It's not every day that you get to celebrate your birthday.
Some coincidences, however, make your milestone birthday uniquely special and let you celebrate it in a fun way, giving you an additional reason to celebrate it more grandly and make it memorable.
Of late, there has been a new trend coming up, which is the celebration of a golden birthday.
But what is a golden birthday?
No, it's not the use of gold jewelry on your special day. People celebrate this day when they turn the same age as their birth date.
So, let's talk about the unique golden birthday ideas for a golden birthday celebration with gold confetti and gold balloons, golden birthday gifts and golden birthday ideas for 'her' - that special someone.
Wondering What is a Golden Birthday?
Sometimes, the date we were born coincides with our age, meaning you turned 19 on the 19th of September or completed exactly three decades on this planet on November 30.
It is this similarity of birth date and age that is celebrated as a golden birthday.
There is also something known as a double golden birthday.
It is when you turn twice the number of your birth date.
So, when a person, born on January 21st turns 42, it is their golden birthday.
But, wait. We have something even more exciting for you.
Heard of a triple golden birthday?
It is actually when your age, birth date, and month are all the same.
So, when little Sammy turns 9 on September 9th, it becomes his triple golden birthday.
This is again a once-in-a-lifetime event, one of the milestone birthdays, not to be taken lightly or overlooked when it comes to going out to celebrate it.
Gold is usually again the theme for celebrating such birthdays -- and along with a special birthday cake with gold icing, people often decorate their homes with a gold disco ball.
You will find all the gold stars on this lucky birthday.
Also, this gold party favours a solid gold gift on this occasion.
Where Did the Idea of a Golden Birthday Come From?
According to common belief and perception, this idea germinated in the 1950s when Joan Bramsch first celebrated the golden birthday of her children.
It has almost become a tradition since then.
Golden birthdays are also called lucky birthdays or champagne birthdays. These are popular because of their uniqueness and rarity.
Does Everyone Get a Golden Birthday?
A golden birthday will occur once in everybody's lifetime.
It usually happens in the earlier part of your life, as there are only 31 days maximum in any month.
How to Celebrate a Golden Birthday?
So, your loved one will soon be celebrating their best birthday.
You need to come up with great golden birthday gift ideas and make their golden birthday celebration unique, full of fun and memorable. This is even more relevant for those amongst our friends and family who stay away from us.
Let's talk about making a loved one's golden birthday something they cherish and remember for a long time.
We'll also discuss some great long-distance birthday ideas so your loved ones know they are always present in your heart despite the distance.
- Now, let's say you need to celebrate the 3rd birthday of your toddler, which falls on May 3rd. A great golden birthday party idea would be a '3' themed golden birthday celebration. You could have a cake with '3' in gold spray paint for the gold baby along with rold gold pretzels as snacks.
- Games involving getting together 3 things as part of a scavenger hunt or pairing 3 friends and other similar ones could be one way of a fun celebration.
Gift for golden birthdays should also reflect your thoughtfulness and appreciation of this truly special and rare event.
Is 'her' golden birthday coming up, too?
You would want to commemorate this occasion by having truly apt golden birthday gift ideas.
Again, gifting something gold usually comes to your rescue in such situations.
Or, the next closest thing is a gold colour-theme birthday party with gold stars and gold medals as the perfect accessory in the decor. Don’t forget to complete it with a champagne birthday.
Your precious girl would feel wanted and cherished between the champagne and the jewelry, making her golden "happy" birthday glorious.
But what about celebrating the golden birthdays of those far away?
One great way is to virtually throw them a birthday party with their favourite items on the menu.
This would definitely count as an ideal golden birthday gift.
Between the internet and numerous restaurants existing pretty much everywhere, this can be easily done. Your birthday girl or boy would love the thought, the gesture as much as the actual party.
Another way of celebrating a golden birthday virtually is to create a page on social media that is a timeline or a countdown of sorts to the birthday of your loved one. Both Instagram and Facebook have this feature. These amazing things are a great way of letting someone know how special they are to you on their birthday.
Lastly, there is the time-tested theory of cake and flowers. No one can say no to chocolaty goodness and the beauty and grace (and fragrance) of colourful flowers in their golden birth year. You could prepare and compile video birthday messages from near and dear ones for someone special and gift them on their golden birthday.
Best Golden Birthday Ideas Not to be Missed
Whether it is your spouse's or your children's golden birthday, the theme for the golden birthday celebration should be unique, something the birthday boy/girl will love and everyone attending the birthday celebration will remember for a long time.
Let's talk about 5 such unique ideas.
- Is your child a sports enthusiast? How about having a friendly sports competition in the backyard with a golden-coloured trophy as the prize?
- Any local thrift store will stock these fake gold trophies that your child loves.
- Your teenage daughter is heavily into music. Think of gold records to give on her double golden birthday and watch her face light up!
- Celebrate a triple golden birthday with a gold-themed party - right from party favours decorated with gold glitter to having a golden balloon arch and gold-coloured icing on the cake with buttery popcorn on the menu.
- Asking guests to be dressed in golden hues would also double the joy and excitement.
- Your hubby, who will turn 30 on June 15th, is an adventure junkie. His golden birthday celebrations could include an incredible vacation to an exotic place, complete with forest trails and a safari.
- And, there are video messages. These messages are especially great if the birthday boy/girl lives far away.
You can make a birthday video with messages from several people at once using Celebrate with the following easy steps:
- First, set up an account on Celebrate and create an event page for the birthday boy/girl.
- You can send an invitation link to various people to record their birthday messages through this event page.
- You can send this link by email and text messaging on social media like WhatsApp.
- Once people receive this invitation link, they can use it to "gold" record their special birthday wishes.
- Just this link is sufficient; people need not create their accounts to access or open the link.
- Once they send the link back to you, you will be notified by email.
- You can arrange and edit these videos as they arrive.
- Celebrate also allows you to add your personal, unique touches like text, background music and even beautiful photos that would enhance the appeal of the video message.
- As each video is complete, you can drag and drop them one by one to create a timeline.
- Only those videos will be available in the video message gift present on this timeline.
- Finally, your birthday video message is ready to be viewed by the birthday celebrant, who will receive a notification about the same.
- You can also include the contributors as recipients by adding their email IDs.
A golden birthday, double golden birthday, or triple golden birthday are all rare events that won't repeat in your life.
Hence, having a grand golden birthday celebration with the perfect gift will allow the birthday celebrant to have all the fun on these days.
Fortunately, the Celebrate website has a lot of fun ideas that make the double golden birthday stand out amongst the rest.