Britney Spears’ boyfriend, Jason Trawick surprised the pop star with a romantic trip to Mexico for her birthday.  The couple touched down in Puerto Vallarta and headed to their private villa, where Trawick had a red velvet cake all ready for his sweetie’s 29th birthday celebration.  Despite allegations that Trawick had abused Spears, the couple was happy during the weekend vacation.  “They suntanned and did a lot of relaxing and decompressing,” says a source.  “They seemed very much in love. “

How can you make your partner’s birthday special?

Cupid’s Advice:

Most people can’t afford an extravagant trip to Mexico and a beachside bungalow complete with personal chef like Jason Trawick and Britney Spears.  Cupid has some advice on more affordable options:

1. Make it personal: Just like Jason Trawick topped off his lavish present with Britney Spears’ favorite cake, you can make your sweetheart’s day by doing something that reminds him of your relationship.  Think of a song, movie, or experience the two of you shared, and build a present on that idea.

2. Put in the time: A little effort can go a long way.  Put a lot of thought into your present, but don’t stress yourself out to execute it.  By putting too much pressure on making it perfect, you’ll only annoy yourself and everyone around you.

3. Collaborate: Unlike an anniversary, a birthday isn’t just about your relationship, so work with your partner’s friends and family to plan a celebration where the guest of honor can be surrounded by all those that care about him.