My friend's brithday was a few months ago. Due to some things that were going on at the time, he wasn't able to sneak out with me and celebrate it like I wanted to do with him. It was delayed until tonight where we finally celebrated it.
I don't know how birthdays are suppose to be celebrated, especially when its just a 2 person party, but I tried my best. We couldn't do it in public out of fear that some JW would see us. So, he met me at my office where I was the only person there. We had pizza, beer and I gave him a pagan birthday card and gift. The gift was a custom gift card that had a photo I took of a fun memory we had 4-5 years ago. I had this quote from Caral Sagan on it " ...It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. "
We did the cake outside because I work for a JW and there's cameras inside the office. Murphy's Law would have made sure that tonight my boss gets robbed and reviews the security tape, so we did the obvious birthday cake part outside. Outside he had his cake with candles that were in the shape of his age and sparklers. I made him wear a stupid looking party hat and took his picture.
He enjoyed it and I enjoyed getting to do it for him. I'm not sure if that's "the way" to properly celebrate a brithday or if it sounds totally lame as far as brithdays go, but it was a nice time. Now to plan what to do for Christmas...