Lucy Riles: As long as I can remember, I couldn't wait to turn 28. Why? It's not a milestone year, so what's so great about that age? Well, that was the year I celebrated my Golden Birthday. See, your Golden Birthday is the year you turn the same age as the day you were born. For example, mine was when I turned 28 on the 28th of January. If your birthday was October 7th, your Golden Birthday would've been when you were 7 years old (sorry).
Celebrating your Golden: On my Golden Birthday, I asked everyone to wear gold ... and I decked myself out in a gold, sequined dress. Use your imagination for this one. If your daughter's Golden Birthday is when she turns nine, buy her a gold locket. If it's your Golden, treat yourself to a mani/pedi with gold nail polish. Buy your husband a gold watch for his Golden. If you can't think of anything, jewelry is always a safe bet ... gold jewelry, that is.
Bottom line: Just like the milestone years (16, 21, 40, 50), it is another reason to celebrate. BUT unlike milestone years, everyone has their own, individual Golden Birthday. If you've missed your Golden, please make sure this doesn't happen to your children ... You only get one Golden!
When was your Golden and how did you celebrate?
|Lucy Riles is a party planner and has been since she was a little girl. Being the youngest of 12 children, Lucy and her Mom were always coming up with new, exciting ways to throw a great party on a budget. To this day, Lucy loves planning and hosting parties for others. She is also a newlywed and lives in LA with her husband, Tommy, and dog, Mr. BoJangles.