Others, like Jessica Chastain, prefer to keep things low-key.
The gorgeous actress rang in her 37th birthday in Toronto over the weekend, enjoying a dinner at King Street West's Brassaii restaurant followed by a few raucous rounds of ping pong and karaoke.
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The star shared snaps from the fun-filled fête to her Facebook page, along with a touching message for her fans.
“Hello lovelies,” she wrote. “My friends have traveled to Toronto to begin the Birthday festivities. There was a delicious dinner at Brassaii, ping pong matches, crazy dancing, and karaoke. The past few years has been so wonderful and full of work that I sometimes feel like I live on a film set.”
She added: “It was great to spend time with my nearest and dearest. It's a reminder of what's important in life.”
Jessica, who wore a flirty black dress with horizontal stripes for the occasion, was photographed letting loose with Crimson Peak costar Tom Hiddleston and her boyfriend, Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.
Jessica next stars in the film Interstellar alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathway, which is slated for a November release.