Party like the stars on your big birthday

This year, several celebrities are celebrating landmark birthdays. Simon Cowell turned 50 in October and Liz Dawn, better known as legendary Coronation Street actress, Vera Duckworth, turned 70.

While A-list celebrities might spend millions on a landmark birthday, most budgets are considerably lower. But Big Fat Balloons, the online balloons and gifts store, has put together its top five ideas for celebrating like – if not with – the stars.

Sophie Baxter, managing director, Big Fat Balloons, said:

“We believe that special birthdays deserve a special celebration. There’s no need to spend a fortune, it’s the little touches that make all the difference and turn a special birthday into a really memorable event.”

1. Add some sparkle

Start the day with a champagne breakfast. If budgets are tight, then substitute the champagne for a good bottle of cava, which can be equally delicious.

2. Surprise them with a party

If they don’t like surprises, it can be safer to let them know about the party and surprise them with a special gift or invite a long lost friend.

3. Arrive in style

Hire a stretch limousine to take them to the party or restaurant where they plan to celebrate their birthday.

4. Personalise the gift

Engraved jewellery, vouchers for a favourite restaurant or even a newspaper from the day that they were born, can make treasured and memorable gifts.

5. Record the memories

Take photos throughout the day and present them to the birthday boy or girl in an album as a lasting reminder of their special day.

One thing that Big Fat Balloons advises not to do, is ignore the day. As Sophie said:

“Whether you love them or loathe them, big birthdays will come along once a decade. So we have the philosophy that the bigger the birthday, the bigger the celebration, it seems to be a sentiment shared by many of our customers as our special birthday balloons and birthday teddy bears are extremely popular. From 18th and 21st birthday balloons right up to 70th, 80th, 90th and even 100th birthday balloons, friends and family like to celebrate these landmark birthdays.”

So take a tip from the stars and celebrate your special birthday in style.

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For further press information, please contact Sophie Baxter:

Tel: 01422 300 654  Email:

Editor’s information:

For more information, please see our Big Fat Balloons web site or read our Celebrate Big Birthdays article.

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