Thursday, August 13, 2015

Making Sure That #BirthdaysCount

“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Enbridge and I received
Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Bring On The Birthday Celebrations

Birthday celebrations are incredibly important! Not only do they mark the date of when someone arrived on the planet, they also give you a reason to gather with family and friends. Finding time in everyone's busy schedule can be challenging but its always worthwhile. The earlier you start arranging the celebration the easier it is to coordinate schedules. My birthday is next month but I already have my birthday party plans in order!

Make Your Next Birthday Party Count With These Suggestions

According to recent Enbridge survey data, 91% of Canadians think it’s important to celebrate birthdays of family and friends. They also found 82% of people felt more special when someone put energy into their birthday.
Although birthday parties can take a lot of time and energy they are worth the effort! Remember the more prepared you are for the birthday celebration, the smoother the day will go, which means a lot more fun for everyone!  Here are a few birthday party planning tips

Set The Date
  • Choose a date that does not conflict with other events (IE anniversaries, long weekends, community celebrations)
  • Give your guests plenty of notice so they can make arrangements
Choose A Venue
  • Will it be at your home, a local restaurant, or a fun place to celebrate
  • If outside of your home be sure to contact the venue and make reservations before it gets booked up
Select A Theme
  • Create a playlist around that theme
  • Invite guests to dress according to the theme
  • Select food and beverages around that theme (including the cake, but more on that below)

100 Birthday Celebrations That Take The Cake

Enbridge set out to celebrate 100 birthdays! See what happens in the video below

Imagine all the energy it took to bake 100 cakes?

Let's Get The Party Started

Be sure to join the #BirthdaysCount twitter party Friday August 14th. You have a chance to WIN A VISA GIFT CARD!
Calling all shutterbugs: Get your photos ready!
Share a picture during the party of your favourite birthday memory, a hilarious birthday picture fail, or your favourite birthday party and you will be eligible to win one of five $25 Visa Gift Cards!
Date: Friday, August 14th at 12pm EST
Hashtag: #BirthdaysCount
Hosts: @PTPA @PTPAAmy @PTPA_Kelsi
Do you have a birthday party planning suggestion or a comment about the video above? I'd love to hear it! Tweet it to me @Those2Girls and be sure to use the hashtag #BirthdaysCount


  1. Great suggestions. I love to plan ahead of time, and also do theme parties.

  2. Great suggestions. I love to plan ahead of time, and also do theme parties.

  3. I'm sad I missed the twitter party! These are some great suggestions though! I think the most meaningful birthdays to me have been the ones where I've been surrounded by my friends and family :)

    1. Wonderful to hear that you get to spend your birthdays with friends & family members!

  4. I love planning special events for Birthdays!! So much fun and it makes someone else feel special - win, win!

  5. Birthday parties are my favourite kind of events - they are such a great way for everyone to get together! Thanks for the suggestions.

  6. Fantastic ideas! Planning parties can be time consuming but seeing those happy faces… so worth the effort!!

  7. So lovely post on birthday parties! Thanks a lot for sharing it here. Well, three of my employees have birthday on same day so I am thinking to host a grand party for them. I would like to use some fun corporate holiday party ideas for this party. Isn’t that a good idea?