Adult Birthday Party Ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

It appears the end of the year is getting closer and closer and I have to come to the reality that my 40th birthday is going to be here before I know it.  I can’t believe I’m turning 4-0, I still feel like I am 20 in my head, but my body feels like it’s 30ish. I had several parties as a child and my hubby surprised me with a McDonalds party with some of my friends for my 18th (they were all still 17 so it was very tame), for my 21st I had a small gathering and every other birthday since has been celebrated with family over dinner or lunch in a park.  I don’t usually like being the centre of attention so have appreciated it always being low key.  But I feel I should put on a shin-dig for my 40th as we have family visiting from interstate… and why not have a day to celebrate all things about me LOL, I do deserve it, don’t I!!

So I set to Facebook recently and asked for ideas, I need all the help I can get.  We are going away in December for a family holiday and I have a mountain of work on the blog to do before I leave.  I would like to have this party all planned and organised before I go. I already know I don’t want to be cooking and cleaning on my birthday, so I am open to ideas!

Fun and creative ideas to celebrate an adults birthday party, turning your next get together into a shin-dig to remember!

So far I am thinking, throw a party at my place, pools open to all to swim in, tropical theme (pineapples, flamingo’s cause they make me smile), get everybody to bring a plate (cause I don’t want to cook), hire a daiquiri machine (yum!!). No dress ups, keeping it very casual.

These were some of the communities ideas or an adult’s birthday party:

  • High tea
  • Go on a holiday
  • Themed party at home
  • Spit roast party
  • Party at home, catered finger food, chocolate fountain and cake
  • Garden Party
  • Live band (acoustic artist)
  • Food truck
  • Beer garden or Champagne bar
  • Cruise
  • Holiday with close friends and family
  • Barefoot bowls and a jumping castle for adults
  • Picnic or BBQ in the park
  • Cocktails, seafood and salads
  • 40 days of kindness leading up to my birthday
  • Pot luck (everyone brings something) and a bon fire
  • Tick something off your bucket list
  • Hire a room, no food- just drinks and dancing
  • Do something you love with the people you love – Spa, Meals out, theatre, high tea etc
  • A day at the races
  • Hot air balloon
  • 80’s party music party and dress up
  • By the pool with champagne
  • Winery
  • 80’s theme with music, dress up comp, trivia night with 80’s pop culture questions and music quiz (guests working together in 3 teams, helped them get to know each other)
  • Murder mystery organised by a party company – guests assigned a character to dress like
  • Retro party
  • PJ party
  • Helicopter flight
  • Bottle of vodka, block of chocolate and the control of the TV remote
  • Hire a dance floor at home, with 70s, 80s and 90s music
  • RAOK party. The invites asked each person, in lieu of a gift to undertake a random act of kindness for another person, write it down on the enclosed slip and that was their entry to the party. It was a great night discussing with guests what they had done and a great conversation starter to get guests talking if they didn’t know each other. The party itself was cocktail/finger food in a B&W theme.
  • Great Gatsby theme

I have started a Pinterest Board already filled with some ideas.

Fun and creative ideas to celebrate an adults birthday party, turning your next get together into a shin-dig to remember! Fun and creative ideas to celebrate an adults birthday party, turning your next get together into a shin-dig to remember! Image credit: stylemepretty and bellebaloons

Do you have a great idea for a adult birthday party?

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