The Big 3 Birthday Bashes in Life

For almost a century now, birthday experts have quarreled over which birthdays are the largest in your life. Is it 20? 30? 40? Or even 50? Baby Boomers would even argue that 65 is pretty nifty these days, since Social Security kicks in.

If you're birthday friendly and love a party for any reason, then almost any birthday is worth celebrating, whether it's your very first or your 81st.

At Happiest Birthday, we believe that all births are important and need to be celebrated with gusto. At the same time, we also know that some birthdays are just more important than others and deserve to be recognized officially as our: "Big 3 Birthday Bashes".

Being Sweet 16

Few girls would disagree that the 16th birthday is a big day. It certainly was for Miley Cyrus, as 5,000 of her closet friends gathered at Disneyland to celebrate her Sweet 16. Even if you can not afford to rent a theme park for your birthday, turning 16 is still a memorable day for young women. For guys, well, it's not quite as big as a deal as it once was. Back in the day, you could get your driver's license on your 16th birthday that they did not have any of the restrictions they have now. Your 16th birthday was your ticket to hi-jinks on the highways.

Turning 18

Wow! Who does not remember turning 18? For most of us it's time to graduate high school and enter the adult world. And if that were not enough, you get to vote for the first time and any restrictions on driving a car are lifted. Now that's worth celebrating! You can also join the military, but you'll have to wait for the final Big Birthday below to hoist a brewski with your unit.

The Big 21

If you've been waiting to get into a bar legally, your 21st birthday bash is the day you've been waiting for. You no longer need the fake ID you borrowed from your brother and you can tie one on with your friends until all hours of the morning. Turning 21 also is a right of passage that makes you feel like you've left the teen years behind forever and are now an adult.

And there you have Happiest Birthdays'Big Three – 16, 18 and 21! What we consider to be the Big 3 Birthday Bashes you can look forward to in your life. Of course, if you've already passed these miles, that's OK Any birthday today with family and friends is a good one!

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