28 Amazing 30th Birthday Party Ideas {also 20th, 40th, 50th, 60th}


Hosting a birthday party ideas for adults is now more fun than ever!  These are the best adult birthday party ideas and themes for 30th, 40th, 50, and 60th birthdays.


If you’re looking for a specific birthday party theme, you can quickly browse the Tip Junkie Party blog which has over 500 gorgeous birthday party ideas and themes,food, gamesparty decor, and free printables.

30th Birthday Party Ideas

30th Birthday Ideas

1.  Backyard Bonfire Starter {30th Birthday} ~ Celebrate your birthday around a backyard fire with friends.  And this clever birthday fire starter is the perfect way to get the party started.

30th Birthday Party

2.  Dirty Thirty Birthday ~ The theme was Dirty Thirty… so, of course it had to have dirt.  It’s a modern take with bold white and black stripes and yummy camping food.

30th Birthday Party Ideas

3.  Chic 30th Birthday Party {Party Theme Idea for Adults} ~ This is great party inspiration to celebrate anyone who loves a little glam! With touches of silver and gold that you can DIY, and a cute little banner you have the perfect party to celebrate your fav birthday girl!

30th Birthday Party Ideas

4.  Chanel No. 30 Dessert Table {30th birthday celebration ideas} ~ This Chanel No 5 inspired party is a glamorous and unique way to celebrate “30?. It would also be perfect for other milestone birthdays, maybe New Years Eve too!? Use this as beautifully modern inspiration to create one for your upcoming event!

30th Birthday Ideas

5.  Leaving his Roaring 20?s behind and Rolling into his 30’s ~  A fun themed adult birthday party idea that gives you an excuse to dress up and party on.

30th Birthday Party Ideas

6.  Red Solo Cup Surprise Party {30th Birthday} ~ Red Solo Cup…I fill you up, let’s have a party!  In case if you are wondering, “Red Solo Cup”, is a Toby Keith song.  This is a fun, unique and inexpensive party idea.  Who would have thought you could do so many things with Solo cups.  They make terrific party hats, a “30? stand and hanging decor.

30th Birthday Ideas

7.  Jimmy Buffet Themed Party {30th Birthday} ~ “Toes in the sand drink in your hand!” What a fun beach themed party for adults, Jimmy Buffet style!

40th Birthday Ideas

40th Birthday Ideas

8.  Fabulous 40th Birthday Party {celebrate it} ~ “Time to drink champagne and dance on the table”, what a glamorous and fun way to celebrate being 40! The beautiful dessert table is decorated with gold sequined backdrop, a tassel garland and exquisite cake stands holding delectable confections. There’s even a hutch display with “midnight snacks”! Kick up your heels because this is going to be a night to remember!

40th Birthday Ideas

9.  40th Birthday Black and White Dessert Table ~ This black and white dessert table is amazing! It was created for a 40th Birthday celebration but could be perfect for lots of other parties too, like maybe new years!? Use this as beautifully modern inspiration to create one for your upcoming event!

40th Birthday Party

10.  Southern Picnic Party {40th Birthday} ~ In old fashioned picnic fun, guests sat on blankets, dined on Southern boiled peanuts, lemonade, watermelon wedges on popsicle sticks, cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches.  The outdoor games included, fishing, bean bag toss and good ole Twister!

40th Birthday Ideas

11.  Fiesta “Forty” {40th Birthday} ~ A big milestone deserves a full blown celebration!  Fiesta style, hot pink, turquoise, yellow and orange.  Homemade pom poms brightened the party and a mariachi band to liven the party.  Download the free template for this fabulous invite.

40th Birthday Party

12.  Growing Up 80’s Party ~ This party is ‘like’ totally ‘tripendicular’! If you grew up in the 80?s then this party will be a walk down memory lane for you. The dessert table displayed delectable sweet treats which included cabbage patch cake balls, tetris rice krispies, 80?s toys cake pops, pop rocks and Cosby chocolate cakes.

40th Birthday Party Ideas

13.  Double Down–it’s time for the 40th Casino Party ~ A Black, Red, and White theme with touches of green, paired with ostritch feathers and hints to Las Vegas would be the way to go.

Turning 50

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14.  Fabulous 50 Party ~ Make a big bold GOLD statement with a tuxedo themed party!  Tons of ideas for a dessert table with leaves us drooling.

