Each year, I look forward to my birthday: the party, the outfit, and of course, the time with friends. The only thing I look forward to more each year (besides Christmas) is my friends’ birthdays. Reflecting, not only on yourself, but on your friends time to shine is almost as rewarding as blowing out your own candles. It is also great to be able to help plan the celebration. Gathering your closest friends (and accessories) in the perfect atmosphere sometimes can get hectic. I don’t know about your friend groups, but the obligatory duties of a best friend are pretty vital on another friend’s birthday.
Gifts are almost as imperative as planning within the week of your friend’s birthday. Yes that’s right, birthday week- wouldn’t you want to have a birthday week? Gifts for my friends get smaller and smaller every year, but not less significant or special. As I get older, I get more sentimental; what was an extravagant top is now a movie ticket or picture frame with our favorite picture.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my birthday, but the rewards of helping your loved ones celebrate their birthday also gives me a rush. Don’t forget: this is another time to get dolled up! Just last weekend, I spent the night out in NYC with my close girl friends. This is something we tend to do, but knowing it’s for a birthday gives you extra enthusiasm.