Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Relaxation

My friend Emily shared a tip with me a few years ago: plan your own birthday and you will never be disappointed. Well, duh! Why didn't I think of that? Since hearing her wise words I have been an active participant in my own birthday planning. Last year, I turned 40 and decided that, yes, it was a momentous occasion and it should be marked. Being from Minnesota, I thought it would be fun to have a hotdish potluck.

This year however, my birthday fell on a Monday and 41 isn't that special so I opted for no party. Instead, I scheduled a massage for the morning and a hair cut for the afternoon. In between, Dave took me out to lunch at a local Thai restaurant and in the evening we had popcorn and a movie. Overall, a very relaxing and fun-filled day.

Go ahead, treat yourself well for your birthday.


Kristin said...

When I turned the big 4-0, I threw myself a party too! I did "Game Night", where I had different tables set up with a variety of games so people could move around and socialize. I had a huge buffet and bought a cake from the Exchange (chocolate). It was the most fun I've had in a long time.

What was interesting was the Husband's bewilderment that I was throwing my own party and people's reactions when I said I hosted my own party. I don't think they understood that I was fulfilling my own expectations and not relying on others for my contentment.

And I think, in the end, that contentment went home with others, if that makes any sense?

Sara said...

Your party sounds fun and perfect for what you wanted. Dave is happy when I tell him what I want vs. having to guess what might make me happy. All around, less stress on everyone and more fun.