33 Top Adult Party Themes


Hosting a birthday party 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.  I’ve even included bachelorette party ideas for the bride-to-be.

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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 Adult Party Ideas

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

Picture Perfect 50th Birthday Party Decor

14.  Picture Perfect 50th Birthday {Party Decor} ~ Make a big bold statement by documenting a life with these black and white photos!  Print many photos in various sizes.  Lay the photos on the floor to make your number 5-0 then tape them to the wall.

50th Birthday Ideas

15.  50 & Hot Jar ~ An easy way to create a party favor or table centerpiece for a 40th 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.

17.  Beatles Themed Birthday Party ~ Twist and Shout for this amazing Beatles themed birthday party.  The British invasion is back with some really cool food, banner and party favor ideas.  Wait until you see the Eton Mess cupcakes.

Marie Antoinette Inspired Birthday Party

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

60th Birthday Party Ideas

19.  60th Birthday Party ~ Your birthday bash will definitely sizzle with this fabulous party!  Some fun personal details included, printed old photos of the birthday man on party hats and on the glass centerpieces, and embossed napkins.

Masculine Birthday Party for a 60th Birthday

20.  Masculine Birthday Party {60th Birthday} ~ This earthy masculine backyard party is absolutely amazing!  Wooden crates, metal tubs, and green burlap garnished the food buffet.  Soft drinks filled a wheel barrel.  There were even three entertainment sections, trifle bar, s’mores bar, and a home movies section.

Sixty Years of Memories

21.  Sixty Years of Memories ~ This is such a fun and nostalgic way to reminisce about the past 60 years.   Ask at least sixty different people from the guest of honors past to contribute a memory of them.  Number each envelope 1 thru 60.  During the party let them read all 60 memories!

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.

Old Hollywood Movie Night Birthday Party

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!

Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Party Ideas

29.  Burlesque Bachelorette Party {celebrate it} ~ Bachelorette parties are one of the most fun events leading up to the wedding for both the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. And, what better way than to have a little pajama party with pink feather boas, champagne and a burlesque lesson. Pillow fights are optional!

30.  Pin-up Glam Party   ~ Vintage pin-up girls are a fabulous idea for a bachelorette birthday.  These printables are perfect for a glam grown-up party, a birthday or even a bachelorette party or bridal shower.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

31.  Rooftop with the Girls {Bachelorette Party} ~ This is a simple classic bachelorette party idea! With only the bestest of girlfriends, reserve a table or area of a rooftop with a view, great food and drinks. Add a few decorations to make it feel extra special and you have created a perfect GNO with a few extra details to pamper the bride to be!

Bachelorette Party Ideas

32.  Glitz & Glam Bachelorette Party {bride to be} ~ Make the brides last night of being single a memorable one with this glitzy and glamorous cocktail party. There’s glittery paper fans, tassel garlands, beads and decorative food picks and drink stirrers.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

33.  Boho Chic Wilderness Bachelorette Party ~ Grab your girls and head into the great outdoors for a day or weekend of bonfires, dancing, s’mores, teepees and quality girl time.

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  1. Hello, looking for a very unique 50th birthday party theme bash celebration.Please help.