November 13, 2011 8:30am CST
Hi. Do u think birthday celebration is just waste of time and money? Its acceptable if u celebrate ur bday when ur toddler. But after that I think its just a waste of money. U can donate those money to the chaity organisation in which u will get blessing of them. Not by just drinking and organising big party at hotels. Whats ur opinion on this. cheers.
• United Arab Emirates
14 Nov 11
I celebrate my birthday with my family. I never tried to celebrate in a hotel or something, it is only applicable for those who can really afford it. I guess it depends on the person who's celebrating. It's their birthday, so they can do whatever they want during their birthday. But for me, I will just eat in a restaurant with family.
14 Nov 11
I don't spend a lot of money on my birthday parties, I prefer to have a small celebration at home. I usually invite my parents, my mother-in-law, my brother and his wife, my husband's siblings and a few close friends. I turned 35 in September and I had a nice day with my family. My husband and I cooked dinner for them and my mother had made a cake for dessert. Some weeks later I invited some friends and my husband's brother and my husband's sister. We didn't have dinner, we just had coffee and cake. We talked a lot and it was very nice to spend the day together because we don't meet that often.
13 Nov 11
to survive another year of existence on this earth is a big reason for a celebration with family and friends. drinking and having big parties in hotels are not the only way to celebrate a birthday. there are more meaningful and memorable ways of celebrating and thanksgiving for surpassing all the odds against life. the amount of money spent is a well deserved reward. donating to a charitable institution is a very commendable act which can be done in remembrance of a life that once existed.
• United States
14 Nov 11
For multiples of 10 (10,20,30..) there should always be a party or celebration for the fact that you've survived on this planet for another decade! In any other instance, I feel you should give the money planned for a possible celebration to the celebrator? Well, I mean the subject of the bithday! Birthday celebrations are not pointless! They provide way for a great party, long awaited communication, dancing, fellowship, games, and interaction with family and friends alike so why not plan a huge one for everyone to remember how special your day was!
13 Nov 11
It depends on the way you are celebrating and what you want to celebrate. Why shouldn't you celebrate you are 1 year older, more wisdom. Why not spending time with people who appreciate you and you appreciate and/or love? You can prepare a meal together, talk, watch a movie at home as well. A cup of tea, some coffee and even cookies or a cake are really not that expensive. Good quality time is worth a lot. Music most of us can arrange as well. Celebrations should be about the way we feel for eachother, the time we like to spend together. If you like you can do it with gifts but it's not necessary. It's already proved that gifts are the biggest wastes there are since most people don't get what they like at all. So if you put it that way it's a big waste of money. I never organised a big party at a hotel, I think the group who did or can afford that is very small. Also organizing a back party for many people says nothing about how much real friends you have, if they really appreciate you. It's more about showing off.