Sunday, October 14, 2018

What to do on your birthday (when you don't want to do anything).

It's (almost) my birthday.. actually, it is tomorrow. Even though I always love other peoples birthdays and think about cute surprises for them, I am actually not the biggest fan of my own birthday. Okay, that doesn't mean I hate that day or I totally ignore it. But I personally, like to keep it on the low. I never was one to have huge birthday parties or remind everyone around me that my birthday is coming up. Instead, I like a relaxed day for myself and I also don't mind seeing some of my favorite people that day. Additionally, my birthday falls on a Monday this year. So family and friends are mostly at work and busy anyway. So today I want to share with you a few things you can do if you like to celebrate your birthday but don't 'really' want to do anything. 

Have a lie-in 
Okay, okay.. this might not be that exciting to everyone and some of you don't even have the luxury to lie in that day. But if you can, and if you value sleeping as much as I do, treat yourself to a couple of extra hours in bed. Don't set an alarm and even when you wake up.. just stay in bed that extra hour and enjoy being one year older. And if you want to go that extra mile: put on new sheets on your bed the night before and don't forget the fresh set of pajamas. Maybe even buy yourself some new cozy slippers for when you finally get out of bed. 

Take yourself out for breakfast
Who says you need companionship to go out for breakfast or even better brunch? It's your day. So go out to your fave cafe or a brunch spot which you wanted to try for ages and order whatever you want. Breakfast is one of my highlights of any day so why not treat yourself? 

Treat yourself even more
So, just because you are spending your birthday on your own doesn't mean you can't have birthday cake.. right? If you are an avid baker why not bake something for yourself or just run to a bakery and choose the cake that looks best to you. Yumm... But if you are not into cakes at all why not treat yourself to something different, is it Pizza you like? or you would rather buy yourself a new lipstick? Whatever it is.. just go for it. Remember: there are no rules on your birthday, especially when you spend it on your own. 

Have a pamper evening
This must be my favorite part of a 'stay-at-home-birthday'. And the best thing.. maybe your friends are out of work by the time evening rolls around and they can join you? Whether or not you are in company or alone: A good pamper night is a beautiful way to end your birthday either way. Run yourself a bath, use the expensive face mask you have been saving for special occasions and put on a movie that makes you feel good. Maybe you even have some cake left from the afternoon? Best. night. ever. 

x Lisa


  1. This is such a cute post! :) i hope you have a fabulous birthday tomorrow, all of those tips you shared here sound dreamy!
    xx Janine

  2. Happy Birthday for tomorrow lovely!! I love your list and can totally get on board with it - there is nothing wrong with low-key birthdays, sometimes they are exactly what we need!!

    Rebecca |

  3. Happy birthday for tomorrow lovely, I hope you have a lovely day whatever you choose to do!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. I Hope you have a perfect birthday and I love taking it easy when its my birthday. a me time and pamper day is just what I want.

  5. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! I hope you have a fab day. This post was great, I hate being the centre of attention on my birthday so these were some great ideas :)

    Elle x

  6. Have the best birthday tomorrow lovely! I hope you do all of the things you listed above :)

    Sian xx

  7. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! I much prefer celebrating other peoples birthdays than my own! xx


  8. Loved how brunch and bakeries were featured in this post, they're both definitely some of my favourite food occasions/spots.
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow as well!!!


  9. Haha looved your post, it was made for me !!! And happy birthday <3

  10. Absolutely. My birthday was on Friday and I took a day off as I always do, had a lie-in, spent the day alone and then had a family dinner in the evening. Last year I had a sushi lunch with my book and then went to go and read in the park. Why not? Time to yourself is the biggest treat

  11. I'm not going to lie, I honestly dread birthdays. There's always so much pressure, and I feel that if they're not perfect then I've done them wrong! I love this post though - definitely just taking time out to care for yourself and really truly relax sounds perfect.

    Have a great week :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  12. I love every little suggestion you made here! I do enjoy going out for my birthday but normally it is just a nice dinner out with my husband and most of the day is spent at home.

  13. I'm the same way in the sense that I don't like to flaunt my birthday or tell people it's coming up! I do like smaller celebrations myself as well. All of these tips are lovely & I think I'm gonna have to do some of these for sure xx

  14. Can't go wrong in treating yourself even more! Lovely read dear, and belated Happy Birthday!

    Jessica |

  15. I'm definitely super similar to you in that I don't like advertising my birthday or doing something super extravagant for it! All of these tips are great & I wanna try them out next month when I turn 19!! (I literally just "advertised" my birthday after saying I didn't like to do that smh :'))

  16. Aw happiest birthday! A little spa time never hurts either ;) I like the suggestion of fresh sheets the nite before!

  17. These are such good ideas! I think pampering yourself on your birthday is a must!
    Chloe X

  18. I totally understand this!
    This year I actually organised a big birthday dinner with my closest friends, but I remember two years ago I decided to have a more simple birthday and I ended up having a some kind of sleepover with my two best-friends. It was simple and probably the best experience! I mean, it's our day so we get to decide how to live it!

    Wishing you all the best,

  19. Those brownies look delicious! Happy birthday! :)

  20. Happy Belated Birthday Lisa! I can totally relate to this post because I am one of those people who never has an idea on what to do or sometimes just don't want to do anything on my birthday, These were great ideas! x

  21. Nice tips! Yes, a birthday girl deserves all these. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

  22. Awesome tips! Already can't wait for my birthday and spend that day like this :D ...even it's in March :D

  23. Ummm what a fantastic pictures!

  24. Such a sweet little way to celebrate you!
    Beautiful pictures

  25. Happy belated to you, pretty girl! Hope your day was so special. As I get older, I've started to dread it a little bit and not want to make it a big deal so these suggestions sound like an ideal birthday celebration to me - treating yourself but not going over the top!
    xo, allie

  26. Sorry for the super belated birthday wishes! Hope you had an amazing bday love!
    I'm in the same predicament, I don't want anything for my bday either!

    Zoey Olivia |

  27. This is so fun! My birthday is in November & I'm already craving a "self-love" day instead of a big ol' celebration. My massage is booked & I think I might treat myself to brunch! Happy belated b-day!

    Brittany |

  28. Oh my goodness, happy birthday girly! I hope it is filled with endless sunshine and good breakfast foods! I’m not a really big fan of my birthday either. I like to do small things or maybe travel to another town for the day (just because I love traveling)

    Xo Logan


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