Fun Things to Do for Your Partner's Birthday

Kyra's birthday was on Saturday, January 31st, and we had SO much fun celebrating ALL weekend! We kicked the weekend off with takeout and a movie for a quiet night in.

On Saturday, we pretty much celebrated all day long, and it was an awesome day. We started the day with breakfast in bed, then went to Fast Eddie's, a semi-famous St. Louis hangout, and ended the night going tubing at Hidden Valley Ski Resort.

Fast Eddie's
I also planned a few surprises for Kyra throughout the day that were easy to execute and pretty inexpensive. Here's what I did:

Candy Birthday Card

I'm sure you've seen these types of cards before, but I still wanted to share my version. It was kind of hard getting started with writing the copy that incorporated candy names. But, once you get started, the ideas start flowing.

I used Hot Tamales, Riesen's, Twix, 100 Grand, Hershey's Hugs & Kisses, Mounds, Snickers, Reese's Pieces, and Goobers. Feel free to use what I came up with as inspiration!

Fun Decorations

Whether you want to do streamers and balloons or a banner of some sort, it's always so fun to put up special birthday decorations to help add to the magic of the day.

I picked up a chalkboard birthday banner from Target for $5 and decorated it. I searched for chalkboard lettering examples on Pinterest to use as a guide, and I think it turned out really cute.

A tip...to make it easier to use chalk and write with control, sharpen the chalk with a pencil sharpener (or in my case, an eye pencil sharpener LOL). It makes a HUGE difference!

Special Treats

In Kyra's case, I chose to surprise him with a gourmet cupcake from Jilly's.

I planned to bring the cupcake with us to Fast Eddie's, and I even stuck a birthday candle and matches in my purse. It may seem like a small surprise, but it's all the little things that can make a day magical.

Surprise Adventure

As I mentioned above we ended the night going tubing at a local ski park, and it was such a blast! Although you may not be local to St. Louis or have a similar type of venue near you, finding something unexpected to do is such a fun and memorable way to celebrate a special day. 

The best part of going to Hidden Valley was that they were having a special event with discounted tickets which made it a lot more accessible. I'm sure this type of thing translates to many cities and many activities. I recommend keeping up with local radio stations, magazines, and city websites for information in regard to special events and discounted tickets for things.


We ended the weekend by sleeping in on Sunday and going to a Super Bowl party hosted by friends. I took these super easy-to-make Corn Dog Bites. 

Two Jiffy cornbread mixes, a package of hot dogs, and a muffin tin. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven. Be sure to generously grease the muffin tin. Done and done!


Kyra's birthday weekend was one of the best weekends we've had together. It was simply perfect!



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