21 Ways Selena Gomez Should Celebrate Her 21st Birthday!


From stealing our hearts back in the Disney days to now making us dance to her infectious pop music, Selena Gomez has, without fail, been a continuously inspiring and gracious celebrity.

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This multi-talented starlet is not only known for her acting chops and singing skills, she’s also recognized for her charitable work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and UNICEF, among other non-profit organizations.

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This Monday, Sel turns 21 and we think this is the perfect time for her to kick back, relax, and forget about all the pressure of being today’s number one pop sensation. Here are 21 ways we think Selena should celebrate her 21st birthday!

21. Have a star-studded pool party with her BFFs!

Between Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and Ashley Benson, Selena’s circle of friends shines bright with star power. What better way to bring in such a special birthday than having a pool party with the people she holds closest to her heart. With a BBQ on hand and a couple of (legal) cold ones, we think Sel would have a blast splashing around with such good company.

20. Spa Day with Mom

Sure, hitting up the bars with pals is the typical way to celebrate a 21st birthday, but Selena has admitted that she and her mom are super close. Heading to a luxurious spa for some massages and mani-pedis with mom could be an ideal plan for her special day. Between recording songs in the studio and dodging crazy paparazzi, getting some R&R in a quiet place might be the perfect way for Selena to bring in her 21st.

19. Spend Some Quality Time with Her New Baby Sis

This talented pop star has said that being a big sister to one-month-old Gracie Eliot is “the best thing ever” (Hollywood Life.) Since she is always gushing over her tiny new sibling, we think spending some quality time with Gracie would be a real treat from her hectic schedule. Selena’s known for keeping a low profile (as low as she can, at least!), so maybe taking it easy today would be her ideal 21st celebration.

18. Take a Selfie with her First Alcoholic Beverage!

Whenever Selena is using Instagram, she is no stranger selfies, and everyone knows it’s an absolute MUST to Instagram a pic of your first legal drink. We think Sel should trade in her swirly straw for a flute of champagne!

17. Adopt Another Puppy As a Birthday Gift to Herself!

Selena is a huge advocate for adopting rescue dogs…after all, she’s adopted six of her own! Since she’s such an animal lover and clearly doesn’t mind having tons of furry friends, we think she’d love heading to the local shelter and giving a new pup a loving home. Plus, we think Baylor would enjoy a new buddy to play with!

16. Go on a Fancy Dinner Date with a Recently Inked Pop Star

Though Selena’s relationship status is always a big question mark, we think she’d enjoy going on a dinner date with another teen idol (perhaps one who just recently tattooed his mother’s eye on his forearm!) Taking a romantic evening out with someone special would be an exciting and flirty way to bring in her big day.

15. Try a Pickle Martini…

Our favorite pop queen LOVES pickles (she has said she wants to invent pickle gum), so why not mix her 21st festivities with her favorite food? We found this recipe for a pickle cocktail, and while it sounds awful to us, we think she might enjoy this trendy, savory beverage.

14. …But a Lemon Drop Martini Might be a Better Option!

Even though Sel loves pickles, that pickle martini we mentioned above might be a little too weird for this young starlet. Since she has also revealed her undying love for lemons sprinkled with salt, we think a sweet and sour Lemon Drop martini would be her best bet! Ask for salt on the rim instead of sugar, and she’s got the best drink she’ll ever have!

13. Dance the Night Away at a Club

If you’ve seen Selena’s Instagram lately, you know she’s been dancing her booty off in preparation for her upcoming tour. Since she’s been perfecting her moves so much, we know she’d be a hit at L.A.’s hottest clubs. She should totally groove on over to Lure or Greystone Manor for a fun filled, booty shaking evening!

12. Throw a Charity Ball

Selsel loves giving back, and as the Ambassador of both UNICEF and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, among many other charity organizations, we wouldn’t put it past her to throw a huge birthday bash that benefits one of her many charitable endeavors. A private party where guests are asked to make donations instead of giving gifts seems like it would be right up this gracious celeb’s alley.

