Birthdays Then VS Now

Hey girl hey. And boy.

*a day after my birthday*

So guys. It’s official. I’m a supreme grandma now.

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And with being a supreme grandma, I’ve noticed that the older you get, the more birthdays start to…..Β suck. They’re not such a huge deal anymore and honestly, I miss the good old days when the class used to sing me happy birthday because I was a queen like that. LOL just kidding.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β But I’ve came up with a list with 6 Then Vs Now’s I’ve noticed about birthdays. Let’s get started.



  • Your Special Day

So back in the day, EVERYONE used to sing you happy birthday. That was your special day and you were treated like a queen. From picking what to do in gym class to being “first in line”, it was your day.Β πŸ˜‚Β But now, you go on with your normal schedules and even get a pop quiz if you’re “lucky”.Β πŸ™ƒ

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  • Birthday Cards

Sort of like the first one, you received so many birthday cards as a kid. Everyone got you those cute ones from the card shop or made them handmade (I loved those). This one time in 3rd grade, when me and my best friend Raya just met, I got her a card from the recycling bin and she printed these kitty outs for mine. I was such a brat and went “what is this?” and put it in the recycling bin like whatttt. Raya has hers to this day. I’m such a good friend. 😭 But now that you’re older, no one really remembers your birthday unless you’re like really popular.Β πŸ˜‚Β You get a bunch of ‘happsΒ @username’ on Instagram stories and a few “ohhh it’s your birthday today?” but then everyone just moves on.Β πŸ˜‚Β My friends from my old school were super nice though and put a bunch of throwbacks on their stories. But oml some of them were so embarrassing. And shoutout to my best friend Raya for making the funniest list of childhood memories we had.Β πŸ˜‚Β Once you’re older, you basically look back at how awesome your life was back in the day and how boring it is now.Β πŸ˜‚

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  • PresentsΒ 

Okay so I’m not the type to ask for presents just because all I have right now is more than enough but when you’re a kid, you get a bunch of presents from friends and family and it’s amazing. But now, unless you have like a birthday party (we’ll get to that soon), your birthday sort of just passes you over. Like great, you’re one year closer to dying – enjoy!Β πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‚Β You get a present from your parents sometimes but other than that, you’re just too old now.Β πŸ˜‚

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  • Birthday Parties

There are two types of teen parties. One where you invite the whole school to a club and one with a small gathering of friends at your house or mall.

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I obviously go with the second one but most my friends are on the other side of the world so that’s even off the charts this year. Last year I planned to watch a movie with my friends but they fricking cancelled last minute like lonelyyyyΒ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β *cue the Kim K music*

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But thankfully my friend, Naya, was the only friend who stuck with me and went like gurlllΒ thank you for being a true friend. Jk jk I know the other girls had valid reasons and I understand.Β πŸ˜‚Β (totally not Kim K-ing again).

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I keep getting off topic but when you’re younger, you have all sorts of games planned like scavenger hunts and pool parties. I LOVED attending people’s birthday parties. If anyone includes scavenger hunts or glow in the dark tags in their parties, then count me in.

Image result for kids birthday party gifΒ Image result for kids scavenger hunt gif


  • Cake

Back when you were younger, you got huge cakes with fricking Elsa painted with icing. But now, you put a candle on your sandwich and there you are.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β Fineee, that may have been exaggerated – maybe a cupcake but you get the idea.

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  • The Hype Of A New Year

When you’re younger, you get so excited to grow up like YES five more years until I can sit in the passenger seat.Β Β πŸ˜‚Β But once you’re a teen, you dread every brithday because you’re getting closer to eighteen and after that, bam! College, housing, kids, marriage, jobs and all that responsibility is going to come at you like a wrecking ball. (wow did I really just bring up Miley Cyrus?Β πŸ˜‚) Really though, I know I’m a grandma and should be responsible and all but all these challenges stress me out and I’d rather just stay with my mom for a few decades.Β πŸ˜‚Β I’ll just move into a house with 5 dogs and cupboards full of Takis and there we go – a carefree world.Β πŸ˜‚

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This post won’t be complete with a bunch of kid gifs to keep me distracted from the future.Β πŸ˜‚

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I love the first one omgΒ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β THE SECOND ONE THOUGH!Β πŸ˜‚Β Okay I really need to mature up.

And of course, we need some food for my belated party.Β πŸ˜‚

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Image result for food satisfying gifΒ Image result for pizza gifΒ Related image

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It’s Iftar time for me now but rip to whoever’s fasting.Β πŸ˜‚


Anddd that’s all for today. Now I want to hear everything to do with your birthdays so prepare for the question influx.Β πŸ˜‚

Did you like birthdays back then or now?

Which point do you relate to the most?

Which birthday was your favourite?

Which birthday was your worst? Why?Β πŸ˜‚Β 

Birthday embarrassing moments?Β 

Teenage parties or kid parties?

Since when does Justin Beiber like Takis?Β πŸ˜‚

I’ll see you all in my next post.

