Planning a birthday celebration, whether it’s for a close friend, family member, loved one or even yourself can be a difficult task. No matter who it is for, Birthdays need celebrating, it’s a special day to celebrate a life. We love planning birthdays at Hallmark Hotels, so we thought we’d share our top tricks for planning an amazing birthday celebration.
Planning a birthday celebration
1. Go on an adventure
Birthdays are meant to be memorable, so what better way to make it one to remember then going on an adventure to a place that you haven’t been to before. The UK has so many exciting places to explore, places that we often overlook because their right on our doorstep. So plan an adventure and visit a new place. From discovering the beautiful scenery at Loch Lomond to taking a ride on a traditional steam train through the Severn Valley, you’re spoilt for choice.
2. Visit a special place
As birthdays are a special day why not visit a special place that has sentimental value. It could be somewhere where the person has celebrated their birthday when they were younger or a favourite place that brings happy memories. A trip to Bournemouth beach could bring back fond childhood memories or seeing the animals at Chester Zoo is a fun way to relive being a kid.
There’s nothing better than indulging in your favourite foods on your birthday. It should be a day spent eating cake and nothing more, so why not plan an extra special way to have your cake and eat it. An Afternoon Tea is a luxurious and quintessentially English way to spend an afternoon. We offer Afternoon Tea at each of our hotels, and some offer a unique twist. From a Mad-Hatters themed tea party in Hull to an Afternoon Gin Tea at The Welcombe.
4. Relax at a spa
Birthdays are for being pampered, so take a relaxing spa break. There’s nothing better than having a relaxing massage or getting a beauty treatment that you don’t usually get. So when a birthday is coming up, a rejuvenating spa break is the perfect way to celebrate. Spend some time chilling by the pool, let off some steam in the sauna and relax with a massage, with a spa break the attention is all on the person who’s birthday it is.
5. Try something new
As you get another year older, it’s great to tick something off your bucket list. So get planing a birthday celebration that does just that. It could be to play a round of golf where champions have played in Cambridge, or to go wine tasting at one of England’s oldest vineyards in Gloucester. Each bucket list is unique to its owner. Enjoy ticking something off it this birthday.
6. Party in a different city
A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without a party to celebrate it. Why not get your friends together and book a night at a hotel in a different city to party the night away. Liverpool is renowned for its party atmosphere or there’s Birmingham which is full of stylish bars and clubs to dance the night away in. We hope our birthday celebrations ideas have given you enough inspiration to go an plan the best birthday yet, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, enjoy!
We hope our birthday celebrations ideas have given you enough inspiration for planning a birthday celebration that will be the best birthday yet, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, enjoy!