It’s in our mid to late 20s when most of us experience our first big achievements — getting hired in your dream job, getting promoted as a manager, starting a business or a company, getting engaged, getting married, or having kids. Even smaller achievements feel big because each of them takes us one step closer to our long-term goals.
For those reasons, you definitely deserve to celebrate your birthday luxuriously at least once. Your windfalls are the perfect sign that you should tick off that particular pricey item in your bucket list, such as going on a cruise, fine dining, or a shopping spree. Once you’ve had a taste of a fancy birthday splurge in your mid or late 20s, you may attract more fortune and have your 30s filled with more glamourous birthdays.
Here are some irresistible birthday splurge ideas to try:
Fancy Dinner Party
If you were the life of the party in bars and clubs when you were younger, it’s time to go a little restrained now that you’ve gotten more mature. Show off your new, more grown-up side by hosting a fancy birthday dinner party. Dress up to the nines with your closest friends or family. There are tons of great places to eat in Singapore where formal attire is the most appropriate, so find your best pick before they get fully-booked.
If you’re feeling particularly more spendthrift (without being irresponsible, of course), kick it up a notch and try celebrating on a cruise. It’s romantic, luxurious, and invigorating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time with all your best friends or your beloved family. And unless you’re doing a private cruise, you may meet a lot of people and make new friends. If you’re single, maybe you’d meet your future partner there, too.
Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting
You and your mates may love enjoying a bottle of wine every weekend or so, but if you’re not really familiar with the various ageing processes and other steps involved in making your favourite drink, a vineyard tour with a wine-tasting event may appeal to you. You can even take a wine class, too, if the vineyard offers it.
Treat Yourself to a Spa and Shopping Spree
The best birthday gift you could give to yourself is TLC. When was the last time you had a spa? You may be too occupied with your career that you’re already forgetting to pamper yourself. If your birthday falls on a weekday, file for vacation leave and spend the entire day without thinking about work. Instead, immerse yourself in a thrilling shopping spree, and then head on to a very relaxing spa. You totally deserve it for nailing your job all the time.
VIP Reservation at a Nightclub
If you haven’t let go of your party animal phase yet, level up your game and have a VIP reservation in your favourite nightclub. You and your friends can have your own themed party there and welcome other people to join the fun. Dress up like you own the place to get as many party-goers to join your group!
Remember that you’re not getting any younger, so get the most of your 20s before turning 30 and facing more serious responsibilities. Of course, do not forget to splurge wisely; the best splurge is one that is totally guilt-free.