When you are a kid, potential birthday party ideas are seemingly endless, giving you the opportunity to celebrate this special day in all sorts of different ways. However, as you get older, they seem to start narrowing off, and people are more content spending their day having a meal or a small get-together with friends and family. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! Check out these birthday party ideas that allow you to spend your big day in the best way possible.
Plan a Game Night
Board games have never been so much fun, and with such a wide range of options out there, you are bound to find something that everyone enjoys. This option even allows you to play your favorite game online if you need to have a socially distanced event. In general, this party idea only allows you to have a few guests around at a time, so it is ideal if you are looking to host a more intimate party.
Have a Boat Party
If you are sick of partying on dry land, why not have a boat party instead? So, why not have a look into a yacht rental for birthday celebration? Of course, you are going to need to choose your season wisely, and it helps if you are located nearby to water! Alternatively, you may want to head out on a trip to make it an even more special birthday.
Go on a Spa Day
If you are looking to have a birthday that really ramps up on the relaxation factor, you could head out on a spa day. The more expensive option will see you go to a special spa – of which there are many ready and waiting to host you! These tend to range widely in terms of price, so you can select one that suits your budget the best. Alternatively, you could have more of a DIY experience by having it at home. Many people prefer this level of comfort, but you obviously won’t be getting the same type of professionalism. However, as birthdays on a budget go, this can prove to be an option that is great fun!
Host a Wine Tasting
While many people’s birthdays revolve around alcohol, if you want to make things a little more sophisticated, why not hold a wine tasting? There are plenty of vineyards that you can visit to get a better idea of the whole wine-making process, as well as giving you the opportunity to sample their vintages. Alternatively, you could have your own party at home by picking up a few bottles from the supermarket. Remember, wine tasting is an art form and it’s not all about who can drink theirs the quickest!
Have a Film Screening
Some people like nothing more than kicking back and relaxing on their birthday, which is why a film screening could prove to be the ideal event. You could do this at home either on the TV or perhaps you might want to invest in a special projector to beam the film up onto a wall in your house. Alternatively, you could rent out a screening room in your local movie theater to get a real big-screen experience. The best part of this option is that you can access all your favorite popcorn, drinks, and snacks! Choose your favorite film or genre and have a marathon of some of the biggest hits.
Plan an Afternoon Tea
If you are looking to have a birthday that really gets sophisticated, there is nothing like the classic British tradition of an afternoon tea. There are plenty of venues that host this kind of event. Alternatively, you could make your own. You will need some sandwiches, cakes, and of course, a pot or two of your favorite tea. If you really want to make it feel like a proper celebration, a bottle or two of champagne can really have this effect.
Have a Theme Night
There are all sorts of themes that can make for a great party. For example, how about a Great Gatsby or roaring 20s-style event? You are going to need all the costumes, and you can spend the night doing the Charleston! Add in a cocktail-making class to teach yourself how to make some era-appropriate drinks.
Take to the Great Outdoors
In today’s world, many events that had originally been planned for indoors have been moved outside. So, why not embrace your active side and enjoy an event that takes place in the great outdoors? There are plenty of different options ranging from a day out at the beach to rock climbing. You could take a yoga class outside or even do some sky diving if you are feeling properly adventurous! The advantage of outdoor events is that you may not be as restricted in terms of numbers compared to if you had the event indoors.
Host a BBQ
Another great outdoor event birthday idea is to host a barbecue. Of course, during the winter months of the year, you may have to invest in some outdoor heaters as well as plenty of blankets to ensure that people don’t get too chilly! Everyone can pitch in with the cooking and it is a great social activity for all your family and friends. When the night starts to draw in, you could extend the party and turn it into a star-gazing event in which you try to spot constellations, stars, and planets. A truly special end to the night.
Enjoy a Karaoke Night
While this is relatively normal in terms of possible birthday party ideas, there is no doubt that it is still fun nevertheless! You can either host the event in the comfort of your own home or head out to a karaoke bar. Make sure that everyone has the opportunity to belt out their favorite number! To make it even more fun, you could organize prizes to be awarded for the best (and worst) singer.
Host a Dinner Party
Instead of paying a fortune to eat out at a restaurant, you could instead host a dinner party at home. If you want to make it a more communal affair, you could ask everyone to prepare a dish. This way, the whole gang gets involves and you end up with a table full of delicious meals!
Have a Kids Birthday Party for Adults
There are all sorts of activities that kids do for their birthdays that don’t become any less fun when adults give them a go! So, why not go bowling? Or to the roller-skating rink? Or play laser tag? While it may take people a little while to lose their inhibitions, once they do, you can find yourself enjoying a birthday that you are never going to forget!
Have a Bar Crawl
If you are more of a party animal who simply can’t get enough of the nightlife, a bar crawl around some of the local hotspots can prove to be a perfect way of passing the evening. Rather than just going to the same old spots, why not throw in one or two places that you have never visited before to spice up the evening a little bit and add in some extra enjoyment?
As you can see from the list above, there are all sorts of ways that you can make a birthday party extra special. So, rather than doing the same old thing this year, why not try out one of the ideas above?