Sunday, October 2, 2011

Calling all goddesses - Fun Birthday Party Ideas with Girlfriends!



Along the transitions in my life, I have been empowered by many great goddesses that have surrounded me in a protective bubble of love, harmony, unity and wondrous kindness. This year for my birthday I called out to my ethereal friends and their demi-gods, to merge these energies to celebrate my birthday and nourish my soul with laughter at a local Hookah lounge.



I asked my girlfriends to come dressed in whatever made them feel goddess-like, flowers in their hair, glitter, draping chiffon … time to play dress up! I selected goddess names for each, framed as a keepsake
 and requested that if they wanted to extend gifts that they be hand made from the heart. I received a wondrous poem, art, and jelly! We were nourished with hummus, entertained by exotic belly dancers and enticed by the pineapple hookah!

Birthdays. Love em or hate em … they are inevitable. Why is it that we dread celebrating or wait until the milestone big-0 to commemorate them? It’s normal to feel reluctant about a change in your chronological age, but I encourage all of you to put away your expectations that you should be checking off a list of accomplishments. Life unfolds for us in such awe-inspiring ways and if you are too caught up in a scheduled path you may miss it!

Birthdays are good for you! A study published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that people get happier as they get older! Have you stopped celebrating your birthdays? How old would you be if you could decide your own age? Personally, I think you have to be over 40 to finally be REALLY happy! I read about a woman in Florida who celebrated her 100th birthday on a treadmill … She said she “feels good after exercise!”

Here are a few ideas:
  • An around the world party
  • High tea
  • Gratitude party
  • Diva Safari ~ night on the town!
  • Karaoke room
  • SPA Shindig
  • Street shopping ~ Walk down a quirky street for a trip down memory lane. Try on outrageous hats, check out an old bookstore, bargain shop at a vintage/resale store, visit a wine bar or funky bistro!

This is what I know:  One bite of birthday cake is never enough, I am the only one like me in the world and I want to live my life from the inside out, celebrating with the people I love most every year – at dinner with my kids, on a long weekend getaway with my husband or throwing a goddess party ... Singing happy birthday every year, right on key!



I would love to hear your birthday ideas!

XOXO 
from the 47 year old celestial brunette!

3 comments:

  1. At my house, birthdays are a day you get to be treated like royalty, and the birthday person gets to choose wherever and whatever they want to eat ... even McDonald's is not banned!

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  2. You guys surely seemed to enjoy the Goddess theme amongst the other fun birthday party ideas out there!

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  3. These are really awesome party ideas and thanks for sharing them with us. I am planning to arrange my daughter’s birthday party and searched for exquisite Los Angeles event venues. Got to know about few venues and planning to book perfect one soon.

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