I've always been really into birthdays. I used to start talking about my birthday a month before it happened. And then, I'd throw myself these huge and infamous parties (shark party, anyone?) with lots and lots of people - all celebrating me (because really, when else can the world revolve around you alone?)
But I must be getting old or something, because in the past few years I haven't cared so much. In fact, I've preferred instead to keep things simple. I just want: a morning alone with my husband, my closest friends to remember that it's my birthday, my family to call, and a simple dinner that I don't have to cook. Anything else is an added bonus.
This year, one of my added bonuses was the party I got at my new job. I walked in to a pile of presents, a birthday crown, and a huge cookie with my name on it. (Those ban.do girls really know how to make a gal feel special.)
Another bonus is the mini-party I'm having next weekend with my closest friends. It'll be small and simple (again, I don't want to cook.) But, I'm excited to see some old friends that don't get out to Hollywood all that often.
How do you celebrate birthdays? Are you big and bold? Or, do you prefer to keep things simple?