Okay, so a little self-promotion today. But, I figure this is the only day of the year that I get to do it! I always love a little zoom-blur. In this photo, I set my camera to a longer exposure (1.6 seconds) and a medium aperture of f/9 to preserve a decent level of detail, and zoomed in and focused on the center of the birthday button.
Then I released the shutter button and slowly zoomed out, keeping the majority of the exposure at the end of the shot, so the words around the edge would come through clearly. This took some trial and error, but it turned out exactly as I had hoped. My birthday present to me!
Nikkor 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
~50-105mm - ISO 200