When you were a kid, you probably excitedly anticipated your birthday every year. You may have fantasized about the presents you would get, or spent hours bugging your parents about how many friends you could invite to your party. As an adult, however, birthdays often lose their luster. After all, it can feel like another year older is nothing to celebrate. However, here at Thomas’s Catering, we love birthdays. They are a chance to remember what you have accomplished in the past year, and to start getting excited about what’s to come. That’s why we encourage you to think of your birthday as more of an opportunity to celebrate life with your friends and family. That being said, the days of clowns and bouncy castle are long over, so you may be at a loss for what to do. We have put together a list of ways to celebrate your day.

Plan a Themed Party

When’s the last time you got dressed up in costume and had a blast with your friends and family? Your birthday is the perfect excuse to dress up and have a fun and unique night. There are so many fun themes to choose from, and because it’s your birthday, you get to pick whatever suits your fancy! Whether you choose superheroes, your favorite movie, a decades party, or something else uniquely you, you’re sure to have a blast! Don’t forget to give Thomas’s Catering a call when you’re planning to ensure you have a tasty spread for your guests.

Take the Day Off

Alternatively, if you aren’t much of a party person, you might be looking for a way to celebrate your birthday by yourself. That doesn’t mean that you have to spend your entire birthday alone, but if you enjoy time spent by yourself, this is the perfect time to take the day off work and indulge in some “you” time. Take your PTO and do with it what makes you happy, whether its a shopping trip, a spa day, or simply relaxing at home.

Take a Trip

Who says you have to stay in town for your birthday? If there is some place you’ve been meaning to go to but haven’t had the time, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself. Whether you want to visit a friend from college who you haven’t seen for awhile or spend a weekend on the beach, you won’t regret the opportunity to relax, unwind, and take a long-awaited vacation.

Go to a Concert

Do you love live music? Then this is the perfect opportunity to hit the town and jam out! Check out what shows are going on near you and grab a friend or two to come with you. This way, you can make a fun memory for all involved.

Game Night

You don’t have to go out to have a great birthday. If you are more inclined to play board games than to stay out till 3 a.m., a game night might be the perfect solution for you. Round up your favorite board games and favorite pals for a fun night that doesn’t require you to even leave your house!

Throwback Thursday

Sure, chances are, you haven’t had a birthday party with Pin the Tail on the Donkey and balloons and streamers all over your parents’ living room in many years. But if you find yourself nostalgic for your birthday parties from childhood, why not go full #throwbackthursday and go ahead and have one? Decorate the house with streamers, blow up some balloons, and plan some of those old school birthday party games that you loved as a kid. Chances are, your guests will revel in the chance to revisit childhood to celebrate you.

Take a Risk

Birthdays are the perfect time to take life by the horns and try something new. Has there been something you have been wanting to do for awhile, but haven’t had the courage? Now’s your moment! Whether its skydiving, a career change, or asking your crush out on a date, carpe that diem and take a risk!

An Intimate Dinner

Maybe you aren’t the type to throw a giant party, but you still want to gather your friends and family to celebrate the occasion. If you aren’t a chef yourself (and why should the birthday boy or girl cook for everyone else anyway?), Thomas’s Catering can help! We will cater a wide scale of events, whether you are renting out an entire reception hall or just need a delectable meal for eight of your closest friends.

If you are looking for a caterer in Livonia for your birthday party, we’ve got you covered. Thomas’s Catering is the premier caterer in the Detroit metro area. Regardless of your desired theme and menu, we can accommodate your vision. Contact us for a quote today!