As we approach junior year, we all anticipate on turning 21. While celebrating your birthday is always a special event, here at Penn State it’s almost like a rite of passage. That being said, there are a few things you have to be prepared to do in order to celebrate in style.
In order to have a safe birthday you must try to eat all three meals. A banana for breakfast doesn’t count. You already know that eating something will save you from a night of suffering, but since it’s your twenty-first and people will be expecting you to drink, they’ll hand you a lot of different drinks. In this case it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Along with eating throughout the day, drinking water throughout the night will keep you hydrated. This is so important especially for the next day. A water bottle doesn’t have to be on you at all times but in between every couple drinks have a glass of water.
As for the more exciting part, prepare to pick out an outfit that will make you shine. This is the one day to celebrate you and you just have to look the part. Allow yourself to be comfortable. Don’t put too much pressure on looking perfect, but have fun with your style. It’s doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about your outfit, so be bold and dress for you.
Don’t forget to curate the perfect playlist. Play all the hits, and by hits we mean your favorite songs. Sing and dance your heart out. Today is a celebration — enjoy yourself. If you’re dancing, singing and having a great time, so will everyone else.
Time to party — get all the balloons and decorations you want. Spice up any old apartment and make it pop: ~celebratory vibes~ style. Everyone will want to take pictures with you and the decorations make a great background for any photo opportunity. For classic yet fun decorations, VALLEY suggests silver balloon letters and flashy streamers to dress up any apartment for the perfect birthday photo shoot.
Lastly, be safe, be smart and enjoy your twenty-first.
*VALLEY does not support underage drinking. Please remember to always drink responsibly.