Top Ten Grown-up Birthday Party Ideas

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Some people stop celebrating their birthday once they cross over into adulthood, simply because they start to believe that they are too old for parties. That’s just not true! Some adults prefer a quiet dinner party with friends and their favorite restaurant, but if you are looking for something a little more wild and crazy, we have ten birthday party ideas that are perfect for grown-ups who still want to party!

1. Throwback

Time to dig out the old clothes out of storage! Center your party on the decade you were growing up, from the 50s to the 90s. Have all of your friends dress up as famous actors from the time period or simply in stereotypical clothing. Make a playlist with your favorite songs from the decade and scan the internet for special foods that were popular during that time period and try your hand at recreating them. Party stores will have plenty of great plates, cups, and cutlery that may even blend into your theme.

2. Casino Royale

While you don’t have to go full James Bond with this theme, throwing a casino night for your friends is a great way for a large group of people to have a lot of fun. Set up a couple of poker tables, craps, and roulette, and let each guest decide what game they want to play.

For a true casino experience, have everyone dress up in their nicest cocktail dresses and suits, and serve your martinis shaken, not stirred. You can purchase trays of poker chips from just about any party supply store. Make sure to supply instructions for those who might not know the rules.

3. Surprise!

As you get older, you will be harder and harder to surprise. You will know your friends and family well enough that you can easily tell when they are keeping something from you. But if your friends can pull off a surprise party, it can be one of the best parties in the world. A great way to plan a surprise party for a loved one is to lure them out to a private dinner, but when they arrive at the restaurant, to have a large group of friends and family waiting to celebrate with them. This method doesn’t even require you to be a master of deception.

4. For Sport’s Fans Only

If you are a fan of particular sport or team, your birthday is the perfect time to celebrate both yourself and your team. Get a group of tickets together or see if your stadium has special birthday packages. Many teams have special offers for large groups who might want to meet players or tour the locker room.

5. Cocktail Party

There’s nothing more grown-up than a gold-old fashioned cocktail party. Inexpensive, but classy party supplies are readily available in the party store, and can really round out your event, without adding too much clean up or straining your budget. Have everyone dress to the nines and provide plenty of finger foods for snacking and keep the cocktails flowing!

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6. Getaway

When most people think of a getaway, they think of an expensive beach vacation. It doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to be to a beach! Take your closest friends with you on an adventure, even if it’s just to the next city over, stay in a vacation rental or a fancy hotel, and experience what a new city has to offer. Alternatively, you could run away to the mountains or to the nearest body of water and spend your birthday in peace and solitude.

7. Keep it Casual

A barbecue in your backyard is one of the best ways to gather a large group of people together and keep them entertained and well-fed. A barbecue is less formal than cocktail party and there’s less pressure when it comes to activities, food, and dress. You can go for the standard fare like hamburgers or hotdogs, or take things up a notch with kabobs, chicken, or even ribs. Take a dip in the pool and have some fun in the sun.  Luau’s are fun too!!

8. Be the Belle of the Ball

A masquerade ball is one of the best ways to play dress-up without feeling like a little kid. Make your own masks or buy them from a party supply store. When it comes to the playlist, you can go modern or classical, whatever best suits your personality. Renting out a hotel ballroom is the best way to make sure you have enough room and plenty of dancing and sitting space for all of your guests.

9. Hit the Spa

If you want to plan a fun birthday weekend just for the girls, why not hit your favorite spa? Get massages, have your nails done, and get a facial. Pamper yourselves! If you don’t want to pay the high spa prices, you could all gather in your pajamas and robes at your home, make your own face masks, paint each other’s nails, and have a sleepover, just as if you were teenagers.

10. Potluck it up!

If you want to have a large dinner party but aren’t interested in cooking for a group, you basically have two options. First, you could hire a caterer, which is expensive and sometimes complicated, especially if you have a small home. Second, you could host a potluck! Everyone loves showing off their cooking skills and this is a great way to get a large and varied meal, while ensuring that everyone has the chance to shine. Make food assignments to make sure you end up with the right number of dishes, side dishes, desserts, and drinks.

32 Fun and awesome uses for Balloons!

There needs to be more uses for balloons! I was sitting at my desk this morning and we were all so busy with customer’s balloon orders and I was helping get them ready and as I was helping, I realized that not only could you achieve so many different looks and color combinations with balloons, but there’s also got to be so many different fun and decorative uses for balloons. So, I started looking all over the internet to find someone creative enough to discover fun and unique uses for balloons and that’s when I stumbled upon this really awesome article on buzzfeed.com. The article was written by Peggy Wang of the Buzzfeed staff. It’s an excellent article with cheerful, and bright pictures but also demonstrates 32 unique and fun uses for balloons! Working around balloons all the time, I’m definitely going to have to try some of these things because you really get sick of seeing the same old arrangements and colors day after day. Some of these tips and tricks are such a unique spin on your basic balloon. I know that I never would have thought of many of these ways to enhance them and honestly this article is going to save you money too! You can purchase balloons off of our website for 25 cents a piece! And I guarantee you can find the supplies to decorate them for a pretty reasonable price, you just have to be a little creative and thrifty. I hope this article gives you all some insight into different uses for balloons and ways to save money because I know that decorations for parties can be expensive so balloons are sometimes a helpful way to decorate without spending too much, but now you have more than just decorations, you can create vases using balloons, drum sets and even hang pictures! Way to go Peggy, thanks for the excellent article and I’m sure our readers will thank you as well!

1. Glue pom-poms on them.

Glue pom-poms on them.

2. Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

3. Revamp your vases.

Revamp your vases.

4. Surprise someone you <3.

Surprise someone you <3.

Go for the single balloon for a subtler effect.

5. Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

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Your new party trick. When the water melts, just throw them back into the freezer.

6. Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

7. Make a drumset.

Make a drumset.

Thankfully, this one doesn’t make any noise.

8. Create a balloon drop.

Create a balloon drop.

Basically a small-scale version of…

9. Display photos.

Display photos.

10. Hang tiny people off the ends.

Hang tiny people off the ends.

11. Splatter them with gold paint.

Splatter them with gold paint.

12. Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Your valentine will think you are impossibly clever. Directions here.

13. Put confetti in your balloon.

Put confetti in your balloon.

Hint: Use a funnel.

14. Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

15. Put LED light bulbs in them.

Put LED light bulbs in them.

Just make sure the bulbs aren’t breakable in case one of them comes crashing down due to a popped balloon.

16. Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

17. String them into a fruity garland.

String them into a fruity garland.

18. Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Get the directions on how to make this using balloons here.

19. Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

All you need is green construction paper and a sharpie.

20. Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

21. Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

22. Make water balloon yo-yos.

Make water balloon yo-yos.

23. Brighten up those mason jars.

Brighten up those mason jars.

They look deceptively paint-dipped!

24. Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Get the DIY here.

Use different colored string for a decorative fixture.

25. Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

26. Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

All you need is a balloon, a doily, and sugar starch.

27. Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Get the directions here.

28. Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

29. Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

30. Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

31. Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter “fire and ice” lantern.

Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter "fire and ice" lantern.

Add food coloring if you want them to be colored.

32. Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Game over.