This one is for the folks who might not always be on top of their romance game. Some of us really do want to be wooed and swept off our feet like those cheesy romance novels we’ll never put down. If your sweetheart has a birthday coming up and you want to show him or her how special they are, make sure you utilize some of these awesome birthday surprises and make the day all they deserve.
A Weekend Trip
Sometimes we all just need to get away, and your significant other’s birthday is the perfect reason for the two of you to escape the real world for a little while and head out on the open road. You don’t have to deplete your bank account to make the weekend meaningful. Check out inexpensive hotels on Travelocity.com, or go camping if your sweetheart is one of those outdoorsy types. Have them block off the weekend but don’t tell them what you’re doing or where you’re going. The anticipation will make it that much better; you can even pack a bag for them to keep your destination secret. Spending time away from the stresses of everyday life is a great way to celebrate a birthday, and they are sure to appreciate your idea.
An Office Surprise
If your special someone is working on their birthday, make the office a celebratory place. Consult with her coworkers and boss to surprise her on her special day by sneaking in the evening before, then decorate her desk with streamers, balloons, and fun posters. Unable to get into the office? Send some surprises throughout the day, whether it be candy, lunch, or a floral arrangement. Flowers are a great gift for both girls and guys—they’re one of the best things nature has to offer. Who wouldn’t be delighted by a birthday delivery of fresh, gorgeous blooms? Their desk area will look alive and smell delightful, and we could all use a bit of extra pep in our daily office grind.
Set Up a Picnic
Have that special birthday someone meet you in a specified location (a local park you love or beachside is preferred) and be waiting with the perfect picnic setup. Lay out a blanket on the grass, bring a portable speaker to play some romantic tunes, and sip champagne under the massive blue sky. When it comes to food, you’ll be set with cheese, cold cuts, and crisp fruits and veggies. If you’re not the best at grocery shopping or your cheese plate arrangements haven’t always been right on the money, you can make it easy on yourself and order food for delivery through a service like DoorDash. If you’re in a big city like New York, there are even services dedicated to putting together baskets for the most delicious picnic you’ll ever experience, like ThePicnicBasketNYC.com. This is a thoughtful surprise that your special someone definitely won’t expect, and you might find it becomes one of your go-to dates in the future.
Some Heart-Racing Fun
If your significant other constantly stresses you out with their need to partake in adrenaline inducing activities, give in for one day and sign them (and maybe yourself) up for a fun activity you know they’ll enjoy. Check out IfOnly.com. They offer amazing, out of the ordinary experiences. It might be rock climbing or deep sea diving, maybe even a hot air balloon ride up into the clouds. Perhaps daredevil stunts aren’t your idea of a great time? A luxurious day spent at a resort getting massages and soothing hot rock treatments could be just the ticket to a wonderful day for you both. Is your significant other a performer in the making? You can’t go wrong with a day spent in the recording studio with a Grammy-winning producer. The sky truly is the limit on activities you’ll find listed, so look at the site and find something they’ll love.
Up the romance ante on your significant other’s birthday this year. Skip the boring old cake and song and get a little more creative with your celebration plans to show just how special that special someone truly is.