A lot of adults dread their birthdays because it brings them closer to achieving the “senior” status. However, these special occasions are supposed to be fun no matter what your age is. We compiled a list of celebration ideas you can try to indulge your inner child:
Reconnect with Your Childhood
A lot of adults now live away from their hometown. Whether you found a better career opportunity elsewhere or you simply want to lead a new life, nothing beats coming back to the place you grew up in. Studies show that nostalgia has positive effects and helps people cope with their lives. Ultimately, it helps people feel like their lived fulfilling lives whilst minimising the fear of dying. With birthdays associated with the idea of aging, why not celebrate your birthday in your hometown for a sentimental feel?
To start, you can invite your old friends who still live in town to catch up in a café in Clayfield. This gives you an opportunity to bond, reminisce shared memories and rekindle old habits. You might have forgotten things and people that made you happy in the past and remember happier times.
Treat Yourself to an Italian Restaurant
Nothing reminds you of childhood other than the comfort foods your parents used to feed you. For a lot of people, mom’s spaghetti and dad’s barbeque is more than enough to bring them back to simpler times. You can get a fancier version of these by getting authentic spaghetti and a steak at an Italian restaurant in Brisbane.
If you like hot meals such as soups just like Australian chef Hetty McKinnon, grabbing a bowl of freshly cooked soup of your preference can do the trick. You might want to get one at a local diner or resto you used to go to. For a more laid back celebration, cooking for your friends and family is the best option.
Have a Kiddie Party
Every child dreams of the perfect kiddie party for their birthday. What better way to achieve this than to throw your own? This way, you can recreate the parties your parents used to throw for you, whilst making changes here and there for improvement. Of course, you can still have that bouncy castle! If you have children of your own, they will definitely enjoy it. For maximum fun, think of games that children and adults will enjoy. Setting up a barbeque station is also a great idea for snacks and freshly cooked meals.
As adults, birthdays tend to be minor annoyances, but you know they don’t have to be. With these celebration ideas, you can feel more youthful, energetic and fulfilled.