Saying ‘happy birthday’ in a unique way is guaranteed to make the celebration more special. From trending birthday wishes to those expressed physically and virtually, there are plenty of ways to rejoice a special someone’s special day – ensuring joyful memories that will live on forever.
So if you’re looking to send best wishes to your parents, brothers, sisters, friends, or colleagues, and want to do it in a way they won’t forget, here are seven unique ways to wish them a happy birthday!
1. Celebrate at the right time
If you want to make the birthday boy or girl feel really special, surprise them with birthday wishes or a surprise party at the exact time they were born. Whether your video calls them, text them, or turn up on their doorstep, celebrating their birthday on their day (and time) of birth is a great way to make them feel special.
2. Throw a surprise soirée
Put your event planning skills to the test and arrange a surprise soirée for your nearest and dearest. Whether a small affair or a show-stopping event, a surprise party is a guaranteed way to put a smile on the birthday boy or girl’s face.
From arranging the venue to designing signature cocktails, a sit-down tasting menu, and more, there are numerous ways to create a tailor-made event, perfectly in tune with the style of the individual celebrating their birthday. You can even decorate the venue with their favourite blooms, fairy lights, candles and personalized touches. If you really want to push the boat out, then why not hire a band for the evening!
3. Surprise them in their place of work
No one should have to work on their birthday, but if they do, surprise them with a beautiful bouquet of blooms, which can be ordered online and delivered directly to their desk. For an added effect, choose their birth flowers.
Don’t forget to add a card saying who the blooms are from. If you’re lucky enough to work with the birthday individual, go to work a little earlier and decorate their desk with an array of ribbon, floral, and balloon embellishments.
4. Throw a virtual birthday party
If you live in another city or if the pandemic is affecting your plans, throwing a virtual birthday party is a unique and tech-savvy way to celebrate a loved one’s special day. You can even create aesthetically pleasing e-vites.
As an added surprise, pretend the video call is about something else entirely, and don’t let the birthday boy or girl in on the surprise. Make it extra special by using the Virtual Party app.
5. Take out a Facebook ad
Another great option for those celebrating birthdays in different cities and amid lockdowns is to mark the occasion creatively on social media. An advert designed by yours truly and posted onto a social platform of your choice is a bold, thoughtful way to show the world how much the birthday boy or girl means to you. And the best part? The ad lasts the entire day!
6. Write a handwritten note
This may be old-fashioned, but a handwritten note or card is still extremely thoughtful! Whether you opt for a team card with notes from numerous friends or a single message from yours truly, nothing beats a message with personal flair.
You can always add a joke or poem to make it even more personal or consider using a photo, especially if you have one capturing a special moment between you and the birthday boy or girl.
7. Surprise them with your presence
If you live in another country or city, jump on a last-minute flight or train and surprise a loved one with your presence on their special day. Just be sure to speak to their friends or family first, as you’ll need to know they’re going to be in when you get there!
8. Book a weekend getaway
Booking a weekend getaway to the birthday boy or girl’s favourite destination or hotel is guaranteed to earn you instant brownie points. Asides from you being there with them to mark the occasion, they get to celebrate their birthday over the whole weekend as opposed to one day only.
It’s also a chance for you both to take some much-needed time out of a busy schedule. If you’re looking for something to really stand out, maybe book a glamping experience or a stay in a treehouse, yurt, or a themed hotel.
9. Create a birthday quiz
Using a quiz app or generator, create a bespoke birthday quiz! As well as sending it to them, send it to all of their nearest and dearest friends and see who really knows the most about them!