How to Celebrate Your Birthday in Style – and Not Go Broke

Today is my Birthday – YEAAAA! I’ve never taken my Birthday off work, but since I work at home now, I decided to change my routine a little and really make myself feel special. Every year I celebrate my birthday by doing little things throughout the day that make me feel special – at least for part of the day; it just seems like the right thing to do.

I’ll celebrate with friends tonight, but for today, I’m celebrating in style, without spending a bunch of money. These things are easy to do, so if you need to feel special on your birthday, here’s how to make the most of it.

First thing in the morning, get your coffee and have it in the hot tub, or a nice hot bath. There’s nothing like relaxing first thing in the morning to relieve the stress of the day before. I usually don’t sit in the hot tub in the morning, but it was really GREAT today!

Then I thought, since I had sort of started a “spa day” why not continue with that theme. So in the shower, I used my favorite anti aging products and gave my face a good face scrub. Then I did a Mario Badescu whitening mask treatment followed with a very nice Mario face cream. Wow! Now granted these are things I already had around the house, but I never take time to use them (and for anti aging products, Mario Badescu products are still my favorite). I’m feeling really special now, what next?

I’m definitely going to treat myself to lunch. I can’t decide if it’s going to be fast food or a restaurant – since we’re going out to a nice restaurant tonight. By the way, the waterfront restaurant we go to has an “Early Bird” special, so we’ll get a four course meal for about $20 each! Can’t beat that for a low cost Birthday Celebration. Just look around, restaurants are always sending specials in the mail! Why pay full price if you don’t have to?

Tonight, I’m planning to continue my spa day. I didn’t want to use too many products at once this morning, so I’m going to give myself a full facial while watching my favorite TV program tonight. The facial takes about 45 minutes so it’ll be more time for me to relax. Oh, and yesterday I did sneak in a half price massage special at my favorite Spa.

I could have gone to a spa and spent the entire day doing what I did at home, but that would have cost me about $350. The way I treated myself special cost under $100.00, and I didn’t have to go anywhere, and I had time to brag about my birthday to you all! 🙂

Now, if you think these are all “girly” things to do you’re totally wrong! Everyone can use a little special treatment on their Birthday, and I’ll tell you what – between the hot tub, facial, and total relaxation, I feel like I’ve been reborn! Maybe I’ll have to do it again tomorrow!

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