Updated on: Feb 22, 2024
When you hear the phrase “birthday party,” you may think of kids, candy, and clutter, but birthday parties are so much more now. Because of its versatility, you may be clueless about how to plan for it. After all, with things like themes, budget, and venue to consider, where would you even start looking? Luckily, this article will outline for you a wide variety of things you need to think about when party planning. Here are 35 of the best adult birthday party ideas for you!
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Decorations
Every birthday party needs appealing decorations to be great. If you're worried about finding decorations, you've come to the right place! Here are eight easy decoration ideas that will elevate any party.
1. Balloon Garland
Balloon garlands are an amazing way to decorate any adult party! A garland gives a nice pop of color to the venue and can serve as the main area of the celebration. Garlands also can act as great backdrops for party pictures. While setting one up may sound daunting, there are many balloon garland kits that are available for purchase, and they provide you with everything you need to create a beautiful balloon garland. If done properly, these balloons will surely be the highlight of your party!
100pcs Pastel Balloon Garland Kit – Pastel Rainbow Balloon Arch – Small and Large Pastel Balloons for Pastel Birthday Decorations – Unicorn, Spring, Macaron, Easter, Donut & Ice Cream Party Balloons
【EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN 1 KIT】Make your party come to life with a big beautiful balloon garland! Dress up your Rainbow Pastel Gender Reveal or Ice Cream Party with this pastel garland balloon kit. Contains 100 purple, green, yellow, pink, and blue pastel balloons and accessories all in 1 Kit. PLUS, you get Step-by-Step Instructions for creating your pastel balloon arch kit. You will be shocked at how FAST and EASY it is to assemble, even if it’s your 1st time!
【EASY DIY】Along with all those hand-picked 100 pastel color balloons in 3 sizes, you get the following: beginner-friendly instructions, 100x glue dots, 16ft balloon garland strip, and 32ft tying ribbon to securely hang your pastel rainbow balloon arch kit or each individual balloon. We make decorating for BUSY people fun & simple, whether it's for a Donut Party or a Macaron Event. Feel like an actual party planner and create YOUR own style!
【PROFESSIONAL QUALITY】Tired of having balloons pop and deflate quickly after you blow them up? We are too! We searched everywhere and found the HIGHEST QUALITY pastel rainbow balloons guaranteed to last throughout your ENTIRE party. Thick & Vibrant just as shown. No need to spend hundreds of dollars hiring a professional when you can do it at home, EASILY. We hand-picked the perfect balance of colors & sizes for you, so everyone will think a professional has done it!
【GUARANTEED, OF COURSE】Any popped balloons? No Worries, message us and we’ll send you a 100% REFUND or replacement ASAP! We understand your important event is right around the corner so when your balloon garland pastel colors arrives, check it and tell us if anything is missing. We’ll replace it FREE OF CHARGE before the big event. Princess balloon garland, Unicorn Birthday, Spring baby shower, or just because… Make Your Party Come to Life, with Sheryl Décor.
【PRETTY PASTELS】Our images show what’s possible for any pastel birthday decorations with our balloon arch pastel! Your order contains 35x small, 60x medium, and 5x large balloons. Each size contains various mixes of blue, purple, green, yellow and light pink balloons. Be ready to receive compliment after compliment and everyone saying… “How CUTE!!”
Streamers are one of the most versatile decorations you will ever come across. Because they come in all types of colors, materials, and lengths, you can decorate by shaping them in a large number of ways. Allowing this decoration to drop straight down from the ceiling is a classic, but it is also somewhat boring. Try mixing it up. Move them around, tape them together, and twist them to create unique designs that everyone will love!
3. Birthday Banner
Banners are great additions to any birthday party, since they fill empty spaces and have the potential to convey any type of message. If you want, you can even customize the banner to fit a particular theme, address a specific person, and spread a personalized statement. No birthday party is complete without one!
Pom-poms are a great way to decorate any space, particularly birthday party venues. Due to their round shape and floral design, they can fit in almost any type of birthday party, no matter the style. Best of all, you can make them yourself! All you need is wire, colored tissue paper, and scissors. Rest them on your tables and hang them on the ceiling to create a truly beautiful birthday celebration.
5. Butterfly Lanterns
Another great way to decorate a party is by hanging up butterfly lanterns. These objects are a great way to refresh a space and make it much more appealing to guests. These lanterns come in many different colors, and the butterflies can have many different designs and form different shapes. Choosing lanterns with the perfect colors and designs will enhance any party.
6. Chalkboard Coasters
Are you looking for something easily customizable? Then these coasters will be perfect for you! These stylish decorations allow you to write on them with markers and add a more personal touch to any party. These ornaments also can serve a practical purpose by labelling certain foods and drinks.
