Since I started my blog in 1902 I’ve been documenting the events of my birthday.

You can check out a glimpse of what happened in 2012 here, a more detailed experience from 2013 is located over here, oh! and 2016 was a really great one, definitely check out the pictures forย that birthday.

I like to think that it’s something fun for us all to enjoy as if we were in it together. Alright, in reality, I write these kinds of posts for two specific reasons. One, so that you can pull from my amazing ideas and implement an even better birthday experience. Or, potentially, learn from the mistakes of my day and avoid them, like the time I had to go get my own cake… And two, so that I don’t forget what happened. I generally have a terrible memory and I like to enjoy a cocktail, or maybe two. I mean, it was my fucking birthday after all. ๐Ÿ˜‡

Birthday Celebration 2017

So, how do you celebrate your birthday, or the birthday of those that you care about? For me, I think it’s essential (see what I did there? ๐Ÿ˜‰) to make the person feel special from the very first moment that they open their eyes in the morning. Bombarding them with phone calls, video chats, texts, and social media blasts is great. But do you know what’s better? Pancakes.

Birthday Pancakes

This year, my spoiled ass was treated with pancakes and family breakfast. Also, did I mention that this event took place outside, in the sunshine, with palm trees, on December 13th? For a girl from Michigan, that mention is real important. If you can give somebody food and nice weather for their birthday, definitely make that shit happen.

For me, food is like the best/fastest/easiest way to my heart. So, if you can combine that with anything else: gifts, events, an outing, you’re basically golden. Somehow, after I ate my delicious pancakes, I was given the best gift ever! Not just a ginger bread house, a stinkin’ ginger bread village, and the best friend willing to build the village with me.

I know you are dying over how cute these little ginger bread houses are. I highly recommend this activity, its super stressful and discouraging. It tastes terrible and makes you question all of the choices you’ve ever made, but all the while you are learning valuable lessons. It’s like going to Thanksgiving at a stranger’s house.

Ok, fine, I got a little off track just now. Let’s get back to it.

Once you’ve made the special someone feel like the only person in your entire world, you’ve fed them well, and showered them with gifts, you gotta make sure they are surrounded with as many of their favorite people as you can find.

Obviously, I understand that we are all adults and that I can’t always have everything I want. I understand it, I don’t like it, and I definitely don’t approve. So, just like Olivia did, do your best and get as many of those awesome people in the same place.

Birthday Husband

Step five to the perfect birthday, and I think you really should have seen this coming, its fucking Jenga! The best party game ever!ย Weeeeeee! ๐Ÿ™‚ Play it with everyone and anyone you know. Always have the game with you, and buy it for anyone who doesn’t own it. Always and forever Jenga. ๐Ÿ’•

Birthday Jenga

And let me just tell you something else, the bigger the Jenga blocks, the better the game. There’s just something about that ridiculously loud, scene causing crash… and winning the game sure doesn’t hurt the odds of having a good night either.

I think that about sums up my perfect birthday this year, and everything you need for your perfect party experience all in five steps. It’s also never bad to have additional birthday celebration days. So make sure you don’t miss the second celebration via video, here.

How do you throw a bomb ass birthday? Let me know!

โœŒ๏ธ Amanda

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