Holidays and Birthdays are not generally much fun to celebrate far from home and away from family.
With the obligatory (and sincere) caveat that I would have preferred to celebrate with loved ones, I happened across a pretty awesome way to celebrate.
My Birthday "Candle"
A Classic Party Favor - ye olde Flash Bang
(this flavor of grenade doesn't have shrapnel, but the flash and bang will stun you, and give the good guys a chance to swoop in, particularly if you are indoors)
Another Favorite - Playdoh
(of course my grumpy guy here is not made with your average modeling clay)