7. Cardboard Letters
Cardboard letters are a great addition to any party. Not only do they have the potential to spell out messages, but they can also be arranged and customized to make any party more stylish. These letters come in a variety of sizes and colors, which allows them to accommodate parties of all types.
8. Paper Fans
Do you feel like your party needs pops of color? If so, try these paper fans! Their simplistic and round designs make them a great way to add personality to the party. Just hang these from the ceiling or on the walls, and watch your event come to life. They come in many colors and sizes, so there are many different ways to arrange these pieces.
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Party Favors
To make the party memorable, you need to provide the guests with creative party favors for them to take home. It is important that these gifts aren't an afterthought. Careful consideration needs to be put in these favors to make sure that your guests will enjoy them.
Succulents are sophisticated gifts to give your guests that will leave them with a positive lasting impression of your party. Additionally, these are very easy to buy and package! Simply buy a few potted succulents and add them in a gift bag. Finally, what is great about these types of favors is that it requires continual care. Every time a guest waters their succulent, they will think about your party.
Costa Farms Mini Succulents Collection, Live Succulent Plants with Grower Pots, Real Live Indoor Houseplants 2-Inches Tall, Unique Gift Set for Party Favors, Wedding Favors, Baby Showers (25-Pack)
LIVE SUCCULENT PLANTS: Bring home a beautiful collection of 25 mini succulents for a desert feel. Mini succulent plants are low-maintenance houseplants, ready to liven up any space. Live succulents dramatically improve room decor aesthetic, adding beauty to any living room decor, office decor, and bedroom decor.
GORGEOUS TABLETOP HOME DECOR: The small size of these real succulents makes them ideal for tabletops, desks, windowsills, and shelves. Each live succulent comes carefully potted in a grower pot with potting soil mix, ready to be enjoyed and admired instantly after unboxing. This 25-pack of succulents are an amazing collection to add to any room decor, home decor, desert decor, bedroom decor, or office desk.
SUCCULENTS MAKE GREAT GIFTS: Share the desert vibes by gifting real live succulents. They make great party favors, wedding favors, and are unique baby shower gifts. Enjoy peace of mind that every plant delivery comes well packaged, fresh from our farm, and ready to impress with the gift message of your choice.
HAPPY & HEALTHY PLANTS: Your new live indoor succulent plants arrive well-packed with care instructions. Keep your mini succulents happy, healthy, and growing best by placing it in bright, direct sunlight. Water with approximately 1/4 cup of water every 2 weeks. Adjust as needed for your environment.
ELEVATE MOOD & WELLBEING: Seeing greenery and nature in our rooms, desks, and offices help us feel more relaxed and calm. NASA studies show having real plants in your home improves your mood, sparks your creativity and reduces stress. Live indoor plants are also natural air purifiers, helping filter harmful pollutants from indoor air. Real plants deliver real benefits.
FRESH FROM FARM: Every plant is packed with utmost care and shipped direct from our farm to your home. Each plant that gets shipped has been grown to the highest quality standards so that you receive a healthy indoor plant. Succulents height at shipping is approximately 2-inches tall, measured from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant. Ships in a 2-inch diameter planter.
Do you want to leave your guests with a tasty treat? If so, donuts may be the way to go. Not are donuts easy to both store and consume, they are also widely appealing, so it is likely that most of your guests will enjoy their treat. Donuts come in a wide variety of flavors, so make sure to pick a few that you think your guests would enjoy.
11. Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are an amazing gift to give guests that frequently take baths to relax after a long week. These items come in many different colors and smells. Try your best to pick characteristics that you know your guests like, so that they will use the gift.
