Here's a tip: Dress well. Birthdays are a good excuse to put on a classy outfit. But don't wear anything black or red. You aren't at a funeral, and red is too bright. Stick with dark blues, grays, and any shad of brown. Even if you don't dress well, wear a hat that goes well with what you're wearing. But no fedoras, unless you want to be seen as a hipster faggert. I would recommend a bowler hat instead, as it's the classier, less faggy alternative. Plus, you can use it to win over the hearts of British people.