Do you still celebrate your birthday by bringing Cake?

@rakesh284 (1473)
India
April 15, 2009 9:55am CST
Breaking news, its my birthday at the end of this month. Last year I just invited my friends at my place for lunch. Those who were busy managed to attend dinner. I have stopped celebrating my birthday by cutting cake few years back (6 yrs) I just want to know whether you still celebrate your birthday by cutting cake or have party at some location. I have stopped celebrating my birthday after my school life. What about you?
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28 responses
• United States
15 Apr 09
I am 55 years old. I have celebrated many birthdays. Every year is different. That's what makes it so much fun! One year it snowed for the first time in the season and when dropping my children off at school, I jumped out of the car and made a snow angel in the school yard just to celebrate. That was when I was 47. All the kids had a lot of fun coming out at lunch time and seeing my snow angel and talking about it. Most years I like a little cake of some sort. Candles are optional as it could start a fire with a candle for every year especially if it is a small cake. When my mother was alive, she would call me every year on my birthday at the exact time that I was born. Since I like to sleep in and I was born at 6:30 a.m., this was not always a welcome tradition. Now I think about it fondly. All in all, every new year is a reason for celebration. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that there will be something fun and unusual to remember it by.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
16 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing such a sweet experience. It is nice that you celebrate your birthday every year. You must have been happy celebrating your birthday every year. And might be trying to better every year. Thanks once again Have a nice life ahead Bye
• India
15 Apr 09
no not at all i don't like to give a birthday party , it is always very boring to call people who don't care about ur felling nor do they want u to be here in this world . but i would definitely give a party to some of my friends those who r very close to me , they r very helping and o loving nature . wht abt u do u like to give a party or do u give it under pressure.
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@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
16 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your view in this discussion. Yes it was really boring when I celebrated my last time by cutting cake. But with friends it is nice experience.
• United States
15 Apr 09
My husband always gets me an ice cream cake from dairy queen for my birthday. I dont really like cake so he gets me that kind, but we do celebrate with cake every year. I always get him a princess cake which is cake with whipped cream, strawberries, and bananas in it. It is actually pretty good. I will eat a piece of it, but he has to have it every year. it is more expensive than my ice cream cake which doesnt make sense. He is going to be 30 this year & he still expects his cake. LOL.
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@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
16 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your views in this discussion It is really pretty that you couples are celebrating both your birthday every year. So sweet of you both. If you are celebrating every year then it is his right to have it this year also. Have a nice and happy life ahead Bye
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
15 Apr 09
Hello Rakesh, as a kid I have done this so many times. Even in my hostel, we have a custom of arranging for a cake for the birthday boy and that seems really sweet gesture from the friends. I am at home now and I thought I would not cut any cakes this time but my family had arranged for it and I celebrated it the same way again!
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
15 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your experience with us in this discussion It is always a good moment when someone gives us a special surprise. Bye
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@amitnaik (471)
• India
15 Apr 09
No i don't cut any cakes or celebrate it with decorations and all because these all things seem pretty childish to me.But i do call some friends for dinner or at some good place just to enjoy with them.
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@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
15 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your views in this discussion I am also doing the same thing from the past few years. Have a nice life ahead Bye
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• China
16 Apr 09
when i see this question something come back to my mind ,19 years have passed by ,but it is still keep going on day by day.a lot of things have appear in my life ,I don't remmber majority of them expect my btithday, recapture my year's life.I celebrate my birthday every year ,in different ways ,maybe just think about something happy alone or have a meal with my parents and friends.all it make me feel good !
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@chaituv (68)
• Ireland
16 Apr 09
This is very nice topic Rakesh.. i used to celebrate my borthday by cutting cake when i was in school.. stopped after once iwas into college.But after my marriage my husband will surely get a cake and flowers. We don't invite anyone but he makes me to cit the cake at 12'0 clock in the night.. I love it too.It was really fun to do cut the cake with my kid now.
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
15 Apr 09
oh yea i wishing you a happy birthday early because I will forget by the end of the month and have many more
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yes I still celebrate my birthday I am celebrating that I lived another year and if I don't get a cake my feelings would be hurt.
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• India
15 Apr 09
If you ask me, truly , i can say that i never used to buy cakes on my birthday. Because i think it's nothing so good with my birthday. But the interesting thing is that i used to celebrate birthday of others and i love it. I feel glad to hear about others' birthdays. Especially, my friends' birthdays are considered as the loving days.
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
i just celebrated birthday with cake, once, i think that was when i was still first year old.. when i grow older, i did not remember that i celebrated birthday with cake. i just still celebrate it with friends around, hanging out and talking to each other. i never really had a big birthday bash, i hope someday i will. may when i turn 30.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Yes, during my birthday, my friends or family usually give me cake as a birthday present and as one of the foods that we will be sharing on my special day. It's so good to have a cake on one's birthday because it will make you feel like a child again. Anyway, happy birthday in advance.
• Canada
15 Apr 09
My mom was a big birthday person. She never forgot anyone's birthday and she sure expected everyone to remember hers! LOL She talked about it for weeks ahead of time. One thing I picked up from her was always having a birthday cake. I do this for my family. Everyone gets a cake on their birthday, no matter what other plans may be in place. Sometimes it's dessert after dinner... sometimes it's served at a party (such as for my daughters)... but there is always a cake. AND we always sing Happy Birthday and there are wishes made and candles blown out. Seems to be such an easy way to recognize the person of the day - and I've never seen one yet that wasn't smiling :)
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@xhaylea (363)
24 Apr 09
happy birthday for the end of the month :) on my birthdays i do enjoy having cake, but i dont like celebrate with cake if you know what i mean, i normally spend my birthdays with friends and family and go somwhere, especially if its a special age im turning.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
25 Apr 09
Thanks for that. But you might not turn to special every year and that's why it might be more enjoyable. Thanks for your useful response.
@mhil84 (182)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
Hi there, yeah since i was young we do celebrate my birthday with a cake, it brings me so much happiness within me when i see cakes in every special occasions. But currently i don't care anymore if there's no cake during my birthday's what matters me a lot are the presence of my friends, family, relatives, etc... i think that the most essence of celebrating any special occasions.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
As we gets older celebrating a party with our Birthdays is not necessary. I also celebrating my Birthday this coming Sunday. Happy Birthday to me, I'm turning 26. I don't want to invite anyone and I don't want to have a party. I want to celebrate my birthday alone I know it is weird.
@axibal (63)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
i still do celebrate my birthday with a cake. it seems incomplete if you celebrate your birthday without a cake -it's an odd feeling-don't you think?
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
16 Apr 09
yes, i still do, my mom and friends usually gets me the cake when its my birthday... i am not a fan of eating cake, but i still eat some when i want to. with or without cake, i still like to celebrate my birthday, as long as my family and friends are with me, during the celebration so that we can cherish the moment. but it does'nt really matter if there is a cake or not...
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
chocolate cake - This is our favorite cake, we usually buy this one to celebrate a family member's birthday
I always celebrate my birthday with a cake even up until now, first of all, because I just love chocolate cakes and birthdays are great excuse to be able to eat them without guilt hehe. And my kids love them too, they get all excited when they find out that someone in the family is going to celebrate their birthday because that would mean ice cream and cakes
• China
16 Apr 09
yeah,in my school life,i celebrated my brithday by cutting cakes.we have a lot of beatuful memory.personnally, its not necessary to cutting cakes every year.but if i haven't been together with my friends ,i will have a party.