Bath Bombs in Bulk | Bath Bomb | Bath Soak or Bath Fizzies | Luxury Bath Bombs for Self Care | You're the Bomb | Self Care Gift
Bath Bombs! So whether you love a nice luxury bath bomb after a long day with your bath tray, book and candles or prefer to practice self care on the go with with a quick shower you now have over 70+ options for both! I couldn’t help myself, there are way too many fun choices! That is also why we offer bath bombs in bulk or you can choose any scents you like for a bath bomb gift set. For all of you bath soak lovers like me, I wanted you to have lots of options! You’re welcome :) Here are the link to the buy in bulk and save options: Bath Bombs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/702565732/bulk-bath-bombs-medium-wholesale-bath?ref=shop_home_feat_1&bes=1 Shower Steamers: https://www.etsy.com/listing/793486129/shower-steamers-shower-steamer-in-bulk?click_key=a04510f9e84be1f22632f708e7faa59878cfcdde%3A793486129&click_sum=019a456a&ref=shop_home_active_4&crt=1 Bath Salts: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1005782774/bath-salts-bulk-bath-salts-wholesale?click_key=bd6b0f12d677971aac4b5c491d097d091246473b%3A1005782774&click_sum=b9108d24&ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1 You’re the bomb! Cheesy, yes I know, but it’s true! We live in stressful times and mental health and self care is so important! So don’t forget to hit the pause button, drop in a bath fizzy and enjoy a bubble bath! Don’t forget about your friends and family too! Add a bath bomb or shower tablet to a care package or select a self care gift box to let them know you are thinking about them! Self care gift boxes are pre-assembled ready to gift! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or as a housewarming gift, teacher appreciation, wedding gift or bridesmaid gift. The options are endless! Oh! Some quick notes for you: Bath Bombs are 2.7 oz each, 2 inches across They are all individually wrapped and labeled, ready to gift! Thanks for reading! You’re awesome! Full Scent List & Descriptions Abalone & Sea: A fresh ocean scent with notes of daylily, sea spray, watery florals and musk. Angel: Enchanting jasmine is touched with the deep sexy notes of musk, patchouli and brown sugar. Apple Cider: Indulge in the warm, spicy and sweet aroma of freshly pressed apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Apple Pie: Almost as good as your mother's with green apple, freshly shaved cinnamon, nutmeg and warm brown sugar. Azurite Sky: Fresh air, coconut milk and soft cotton impart a feeling of clear blue skies. Bamboo: Sweet and exotic aroma of a bamboo forest with a complex blend of grapefruit zest, succulent mango and sandalwood. Banana: Freshly peeled banana, sweet and ripe. Beach Daisies: The lovely simpleness of daisies, gardenia and lemongrass. Beneath the Stars: An enveloping blend of grape, peach and plum with sparkling citrus, rose and musk. Bergamot: Subtle floral notes with an edgy citrus base from a freshly plucked bergamot. Berry Fruity: A decadent and indulgent blend of fresh strawberry and raspberry with rich cream. Bite Me: Sink your teeth into the juicy, sweet and tangy scent of a bite-sized fruit medley, perfect for a playful and rejuvenating bath experience. Black Coconut: Escape to a tropical paradise with the mysterious and luxurious scent of black coconut, perfect for a soothing and indulgent bath experience. Blue Agave: Crisp cucumber water and dew drops add freshness to blue agave sugar and cedar wood. Blue Hawaiian: Sail away to a tropical oasis with the refreshing and fruity scent of blue Hawaii, perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating bath experience Blue Mist: Notes of ocean salty mist, sapphire blue tidal pools, sea grass and amber sand combine for the ultimate fresh ozonic fragrance. Blueberry: Juicy plump blueberries sweetened by the sun. Bombshell: A fruity blend of raspberry pulp, passion fruit, mandarin, pear, ginger lily, jasmine, brilliant poppy and juicy plum with underlying notes of cedar and sandalwood. Butt Naked: Base notes of sandalwood, creamy musk, white amber crystals, frosted vanilla crème and warm cedar. Calypso Sun: A luscious blend of juicy mandarin, white peach and tropical mango. Candy Corn: Indulge in the playful and sweet scent of sugary candy corn. Caribbean Coconut: A tropical twist of coconut milk and cool vanilla that's the perfect summer escape. Cedar Wood: Earthy and woodsy. True cedar scent. Chamomile: Soothing sweet herbal aroma of freshly picked chamomile flowers. Champagne Kisses: Sparkling bubbles of crisp champagne are delightfully blended with tangy grapefruit, champagne grapes and deep plum. Cherry Blossom: Tender cherry blossom, sensual white lily and blushing violet petals blended with a hint of warm vanilla. Chocolate Drizzle: Sinfully rich milk chocolate decadently collides with sensational notes of thick, fresh cream and smooth butter. Chocolate Mint: A chocolate mint bath bomb releases a rich, indulgent scent of cocoa and peppermint. Chocolate Mocha: A chocolate mocha bath bomb has a warm, comforting aroma of creamy cocoa and strong coffee, perfect for a cozy soak. Cinnamon Roll: