Who says birthday parties have to stop when you become an adult? Even though you’re not a kid anymore, you can still have a fun and creative party appropriate for your age with these adult birthday party ideas.
You may think themed birthday parties have to end when you’re 10, but your party can be creative and still be grown-up. There are plenty of fun adult themes to choose from to make your party fun and exciting for you and your guests.
A casino themed party is fun and customizable for any budget. Use banners and signs (either store-bought or homemade) to transfer your guests to Las Vegas. To take your party to the next level, enforce a black-tie dress code for a bit of Bond-style elegance.
Set up some casino games that most people know how to play, like poker, blackjack, and roulette. Throw in some casino-themed cocktails and finger foods for a party everyone will enjoy.
A boho themed outdoor dinner party is a chic, Instagram-friendly way to celebrate your birthday with your friends. Decor, utensils, invitations, and party favors can be easily done yourself with items from the dollar store.
Buy or rent wooden tables (or folding tables with a linen tablecloth) and set them up in your yard. Decorate with flowers and other greenery as centerpieces, and hang string lights for an added touch. Using frayed linen napkins, pillows with unique patterns and other boho touches to enhance the theme.
For drinks, create a cute and colorful signature cocktail with your favorite alcohol. Food can be simple, like a taco bar, pizza or pasta, or barbeque.
“Roaring 20s” may seem like one of the most overdone birthday party themes, but there’s a good reason. From decor, music, cocktails, food, and dress code, a 20s party is easy to throw and fun to attend.
Whether DIY or store-bought, focus on black and gold accents to give your decor and space a 20s feel. Elevate your decor with a secret “Speakeasy” entrance to your party – you can even make your guests provide a password to get in and create a 1920s playlist.
Serve your drinks in martini glasses and champagne flutes, and offer some popular 20s finger foods, like deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, and cheese platters. For activities, you can set up some games that were popular in the 20s, like poker, croquet, and dominos. Of course, encourage your guests to wear feathers, fringe, and sequins for some fun photographs.
Nothing says nostalgia like an 80s themed birthday party. This fun theme brings loud colors, extreme fashion statements, and music everyone loves. For this theme, print out some 80s patterns or geometric shapes and buy some neon-colored streamers. Then make a playlist of 80s favorites like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Bon Jovi. Encourage your guests to dress the part in leg warmers, scrunchies, fingerless gloves, and shoulder pads.
Besides party food, offer fun 80s candy like Pop Rocks, Nerds, and Fun Dip. Make some themed cocktails using bright colored juices and serve them in the quintessential 80s patterned paper cups. Looking for an 80s themed activity? Pop on a movie like 16 Candles or play a game of 80s themed charades.
A movie night is a chill way to celebrate your birthday with your friends. Set the scene with movie-themed decor. This can range from DIY from movie posters to a popcorn machine. Serve everyone’s favorite movie theater foods, like hot dogs, pretzels, and a selection of candies, and make a movie-themed signature cocktail to sip while watching your favorite film.
Other Things to Do on Your Birthday
If you’re not a fan of the traditional party or don’t love being a host, there are plenty of fun things to do for your birthday. Here are a few other fun ways you and your friends can celebrate.
Head to the spa with a few of your friends for a day of pampering, or create a spa at home with DIY facemasks, manicures, and pedicures.
Skip a traditional birthday party and have a wine tasting with a few of your friends. If you don’t live close to a vineyard or winery, grab a selection of bottles from your nearest grocery store. An added bonus, it’s a great way to find your new favorite bottle!
Heading to your favorite local bars l is a great way to celebrate your birthday – just remember to drink responsibly.
Spend your birthday day giving back! Schedule some time for you and your friends to volunteer at your favorite charity organization.
Your birthday doesn’t have to be boring just because you’re an adult. There are plenty of adult party ideas for your birthday that are creative and fun.