Like Kylie Jenner, this year I’ve done my fair share of realizing things. Like how over I am feeling like crap days after my birthday. As I get older, I’ve started to find that its harder and harder to recuperate, meaning club hoppin and bottle poppin may be a thing for century celebrations only. I mean, 30 is around the corner… right?
As I look back, my birthdays have always been pretty much the same. Go buy an outfit, go out for dinner with friends, and then right to the club. While seeing all my friends together is one of the best things in the world, this year I was just not up for the same old. With a more intimate vibe, this year’s birthday celebration was filled with rest, relaxation, food, and a couple drinks of course ;).
Scroll down to learn how to plan your next event and 3 celebration ideas that will hopefully keep the hang over for another time.
Making the Plan
Everyone gets busier as we get older meaning it’s hard to make 1 main event work for everyone. Things that I have found works really well is planning out your full birthday celebration in advance, whether it is 1 day to a week-long celebration, and encourage your friends to come to at least a portion. This makes it more manageable for your busy friends to participate, and a way for you to see your friends at some point during your celebration. Essentially your friends don’t have to feel guilty for missing all of your bday and you have the opportunity to appreciate more one on one time with each guest as they come and go.
Here are some of this years planned weekend celebrations:
I don’t know if you know this but I love spas. Not only can you show with no makeup and messy hair, but the how you feel when you leave is utter bliss. Luckily for me, Winnipeg has an amazing option. Thermea by Nordik is a Scandinavian inspired day spa that features a mix of indoor and outdoor amenities. Here, I spent most of the day enjoying the thermal experience with a friend; getting a deep tissue massage, relaxing in the pools, indulging in organically sourced menu items, and ended the night by participating in the Afguss ritual.
Whether you’re on a budget or a big spender, a spa day is a great option for a birthday celebration. Being able to choose the amount of services you would like to participate in will allow for friends do the same.
Go see a Show
Every year I try to go to as many live theatre shows as possible. In my opinion, experiences such as this are so much better than straight gifts. The music of the symphony, the expression of the ballet, the excitement of the theatre, an excuse to dress up?!?….Um yes please! This year is the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's 70th year so the range of shows available over this season is amazing. From classic music to modern adaptions, there is definitely a show for everyone. Check out your local arts scene to see what is up and coming in your area!
Sunday Funday Brunch
Because who doesn’t like brunch?
The first question you should ask yourself when planning brunch is "Do I host it at my place or do I make a reservation?". Regardless of your preference, brunch is probably the best way to get a group of your loved ones together. Since I am not huge into cooking (or cleaning), I chose the latter. Lucky for me Winnipeg has some amazing options!
Now that the candles have been blown out I am happy to report that this year I did not have a hangover (WOOT!). With every year that passes, I notice that my tastes and preferences are constantly changing. Because of that I find it important to discover new activities you enjoy doing. Age is just a mindset right?
I hope this post was able to give you just that! A few new ideas to try during your next big celebration!
I'd love to hear what some of your favourite birthday activities are. Comment Below!
Until Next Time,