Mouth-watering cinnamon and brown sugar baked into moist cake with drizzled icing accord. Citrus Delight: The perky aroma of a freshly squeezed sweet and juicy citrus fruit. Cookie Dough: Creamy, sweet chocolate dough ready to go in the oven. Cotton Blossom: Fresh notes of lemon, mandarin and cotton blossom with nuances of ylang-ylang and rose. Cotton Candy: A sweet delight - the fresh, sugary scent of cotton candy just made at the fair. Cranberry Oak: A cranberry oak bath bomb has a fresh, woody fragrance, combining the tartness of cranberries with the richness of oak, creating a perfect balance of sweet and earthy scents. Cupcake: The rich, creamy aroma of vanilla cupcakes with hints of rum and lots of buttery icing. Dancing Waters: Fresh water top as beautiful floral notes of cyclamen and freesia come into full bloom. Dead Sexy: A provocative and alluring fragrance combining notes of dark vanilla, sandalwood, and musk to create a mysterious and irresistible aroma. Dragon Blood: A warm, spicy, and slightly sweet fragrance, blending notes of dragon's blood resin, frankincense, and myrrh for a mystical and exotic bathing experience. Enchanted Apple: An exotic blend of apples and citrus with notes of lime and grapefruit on a soothing base of vanilla musk and warm spice. Eucalyptus: The green and minty aroma of this essential oil is strong and pure. Fairy Dust: A sprinkling of frozen mango, pink sugar and raspberry sorbet with champagne bubbles, freesia and cashmere musk. Fall Festival: A festive and cozy aroma, combining the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin, creating a perfect celebration of the autumn season. Fir Needle: A fresh, crisp, and invigorating scent, reminiscent of a forest of evergreen trees. Flower Cart: A flower cart filled with the delightful and perfectly balanced aromas of blooming tulips, english tea roses, purple hyacinth, exotic orchid and sweet lily of the valley. Fresh Coffee: Freshly brewed cup of coffee cozy in your hands ready for that first sip. Frosted: A cool, refreshing, and sweet fragrance, combining notes of fresh mint and white musk, creating a winter wonderland-inspired scent. Galactic Grape: Robust, plump concord grapes blended with sun-ripened berries. Gardenia: Dew drop covered gardenia and cyclamen petals are sweetened by notes of plum blossom and wild berries. Georgia Peach: As rich and juicy as the juiciest peach picked straight from the tree in the Georgia Peach orchard. Gingerbread: A warm, comforting, and sweet fragrance, blending the scents of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, creating a delicious and inviting aroma perfect for a cozy bath. Goddess: Feminine blend of light citrus and floral jasmine, lavender patchouli and sandalwood. Green Apple: Green, peely notes subtly soften the pervading sweetness of crisp ripe green apples. Harvest: A rich, warm, and inviting fragrance, combining scents of spicy cinnamon, clove, pumpkin and dried fruit, creating a perfect representation of the autumn harvest season. Hello Sugar: Sweet sugar cane with notes of lemon rind and shortbread. Holly Berry: A fresh, festive, and sweet fragrance, combining the scents of holly berries, pine needles, and winter spices. Honey Almond: Golden honey delicately drizzled over sweet almonds. Jasmine: Sweet exotic jasmine. A natural aphrodisiac. Kiwi Strawberry: Ripe, juicy strawberries and fuzzy kiwis are blended to perfection. Lavender: Endless fields of classic French lavender in bloom on a spring day. Lilac: Lavishing lilac radiantly blossoms with beautiful buds of sweet rose and delicate lily of the valley. Love Spell: A lavishly lush blend of orange, peach, cherry blossom and white jasmine. Mad About You: A luscious pairing of strawberry, black currant blended with peony, jasmine and sensual amber. Mango Papaya: Succulent papaya with juicy chunks of mango. Maple Bacon Donut: The rich aroma of birch wood smoked bacon sweetened with maple glaze come together for this perfect sweet and salty dessert. Melon Medley: A juicy blend of ripe mango, papaya and watery melon. Moonlight: Notes of French lavender, lily of the valley, oakmoss, and musk are woven in this deeply romantic fragrance capturing the essence of moonlit strolls in lush gardens. Moroccan Mint: A bright and refreshing combination of Moroccan mint, garden cucumber, juicy clementine, cyclamen blossoms, lily and cactus. Oakmoss: Rich earthy tones like that of a damp forest floor covered in lush foilage. Oatmeal & Honey: Decadent and soothing notes of raw honey, tonka bean, whipped vanilla cream and almond milk. Pacific Waters: Sea salt, sea moss and green vetiver round out this fresh ocean fragrance. Peppermint: Refreshing classic peppermint cool like breath mints and warm like candy canes. Pink Amber: Notes of pink amber and vanilla wrap around blushed orchid and jasmine petals. Pink Grapefruit: The perky aroma of a freshly squeezed sweet and juicy grapefruit. Pomander Spice: A warm, comforting, and spicy fragrance, blending the scents of clove, cinnamon, and orange, reminiscent of the traditional holiday pomanders. Pumpkin Cupcake: A sweet, warm, and comforting fragrance, blending the scents