I cannot believe it has been almost a year since I turned 18 and had the best birthday celebrations to date! This past year has gone in so quickly and I don’t think I am ready to leave 18 behind just yet- 19 sounds too old! However, as my next birthday approaches, I have begun to think of ideas on how to celebrate it, which made me think that perhaps it may be helpful for others trying to do the same if I shared my ‘party’ from last year.
Anyone who knows me will know that I am not much of a party girl and so the typical 18 birthday bash wasn’t really on the cards, although I still wanted to celebrate it with some of my favourite people, so I started looking for fun things to do,places to go.
You can probably guess that I wasn’t fussed about the whole ‘club scene’ (I honestly think I’m an old woman inside), but I was still quite excited to go into a bar and order my first legal drink, so obviously cocktails were on the cards! Glasgow is full of classy and cool bars for everyone- I was spoilt for choice!
However, as most of my friends were not 18 yet, I wanted to do something that we could all do. I had the idea to rent a cinema when I went to see ‘La La Land’ at the Grovesnor cinema on Ashton Lane and thought it would be so much fun to have a little cinema all to ourselves. Obviously most places which would offer this service are pretty expensive but I found a deal on Itison for a private vintage cinema hire including a meal at Handmade Burger co. all for £15 per person. This was exactly what I was looking for, and considering what a meal alone usually costs, this is a great deal!
The cinema itself was so cute, with an unlimited popcorn machine and the option of bringing any film you want along with you, so of course I had to go for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ since it is undeniably the best ever. It was situated within the restaurant, so it was so easy to eat our burgers and chat before moving on to the cinema room where the staff left us alone to enjoy the film; none of it felt too rushed or slow (I feel like I am writing a Trip Advisor review).
I would completely recommend this for anyone like me who is a much bigger movie buff than you are party animal or if you are just looking for something fun or different from the usual birthday night out.
After the cinema, a few of us went to ‘Bread and Butter’ where my cousin ordered me my first ever cocktail before moving on to Tabac for some more drinks. As I said, there are so many good places to go in Glasgow for cocktails, so if you are just turning 18 and looking for some nice bars, Tabac and Bread and Butter are good places to start, as well as Hummingbird, Bar Soba, October and Saint Judes to name a few.
I loved my birthday and this night was the perfect way to kick off one of my favourite weekends ever, so I cannot recommend this little cinema excursion (plus some classy cocktails after) enough if you are stuck for ideas!