Organizing birthday parties seemed easier as a child: you pick a theme, a cake, invite friends, or just hold it in a pizza place with an arcade. But as an adult, you’re going to want something more interesting to celebrate another year of your life.
We’ve put together a list of fun ways to spice up your next birthday party: from renting a Las Vegas party bus to putting on a slammin’ pool party, you’ll definitely find something you’ll like here.
#1 Themed Pool Party
This is a little reminiscent of childhood birthday parties, but you’re free to plan it according to your every wish and whim. You could come up with fun themes such as a Luau, a Coachella-inspired party, or simply hold a barbecue. You could even level up by setting up a bar for guests to create their own poolside cocktails.
It doesn’t need to be fancy: it could just be a long table in the shade with all the ingredients laid out. And of course, all the booze you can fit in your backyard.
#2 Plan a Murder Mystery Party
With some planning, you could put together this dinner party at home. This is perfect for those who love a great themed party as well as dressing up and doing role-playing.
You could write up a short background of who killed whom, plant the murder weapons in your house, then assign characters to your guests to dress accordingly ahead of time. If you like the theme but profess to not be any good at planning or writing thrilling murder mysteries, don’t fret: you can download pre-planned materials from sites such as Night of Mystery, which tells you exactly how to set up for your exciting night.
#3 Book a Party Bus
Why have a party at home? Why have a party at just one bar? Spending your birthday in a party bus combines all the comfort of drinking at home and the outrageous fun of partying at several clubs without having to stagger from place to place.
Party buses are designed for maximum enjoyment and comfort and are customized with lights, mini-bars and sound systems that make sure the party never stops. And what’s more, you wouldn’t need to worry about driving: having a sober, responsible party bus driver ferry you safely from bar to bar will make sure there are no drinking-related accidents.
#4 Plan a Game Night
This is great for the homebodies who love a great night in but love a little competitive fun. You can play drinking games, roleplaying games, video games, and even board games. You can opt to cook up a party meal, deliver boxes of pizza, or ask everyone to bring food for a potluck.
It’s simple, intimate, and you can opt to invite only your closest of family and friends.
#5 Destination Birthday
You can plan a destination party if you love traveling, or just want to spend a weekend away from perils of work and the city. You and your friends can go a road trip, rent a bungalow on a beach, or simply plan a staycation in a fancy hotel with great service, a cool bar, and a relaxing pool.
Of course, if you can afford to take your friends to an island, then that’s awesome too!
#6 Self-Care Night
This is great for anyone looking to have a day to relax. There are birthday packages in spas and resorts for you and your friends to forget your woes in, or you can book a masseuse to go to your home for a spa night.
For those who are into DIY, you can simply buy all the face masks and treatments you’ve ever wanted to try, light up some scented candles, and invite your friends to your home. You can even make cocktails or warm, sweet drinks as everyone soaks up the relaxation while listening to some relaxing music or binge-watching shows.
Spicing up your next birthday party really doesn’t take much effort; you simply have to know what it is you want to do, find a creative way to do it, and get friends and booze over. After all, it is your birthday!