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Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Birthday Button "Etiquette"?

My mother and I were talking about maybe doing a mini mother/daughter trip during Columbus Day weekend to test out MNSSHP since we've never done it, do Food and Wine again since we did it last year and loved it and to possibly celebrate my birthday. My birthday is in July, but I do know that people still go to celebrate their birthday during the trip even if it's not their actual birthday.

My question is, do people normally wear the button the whole trip? I know it's not that big of a deal and there's no Disney birthday police, but I was just wondering what other people normally do.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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We went a week after our sons birthday, and he wore his button the entire trip. We were there to celebrate him turning 7 - I don't think it matters that it wasn't the actual day. He certainly received some extra pixie dust on the trip thanks to the button - so he loved that. He'd take it off though if there was singing going on. He does not like attention! lol
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Some people wear it for the whole trip.
Some people wear it for a day.
Do whatever makes you happy!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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My DH wore his the whole trip. Just be prepared to hear "Happy Birthday!" a lot, lol.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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We were just there at the end of February celebrating DD's 7th birthday. She wore her button for the entire trip. It was awesome. Lots of people said happy birthday to her and there were some special birthday magic all week long (special desserts).
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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I wore mine the whole trip and at some restaurants you can receive a free piece of cake and also you hear "Happy Birthday!" A lot which is really fun!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #7
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When I went in November, my Uncle had just turned 61 the day before our departure and my aunt's 60th birthday was during the trip, so I got them both buttons!

My aunt wore hers quite a few days out of the trip - a couple of days she left it off because she tended to forget she had it on and it threw her off to be wished a happy birthday so often My uncle wore his a little less, and didn't wear it on my aunt's birthday so she would get all the attention

It was really cute though, watching everyone wish them a happy birthday. It was especially funny once when we were at Magic Kingdom and a CM told my aunt "Bonne fete", which is happy birthday in French (which we speak, of course XD), and my aunt thanked her in English and it took her a few seconds to register the French and then she turned around all flustered and goes, "Oh, erm, merci!" It was great XD
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #8
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I'm kinda wierd I guess....

My birthday is in July. Our Vacation is in Oct.
If I was celebrating my birthday, I'd go in July.
It's not like Disney is not open then...

We went on a alaskan crusie a few years ago, celebrating our wedding anniversary, which is in Oct. We went on the last cruise of the season, which is Sept. We celebrated our anniversary then on-board, because it was the closest possible travel date to the event we were celebrating. There are no cruises on the cruiseline we wanted to use in Oct.

Our 10th wedding anniversary is Oct 12. We are going Oct 6-13 and then on a 4 night Disney Cruise. Yes we will be celebrating the whole trip because the point of the trip is to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary which happens during the trip....a trip starting a few days before or after is fine...but months? no. No one will stop you, and if you feel comfortable, go for it. Once we were asked for proof of our anniversary - when we booked a trip in Vegas. We got a suite upgrade, and we faxed a copy of our wedding certificate to get it!

I am all for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries etc...but do it when they actually occur. Sometimes magical things can happen to poeple who wear those buttons and such, but I always feel it cheapens it if you do it just anytime of year, not around the actual time of it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #9
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ABSOLUTELY! Go wear it all the time and have a magical time!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #10
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I'm kinda wierd I guess....

My birthday is in July. Our Vacation is in Oct.
If I was celebrating my birthday, I'd go in July.
It's not like Disney is not open then...

We went on a alaskan crusie a few years ago, celebrating our wedding anniversary, which is in Oct. We went on the last cruise of the season, which is Sept. We celebrated our anniversary then on-board, because it was the closest possible travel date to the event we were celebrating. There are no cruises on the cruiseline we wanted to use in Oct.

Our 10th wedding anniversary is Oct 12. We are going Oct 6-13 and then on a 4 night Disney Cruise. Yes we will be celebrating the whole trip because the point of the trip is to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary which happens during the trip....a trip starting a few days before or after is fine...but months? no. No one will stop you, and if you feel comfortable, go for it. Once we were asked for proof of our anniversary - when we booked a trip in Vegas. We got a suite upgrade, and we faxed a copy of our wedding certificate to get it!

I am all for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries etc...but do it when they actually occur. Sometimes magical things can happen to poeple who wear those buttons and such, but I always feel it cheapens it if you do it just anytime of year, not around the actual time of it.
I understand where your coming from; but sometimes life doesn't allow for it. I am blocked from taking any vacation the entire month of my birthday. I jus happen to have a birthday in our busiest month. While I would never do it for say my 33rd birthday, if I was planning a huge milestone birthday trip for a 40th or 50th I might wear the button.
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I understand where your coming from; but sometimes life doesn't allow for it. I am blocked from taking any vacation the entire month of my birthday. I jus happen to have a birthday in our busiest month. While I would never do it for say my 33rd birthday, if I was planning a huge milestone birthday trip for a 40th or 50th I might wear the button.
I don't think I would wear one unless it was my actual birthday month. I'm thinking the increase in people wearing buttons whenever, instead of for their actual birthday, is why people are getting less and less magical extras.

I would never wear one 3 moths after the fact.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #12
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I will be there on my 40th with my 3 boys. I have no intent of telling anyone its my birthday, since I never celebrate it anyway. But, I overheard one of my boys asking his brothers if they should put some money together And try to find a place to buy a surprise cake for me. I thought it wAs cute.
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Well we are one of those families that celebrated after the face. Our 9 day trip in December 2010 was in celebration of my and dh 10th wedding anniversary(which was in July) and dd and ds birthday and Christmas presents. Both kids birthdays are in November.

There was no way we could have in July that year to celebrate the anniversary.

When we booked the trip I told our TA that is was a belated anniversary trip and present for the kids. She added it to our reservation.

When we checked in at the Hawaii building at the Poly we all were given the respective buttons. DD and Ds wore theirs almost everyday of the trip. Dh and I only wore ours one day.

Sometimes life doesn't allow you to celebrate on the given day. Heck, on the actual day of our anniversary, we were on a 12 drive back home.
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I understand where your coming from; but sometimes life doesn't allow for it. I am blocked from taking any vacation the entire month of my birthday. I jus happen to have a birthday in our busiest month. While I would never do it for say my 33rd birthday, if I was planning a huge milestone birthday trip for a 40th or 50th I might wear the button.
My sister is a huge fan of Larry bird and she took a special trip to Disney just for her Larry Bird birthday! (His number was 33, so I found your not for my 33 really funny)

My problem our next trip is planned for Nov 1-11. We have 8 people going and starting 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after the trip we have 7 birthdays. DD on October 17, my sister. October 14, mine November 9 my DS November 10, DH November 12, DMIL November 13, And DFIL November 25. If everyone wears a button will we get strange looks? The trip was planned to celebrate DS birthday so I think we will let him have his button and just be happy for him.
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I understand where your coming from; but sometimes life doesn't allow for it. I am blocked from taking any vacation the entire month of my birthday. I jus happen to have a birthday in our busiest month. While I would never do it for say my 33rd birthday, if I was planning a huge milestone birthday trip for a 40th or 50th I might wear the button.
if you are going close to it, yea, I would do it too for a milestone, but not 3 months later - but that's me and I do not set up the rules!
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