Your birthday lands in the middle of the week. Everyone you would want to see is available to spend some time with you that day. Move festivities to the weekend, or just do something on the actual day?
I would do it on the day. It would be easier to get everyone together during the week. Everyone works on weekends here.
My birthday, tell me happy birthday in some fashion (face to face, phone call, social media) and I'm good.
This isn't really an issue for me. I prefer to spend most of the day by myself at the beauty school getting a manicure, pedicure, & facial. Then having dinner with my husband. If it's on one of his days off, then I'll spend the whole day with him.
My family always does birthday celebrations on Sundays. So, I'd just do my birthday then. That way I only have to spend a few hours with them.
Probably that Friday/Saturday
Grill a big T-bone the dog and I are happy
The following weekend.