I wore a hoodie and some old jeans for my last birthday. Usually people will go out and do something for their birthdays, so they want to look kinda nice.
But the huge princess gowns and such - don't think that's a reacurring theme among females. Only for super special birthdays which the birthday girl dictates. ( Like that girls 27th birthday is special to her.)
27 to me is an odd age to specialize lol - but maybe she just recovered from some disease or some hardship in life and is using it as an oppurtunity to celebrate that too?
Not for me, but I never really had a birthday party, except for my sweet 16. For me my birthday means going out to dinner with my boyfriend. We usually go to a nice restaurant, but not prom dress fancy. But if she can afford to have a fancy party, why not?