If you search “birthday party ideas” on Pinterest, it will no doubtingly yield thousands of pins of children’s themed birthday parties. But what if you’re planning a birthday party for an adult, or (gasp!) yourself? I think that adult parties should be equally as celebrated. After all, we definitely appreciate them more.
My birthday was last week. I turned 34 (I know, I know, unbelievable, right?). Planning a party, or one for yourself for that matter, is as easy as cake. First, are you throwing the party at your house or simply arranging an evening out? If at your house, we can get into the weeds very quickly here… it all depends on how big you’re willing to go. My mother-in-law, for example, turned 70 two years ago and we threw her a fall themed celebration fit for a birthday queen. That’s another post all together… trust me, you’ll want to see that one. But for my 34th, it was a simple dinner out at The Southern Gentleman.
What about “goody bags”, or party favors? Again, the kids just don’t appreciate it as much as we do! Since my birthday was during Easter weekend, I chose to incorporate a little touch of Easter. I found these cute little gift bags at TJ Maxx. They measure 5″ x 6″. Next, I filled them with booze. What did you expect? Candy and stickers? I bought miniature bottles of sweet tea and peach vodkas, again, to keep with the southern theme. Also, a pack of Pedialyte – at the ripe old age of 34, I need all the hydration I can get. I get a hangover from a glass of wine now. Top it off with some Easter basket grass (or colored tissue paper if any other season), and voila!
When hosting your party at home, you don’t need to spend a fortune, or do a lot of work… host a wine and cheese night. You can put together a simple cheese and charcuterie board, pick up a few bottles of wine, and make sure there’s cake. Thanks, Trader Joes (this post is not in any way promoting “Two Buck Chuck”. If you bring that to my party, you are no friend of mine). Here are some ideas for putting together your own “goody bags” for the next birthday party that you host – whether it be for a loved one or yourself.