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What is a Golden Birthday and How to Celebrate it

Everything you need to know about a golden birthday is right here. If you’ve just come across the idea of a golden birthday, then no doubt you have questions and have been wondering what is a golden birthday and have you missed yours?

If you have heard about a golden year birthday and were wondering how to celebrate it, I have lots of ideas for a golden birthday party for both adults and children and explain all about the golden birthday meaning.

I have recently celebrated my daughter’s golden birthday – she was 10 – any my son’s is coming up – he will be 17 – so I have spend so many hours researching this topic (and party planning) and I’m sharing it all with you below.

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What is the Golden Birthday?

A golden birthday is a birthday year where you turn the age that corresponds to the day of the month of your birthday. Sounds simple? For example, if my birth date is 23 May, then my golden birthday is when I turn 23. If my child’s birthday is on 4 June, then their golden birthday is when they turn 4 years old.

Now don’t worry if you are 33 and you think you’ve missed out on all the fun and a once in a lifetime event. That’s not true. There are definitely still golden birthday ideas and options for anyone over the age of 31.

what is a golden birthday

Golden Year Birthday

If you’re like me and you didn’t know about this fun celebration when you were 23, don’t worry there is possibly another chance for another celebration. Especially if you were born later in the month.

Since there are no more than 31 days in any month – it would be logical to think that it’s all over on a 32nd birthday. Read on find out about double and triple golden birthday fun milestones.

Double Golden Birthday

A double golden birthday is the next opportunity to celebrate this golden milestone. To work out when you should celebrate a double golden, simply double the day of the month that you were born on – and that is the age of your double golden birthday.

For example, if I was born on the 23 May, then I would celebrate my golden milestone on my 46th birthday. That is, 23 multiplied by 2.

Triple Golden Birthday

And believe it or not, there is such a thing as a triple golden birthday. After all, it’s not fair for older people to miss out on all the fun. Keeping it in line with the same birthdate being 23 May, then a triple golden celebration could be planned for when I turn 69 years old. That’s the day of the month I was born multiplied by 3. That is 23 multiplied by 3.

However, if you were born in the first week of any given month, you might have lucked out with this special celebration for yourself – even for the double and triple birthday. Sorry! I hope you can still enjoy celebrating the golden birthday of friends and family members.

If you haven’t had your golden birthday celebration yet it’s time to work out how to celebrate.

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Golden Birthday Ideas

To party or not to party…that is the question!

If you don’t feel like throwing a party there are lots of options for golden birthday traditions to start for your family.

If you’re an adult and looking for non-party ways to celebrate then make sure you:

  • Take the day off work
  • Eat all of your favorite foods
  • Spend time doing what you love the most
  • Write a letter to yourself to read on your next milestone birthday
  • Reflect on amazing things that have happened to you between birthdays

For your kids golden birthday you could:

  • Put up golden decorations around the house
  • Fill their bedroom with gold balloons
  • Wear a special gold crown for the day
  • Let them pick all 3 meals for this special day
  • Wrap all their presents in gold paper
  • Take a trip to their favorite special place

Golden Birthday Party

However, to celebrate with a party then read on to find some absolutely ‘golden’ golden birthday party ideas.

golden birthday party

Golden Birthday Invitations

This type of party starts with great golden birthday invitations to set the scene and even to explain the special meaning of a golden birthday. There are heaps of perfectly suited invitations here.

Or perhaps a golden ticket themed invition would be fun. I love to fill the envelope with gold glitter for an added surprise for when the golden birthday invitation is opened by the recipient.

Golden Birthday Clothing

Firstly, why not let everyone know it’s your golden birthday with this stunning sash.

My Golden Birthday Sash

Golden birthday sash (pictured above) available here.

What better way to tell the world that it’s your special day than with a Golden Birthday t-shirt. You’ll want to wear it later on too. Here are some amazing golden birthday shirt ideas for everyone.

Check out this striking birthday shirt for boys and men (pictured below) – it can be found right here.

golden birthday shirt for boys and men

Likewise, this golden birthday shirt for girls or women is just stunning and so much fun to wear. You can find a range of golden shirts here including the shirt below.

golden birthday shirt ideas

Today I am golden singlet shirt (pictured above) available here

Golden Birthday Decorations

There are heaps of options for fun golden birthday decoration ideas for the special celebration below.

