I worked this year (a 11.5 hour day) and that kinda sucked. But I tend to at least go out with my hubby - unfortunately I have to choose the place, but that's the problem with being the birthday person.
Also, this year was the first time in the last 6 years that it didn't rain. Boo.
I'm not into big parties. They've always made me uncomfortable, even more so now that I'm older.