BayyyΒ πŸ’ž

44 thoughts on “Birthdays Then VS Now

  1. AGs in Alaska says:

    Did you like birthdays back then or now?
    Now, because my mom will let me wear more makeup every year.
    Which point do you relate to the most?
    I can relate to the your special day one, my mom made me go to writing and French tutoring even though it was my bday recently . . .
    Which birthday was your favourite?
    I think my 10th? Or possibly the one I just had?
    Which birthday was your worst? Why? πŸ˜‚
    I have no idea.
    Birthday embarrassing moments?
    Not really! We went ice skating for mine and I only fell once, and my hands only touched the ice so it didn’t really count.
    Teenage parties or kid parties?
    Since when does Justin Beiber like Takis? πŸ˜‚
    I have 0 ideas.

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  2. ahappilyellaafter says:

    ahaha, hello grandma bay πŸ˜‚! happy happy happy happy belated birthday πŸ’—! this post was super duper funny (what a surprise) πŸ˜‰! i am turning 13 this year and i don’t know what to expect… why is there such a big hype about it? x x

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  3. Chips says:

    Happy belated cutie!
    I totally related to all of these but like, lol, I don’t even go out with people on my birthday I binge watch Netflix and sleep. I was going to put emoji’s but I’m clueless about *dies of shame from stupidity* Hope you had a good day gorgeous!

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    • Bayance says:

      What can I say except you’re welcome? πŸ˜‚ Yes, I brought up Moana – it’s a good movie, okay? Ohh really? Last time I celebrated with a party was probably 12. Thank you so much!

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  4. Shay says:

    I couldn’t agree with your more! Birthdays were 100 times better back in the day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜’ The only thing I really look forward to on my birthday is the fact that my sister isn’t allowed to piss me off or she’ll actually get into trouble for once and also the ugly pictures posted of me on people’s stories. That’s as good as it gets now! I’d have to say either my fifth birthday (I had a magician and a rabbit) and my sixteenth Birthday were my favourites because I had big parties for them. And an embarrassing moment on my birthday was on my sixteenth – I was doing a speech and I cracked a few jokes and in one of them, someone corrected what I was saying, unaware I was making a joke. I just looked at them like excuse me, you’re the audience be quiet but it was really embarrassing at the time. πŸ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      Rightttt?! πŸ˜‚ Haha yesss I actually enjoy those but some are so ugly and I’m like the cringeee. A magician and a rabbit?? Wow! πŸ˜‚ Ayee sweet sixteen! Omggg that’s so funny πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m dying!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ – it must’ve been awkward for them too πŸ˜‚ I loved reading your comment

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      • Shay says:

        People get the worst slips of me πŸ˜‚ and yeah, the magician brought out a rabbit and being five years old, I thought I’d get to keep it but no. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜’ and sweet sixteens are the best – what happens on your sixteenth birthday STAYS on your sixteenth birthday! 😜😬 And about the speech, I honestly don’t even think they thought they were ruining my joke. They probably went away feeling proud of themselves πŸ˜‚

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      • Shay says:

        Ikr!! I have no idea either. I mean it would probably just take a quick google search to find out but I think I want to keep the illusion and deception going πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Bayance says:

        Omg I could just search it up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I watched this video and turns out they have the rabbit in this tiny handkerchief and pull it out with the hat in one movement. I’d probably fail and make it obvious though. πŸ˜‚ Sorry for spoiling your illusion. πŸ˜‚

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  5. Natalie Therese says:

    Haaaaaaappy Biiiiiiiiirthdaaaaaay to youuuuuu, Bay!
    I got you a set of dentures and a bag of takis. *hands sloppily wrapped bulging bundle to you*
    Birthdays were sooooooo much better when we were all in elementary school! I spent my 12th birthday in a hotel because we were traveling somewhere and when I woke up I didn’t even remember it was my birthday. My family said happy birthday and all, and then I got heaps and heaps of sweet comments on my blog wishing me happy birthday, it was awesome. But that was it. Should I be worried that I got more birthday wishes from people on the internet than IRL? I’m actually looking forward to next year, because then I can legally babysit and I will be rolling in dough then (I’ll save up enough for a plane ticket and then I’ll come hang with you). Plus babies are da bessst, like I’d rather hang out with tiny humans any day. Anyway, best wishes for your next year of life, and great posy!

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    • Bayance says:

      Aaaaah thank you so muchhh Natalieee! OMG BEST BDAY PRESENT EVER πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Ughhh exactly. Omg actually same thoughhh. All my friends are in other countries plus my sweet blogging friends and then at my school, people are like ‘it’s your birthday?’ πŸ˜‚ Gurllll yasssss. And omg ikr there was a 6 month baby at the mosque today (ugh I love babies at this age) and she was crawling around and talking like awww. Thank you again! Neat commy!!


  6. Puggirl says:

    Total coincidence; today’s my brother’s birthday. We had this huge football-themed party with like 12 kids. We totally exaggerated with the decoration and the food πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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  7. Kaylyn Grace says:

    Omg the gifs!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ haha, the one little kid tried to eat the candle on fire! 🀣 i need to grow up very badly. πŸ˜‚ what the heck happened to the takis gif?!?! The dude looks like a girl! πŸ˜‚

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  8. TheUnknownWiki says:

    Ok I know I’m 174482 days late but happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a great day. And also, this post is sooo relatable… I loved having my birthday when I was younger, it was much more special than it is now

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