1. DIY a Photo Booth
Make your Birthday party memorable by setting up a DIY photo booth. This Birthday party idea is always a great addition to a theme gathering – just set up a fun background with a tinsel curtain or a colored backdrop. Provide some props to make your photo booth even more Instagram- and Snapchat-friendly, and we’re sure your guests will stay entertained all night. Make sure it corresponds with the theme of the party, for a stronger wow-effect.
2. Let the Games Begin
Who does not like a good old board game bliss? Ask everyone to bring their favorite game(s) or try to arrange some of your own faves. For example Twister, Scrabble, Jenga and Guess Who? games are great for a Birthday party because they keep everyone entertained and are a lot of fun to play. As an extra-step, you can prepare some rewards for the winners.
3. Host a Wine or Beer Tasting
Birthdays are a perfect occasion to set up a wine or beer tasting session. We’re sure that your guests will enjoy becoming sommeliers for a night and learning about the history of their favorite drinks. Now would you not enjoy being an expert? Where to start? As an idea, there are some wine-tasting party kits available online.
4. Host a Movie Night
This Birthday party idea is perfect for someone who enjoys a good movie in a company of like-minded people. Pick a theme that you love the most, for example DC, Marvel or Star Wars movies. Pro-tip: stylize the room and your outfit (Cosplay Costumes) or accessories to elevate your Birthday party experience to a new high.
5. Host a Classy Celebration
We’re talking suits and tuxedos, Great Gatsby style. Put on some jazz and don’t forget to take a lot of pictures. Let your guests know in advance that they need to fancy up for the night. Here are some affordable outfit ideas. To start off the night, do a champagne toast to celebrate your guests.
6. Get Clever with Costumes
Costume parties are always a great Birthday celebration idea – it gives your friends an opportunity to transform themselves into completely new personalities for the night and have a lot of fun. For example, you could ask your friends to dress up in the style of the 90s, or to suit up like in a James Bond movie. Take care of a matching playlist in advance and let your guests dive into a different reality.
7. Go Wild on a Karaoke Night
Arguably, nothing can beat belting out your favorite songs with friends. This Birthday party idea is equally fun at a karaoke bar or at home. Just make sure to prepare a karaoke machine and be ready to get in the spotlight in case everybody else is feeling shy.
8. Scavenger Hunt
Don’t feel like sitting around at a table at your Birthday party? Then this Birthday party idea is just for you! Have fun around the city and let your friends compete while celebrating. Come up with a long list of tasks and decide on a meeting point in 2-3 hours from the start. To get your mind going, here are some hunt ideas: find a couple who looks alike and take a picture, take a shot at an Irish pub, etc.
9. Go Crazy on a Bar Crawl
Why limit yourself to just one bar for celebrating your Birthday? Make it your goal to have a drink at as many bars as possible and see what your friends are capable of! Prepare a list of bars in advance and let your guests add to it. They can be connected by one theme (for example, live music) or just stick to nearby locations – it’s your call. Make sure you don’t stick in one bar for too long!
10. DIY Pizza Party
Instead of ordering in pizza, make the goodies yourself! Provide each person with dough and sauce, and prepare a buffet of toppings they can choose from: roasted veggies, different types of cheese, a variety of sauces and spices – you name it! Bringing your own toppings is also welcome.And the coolest part? Everyone gets to try some awesome pizza at the end!
11. Have a Throwback Party
This Birthday party idea is really fun and, we are sure, will bring you a whole bunch of positive emotions! Set up a Birthday party that exactly follows the one that you had when you were younger – for example the one from when you were a kid. Was it a pizzeria hangout? An arcade? Or a Spice Girls dance party? Make sure to arrange some matching outfits and props if needed.
12. Concert Party
One if the awesome and relatively easy to set up Birthday party ideas is a concert party! Check if your favorite artists or band is performing around the time of your Birthday and bring along your crew to rock out with you.
13. Get out of Town Party
Are you in need for some new impressions? Then, get-out-of-town party is the perfect Birthday idea for you! Go on a weekend getaway and explore a new nearby town or city with friends. Pick a city within driving distance, or a short train ride away, and invite your best friends to come along. A lot of awesome adventures are guaranteed!.
14. Host a ‘90s Party
Regardless of whether you are a ‘90s baby or not, celebrate everyone’s favorite decade (and yourself, of course) with some awesome music and outfits. Look up some stylish retro bars or diners in your city, or just DIY the party at home. You can narrow this Birthday party idea down and focus on one of the legendary series – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a great example of such. Here are some cool ‘90s Birthday party outfit ideas for you.
15. Game-themed Birthday Party
Play video games all night! Get your friends together and indulge into your favoite games. This Birthday party idea is pretty easy to set up and will guarantee your crew a lot of fun. Make sure you get some snacks and drinks, and have some games prepared in advance. Here are some awesome gaming attire ideas for you.
16. Dance ‘til you Drop
Simple and great – create a dancing playlist in advance and dive into a ‘boogie wonderland’. If one of your friends can DJ, arrange a spot for her or him to do so. Think about proper lighting for your dance floor and make sure your neighbours are prepared (haha)! We’re sure you’ll have a blast.