Getting older doesn’t have to be something you dread. We love the idea of embracing grown up birthdays and taking time to celebrate those big milestones.
Swank is the Name of the Game
We get bogged down in the day-to-day life we’ve made for ourselves and as a result, we tend not to treat ourselves to special things as often as we once did.
Your big birthday is the perfect excuse to indulge in some serious luxury.
Is there a fancy restaurant or upscale lounge you’ve been dying to try? Get on the phone, reserve your space, and start sending out save-the-date cards! You can plan an interesting menu with the help of the maître d’ or invite your guests to indulge in a signature cocktail before dancing the night away.
Or you can take it to the next level with a destination celebration. Why not use your birthday as an excuse to be a jet setter and see the places you’ve always dreamed of visiting? In lieu of gifts, your special guests simply pay their own way to this mini-vacation.
The best part is that you get to experience an exotic location with the people you love most! Just make sure to give them plenty of notice so they can save up, and let them know exactly what’s on the agenda, whether it’s a Caribbean cruise, a trip to Vegas, or a trek across Europe.
Get into the Swing of Themes
We love the fact that some people are embracing aging with themes that poke a little fun at something we all worry about. Check out these interesting adult birthday party themes:
Bygone Era Party
Take a trip back in time by planning a party based on either the decade you were born in, or the decade you feel you did best. Ask you guests to dress in their best outfits from that era, and make a playlist of the most popular tunes of the time.
Golden Oldie Party
Celebrate your golden years with a golden theme! Dig out your gaudiest gold pieces and deck yourself out from head to toe. With the wide availability of edible gold food paint, you can ensure everything you eat has that golden touch. And don’t forget to bust out the bubbly!
Prehistoric, But Not Extinct
Your friends may already be joking about you being a dinosaur. Get the last laugh by hosting a “Prehistoric, But Not Extinct” party. Guests can dress as dinos or cavemen, and then enjoy roasting kebabs and other simple dishes over the fire in this version of an ancient BBQ. Top it all off with a different kind of roast by letting guests take all-in-good-fun jabs at the birthday girl or boy.
Better with Age
If you’re looking for something a little more low key with an air of refinement, host a wine or whiskey tasting. Simply pick your favorite adult beverage, then purchase a few different (preferably well-aged) varieties and some edibles to pair along with them. As everyone works on finding their favorite pairings, the conversation and happy memories will flow as smoothly as the wine you pour!
Bank Some Serious Memories
Don’t forget to capture some or all of the party so that you can revisit good times whenever you need a pick-me-up. You can hire a videographer to capture highlights, bring in a photographer to snap glamorous pictures, or rent a photo booth!
If you choose a photo booth, make sure to add lots of fun props for your friends to play around with. And if you have friends who are unable to make it, encourage them to snap a fun photo you can add to your party scrapbook.
Are you about to celebrate a milestone birthday? Would you try any of these options out for your party? Tell us what you think in the comments, or click “Like” to get the conversation started on Facebook!