Having friends is something that we should all value. Friendship is a wonderful thing that can make life more positive, more exciting, and more comforting, and, as studies show, it can even make you healthier and live longer.
So when it comes to a friend’s birthday, it’s great if you can help them celebrate in a meaningful way. This doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money (although if you want to and you can, that’s fine) because it’s more about making someone feel special and happy. Read on for some ideas about how to really treat a friend on their birthday this year.
Get In Touch
We don’t all live within traveling distance of our friends. Some might even live in a different country. This means that getting together on their birthday to celebrate in person can be difficult. However, thanks to modern technology, we can still enjoy being with them virtually.
At the very least, it’s good to phone your friend on their birthday and enjoy a chat, especially if this is something you don’t often get to do. However, you can expand on this idea. Why not video call them and watch a movie together (but separately)? Or perhaps you can find an online puzzle site that allows for multiple players and play together. Or just chat, as we said earlier, but on video rather than over the phone. This can be a great way to feel as though you’re with someone, even if you can’t be.
Host A Party
Not everyone likes parties, so you’ll need to know your friend well if you’re thinking of going down this route. However, if you’re sure they would like some kind of event thrown in their honor, go ahead and organize one.
There are many different ways this can be done. You might hire a private banquet facility and have a lovely meal with friends and family in gorgeous surroundings. Or perhaps you’ll organize a big party somewhere with lots of loud music and fun. It could be anything, and as long as your friend will love it, that’s what counts. Remember, if you want to plan something like this, you’ll need to start many months in advance of the date to ensure everything is in place when you want it to be.
Tick Something Off Their List
Everyone has what is known as a ‘bucket list’. This is essentially a list of things they want to do before they die. Although it might sound rather morbid when you think about it like that, the truth is that it can help make life more exciting and ensure that you get to experience things you might not otherwise do. If you’re very close to the friend you want to celebrate with, you probably already know what their bucket list items actually are. If that’s the case, why not pick one you can do and organize it? You’ll surprise your friend in the very best way and they can tick something off their list. What better way to celebrate a birthday than to do something they’ve always wanted to do?