7 a.m. Start the day off right.
Is she a morning person? Call her and ask if she wants to go for a run or catch a yoga class. When you meet, surprise her with a new water bottle. We love this Mermaid one! Maybe it takes her a moment to shine when she rises. Rather than jumping into her special day, pour her a cup of java in a beautiful new mug (find one here ), and take the time to sit back and chat.
11:30 a.m. Make her feel pretty and powerful.
Sometimes a day-to-day routine can get a bit stale. Pamper your friend with a day of beauty. That might include heading to a spa or simply calling a few friends over to try out new makeup or hairstyles—just like your college days! While you’re at it, go with her to visit a favorite boutique for a few new pieces to add to her everyday wardrobe for work or play.
2:15 p.m. Give her some space.
Birthdays are a perfect opportunity to reflect on goals and dreams, as well as to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. Give her a little alone time—and this journal to do just that.
7:30 p.m. Surround her with love, friends, and food.
After she has been pampered and had a moment to reflect, bring on the party. Find recipe for a fun and thought-provoking cocktail (we like the options in Tequila Mockingbird, and cook or order up a dinner that coordinates with the drink of choice. For instance, pair margaritas with a taco bar or match a Mai Tai with island fare. And don’t forget the cake!