Ideas For A Memorable Birthday
Suppose a milestone birthday is coming up, and you want to make it a big deal. Whether for yourself or a loved one, a birthday is an excellent excuse to celebrate and do something special. After all, we all deserve to be spoiled from time to time. To commemorate one more year, here are some suggestions for memorable outings and activities.
One of the most opulent things you could possibly do for yourself is book into a spa for a session of pampering and relaxation. Unwind and take the weight off your shoulders by allocating a day, evening or weekend to rejuvenation and splendour. Most spas feature a variety of pools, saunas and jacuzzis whilst offering treatments such as facials and massages so you can walk away feeling like a new person.
If muddy fields, soggy tents and stuffy sleeping bags aren’t your idea of fun, why not try glamping? A deluxe alternative to traditional camping, glamping takes all of the inconvenient, less desirable aspects out of camping and adds a touch of luxury. Spend the weekend in a charming countryside yurt or cabin, kitted out with heating, plush blankets, mood lighting and delicious meal options.
Hire a Private Chef
If you’d prefer to spend your big day in the comfort of your own home, why not splash out and hire a private chef? You can book an experienced professional directly or through an agency; they will come to your house and prepare a sumptuous meal for you and your guests using high quality fresh ingredients. They even do the washing up!
Gather your best friends and head out on the town for bottomless brunch. For a set price, you and your party can indulge in a delicious meal and an unlimited number of drinks in an allocated time period of usually two hours. Some establishments require you to choose one type of refillable drink, such as a cocktail or prosecco, whereas others will allow you to mix it up.
Cocktail Making Class
What’s better than drinking cocktails? Making them, of course! Many cocktail bars offer cocktail-making sessions run by professional mixologists. Learn how to balance flavours and create a variety of classic drinks such as an Espresso Martini or Mojito. You could even get creative and design your own concoction to suit your unique palate.
Many vineyards and wine cellars offer tasting sessions that allow you to sample a range of irresistible wines. Learn about wine production from an expert sommelier while you immerse your senses in the rich aromas and flavours. Whether you’re partial to an earthy bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or more inclined to reach for a bottle of sparkling wine such as Crémant, you may discover a new favourite.
Plan a Mini City Break
A mini-break is a fantastic excuse to stretch out your birthday celebrations into several days instead of one. Book a hotel or apartment for yourself and some loved ones in a town or city you’ve always wanted to visit (or one you already know and love). Weekend city breaks allow the perfect amount of time to explore your chosen location, immerse yourself in the local culture and maybe even squeeze in a shopping trip or two.
See a Show
Stepping out for an evening of entertainment cannot be beaten. Book tickets for that musical you’ve been dying to see, or get dressed up and take a trip to the theatre to see a play. Alternatively, smaller-scale events are incredibly popular and affordable such as comedy nights, cabaret shows and live music. You could even see which of your favourite bands or musicians are currently touring.
Hire a Venue
For those with a large circle of friends and family members, a great way to get everybody together at once is to hire a large-capacity venue for a good old-fashioned knees-up. Town halls, function rooms and stately homes are just some of the hirable options that serve as excellent party venues. You can choose self-catering or use on-site services so you can eat, drink, relax and celebrate with your nearest and dearest.