A birthday is the perfect opportunity to show that special someone in your life how much you care about him/her. If you want to do something really special, try to think outside the box. Sure, a candle light dinner with music is a classic way to express your love, but by being a bit more creative you can surprise them and touch their heart. It does not have to be an expensive gift, it can be something which can be emotionally moving, like recreating your first date, or it can be something that he or she always wanted to do. For a romantic celebration, the most important thing is maintaining the element of surprise.
Here are some ideas that you can use to make that someone special’s birthday a day to remember. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of imagination, you can even come up with your own, to make it a truly memorable one.
Beach Picnic: A beach is the perfect place for a romantic setting. You can prepare a picnic and surprise her, or if you want it to be a little more elaborate, you can take the help of a friend to set a table on the beach, with a specially prepared gourmet meal along with wine. It’s not that difficult and will definitely be a hit. You can end the evening by having her favorite dessert while watching the sunset.
Treasure Hunt: Another option is to have a treasure hunt game, where the prize will be…well, what else, you of course. You can keep the first note somewhere where he won’t miss it and have a small riddle or clue which will get him to the next place. You can choose places which are important to you in your relationship or hold special memories. In the end, the last place is where you should be present with a rose in one hand and a glass of champagne in the other. This is definitely something he won’t forget.
Road Trip: One of the best choices for him is planning a mini road trip and whisking him away for the weekend. You will have to plan ahead for this idea to be a success. Start by choosing the perfect place, it can be a quaint seaside village, or an action-packed place like Las Vegas. There are several holiday choices for couples that you can refer to make this a smashing success. It depends on what you think he will enjoy. Make sure you tell his secretary or colleagues to clear his schedule without him getting a whiff of what is being planned. On his special day, tell him that you have to go to the airport to pick up a friend. Once you reach the airport you can disclose ‘the secret’ to him.
Romantic Poetry: Writing a poem is one of the most romantic things you can do. Anyone would like to hear something written specially for them. There are many famous relationship poems you can read to get an idea. If you play a musical instrument, you can compose a song and present her with a CD of your song, or better yet, you can have it played while having dinner at your favorite restaurant.
Scrapbooking: To make a more personalized gift, scrapbooking is a good choice. Make a scrapbook with pictures of him/her and add personal messages to make it more interesting and fun-filled. You can make it even more personal by including pictures of the place you first met, or your first date pictures, etc. This extra effort will definitely be appreciated and cherished for life.
Jewelry: If you are more of the traditional kind, one of the perfect and evergreen ideas for women is jewelry, and for men is a watch or a gadget. To make it a little more special, have them engraved with a special message.
Adventure Sports: Another option for husbands is if you know that he always wanted to do some activity (like bungee jumping or rappelling), then what better way to show how much you care than by planning the activity for him. It will be a unique way of celebrating the occasion and will definitely bring a smile to his face. There is never a dearth of romantic things to do, as long as you have your imagination working for you.