Celebrating your birthday in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) gives you 2,000 Nook Miles as well as a handmade cake from your Mom.
A birthday celebration won't be complete without a surprise birthday party! For more information about what happens on your special day, be sure to read this guide!
|1||Receive 2,000 Miles from Tom Nook|
|2||Receive [a handmade cake(#hm_2) from your Mom.|
|3||Celebrate a surprise birthday party!|
|4||Give Birthday Cupcakes to your neighbors for some treats.|
|5||Enjoy a [birthday performance(#hm_5) from K.K. Slider.|
On the day of your birthday, you automatically get 2,000 Nook Miles. Thank you, Tom Nook!
Check your mailbox for a letter from your mom. Attached will be a handmade cake. There are several designs of this, so try to collect them all!
|Examples of Mom's Handmake Cake Designs|
Once you exit your house as you start the game, a villager will be waiting for you outside, and will be taking you to their house for a surprise birthday party! Three of your closest villager friends will be there!
Note that this birthday party cannot be repeated in the same year even if you time-travel. However, you can time-travel to a different year to celebrate again.
After making a wish and blowing your birthday candles, you will receive a special birthday gift from your neighbors. Don't forget to open it after the party!
For the latter part of your birthday party, you get to whack a piñata hung on the ceiling. Talk to the villager to start the event, and repeatedly press the A button to keep hitting the piñata until you break it.
Upon breaking the piñata, you will see 10 Birthday Cupcakes inside. They will be automatically sent to your pocket.
After the birthday party, you will find 10 Birthday Cupcakes in your pocket. You can share these with the island residents to get birthday items and furniture. They cannot be sold or used to craft DIY items, so best to share it with your neighbors!
See the list of Birthday items and furniture in the next section.
Be careful not to put the Birthday Cupcakes in wrappers! If you do so, the villagers will think it is a gift for them, and you will receive a normal item in return instead of a birthday item.
The party doesn't end here! Make sure to play at night for a special live birthday performance from K.K. Slider.
Regardless of the day, K.K. Slider will come to perform a special song on your birthday, so sit back and enjoy!
List of All K.K. Slider Songs
During the performance, birthday messages from characters, including Tom Nook, will also appear on the screen. Be sure not to miss it!
You can check a player's birthday by viewing their Passport. If you would like to know your friend's birthday to send them a gift, visit them and look at their Passport!
These are the items that you can get on the day of your birthday, either by receiving them as a present from your birthday party, or exchanging them with Birthday Cupcakes.
They have different variations, so be sure to collect them all!
|Birthday Cake||Birthday Candles||Birthday Sign||Birthday Table|
|Party Wall||Party Flooring|
|Birthday Hat||Birthday Shades|
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|Party Play | Local Multiplayer||Online Play|
|What Can You Do Online?||How to Raise Friendship | Activities with Villagers|
|How to Play Treasure Hunt||Swimming and Diving|
|Player Birthday Party | What Happens on Your Birthday?||What Happens on a Villager's Birthday|
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|Pumpkin Guide | How to Grow Pumpkins||-|
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