Golden Birthday Celebration?

What could be more special than your birthday? Your golden birthday! Or, some may call it  a champagne birthday or a lucky birthday. But aren’t they all lucky?!  So what exactly is a golden birthday? Despite what most think, it’s not when you turn 50. A golden birthday is when you turn the same age as the date of your birthday. For example, when you turn 17 on the 17th, or 25 on the 25th. For most of us adults our golden birthday has long since passed but our children’s gold birthdays could be lurking just around the corner. We just celebrated our first golden birthday in our family! Our daughter turned 11 on the 11th and you know this momma went all out for this milestone birthday.

Not only is this the first golden birthday that we’ve celebrated in our family, but it’s extra special because for the first time EVER our youngest gets to be first at something. If you have multiple kids or came from a family with siblings and you’re the baby you know how huge of a deal this is! 

How to Celebrate a Golden Birthday


Gold EVERYTHING!!! You name and chances are you can find it in gold, including:

  • Tablecloth 
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Straws
  • Party hats
  • Glitter
  • Banners
  • Streamers
  • Signs
  • Balloons 

Flowers add a soft touch to all that flashy gold and twinkling lights or candles help make the atmosphere a bit more sophisticated. 

And like any party, music is a must. Put together a fun playlist. 


This is easy, whatever the birthday girl or boy likes! For us our family has a long standing tradition that we have birthday donuts on each family member’s birthday. She decided she didn’t want to start her golden any different, thus a dozen donuts and orange juice is how we got this party started. But if you’re looking for fun refreshments that go with the theme here are some fun ideas:

  • Goldfish
  • Golden Oreos
  • Mac & Cheese
  • An Eggo Waffle Bar 
  • Corn
  • Gold coins (Chocolate wrapped in gold foils)
  • Cheetos
  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Pasta 
  • Mango   

For those of you that missed your Golden birthday here’s some comforting news, you can have a double or triple golden birthday. So, if your birthday was the 10th, you could have a double golden when you turn 20, and a triple golden when you turn 30. Bottom-line, there’s no shortage of reasons to make every birthday special, and add that something extra, extra cheer, and solid gold on your golden, double, or triple golden birthdays!  

Have you celebrated any golden birthdays in your household? What are your thoughts in general on the golden birthday, silly, innocent fun, etc.?

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