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Celebrating Significant Birthdays

Celebrating Significant Birthdays - how big will YOUR cake be?

Years ago, nobody celebrated any significant birthday, except their 21st and their 100th to receive the much coveted telegram from the Queen.

50 or so years ago, 18th birthdays started to be celebrated as well as retirement at 60 or 65. Today, though, it has become much more fashionable to celebrate all of the decades from your 30th and each year through to your 90th and of course the centenary!

The most popular ways we’ve found people tend to celebrate these decade milestones are:

 

Going on holiday with significant others

Although cruises are popular, these tend to be reserved for anniversaries rather than birthdays. When money is tight people will often prefer an experience, like a holiday, to spend their money on rather than more stuff!

If the birthday ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ has a lot of friends with children, then a weekend away is a popular option. There are lots of options to rent a self-catering country house or converted barn which can accommodate 20 to 30 people. Couples with children who all get along may choose this as an ideal way to celebrate together. If the birthday falls in the summer months, then camping or glamping might be the way to go!

Going out for a birthday meal

Lunch, tea or evening meal with friends and family is probably one of the easiest ways to celebrate a significant birthday as once the venue is chosen and the invitations are sent out there isn’t too much else to organise. You just have to think about what to wear!

On the other hand, it can be more elaborate, like my friend’s mother who is celebrating her 90th this month. The family have organised a marquee in the garden, caterers to supply afternoon tea and a small jazz band to entertain the guests!

A Treasure Trails birthday treat

Rather than just eating and drinking, we have found that lots of birthdays are celebrated by doing an activity with friends and family, especially ones that work best with lots of people. We can think of nothing better than a competitive afternoon exploring a pretty city, town or area with a Treasure Trail! But then, we are biased.

Or, simply throw a party!

And finally, there is the good old fashioned knees up type parties either at home or in a local venue where providing entertainment and dancing as well as food and drink are usually the thing!

What will you do to celebrate your next decade birthday?

Author: Amanda Ingham, Treasure Trails Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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4th July 2012

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Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

We all love our Dads, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, it is a perfect time to show your appreciation. We also know that often it is not necessary to spend a fortune to show how much you care.

In order to give you a helping hand with choosing the perfect gift, we have hunted down and discovered five of the best Father’s Day presents, all under £30.00.

The Essential Camping Cookbook – How to Cook and Egg in an Orange

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - The Camping Cookbook - beats a sausage on a stick anyday.Perfect for your next family camping trip, this inspirational cookbook provides a step by step guide to creating superb al fresco meals, without conventional equipment. Turn to the back to find traditional campfire songs that are sure to be a hit with all!

£13.10 from Waterstones.

 

 

 

Custom Father’s Day Coupons

What does your Dad really want for Father’s Day? Maybe control of the remote, a lie in, or a hand in the garden? These fully customisable coupons and certificates from DLTK allow your child to give just that. What’s more, your child can spend time designing and printing their gift completely free of charge.

Free from DLTK

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - Find out about natureAbout Trees Kit

For the keen Treasure Trailer or walker, this fun identification kit includes a guide to 24 species of tree, as well as a gadget to help work out how tall they are. The pack even includes a seed to grow your own tree!

£11.22 from Nigel’s Eco Store

 

Personalised Hand Print Tree

A striking keepsake for any member of the family, this pack allows you to create a wonderful piece of art using your child’s handprint, along with a poem or caption of your choice. Additional copies can also be ordered for just £10.00.

£25.00 from Not on The High Street

Personalised Treasure Trail

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - Personalised Treasure TrailsWhat better way to spend Father’s Day than out and about exploring, spending quality time together as a family? With over 1,000 Trails to choose from, our Personalised Trails make a truly special and memorable experience. Get the children thinking to create their own back story, and upload your own photographs to raise a smile!

£12.99 from Treasure Trails. Visit our home page for more information.

 

 

Author: Samantha May, Treasure Trails Ltd.

11th June 2012

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