Birthdays are an occasion that many of us celebrate throughout the year. Not only do we celebrate our own birthday, but we also celebrate the birthdays of those near and dear to us. Now, everyone has their own individual traditions and no two birthdays are ever really the same. But one thing that goes for many of us is that we celebrate our birthdays with food. Now, if you have a birthday coming up and want to surprise a loved one, you may be planning what to serve up to them throughout the day. Here are just a few ideas that can help to bring a smile to their face!
Now, one of the main elements of most people’s birthdays – at least in regard to food – is the birthday cake. This tends to be a cake topped with candles or other decorations. When you blow out the candle, you get to make a birthday wish! Of course, many people pick up ready made birthday cakes from their local supermarket. Some will have them specially baked by professional bakers for landmark birthdays. But have you ever considered making one yourself? There are so many different recipes out there that you can make a cake that’s perfectly suited to your loved one’s tastes and preferences. You could follow anything from a marble cake recipe to a Victoria sponge. You can ice it with anything from chocolate to colored icing or royal icing. You’ll know what’s best when it comes down to it!
If your loved one loves chocolates, you don’t necessarily have to settle on a box bought from the store. You could try your hand at making some chocolate yourself. This shows extra care, as you’ve dedicated time and effort into creating a custom box of chocolates that they will love. Creating your own gives you more control over shape and flavors too! There are plenty of chocolate moulds out there in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you could choose something that they love for an extra special, personalized touch.
A Birthday Meal
Some of us go out for birthday meals. But with the pandemic, favorite restaurants and eateries might not have their doors open again yet. If this is the case, you could try replicating the birthday person’s favorite dine out meal from home. Of course, this will take planning and preparation. But you can generally find recipes for most things online nowadays. Make sure to invest in quality ingredients and ensure you have all the appliances and kitchen equipment required before getting started.
Cocktails and Mocktails
Cocktails could be the perfect way to round off the day. With a cocktail shaker and the right ingredients, you could whip up some delicious cocktails or mocktails that will put a huge smile on your loved one’s face.
There may be other dishes, snacks or drinks you want to add onto your loved one’s birthday menu. But the options highlighted above tend to appear in a lot of people’s celebrations, so hopefully, they come in useful!