50th Birthday Ideas

15.  50 & Hot Jar ~ An easy way to create a party favor or table centerpiece for a 50th birthday party.

50th Birthday Party Ideas

16.  Enjoy the Ride {50th birthday celebration} ~ Instead of the traditional “Over the Hill” party why not choose an “Enjoy the Ride” theme? Iron & Twine was inspired by a vintage red bike and summer items including a lemonade stand, gingham tablecloth, watermelon and apple pie.

black and white party

17.  Black and White Birthday Party ~ Make the big birthday celebration stand out with black and white stripes and pops of color. This is actually a wedding idea but we think it would make an awesome 50th birthday party, too.

50th Birthday Ideas

18.  Marie Antoinette Inspired Birthday Party {50th} ~ Design inspiration for this party came from the recent Marie Antoinette film by Sofia Coppola, with the stunning costumes and sets. It was the ostrich feather plumes, rococo hats, jewels, stunning desserts and divine fabrics that all played a role in creating this decadent Marie Antoinette Inspired Birthday Celebration!

60th Birthday Party Ideas


19.  60th Birthday Party ~ Your birthday bash can be simply decorated with a few embellishments like large gold balloon numbers, a colorful banner and tasteful refreshments. Love how simple this party is, and lovely at the same time.


20.  Masculine Birthday Party {60th Birthday} ~ This vintage truck birthday party is absolutely amazing!  Tires, metal signs, and nostalgic memorbilia garnished the food buffet.  The cake was even displayed on a tire. Such a cute way to throw a 60th party!royal 60th party

21.  Magnificient Royal 60th Birthday Party ~ Crown topped cakes and cake pops, pearl embellishments, flower filled carriages, and a DIY castle backdrop are just some of the fabulous elements of this royal party!

60th Birthday Ideas

22.  Drive In Diner Birthday Party {food themes} ~ Even though most drive-in’s are a thing of the past you can bring some nostalgia back with this amazing 1950s party. It features an illuminated Drive-In sign, Route 66 french fry bags and license plate food labels. The best part, this party fed 15 people on a budget of $50. {giddy}

Birthday Party Ideas For Adults

Adult Party Ideas

23.  Crossword Birthday Party {adult party ideas} ~ “What’s Black, White and Read All Over?” This classic red, white and black crossword puzzle dessert table is fantastic! Words are played throughout the party theme as well as recycled newspaper. The post is written in Spanish, but the pictures speak for themselves and give you amazing ideas of how to throw a crossword puzzle.

Adult Birthday Ideas

24.  Adult Themed Circus Party ~ Want to hold a circus themed party that is a little more adult-friendly? By doing some simple DIY decorating and adding some creative elements… you can! This party was a Birthday Party Happy Hour for my husband… and after the party… we went to the circus!

Birthday Party Ideas for Adults

25.  Rustic & Whimsical Un-birthday Bash ~ I love this modern-day take on the classic fairy tale, Alice in Wonderland!  Upon arrival each guest was given a fabulous whimsical party hat to wear.  There are so many stylish and modern elements to this party that will knock your socks off!   A rustic 3-tiered cake stand, hand-stamped “eat me” and “drink me” tags, a wishing tree, and decadent desserts.

hollywood movie night

26.  Old Hollywood Movie Night ~ Quiet on the set!  I am so loving this Old Hollywood themed get together!  What a fun and inexpensive way to gather friends and family and indulge in one of our favorite pastimes.  Your own drive-in in your very own backyard.  Grab a sheet or quilt and some homemade popcorn.

Birthday Party Ideas

27.  Take a Hike Party {Unique Party Themes}Happy trails to you!  This hiking-themed party to celebrate Dad in the great outdoors is nothing short on fabulous!  The rustic and masculine touches are hands down amazing.  Some of the ‘grub’ included marshmallows on a stick, rocky granola bars, pebble salad, chip leaves, and a trail mix bar.

Adult Party Ideas

28.  Duck Dynasty Birthday Party {themed party idea} ~ If you are a fan of the hit television show “Duck Dynasty” you will know that this party put the quack in Duck Commander. The dessert table has every element to plan the perfect party from the camouflage and duck silhouettes to uncle Si’s sweet tea. I love that this party can be used for children and adults!

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