Six fun ideas to celebrate your best friend’s birthday

Trying to plan something fun to celebrate your best friend’s birthday? The activity you choose should be something that both you and your friend enjoy doing.

Check out these six ideas to find an option that’s perfect for your best friend’s next birthday celebration.

1) Hit the casino bar

Today casinos have a lot more to offer than slots, cards, and games. Many casino bars are modern, upscale venues ideal for a celebration as special as your best friend’s birthday. Additionally, many casinos have several restaurant options to choose from, including some upscale eateries owned by famous chefs. 

If you want to, you can also play a few slots while you’re there. Birthdays are special occasions after all, so there’s a good chance it could be your lucky night. 

2) Attend a paint and sip event 

It seems like businesses that host painting parties have become more and more popular over the years, especially since many of them host adults-only paint and sip nights where alcoholic beverages are allowed.

And what better way to get your mind off work than enjoying a fun activity and a few drinks with your closest friend? Most of these businesses don’t have alcohol licenses though, so you’ll need to bring your own drinks. 

However, if you don’t want to worry about bringing your own beverages, look for restaurants and bars in your local area that host different events. Some of the more popular learn-to-paint companies partner with local restaurants and bars to host their adults-only events. Typically, there’s a minimum drink requirement in addition to the cost of the class though.

3) Learn something new

Learning something new can be a lot of fun, especially when you take a class with a friend. And the best part is, there are tons of options you can choose from.

Maybe your best friend has talked about taking a French cooking class for years but has never actually done it? Or maybe you’ve both always wanted to learn a new language? Think about something you’ve always talked about learning to do and find a class you can take on the topic together.

4) Couples massage

Couples massages aren’t only for people in a romantic relationship. Any two people can book them. So consider booking a massage for you and your friend to enjoy together, and maybe a new spa treatment too.

Just make sure you tell them you’re not in a romantic relationship when you make your reservation. Some spas use flowers, scents, and music to set the stage for couples so they can enjoy the intimate setting during their massage.

5) Have a themed movie night

If you’d rather plan a night in, consider planning a themed movie night. Pick up your best friend’s favorite candy, some popcorn, and all of her favorite flicks. Then, settle in for a nice relaxing night.

6) Take a road trip

If your best friend’s birthday is a milestone birthday, you might want to consider taking a road trip so the celebration is a bit more elaborate than your normal celebrations. While you can make it a weekend getaway, you don’t have to.

You can easily take a day trip to someplace nearby that you’ve never explored before. Maybe you’ll find a few charming boutiques or quaint cafes to enjoy along the way. Don’t forget to download all of your bestie’s favorite songs before you head out though. You’ll need some road trip music you can sing along to while you’re in route.

If you want your BFF’s birthday celebration to be epic, you need to think outside the box a bit. Don’t settle for dinner or brunch. Instead, get a little creative and plan a fun-filled day or evening you’ll both enjoy.

Photo by Joseph Pearson