Fun Birthday Things to Do!

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Birthday's are so stressful when you're the one planning it! My son's birthday is coming up in less than a month, so naturally I'm wracking my brain with what to do and where to go! So, I though, why not share my list with you! This is something you can do for yourself on your own birthday, or one you can plan for someone else!

Go to the beach!

This is great idea even if it's not the summer. You can always go just to watch the sunset - which brightens my night each and every time I see one!

Go Bowling

This is great for class parties as well as just a fun day/night out!

Go Hiking

If you're looking for some quiet, soul-searching time, what's better than a nice walk with nature?

Go Camping

You don't even have to go to the beach or the woods for this. Camp out in your backyard (or living room, if it's too cold)! I did this one year for my son (it was his first sleepover party too!), and his friends absolutely loved it.

Go to a Theme Park

If you have a theme park around you and it's late spring, summer, or early fall, this can be super fun for kids of all ages.

Go to a Water Park

Grab a friend or two and splash your way to happiness!


If you can afford the time and money, go on a trip. It doesn't even have to be far. Take a weekend trip or stay in a touristy town around you for a night!

Go to a Painting Class

This is especially fun if you're of age and can get to a wine & paint night.

Go to a Cooking Class

There are even a few high end cooking stores that offer classes. You can see if there's some near you!

Dance a little!

You don't need to go out to have fun. Set up a karaoke machine in the living room and dance the night away.

Go to a Cool Fitness Class

My son has been begging me to do goat yoga. Unfortunately, it won't be warm enough for his birthday, but maybe for yours!

Take Yourself (or the Birthday Girl) on a Shopping Spree!

Give a limit if you want, but this is especially fun and exciting for little girls.

Go to an Arcade

Another great place to host a party!

Go to an Escape Room

...Or don't. I took my son for his 8th birthday and he had a slight panic attack.

Mom tip: Wait until they're older, even if they're begging you to go!

Go to a Casino

And win big, baby!

Go Paintballing

This would be fun for a teenage boy's birthday

Play Laser Tag

An awesome alternative to paintballing for a younger crowd

Go Wine Tasting

Let loose and enjoy yourself, mama!

Go to a Trampoline Park

Take a friend or have a party there

Go to the Movies

Especially if it has those heated reclining seats and food-service... yes!

Go to a Drive-In Movie

Or host your own outdoor movie night

Play Sports

If you're little one loves sports but you can never find the time, surprise them by going to the park and kicking a ball around with them

Go to a Sports Game

And if you really want to wow them, take them to see their favorite team play

Go to a Nice Restaurant

This is especially nice for the ladies out there. Put on your lbd and make your man take you out to a nice restaurant.

Go Skydiving

Ah! If this is on your bucket list, why not choose today to cross it off? 🙈

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you can find one!

Go to the Spa

This is great for girls of all ages! Take a friend or treat yourself.

Go to an Animal Shelter

And adopt a dog 🙊

Then go to the Dog Park

Ha! Just kidding (unless you actually did just go and adopt a dog!)

Go to a Comedy Show

Most places have comedy shows right in a town near you

Go to a Musical

Whether it's in a big city theatre or a small town one, it'll be a good time

Find a Circus

This one may be hard, but not impossible!

Go to a Museum

(If you're a nerd like that 😜)

Invite Friends Over for a Special Dinner

Pick your favorite meal and have a small party with your closest friends and family

Have a Board Game Day

Spend the day (or night) playing board games

Play Table Sports

And if you have the space and money, buy one to surprise the birthday boy!

Play Darts

Set up a dart board and play some darts

Set up an Outdoor Party with Games

Find some outdoor games to play and have a bbq

Have a Pool Party

Invite some friends over and spend the day in the sun

Go Out and Have Fun

If you never get out, spend the night out with your friends and have a good time

Binge Watch Something

Sometimes the best days are the ones where you do nothing. Spend the day on the couch binge watching a show you've been wanting to watch.

Do a Photoshoot

This can be a cute one for your baby, or a sexy one for your husband

Go to a Concert

Get tickets and include it in their birthday card

Go to a Live Music Festival

If it's that time of year, there will probably be plenty of live musical festivals near you

Go Kayaking

This is another great idea if the one you want to spend your birthday with is Mother Nature

Go Paddle Boarding

This is a great idea if you can find a few friends to come along!

Roast Marshmallows

Whether it's on the beach or in your backyard, set up a campfire and roast some marshmallows. You can also do this in your fireplace during the winter!

Go to a Psychic Reading

...if you dare...

Take a Nice Walk

Sometimes we all just want to clear our head and forget that we're another year older

Go on a Race Car Experience

This is for the adventurous one's in your life

Go to an Open House

And dream of what your future will look like

Go Horseback Riding

... on the beach!

Take a Pole Dancing Class

And feel sexy about it!

Take a Pottery Class

Make a vase and then buy yourself flowers to fill it with 🤪

Go Snowboarding

...or skiing, or snowmobiling, or sledding.