Adult birthday party themes

It’s birthday month! I have always loved July because for me it was a month of celebrations, my birthday, my Dad’s birthday and America’s birthday. As I have gotten older my love of celebrating has only amplified. I believe that if there is a reason to celebrate, do so. Life is just too short. Over the years as an event planner, I have loved the creative themes that are both fun and age appropriate for adults celebrating their birthdays. Today I am sharing some of my favorite ideas of how to celebrate your big day!

Tea Party

Gather your girls for a frilly and fancy tea party. Complete with big hats, lace gloves, and delicate sun dresses. Enjoy brunch or finger sandwiches with your girls while catching up on all the latest tea.

Murder Mystery

My sister and friends threw me a murder mystery party for my 27th birthday and it was a bucket list party for sure. Having everyone play along and get into character is so fun!

Camping or glamping

Pack your sleeping bag for a camping or glamping adventure. Get outside under the stars or just under the twinkle lights inside for a fun adventurous evening.


Come up with your own minute to win it style challenges and divide your group into teams. Compete in drinking games, build your fort and vote for a winner of the day!

The newlywed game

Gather your couples and see who knows who the best. Create a list of questions to ask your partner to see if you know how they will answer. A friendly game that will have everyone involved and most likely laughing.

Movie night

A drive-in movie night is on my bucket list for sure. Get an inflatable screen and projector then lay out some blankets for everyone to get compfy. Don’t forget the snack bar!

Wine tour

Feeling boujee? Hire RVA brew Crew to take you and your friends around town or out of town to wineries and breweries. I did this for my husband’s 30th, it was so fun!

My favorite things

If you ever wanted to put your personality on blast, this is one way. Set up different activities all based on the things you love. A scrapbooking station next to a coffee flight station next to a putting green station, all your favorite things on display for your friends to enjoy with you.

Spa party

Make mani-pedi appointments for your girls in a private area of a salon. Complete the look with champagne and fresh fruit. Looking to stay on a smaller budget? Set up a foot spa, a table full of sheet masks, all the nail polish you have, and pop a bottle of champagne at home!

Decade Party

In love with the 80s? Want to relive all the trends from the 90s? Now is your chance! Pick a time period and ask your guests to dress according, play music from that decade and maybe even dig up some authentic decor. I hosted a 90s-themed Galentines day party, watching the girls all show up with big scrunchies, crimped hair and clear plastic purses was everything I could have hoped for.

If you want help bringing your next party to life, fill out the form below. I would love to celebrate with you!


Published by thedirtyblondestylist

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