Four of The Best Ways to Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

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Birthdays are always special occasions, but we all know there are some birthdays that are just more special than others. Milestone birthdays give you a chance to reflect on where you at and how far you’ve come. They are also the perfect time to start planning ahead. What do you want your life to look like when you hit the next milestone birthday?

The big milestone birthdays – 21, 30, 40, 50 – are all major life events that should be celebrated with as much enthusiasm as possible. This is not the time to have just the same old birthday cake and sing the same old song. Instead, you should plan to do something special. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Take a Trip with Friends

A wonderful way to celebrate a milestone birthday is to take a trip with your closest friends or family. Head to a fun location, such as Las Vegas, where you can celebrate in style. Pack up all your swimwear and fly off to the Caribbean or Mexico for some celebration under the sun. Book a cruise where you can party for days. There are endless options for birthday fun when you travel with friends.

Go Out on the Town

A milestone birthday is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and go out on the town to have a good time. Gather your rowdiest friends and take a Shoreditch pub crawl where you can drink and party at five different bars. Experience the nightlight by heading to the clubs and dancing like you did when you were young. Go on a winery tour or a food tour around your town. Book a limousine service to take you everywhere you want to go.

Throw a Huge Party

Throw a huge party inviting everyone you know to celebrate your big milestone. Hire a caterer and make room to dance. Come up with a theme and encourage everyone to dress the part. Set up a gift table where you will be sure to received many thoughtful (and some playful) gifts. And, don’t forget to order your favorite kind of cake.

Check Something Off Your Bucket List

Milestone birthdays are also the perfect time to check something off your bucket list. Go ahead and be adventurous! What have you always wanted to do? Your birthday is a momentous day to make it happen. Go skydiving or bungee jumping. Get that tattoo you’ve always wanted. Visit a place you’ve always wanted to see. Learn something new.

What Not to Do

Birthdays, even milestones that remind you that you are growing older, should be celebrated. Do not sit around mourning your new age. Do not allow your new age to fill you with dread. If your age is a wake-up call, then make the necessary changes to your health or lifestyle. But, do not walk around all day with a cloud of doom hanging over your head. Instead, surround yourself with the people you love and lots of cake.

By Raina

Originally from the U.S., Rana is the founder of - a multinational link building agency -, author of Off-site SEO guide: A Hands-On SEO Tutorial For Beginners & Dummies, and a web content specialist who now lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Rana's work has appeared in a wide range of publications in print and online, including Entrepreneur, Life Hacker, Upwork, and many other outlets. Connect with Rana: Linkedin: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:

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