and watch them enjoy a meal which they had always craved for, while watching from the glass doors outside.

This celebration will make you feel so good about yourself that you might actually fall in love with your own self.

Organize A Brunch At Office

Organize A Brunch At Office

After your home, your office is the most special place for you. There is a special bond that you share with your office colleagues and therefore, on your birthday, you might want to spend some nice time with these office friends of yours.

You can arrange for a simple but nice brunch for all your office friends, and share some great office anecdotes with them, while enjoying the food on your birthday.

A birthday is indeed a very special day in the life of every person and it, therefore, it is important that instead of succumbing to the demands of the society, you celebrate your birthday in a manner which makes you happy. Hope the above list of ideas helps in finding the best way to celebrate your birthday this year.