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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

Posted In: Birthday


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World Records on Foot

Amongst the world of wonderful, wacky and downright weird Guinness World Records, Treasure Trails London will, this Saturday, be organising an attempt to achieve ‘Most people participating in a Treasure Hunt game’.

We’ve been busy preparing for the big day at Treasure Trails, and are looking forward to smashing the current record of 309 participants, with over 500 Trailers expected on foot.

We’ve come across some inspiring record holders, our pick of which we have highlighted below.

World’s Fastest Walker

The fastest 50,000 metre walk was set by Yohann Diniz in France on the 12 March 2011. Yohann covered the distance in just 3 hours, 35 minutes and 27.2 seconds. He wouldn’t take long to complete a Treasure Trail!

World Records on Foot - Hiking boots for Gulliver finally make production



World’s Largest Hiking Boot

Just in case you know of somebody with size 700 feet, German shoemaker Schuh Marke have created the world’s largest hiking boot, as you do. The boot measures over 23 feet long, 8 feet wide and nearly 14 feet tall.



World’s Largest Dog Walk

The Great North Dog Walk holds the record for the largest dog walk ever held, with over 22,000 dogs and their owners in attendance.

Based in South Shields, the Great North Dog Walk currently holds 16 Guinness World Records for this event. If you would be interested in taking part in the next 3.5 mile walk, keep an eye on the Great North Dog Walk website for details.

Author: Samantha May, Treasure Trails Ltd.

22nd June 2012

Posted In: Just for Giggles


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