17 Things to Do on Your Birthday When You're All Out of Ideas

When we were kids, we counted down the days to our birthdays, but so much has changed since then. These days birthdays have a way of creeping up on you. Unless you’re celebrating a milestone year and someone is throwing you a party, it may seem like a ton of effort to plan what you want to do. And to be honest, some years you really don’t want a party (and don’t want to feel guilted into having one).

birthday should be all about taking the time to do something for you. So if that means you want to take a bath and go to bed early, go for it. If you want to spend a weekend away with your girls, round up the troops and book a hotel. To make your birthday planning a cinch, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to do on your birthday—from going out to staying in and everything in between.