of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, creating a perfect representation of a freshly baked pumpkin cupcake. Pumpkin Pie: Sweet and buttery pumpkin pie freshly baked topped with cool whip and sprinkled with nutmeg. Pumpkin Spice: Creamy rich pumpkin topped with warm cinnamon and clove. Pumpkin Spice Latte: A cozy, comforting aroma of coffee blended with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Rainforest: This sophisticated fragrance has the aroma of sweet citrus, blooming jasmine, and blond woods. Redwood & Vanilla: Smooth and velvety notes of vanilla soften notes of dark amber, patchouli, cedarwood and redwood. Reindeer Rock: A festive and invigorating fragrance, combining the scents of cypress, bergamot, cassis and patchouli, creating a perfect representation of a winter wonderland. Romance: Enticing and seductive notes of sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla. Rosemary Mint: Garden rosemary combined with freshly picked mint leaves. Sage & Cinnamon: Sage and cinnamon combined with notes of clove and nutmeg. Salted Caramel: Caramelized sugar, sea salt, and smooth vanilla caramel make up a sweet buttery aroma. Sandalwood & Patchouli: Fragrant grains of sandalwood are polished with the sweetness of balsamic richness. Sassy: A juicy blend of orange, cherry, peach, pineapple and vanilla. Secret Kiss: Sensual Mirabella plum, black raspberry amber, lush peony, vanilla bean, musk and fresh spun cotton candy. Stormy Night: Floral notes of hyacinth and heather with leafy, green notes. Sugar Cookie: A comforting blending of vanilla, almond, and butter that fill the house with the armao of freshly baked sugar cookies. Sugar Plum: Sweet plum smothered with vanilla and sugared musk. Summer Night: An enchanting blend of lime, french lavender, lily and patchouli. Sunflower: A charming fragrance of radiant sunshine and wistful floral accords. Sunshine & Sand: Bright and sunny sandy day at the beach with sweet ocean and sea salt air. Sweet Iced Tea: Fresh brewed southern sweet tea. Perfect refreshment on a hot summer day. Sweet Pea: Sweet pea petals and watery pear entwine with sheer freesia, fresh berry, and soft, delicate musk Tea Tree Mint: Herbaceous, green aroma blended with refreshing peppermint. Vanilla Bean: A classic, rich and creamy vanilla with subtle hints of pure white sugar and musk. Vanilla Latte: Delicious blend of vanilla and coffee to get the morning started off right. Verbena & Lemon: Zesty lemon blended with herbal verbena to create a refreshing, uplifting aroma. Water Orchid: A clean and soft floral bouquet of water orchid, fresh bergamot, sparkling lemon, sweet orange, pink jasmine, blooming narcaisse and soft musk. Watermelon: Juicy watermelon sprinkled with sugar for a delicious summer treat. White Lily & Amber: Warm exotic fragrance, blending the scents of white lilies, jasmine, and amber. Wild Rose: Gorgeous, fresh essence of deep red roses are lusciously highlighted with cyclamen and hillside wildflowers. Witches Brew: A bewitching combination of sweet dark spices tossed generously with intoxicating violets and smokey dark patchouli. Ylang Ylang & Rose: Soothing ylang ylang with deep floral notes of rose. Zen Tea: Soothing green tea brought to life with fresh lemongrass, key lime zests, verbena leaf, and white ginger then delicately warmed with notes of vanilla bean and golden amber.
12. Jelly Jars
Jelly jars are a great way to add a heartwarming and personal touch to your party. Simply buy small jars and fill them with some homemade jam! This may take some more work than simply buying a gift from the store, but it will be sure to impress your guests a lot more.
13. Shot Glasses
If you know that your guests like to drink, giving them shot glasses may be a great way to end the celebration. This will allow them to remember your party, as they will most likely feel inclined to use these shot glasses from time to time.
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Games and Activities
In order for a birthday party to be fun and memorable, activities need to be planned throughout the event to keep guests engaged. Here are six different games and activities that are appropriate for parties and will allow attendees to have a great time.
If you have a big group and are looking for a fun way to start off the night, host a karaoke event. You can buy a karaoke machine beforehand and enjoy singing along with your friends, while possibly having a few drinks along the way.
JYX Karaoke Machine with Two Wireless Microphones, Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Bass/Treble Adjustment, PA System with Remote Control, LED Lights,Supports TF Card/USB, AUX IN, FM, REC,TWS for Party
Superb HD Stereo Sound Quality: The portable bluetooth speaker is equipped with a high-performance audio driver and an advanced digital signal processor, which make the sound clearer, the bass stronger, the volume more moderate, and eliminate all the noise.Built-in 5.25” subwoofer and 2” tweeter, which can amplify your voice, play the radio as well as stream songs and it does not distort the audio even at higher volumes. You can enjoy strong, loud, and transparent bass and treble.
