Do you remember the last time you threw yourself a birthday party?
- First, you spend hours cleaning up your place for when your guest arrive…. And then you’ll have to do that again as soon as they’re gone.
- Every time you’re in a great conversation, the doorbell rings or someone needs directions to find your place… you’ll never be able to get back to that conversation.
- And by the end, everybody thanks you for a great party, but you stay behind… exhausted, with a mess to clean up AGAIN … and you didn’t have any meaningful conversations with your friends.
Isn’t it weird that we have to do all the work when it’s OUR birthday??!
Don’t get me wrong: I love hosting parties and bringing my friends together, but for my birthday I decided that I prefer spending quality time with my friends and rather go for a few meaningful conversations than a bunch of surface ones.
That’s when I decided that instead of a party for my birthday I will host “birth dates”.
Birth Date [bɜːrθ deɪt] noun
A Birth Date is a 1-2 hour meeting where you and a friend will
both give each other your undivided attention and presence
for whatever activity or deep conversation they choose.
I ended up with these amazing experiences from eating ice cream under the cherry blossoms, to getting a tarot reading and even attempting to busk on the side of the street while making up our own songs.
ANYONE CAN HOST A BIRTH DATE
It didn’t take long for some of my friends and birth date guests to get inspired to start their own. And from the sounds of it, they were a huge success:
TUTORIAL: How to host your own Birth Date
Everyone loved the idea and at least half of the people I told about it, said they wanna try it on their own birthday, too. So I’ve decided to make a short tutorial video about it.