Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Countdown Begins...



I was raised to believe that birthdays are important.  Every year, my mother would plan parties for my brother and me, get us birthday cakes, gather our relatives and have an event that made us feel special.  We'd open gifts and feel like the center of the universe.  Those are nice memories.

I like to share this brand of fun.  I've thrown many birthday parties for friends and family.  I've also learned that if you want to enjoy life, you can't wait for others to make fun happen.  So I throw birthday parties for myself as well.

I start getting excited around this time of year.  My birthday is November 3rd and I can't wait.  This year, I'm treating thirty of my friends to a Saturday night gala at the fanciest restaurant in town.  It's the same place I took my friends to on Halloween last year.  I reserved a private room for us and ordered the best menu, full of delicacies.

You guys are extra-special to me and I'm trying to figure out some way to celebrate with you.  So far, no ideas come to mind.  If you have any clever notions, let me know.

Do you like to celebrate birthdays?


27 comments:

  1. I always look forward to my birthday but as mine falls in the week before Christmas I often get overlooked and usually spend the whole day alone as my husband is always working that day.

    It's so nice of you to treat your friends on your birthday.

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    1. Aw, that's too bad. It's sad to be overlooked.

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  2. You could fly us all there too! :P
    I'm with Melanie, I'm a post-Christmas baby, so friends and family are usually still suffering from the post-Christmas, post-New Years, "I just want to stay in home" syndrome. Birthdays tend to be an epic fail for me. Not this year -- I've given up on friends and family and will be celebrating my birthday somewhere warm.

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  3. Before I use to love birthdays, however now i do not celebrate that much.
    Other peoples i am happy to be a part of the party and even organize it, not so much for myself. I love to see that you do celebrate yours and that you take time to include special others. And I am with Cara, you could fly us there ! ;)

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  4. Those cupcakes are adorable!!

    Host a cyber birthday party--something glamorous!!

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  5. Sheila's having a virtual birthday wherein we get dressed up in theme (or not, as we choose) and she shows off her blog party. Maybe we could take pictures of nice dinners we eat too, so your virtual party will also have delicious food. :D

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  6. Speaking of birthday-tomorrow is my birthday! October 6. But i never really celebrate. Not into birthday celebration much. Also im quite shy for all the attention if there will be birthday party. The heels cupcakes looks fabulous thou!

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  7. When you're little birthday parties seem to center around yourself (nothing I'm by nature comfortable with), but when you're older they become events that you can plan, taking into consideration how much fun your friends will have, as well as yourself. I bet your throw awesome parties!

    As you know, I steampunk my birthdays, and have friends awesome enough to dress up to play with me! :-)

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  8. I think throwing a party for yourself is a great idea! I never go to much trouble for myself, but I love it when people remember. And mine is only a week away!

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  9. I do like birthdays, as a Mum I let my children decide what they want, it's a lot of fun and hard work! I was in labour during my 32nd birthday determined my daughter should have her own day, I have no idea how I did it but I did! x x

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  10. That party sound like it's going to be so fab!!!

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  11. I love birthday celebrations ... I just don't like to have to arrange my own but if I want one then I have to arrange it. My 50th in January was a lovely lunch with a bunch of my friends at an Italian Restaurant under HUGE trees.

    Wish I could be there to spend the time with you ... remind your friends how lucky they are that they are the ones who get to celebrate with you!!!

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  12. Birthdays are the best! I never understood people who don't celebrate birthdays. It's a time to be thankful for all the wonderful things you've seen and done in the past year.

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  13. All of my family's birthdays fall between October and November, so by the time mine rolls around on November 13th, everybody's sick of cake. ;o) This year I plan to celebrate by ordering the movers around. Yours sounds much more enjoyable. :D

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  14. My birthday falls around Thanksgiving so it was more of an after thought than an intentional celebration. Everyone was "ramping" up for the holidays.

    Those cupcakes are fabulous!

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  15. And it sounds like you must throw THE BEST parties.

    I'm kind of eh about my birthday. Every year I say I don't want a cake and what do I get? A cake. But hey, that's fine. I actually like when it's someone else's birthday because I'm totally into gift giving. Which means I should start shopping for you soon!

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  16. I was raised by a mom who thought birthdays were a big deal and a dad whose family didn't celebrate. So glad that mom was adamant that our birthdays be marked with cake and family gatherings.
    I'm a twin with an early-December birthday, so I always wait until my twin comes home for the holidays to celebrate! The husband has also been trained to make a small fuss - i.e., cake and a sweet card. :)
    Sounds like you have a fantastic birthday in the works! It'd be fun to celebrate with you virtually, too. :)

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  17. oh I love birthdays but for me it's a travel time. Since I was little my parents took somewhere new.
    I get your mood though isn't it the same?

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  18. Birthdays are the best! And November birthdays are double-y awesome ;)

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  19. You are so sweet! It's awesome that you treat your friends on your special day. I was just thinking recently, "I know Ally's birthday is coming up but I didn't write it down! Crap!" Thanks for the little reminder ;)

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  20. AAAHHH!!! Yay for birthdays and an even bigger yay for big birthday celebrations! Nov. 3rd will be here before you know it and I hope you have a fabulous time with your friends!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  21. You better believe it! Birthdays are the bee's knees in my books, and I just about always get super excited whenever mine or someone I love's rolls around. It's a little holiday all your own, with good friends and food, fun memories and time honoured traditions, what's not to adore?

    ♥ Jessica

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  22. i love celebrating birthdays, but not getting older! I was the first born/first grandchild and girl since my grandmother (dad's side obv) so birthdays for me were extra special. I've been trying ever since to convince my family to make it a month-long celebration. ;)

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  23. Honestly, I do nothing for my birthday as I have so few friends and this one I will be ill on so no much going on there. But if I can, I just go out for a meal with people who are available

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