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    17 Fun And Different Birthday Ideas If You're Really Not Into Parties

    There are tons fun things to do on your birthday even if you're an introvert, hate planning, don't drink, or just aren't into parties.

    I love my birthday, but I'm not always into the whole planning a party thing.

    It's a lot of work to find something that's fun, not too crazy expensive, and can be done relatively close to my day of birth. While I'm always thrilled to have an excuse to wrangle my friends and family together in honor of me, as I've gotten older, I've started looking for different ways to mark the day, whether it's with a group of people, or on my own.

    If you want to take a moment or a day to celebrate yourself, here are some creative ideas to consider:

    1. Make a list of your all-time favorite games, and host a game night.

    2. Go to an amusement park.

    3. Have a meal at a restaurant that gives you free food for your birthday.

    4. Or get yourself something from a store or website that does free birthday gifts.

    5. Take a personal day and practice random acts of kindness.

    6. Go for a hike or some other kind of outdoor activity.

    7. Ask everyone you know who has a dog to meet up with you so you can play with some puppers.

    8. A few weeks out, make a list of what would happen on your ideal day, and then try to make at least three of those things happen.

    9. Have some people over for a cereal party.

    10. Turn off your phone for a set period of time.

    11. Do a taste test of your favorite food or drink.

    12. Plan a trip to a place you really want to visit.

    13. Or stay at a local hotel and get a spa treatment and room service.

    14. Buy and open a really nice brand of your favorite alcohol, cheese, or chocolate*.

    15. Go to a concert of a band or musician you like.

    16. Have a favorite movie marathon.

    17. And make a list of everything you like about yourself.