Multi-function Karaoke Machine: Built-in the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip for wireless streaming ensures instant pairing and provides a more stable transmission and longer distance. This big speaker also supports a Micro TF card, Flash USB, and AUX-in connectivity. Compatible with the android mobile phone, TV, iPad, tablet, PC. There is a 6.35 microphone input on the operation panel, which also works for guitars. The unique groove design on the karaoke machine allows you to place your phone.
Lightweight & Large Capacity Battery: JYX party speaker shell is made of exquisite and durable solid wood/leather. It weighs 2.96 KGS and is attached to a shoulder strap. Light, portable and compact. You can easily carry it to the beach, outdoor, etc. High-performance battery (built-in 3.7V/5200mAh rechargeable large-capacity lithium-ion battery), and low power consumption, guarantee 6 to 8 hours of continuous music playtime on a full charge. (standby for 72 hours, 10 hours for normal playtime)
Colorful Disco Lights: This PA system is equipped with colorful disco lights. Independent button to switch lights. The colorful LED lights create pleasant and romantic karaoke and party vibe for you. With this karaoke machine, you can enjoy a colorful and cheerful party.
TWS Mode: By connecting two same stereo systems, the powerful stereo sound will be synchronized and get you surrounded by 2 channels. You can enjoy music with the best sense of presence, power, and volume. (NOTE: If you are not satisfied with this speaker system or have any other questions, please feel free to contact us before returning. we promise to offer you satisfactory solutions.)
15. Watch Some Movies
A movie night with friends may not seem like an appropriate party activity, but it is perfect for someone who wants a chill night in. Having a party is about celebrating with the people you love, and there are many ways to do this. You can put together a collection of fun movies that you all like and splurge on the snacks and candy to replicate a movie theater experience.
16. Host a DIY Activity
Doing a DIY activity with your friends is a wonderful way to spend time throughout the party laughing and making memories. This activity could be painting something on the floor of your living room or making bracelets for each other to wear.
17. Tea Time
Looking for a more formal activity? No worries! Tea is great for garden parties and backyard gatherings. Tea time is an elegant, classy activity to include at any party. Grab your favorite tea, choose your favorite teacups, make your favorite tart or open-faced sandwich, and sit outside on your porch or back deck and have a tea party with friends.
Truly Scrumptious Floral Tea Cup Set- 12 Pc. Blue
Get all ready and set for tea time! Perfect for party supplies and bachelorette parties, this set includes fabulous cups and saucers, all printed with a blooming floral design. Next time you have your gal pals over for a spring or summer soiree, use these to create place settings that impress in an instant! Includes 12 cups and saucers. Not recommended for use with hot liquid. Paper. Cups, 3"; saucers, 5 1/2".
18. Board Games
Game nights are a great way to have lots of fun with a big group of friends while staying at home. Provide a mix of board games to play. These board games can range from more competitive games to more interactive ones, like Dungeons & Dragons. Have prizes too! You can host a card-based trivia game about the birthday person, and whoever wins gets a prize to take home. This can be a lot of fun with a big group.
Want an easy-to-learn game that encourages interaction amongst guests? Try Twister! This game is a fun way to make people move around and is guaranteed to create laughter. All you need is a Twister mat and a spinner. With only these two items, you have what you need to host a fun party activity that all your guests will love! Does this idea seem unappealing to you? That's fine! We have many more birthday party game ideas for you to look through.
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Food Ideas
Food is a fun aspect of a party that, if used correctly, could really create a fun activity for your guests too. Here are a few ideas that are simple yet creative:
Punch is perfect for a large group. To make the perfect punch, it is all about what juices you put into it. You can mix a cranberry and ginger ale, or a lemon-lime punch bowl. Cut up some fruit to let float in the punch bowl and soak up the punch itself. Adding fruit really dresses up the punch bowl and can make it a fun-looking option for drinks.
21. Taco Bar
A Taco bar is set up in a buffet style. After buying a taco serving tray, all you need are the quintessential elements to building a great taco. Get ingredients like ground beef, refried beans, corn, black beans, cheese, soft and hard taco shells, and lettuce. This way, you and your friends can build your tacos in many different ways.
Cocktails can play an important role in your birthday party. You don't need to drink to have a good party, but the pairing of a cocktail and some appetizers or desserts can be a simple and classy way to feed your guests. You don't need to hire a mixologist, just provide some cocktail cups and a signature drink or two for people to choose from. Try drinks like margaritas, whisky sours, sangrias, or simple mix-in drinks such as cranberry juice and vodka. These can be made in bulk so that you don't have to take time away making drinks for all your guests.
No birthday party is complete without a cake! Because of how common it is, picking the perfect cake is vital to creating an amazing celebration. With this being an adult birthday party, make sure to pick a more mature-looking cake. Because there are just so many different flavors to choose from when ordering one, determine your celebrant's favorite flavor and make that the main flavor in the cake that you choose. If you want the cake to stand out, buy a cake stand!
