Birthdays come and go, much like the seasons – some are welcomed with open arms, whereas others may take a little warming to. But really, you should be doing something fun for every birthday – what better excuse is there to get all of your family and friends together and reminisce about the past few years.
Back in the day, when you were a child, it was easy as pie to pick a theme for your party, but as you get older, it becomes more difficult and feels as though the choices are limited. This isn’t the case though; you’re never too old to have a bit of fun! Even if it’s not a particularly special year — one of the “big ones”— there’s nothing wrong with sending invitations, showering the place in confetti, and just going all out (like kids do) to celebrate.
After taking some cues from the little ones, here are some adult birthday party ideas to help you celebrate being another year older – or younger…
As you age, it isn’t uncommon to want to have something more tasteful and quiet – afternoon tea is perfect for this. There are a number of locations around the country that put on the very best spread of cakes and sandwiches, and you may even want to opt for a glass of Champagne for the special occasion instead of a cup of tea. Many hotel chains cater for this and are much more affordable, however if you have a larger budget per head, you may want to try out some of these top picks.
Take some time out on your birthday and treat yourself andsome of your closest friends to a day at the spa. Whether you choose to go for the day, or stay for the weekend, it is a lovely idea to relax and unwind in some of the most tranquil settings around the country. Vogue has picked out the best spa breaks in the UK, to save you from searching through the internet trying to find the crème de la crème.
A popular option is to throw a party to reminisce a specific year, such as the ‘Roaring 20s’ for example – an era many people enjoy dressing up for. For the utmost opulence and elegance at your party bash, dig out those flapper dresses or old-school suits, and learn or remind yourself how to do the Charleston. Alternatively, there are other years that you can make your theme, such as the flower-power 1960s, or even the glitzy, disco-obsessed 1970s.
You’re never too old to have a bit of fun and get dressed up in adult fancy dress costumes. A common option is to ask everyone to dress up in something beginning with the same letter as your name. For example, if your name begins with “B”, your friends and family could dress up in anything beginning with that letter. For instance, they may wear an adult banana costume, a Batman suit, or even become a Burlesque dancer. But, the key is to think outside the box, to ensure you don’t end up in the same costume as someone else! On the other hand, a masquerade-style party is always a great idea too.