11. Buy a Hot New Bikini For a Birthday Beach Day

If you couldn’t already tell from her role in Springbreakers, Selena loves two-piece bikinis. We think she should splurge on a cute new suit and spend the day in the sand at the beach. This would be the perfect break from her super busy schedule and give her a relaxing day in the sun.

10. Try a New Hairstyle

From bangs and bobs, to long flowing curls, over the years the “Come & Get It” singer has tried out almost every hairstyle. Turning 21 is a monumental time in anyone’s life and is the perfect opportunity to try out a fresh new ‘do! Sel should head on over to her favorite salon and give her long locks an update. We think trying out the ‘lob’ (the long bob) would look so good on her!

9. Go to the Shooting Range

Nothing says adulthood quite like going to she shooting range….right? Maybe not… but we do know that Selena has enjoyed firing a few bullets at shooting ranges to relieve some steam. Gathering a group of fun friends for a day of gun safety seems like a strange way to celebrate being 21, but we think Sel might enjoy the unique festivities! She posted this photo on her Facebook page about a year ago and said it relieved some stress to fire a gun!

8. Splurge at the Mall

Selena knows how to always look great, whether she’s walking the red carpet or just hanging out friends. We love the pictures of her outfits that she posts on her Instagram and Facebook page and think her 21st birthday is the perfect time for her to add a few more cute outfits to her already fabulous wardrobe. She should hit up the mall and spend her day doing some retail therapy.

7. Indulge in a Totally Bad For You But Oh So Yummy Treat

In countless interviews, Selena has revealed that she, like every other young person, loves sweets. Whether it’s Snickers bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or McDonald’s, she loves it all. However, in order to keep her energy up, she sticks to a strict diet of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. It’s her birthday though, so she should definitely indulge in a high-calorie sweet treat! Cronut, anyone?

6. Kick Start Her Day with Cardio

The Spring Breakers star should start her day with a burst of energy by attending a fun work out class. Nothing boosts positive energy and endorphins quite like a good work out, so taking a morning Zumba class or doing some Bikram yoga would put Selena in the best mood making her 21st as fun as possible!

5. Have a Celebrity Slumber Party!

Sure, having a slumber party sounds juvenile, but we all know it’s so much fun to stay up late chatting with your BFFs while snacking on chips and popcorn. We think it’d be totally fun to invite all of Sel’s best friends over for a “grown-up” sleep over! With a cocktail recipe book on hand and yummy finger foods like sushi to eat, nothing could go wrong!

4. Buy Herself a Big Bouquet of Flowers

We all know Selena is one busy girl, so on her birthday she should treat herself to a big bouquet of flowers. Not only would these look pretty while she’s recording in the studio, but they would also instantly make her feel happy and loved. Nothing says “You’re Appreciated” quite like some tulips and daisies, even if you bought them for yourself!

3. Watch the Wizard of Oz

The multi-talented actress and singer has said that she adores the movie The Wizard of Oz. Kicking back on the couch and watching this fantastic flick would be a super chill way to celebrate being 21.

2. Buy Herself a New Car!

In line with keeping a low profile, Selena drives a surprisingly normal car for such a mega star (quite unlike her on-off flame, Justin Bieber!) Since Selena is now entering into adulthood, we think she should reward all her hard work by splurging on a new car! This pop star has millions of dollars to her name, so she could totally get away with buying herself a fancy new ride.

1. Surround Herself with Friends and Family

Between the paparazzi bugging her about her personal life and performing concerts for her fans, Selena is always on a hectic schedule. The ultimate way for her to celebrate her 21st birthday would be to just surround herself with everyone she loves. With friends and family by her side, Selena would have the best birthday ever, regardless of what she does. So, Sel, hit up all of your closest pals and do whatever makes you happy this Monday! And don’t be afraid to steal some celebration ideas from our list.

What do YOU think Selena should do for her 21st? Tell us in the comments! Happy Birthday, Selena!