24. Waffle Bar
A waffle bar is great for a brunch-themed party, but there is no wrong time to eat a waffle! Buy a waffle maker and pre-make waffle mix with flavor variations, like chocolate or red velvet. Get toppings like sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and maple syrup. Make a spread on your dining room table and share a breakfast delight with your friends and family.
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Party Supplies
Beyond food, games and decorations, all birthdays need party supplies to allow for everything to run smoothly. While it may be fun to think of creative games and decorations to entertain the guests, party supplies are still essential to think about when planning a party. Here are a few ideas.
While birthday parties are a great time for celebration and bringing people together, things can get quite messy, especially when people are grabbing and eating a wide variety of foods. To help with the cleaning process and add some extra decorative flair, tablecloths are a great thing to buy when planning a party. They come in a wide variety of colors and designs, so choose carefully.
On just about any birthday cake, candles are an essential element. Connected with long-standing traditions of wish-making, cakes, and birthday parties as a whole, cakes just feel incomplete without this simple topper. Like with most party supplies, there are many shapes and colors to choose from, and those designs will help your cake come to life.
Of course, with all the food that is needed for a party, plates are also required. It would be easy to buy paper plates and call it a day, but try and be creative! Reusable plates come in a wide variety of fun and colorful designs, and while they serve a practical purpose, you can allow them to enhance a party's overall aesthetic by making it match with the overall color scheme. Since these kinds of plates are quite cheap, there is no reason not to make them colorful!
Nervure 150PCS Clear Purple Plastic Plates - Gold Plastic Plates - Purple and Gold Plates Include: 25Dinner Plates, 25Dessert Plates, 25Cups, 25Forks, 25Knives, 25Spoons for Wedding & Party
PREMIUM QUALITY: The clear purple plastic plates are BPA free, food grade plastic which can meet your needs and heavyweight plastic construction can resistant to breaking, bending and snapping, great for any kind of meal.
150PC PACK-INCLUSIVE DINNERWARE SET: Purple and gold plastic plates include 25 10.25” purple dinner plates,25 7.5” purple salad plates,25 purple plastic cups, 25 plastic forks, 25 plastic knives,25 plastic spoons, which are to entertain 25 guests. With durable gold plastic plates, it can resist breaking, bending and snapping.
ERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION:These purple party plates are best for parties, whether with friends or family, it can bring you a sense of beautiful. It’s also a perfect choice for holidays, family picnic, birthdays and more.
ELEGANT DISPOSABLE DINNERWARE SET: These purple party plates are pair perfectly with colorful table linens and other solid-color or hammered gold silverware. Impress your guests with a stunning table setting that’s both disposable and affordable. This purple plastic plates set is a definite hit!
EXCELLENT SERVICE: If you have any questions about our purple plates, please contact us. We will give you the best service. Also,you can give us your suggests, we can serve your better.
28. Cake Knife
Like with most events with food, offering an appropriate amount of cutlery seems like a no-brainer. However, with a birthday party in particular, some may forget to buy a cake knife to create smooth cake slices that can be served to your guests. Of course, there are many types to choose from. However, the color and design, in this instance, do not matter all that much. Just make sure to buy a cutter that can get the job done!
What is a party without napkins for guests to wipe their mouths of the cake they've been eating? While the standard white paper napkins are always a go-to for birthday parties, you also have the option of getting a bit more creative. Try and think of ways to coordinate the color of your napkins with that of the tablecloth. This way, you can maintain a cohesive style.
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Invitations
Contrary to popular belief, the party experience doesn't start at the party venue. In fact, it can start in the guests' homes! When crafting invitations, make sure that they coordinate in style with the design of the overall party. This is a great way to improve the aesthetic quality of a party without changing the event designs themselves.
30. Movie Party Invitations
If you're planning on a movie-centered party, these movie invitations are a creative way to give guests an idea of what to expect! With a dark background and pops of red and yellow, these invitations are sure to excite guests and make them more likely to come to the party.
31. Rustic Party Invitations
Do you prefer a party that is less bold and more toned down? Try to use rustic party invitations to go along with that kind of party style! These stylish and classy invitations will definitely appeal to the guests and give them a good first impression, which is important for all parties.
32. Watercolor Invitations
Are you an artsy person? Will the party be centered around arts and crafts? Look no further! These watercolor invitations are not only pretty to look at, but they will allow guests to look forward to an arts-centered party. And with such a creative and artsy invitation, you are guaranteed to wow your guests from the jump.
