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Birthday Celebration in an Upscale Restaurant

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: $100-$150

Celebrate your partner's birthday with a dinner at one of Istanbul's finest restaurants. Enjoy sumptuous food, good wine, and above all, fantastic company. Make your birthday date a memorable one with this unique and elegant idea.

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  • Start the celebration by the Big Bus Tour Istanbul to explore the glittering city during Christmas season. Admire historic landmarks while listening to an entertaining audio commentary about Istanbul's past; a great way to build up an appetite for the main event.
  • After the tour, head to the restaurant to meet the rest of the gang. Enjoy delectable local and international cuisine, and the option to bring your own birthday cake. Remember to make a reservation beforehand and clarify your plan on the birthday cake.
  • Wrap up a wonderful night with a night walk. Explore the lights and sounds around you, share reflections on the day and enjoy each other's company.

Preparation steps:

  • Make sure to reserve your spot at the restaurant and secure a private dining area, if possible. Check the reviews and menus of the restaurants for a better dining experience.
  • For the night walk, ensure to choose a well-lit, safe route, there are many sites that are open till late and beautifully lit up during December.
  • Prepare a touching speech to make the birthday celebrant feel extra special, wrapping up your warm birthday wishes for him/her

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Some tips:

  • Dress smartly but comfortably for the Big Bus Tour and the night walk. These activities may take an hour or two and a good pair of shoes will come in handy.
  • Get the group involved. Everyone can bring a small gift for the birthday celebrant and it's a nice touch, especially if he/she wasn't expecting it.
  • The key to a successful group birthday celebration is to maintain a balanced focus between collective fun and individual attention to the birthday person. Make sure to devote some time to make him/her feel extra special during the celebration.

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