Why not decorate the party tables or dance floor with these awesome golden disco balls. A gold disco ball also makes a great keepsake afterwards and could be displayed on bookshelves or the mantel. Find them right here.

golden birthday gold disco ball

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Or how about a golden balloon arch as an amazing golden birthday decoration. Or a stunning mix of balloons with the color gold as the main highlight. Absolutely love this gorgeous balloon garland below.

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Love these colorful golden birthday decorations below – rainbow with just a touch of gold is another classy way to style your party area. These balloons can be personalized and would look amazing in any party area! Find them right here.

golden birthday decorations

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Other fun decoration ideas include stay golden banners and also happy golden birthday banners.

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A party table could easily be styled up with some gold paper plates, and gold napkins and gold confetti sprinkled over the table cloth.

To find lots more amazing more gold decorating ideas for the best gold color theme (for not just birthdays) including gold food, favors, the best gold decorations and more check out this gold party themes guide.

For gold party favors: then chocolates with golden wrappers are a quick and easy idea that suits the theme, like Ferrero Rocher or Hershey’s Gold. Or perhaps some fun gold star stress balls.

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Or for fun prizes for party games then I just can’t go past a gold medal for this theme! Find some perfectly on theme gold medals right here.

Golden Birthday Cake Ideas

There are so many great golden birthday cake toppers here that are perfect for a golden celebration – and lots of them can be personalized for a unique special age golden party.

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An easy and fun cake hack for a stunning looking cake is to add edible golden sprinkles to the frosting. I do this all the time and it make decorating so easy. See all the beautiful sparkly edible sprinkles right here.

I love the variation in these edible gold sprinkles. Add them to a cake or cupcakes or any desserts for a fun golden touch. Find them here.

golden birthday cake decorations

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Golden Birthday Gift Ideas

Here are some unique and memorable ideas for golden birthday gifts. There are some big and small gifts for all ages and budgets. Scroll down to find the perfect golden birthday gift for the golden birthday celebrant.

golden birthday gift ideas

For something a little different another unforgettable and special gift idea is a necklace. There are some gorgeous golden bday necklaces right here. Some of them have ‘you are golden’ or similar engraved on the necklace which a special touch.

This stunning gold initial necklace below comes with a beautiful and personalized letter to commemorate the special birthday. Gold jewelry is a lovely gift for a golden birthday and a great way to remember it for years to come.

gold initial necklace gift idea

For an amazing golden gift for tween or teenage boys check out this totally awesome gold Nike chain.  Similar to this is an amazing custom name necklace for boys/men…either would make an awesome gift idea.

Of course, there is a large range of gorgeous gold name necklaces for girls and women right here.

For an amazing golden birthday gift idea I cannot go past these personalized gold records. They can be personalized for a gift with the birthday person’s name and their favorite song lyrics. Find them right here.

golden birthday gold record gift

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Another fun gift idea is this super stylish golden birthday sleep mask (pictured below). Such a fun and unique gift idea.

sleep mask

How about a ‘stay golden’ hat to commemorate their special day and also to wear for years to come? You can find it here

golden birthday hat

Or a super cute ‘stay golden’ zipper pouch. It comes in 3 different convenient sizes and is great as a pencil case, make up bag, for a phones, cards anything.

stay golden zipper pouch

How about a stay golden notebook for a cute gift? See picture below. Just add a gold pen.

stay golden notebook

Another great gift idea for girls (of all ages) is this amazing hidden photo gold sequin pillow. It looks like a normal sparkly pillow until you ruffle up the sparkly sequins to reveal a hidden photo of your choice.

golden birthday gift ideas

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There’s also this personalized name gold pillow that is equally a cute gift idea.

golden birthday gifts

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Or for a baby or young child, there is this gorgeous gold cloud pillow that would look wonderful displayed in a child’s bedroom or nursery as a keepsake.

For a golden first birthday gift for a baby boy then check out these gorgeous ‘golden boy’ baby shoes.

golden birthday gift for baby boy

Image Credit: MemorableBabyShoes

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this golden year birthday guide and now know when is your golden birthday.

Don’t miss these super fun pre birthday celebration ideas.

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6 thoughts on “What is a Golden Birthday and How to Celebrate it”

  1. My niece is turning 8 on the 8th next month, and this golden birthday theme might just be the win I’m looking for. Cheers for the tips.

  2. Just learned what triple golden birthdays are and now I’m sad I missed mine. LOL. But def gonna plan something grand for my kiddo’s double golden.

  3. Loved this blog post! I had no idea that the Golden Birthday had such significance. It’s so sweet to celebrate on a year that’s actually a perfect number. I’ll definitely be marking my Golden Birthday in style this year. Thanks for sharing!


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