33. Black-and-Gold Invitations
If you are planning a more sophisticated party, then these black-and-gold invitations may be the way to go! The contrast in colors, as well as the fancy font, creates a striking invitation that is sure to catch peoples' eyes. This will help convey to your guests that the party will be refined, and it will encourage them to dress more fashionably.
Black and Gold Invitation, Black and Gold Agate Invitation, Black and Gold Birthday Invite, Instant Download, Self Edit Digital Templett
This Black and Gold Invitation features a beautiful black and gold faux glitter agate design! *Envelopes not available, display marketing purposes only. PLEASE message us with questions or notes - we may not see your notes in the "notes to seller" for instant downloads due to high volume of orders. THIS DIGITAL FILE WILL BE INSTANTLY EDITED BY YOU, USING TEMPLETT. EVENT DETAIL TEXT AND COLORS CAN BE EDITED. All text CAN be edited to fit any event Graphics can NOT be changed TRY BEFORE YOU BUY Follow this link to demo this invite: https://templett.com/design/demo/littlehamcollection/6641403 Templett items can NOT be edited via mobile/Tablet device OR on Internet Explorer. Full directions on how to edit & download are available under the "seller instructions" when you hover over your templett in the side panel of the web program. •••• Item Details •••• All of our Invitations are standard 5x7 print size - please let us know if you need a custom print size. •••• HOW IT WORKS •••• 1. Add this listing to your cart OR click "buy now" 2. Checkout 3. Check the email you have on file for Etsy. Look for an email from us through Etsy with a download for Templett Instructions and also an email from TEMPLETT. Inside of the Templett email, you will find a link to edit your digital file(s) within your web browser. 4. Double click the editable text to change it to your liking 5. Click the "DOWNLOAD" button to save your customized item. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. ***WE CAN EDIT FOR YOU TOO!*** Simply add this listing to your cart in addition to this purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/661152808/edit-my-instant-download-templett-for-me If you choose for us to edit please provide relevant details in the notes to seller at checkout with the above purchased add-on. •••••••• TERMS OF SALE •••••••• Feel free to ask all of your questions about the product before purchase. If you are unsure and require further clarification, please ask, once a digital file is purchased we cannot provide refunds due to the nature of the product. © 2016 Little Ham Collection. All rights reserved. SINGLE PERSONAL USE ONLY. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder. For permission, contact [email protected] [id:6641403]
34. Galaxy-Themed Invitations
Does your party have more of a subliminal vibe? These galaxy-themed invitations may be the perfect choice! The color scheme and overall design are meant to elicit awe from viewers. These fun invitations will allow your guests to look forward to an impressive, out-of-this-world partying experience.
Space Theme Birthday or Zoom Invitation | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD | 5"x7" | Galaxy
► MATCHING ITEMS: ( SPACE FOOD SIGNS ) https://www.etsy.com/listing/819206222/space-theme-birthday-food-signs-digital?ref=shop_home_active_1 ► ITEM DESCRIPTION If you are having a Space Theme Birthday look no further than this out of this world invitation. Whether you are having an actual party or a zoom call you can fully customize all of the text on this Invite. Your little astronaut will be over the moon when they see this invitation! We are also able to print this invite if you would like them to be printed. Inquire about our printing services! DEMO ( TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT! ) https://www.corjl.com/d/PP23C This listing is for a 5" x 7" Digital Download of a super fun, birthday invitation card. This space galaxy design can be emailed or printed in your home to distribute to your guests. You can also send it to a professional printer like kinkos, staples, shutterfly, etc... You can edit your name, date, time and location or add any additional information you need. This is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, no physical Item will be shipped! Customize name, date, time and location and download instantly! **Listing only includes 5 Downloads** HOW IT WORKS... After you complete your purchase, you will receive an email from 'Corjl' with login info to customize and download your files. You do not need special software. You edit and download your files in your web browser on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. It's that EASY! Let us know if you have any questions at all! WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU DOWNLOAD... After editing your files, you can save or download in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format. You can print on your home printer or send your files to an online or local printer. Let us know if you have ANY questions at all!!
Adult Birthday Party Ideas: Conclusion
Celebrating another year of life is always a special thing. It doesn't have to be a milestone to be a big deal. This article includes many different adult birthday party ideas to take the stress out of party planning. With these tips, you are sure to create an amazing party that will make memories lasting a lifetime. We make it easy to plan birthday parties. If you desire more specificity, we even have ideas for different types of parties as well as birthday parties for different ages! Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 90s, we have the perfect party ideas for you! Additionally, if you are now wondering about event costs or finding a venue, we can help guide you through that process.
We partner with various affiliate sites, like Amazon, from time to time to assist our users in planning their events more quickly. If purchases are made, we receive a small commission.
Written by Elizabeth Blair; Contributor: Daniel Ong