Birthday celebrations have different significance for diverse individuals and cultures. One common thing is that all birthdays are special and different people have unique ways of marking their birthdays. Some birthdays, however, remain more special than others and these are known as milestone birthdays.
Milestone birthdays are significant for adults as they help one to notice the passage of time and help one to mark significant beginnings. Below we shall explore some of the popular milestone birthdays from birth and explain to you why they are considered important.
What is a milestone birthday?
Milestone birthdays refer to those marking landmark ages that are deserving of more attention than just cake and a gift card. They represent ages where one is conferred special rights and responsibilities. Moreover, it is an important event for any adult who may not be in a position to celebrate with a grand party every year. A milestone birthday is a time for an individual to reflect on their struggles and achievements as they look ahead into the future.
The most commonly celebrated milestone birthdays include sweet 16, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 75. A funny fact is that after the age of 60, milestone ages go in 5’s like 65, 70, 75 etc.
Is sweet 16 a milestone birthday? The 16th birthday often referred to as the ‘sweet 16’ in the United States marks an important rite of passage for a child as it celebrates approaching adulthood. Media has put so much significance on a girl’s 16th birthday in the United States and as such it is considered to be one of their most crucial birthdays in their lives.
Sweet 16 birthdays are often marked in grand themed parties such as fairytale sweet sixteen, beach party, and cops and robbers among others.
Why is 21 a significant birthday? The 21st birthday celebration is considered special as it is a time when one is transitioning from a teenager into a young adult. They can now legally enjoy certain adult privileges like drinking, going into night clubs, and smoking among others.
Popular 21st birthday party themes includes a night at a casino, going out clubbing or bar hopping, a masquerade theme party, or going on a trip with friends. When it comes to suitable 21st birthday milestone gifts you can go for a monogrammed shot glass, wine glass, hangover relief kit, or just buy them 21 shots at the club.
Why is the 30th birthday a milestone? Thirty is a time when one has started settling down in their occupation or relationships. It signifies an important stage in life when one is mature and responsible to make noteworthy life decisions. A fancy household appliance would be an ideal birthday gift for someone turning 30 years. A great 30th birthday party theme would be a 1930s themed party to mark a new decade in your life.
Nowadays they say that ‘40 is the new thirty’. The 40th birthday party is significant as it welcomes the celebrant into the grand middle age. This decade is considered a sweet spot as it lacks casual immaturity of young age or the constant dependency that comes with old age.
Many people often say that life starts at forty as now you have settled well into your career and marriage. One has earned their place in the sun and the 40th birthday is an important time to reflect on your life accomplishments.
Suitable 40th birthday party themes that you can use when planning to celebrate 40 years of awesomeness includes the Great Gatsby, denim themed party or a superhero theme will do as well.
A person’s 50th birthday is a considered significant as it is both an accomplishment and a milestone marking half a century. Moreover, it marks the start of a person’s latter years and as such it should be celebrated in a grand way to honor the individual’s half a century struggles, memories, victories and every other thing in between.
Our 50th birthday milestone gift ideas for guys include apparel and accessories, personalized beer and wine gifts, and cool prints for the garage or man cave if he has any. For a woman, a customized jewelry that reflects her personality and style would be an ideal gift for her. You can also look at personalized home décor which you think she might love.
75th birthday is an important milestone for any individual as they have completed three fourth of a century and has the right knowledge and experience to pass down to their generations.
At this age, one has gone through several battles and even the tiniest gestures of love and kindness will make their day. Our 75th birthday gift ideas includes an old movie or music collection, a photo frame with various pictures of all family members, and a greeting card signed with messages written from the heart, and a birthday cake.
Now that you know what milestone birthdays are, we hope that you can throw an amazing party for your loved ones. Get together and share amazing memories and stories to mark those special milestone birthdays.