Birthday Date Ideas

Birthday date ideas are the elusive thing that never seems quite right. We always want to do something special for their birthday, but we're just never sure what they want.

It's okay - let us help. With a few romantic, and a few not so romantic, birthday date ideas, we've got you covered.

Quiet Night In

Looking for birthday date ideas that will knock their socks off? This certainly is one! If you really want to make your partner feel like they mean something to you, do a romantic birthday date that they'll never forget.

Cook them dinner - clean up your apartment or house, get rid of the clutter, lay out candles and make something special. Full meals, too, with an appetizer, dinner, and dessert.

It may take you a while, yes, and there is a lot of prep work involved... but this is such a meaningful date. It shows that you really care, want to celebrate their birthday with them, and appreciate them.

Afterwards, sit on the couch with a glass of wine and talk, or take your celebrations... elsewhere. If you plan on doing that, make sure to avoid too heavy of a meal, because that can ruin your fun!

Let Me Count The Ways

This can also be done at home, if you decide that you're not ready to split a hotel room together.

Get a weekend hotel room, and make sure to check in as soon as possible - usually 12 or 1 in the afternoon. Grab 20-40 balloons, along with plenty of paper, and at least one pen.

Write down different notes - reasons you love them, coupons' for backrubs, and more - and stuff them into the balloons. Blow them up, and hide them. Put some under the bathroom sink, in the corners, in the tub, under the blankets... wherever you can.

Then, when your birthday lover comes in, hand them a pin and tell them how many balloons there are. Afterwards, treat them to a relaxing back rub with some romantic champagne (And chocolates!) and really enjoy the night.

You might find that it's less their birthday, and more both of yours. It's romantic, sweet, and a lot of fun. In the morning, greet them with a kiss and room service. Everyone needs breakfast in bed!

Coffee Shop Love

Don't know your beloved that well, but want to do something for their birthday anyway? Why don't you try taking them to a coffee shop - order some good coffee, great food, and afterwards, split dessert.

See if one of the employees will put a single candle in a piece of cheesecake, or chocolate cake, and surprise them with that personal touch. Afterwards, go to a park and walk for a while, just talking.

Simple? Sure. But it sure is meaningful and not 'clingy' in the early stages of a relationship!


Birthday date ideas aren't hard. Just listen to what they want, and really put time, and effort, into it. That's going to show most of all how much you care.