24 Best Adult Birthday Party Ideas {Turning 60, 50, 40, 30}


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.

24 Best Adult Birthay Party Ideas

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Best Adult Birthday Party Ideas

30th Birthday CakeKate Spade themed 30th birthday party that is so chic and a fabulous way to celebrate.

40th Party ~  This beautiful outdoor party is full of great ideas for decorations and fun party favors.  Download the free birthday printables to use for a celebration of your own.

50th Party ~ A vintage rock and roll 50th birthday party using records in the coolest ways.

60th Party ~ A magnificent royal 60th birthday party perfect for a queen. I love all the crown embellishments.

Best Adult Birthday Party Ideas

Rustic & Whimsical Un-birthday Bash

1.  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.

Adult Smash Cake Session

2.  Adult Smash Cake Session ~ This is too hysterical not to share. Babies have a smash cake for their first birthday why not do one for adults on a milestone birthday?!

Black & White Party Adult Birthday Party

3.  Black & White Party {Adult Birthday Party} ~ This classic Black & White party was inspired by elegance, art deco, and musical influences of the early 1940?s.  Sleek and modern lines with musical instruments adorned the table settings and dessert displays.

Old Hollywood Movie Night

4.  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.

Romantic Yellow & Gray Dessert Table

5.  Romantic Yellow & Gray Dessert Table ~ This stunning dessert display is truly elegant.  No details were spared.  The paper flower backdrop is absolutely amazing!  How beautiful is that?!

Pan Am Party Party Theme Ideas for Adults

6.  Pan Am Party {Party Theme Ideas for Adults} ~ Lynlee surprised her mother with this fabulous Pan Am inspired Party!  Her mother used to work for the iconic airlines and coincidentally is now a hit television show.  ‘So make sure your seat belts are securely fastened, and sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!’  * Update:  this blogger chose to take down their party but I left the idea here as I think it’s such a fun adult party idea.

30th Birthday Party Ideas

Masculine 30th Birthday Dessert Table

7.  Masculine 30th Birthday Dessert Table ~ This just goes to show you a party doesn’’t have to be frilly to still be stunning.  The colors and presentation of the food are masculine and beautiful all at the same time.

30th Birthday Party Adult Birthday Party Ideas

8.  30th Birthday Party {Adult Birthday Party Ideas} ~ This 30th birthday bash is simple yet elegant.  There are beautiful picture boards  and banners displayed with 30 years of photos.  Paper lanterns.  Baby photo’s on the champagne bottles.  This party is perfect for male or female!

Modern Geometric Party

9.  Modern Geometric Birthday Party ~ This geometric birthday party is bursting with bold color, shapes and is just pure fun!

40th Birthday Ideas

Milemarker 40 40th Birthday Ideas

10.  Milemarker 40 {40th Birthday Ideas} ~ These milemarkers are a great keepsake to commemorate a milestone birthday.  Have your guests write some fun anecdotes or birthday wishes on them.  Simply decorate cardboard numbers with mod podge and scrapbook paper.

Fiesta “Forty” 40th Birthday

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.

Outdoor 40th Birthday Party

12.  Outdoor 40th Birthday Party ~ One of the best ways to celebrate your 40th birthday is with your friends.  This beautiful outdoor party is full of great ideas for decorations and fun party favors.  Downlaod the free birthday printables to use for a celebration of your own.

Southern Picnic Party 40th Birthday

13.  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!

Turning 50

Picture-Perfect 50th Birthday

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.

Beatles Themed Birthday Party

15.  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!

Island Themed Tablescape 50th Birthday

16.  Island Themed Tablescape {50th Birthday} ~ This Island party is perfect for a tropical, luau or beach themed party.  The dessert table featured banana pudding, mini Kahlua and rum cakes, cake pops, and flip flop cookies.  The cute little paper umbrellas are the cherry on top.

60th Birthday Party Ideas

60th Birthday Party

17.  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 60th Birthday

18.  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.  *Update:  This blogger chose to take down their blog but the party theme is so fun I just had to leave it here for you to enjoy.

Sixty Years of Memories

19.  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!

Birthday Party Ideas For Adults

Poker Night

20.  Poker Night {Adult Party Ideas} ~ Aces up for this red and black themed poker party!  There’s a fun banner using a deck of cards.  Also, a mobile with playing card symbols (a free pdf is provided).  Keep your sugar levels high for games and fun with this fabulous dessert table.  Make sure you check out the easiest and most unique cake.  Oreos.  Layers and layers of oreos.

Printable Photo Booth Props

21.  Printable Photo Booth Props ~ Photo Booth props are perfect for fun entertainment for a party full of adults.  Set up a make shift photo booth and print out a set of these photo booth props.  Guest will be acting like kids as they dress up to take pictures during the celebration.

DIY Nail Polish Bar

22.  DIY Nail Polish Bar ~ A DIY nail polish bar is a fabulous idea for an adult birthday. Party guests get to make their own custom color nail polish, fun for a glam grown-up party, a birthday or even a bachelorette party or bridal shower.

DIY Ice Cream Cone Balloons

23.  DIY Ice Cream Cone Balloons ~ Balloons are such a great way to decorate in an inexpensive way. If you are looking for a way to take your balloon decorations up a notch, these ice cream cone balloons are easy to create and look amazing for any party.

Beer Bash Party {adult party ideas}

24.  Beer Bash Party {adult party ideas} ~ Throw a Beer Bash Party for your next adult gathering! You could turn the party into a beer tasting party or keep it simple by using a variety of beer. Empty beer bottles filled with wheat made the perfect table centerpieces for a rustic and manly party. And, a classic game of beer pong and silly photos in the photo booth kept guests laughing throughout the party!

24 Best Adult Birthday Party Ideas {Turning 60, 50, 40, 30}

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  1. I’m new to this website and am planning a Beatles themed baby shower for my sister. Everytime I click on the Beatles themed party it takes me to the main page for the website. I am logged in and everything, and thought that it would actually give me tips and ideas…please help!

  2. Hi, I really need some help. I am planning a 50th birthday party in Dec. She’ll be 50, sings and is a christian lady. PLEASE give me some ideas as far as a theme and some colors!!!! Thanks a bunch!

  3. wow this really helps! i love both Old Hollywood Movie Night & 30th Birthday Party {Adult Birthday Party Ideas} and im planning on a surprise bday celebration for my grandpa.. thanks!

  4. I love this collection! My favourite is the chilli and beer tasting party. I would totally make this for my Hubby 🙂

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