25 Best Birthday Party Ideas for Adults

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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.  

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30th Birthday Party Ideas

Kate Spade Inspired 30th Birthday Party

1.  Kate Spade Inspired 30th Birthday Party ~ This is great party inspiration to celebrate anyone who loves a little glam! With touches of gold and pink and glitter you have the perfect party to celebrate your fav birthday girl!

Dapper 30th Birthday Party

2.  Dapper 30th Birthday Party ~ Learn how to tie a bow-tie at this stylish modern men’s birthday party.

30th Birthday Party Ideas

3.  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

4.  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

5.  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.

Rustic 30th Birthday

6.  Rustic 30th Birthday ~ This rustic tablescape display is truly elegant. Less is more with these gorgeous mason jar floral arrangements and picnic tables.  How beautiful is that?!

40th Birthday Ideas

Breakfast at Tiffany's

7.  Glitz & Glam Audrey Hepburn Inspired Party  ~ “Time to drink champagne and dance on the table”, what a glamorous and fun way to celebrate a birthday! The beautiful dessert table is decorated with paper chandeliers, a black and white of Audrey Hepburn and exquisite cake stands holding delectable confections.  Kick up your heels because this is going to be a day to remember!

Masculine 40th Birthday Bar

8.  Masculine 40th Birthday Bar ~ This just goes to show you a party doesn’’t have to be frilly to still be stunning. The colors and presentation of the bar are masculine and beautiful all at the same time.

Southern Picnic Party

9.  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!

Day of the Dead Fiesta Party

10.  Day of the Dead Fiesta Party ~  A big milestone deserves a full blown celebration!  Fiesta style, hot pink, turquoise, yellow and orange.  

Outdoor 40th Birthday Party

11.  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.

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.

James Bond Themed Party

14.  James Bond Themed Party {40th birthday} ~ Celebrate any milestone birthday with stealth, speed and agility of a super secret agent, James Bond. A black, white, red and gold color palette was used with key elements from the 007 movies like playing cards, golden guns, chess pieces, martinis, guns, gold bars and jewels. Wait until you see the gun ice cubes and gold gun cupcake toppers.

Turning 50

Turning 50 15.  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

16.  50 & Hot Jar ~ An easy way to create a party favor or table centerpiece for a 40th birthday party.

50th Birthday Ideas

17.  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

Adult Birthday Ideas

18.  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.

60th Birthday Ideas

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!

60th Birthday Ideas

20.  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

DIY Emoji Balloons

21.  DIY Emoji Balloons ~ Create fun emoji faces on yellow mylar balloons using vinyl cut outs.

Beer Bash Party {adult party ideas}

22.  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!

How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party

23.  How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party ~ Calling all super sleuths! Come solve the murder mystery at this super fun birthday party. Rachael gives you all the details to pull off a successful murder mystery party.

Adult Party Ideas

24.  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.

Vintage Luau Party

25.  Vintage Luau Party ~ Aloha! This beautiful Luau party is perfect for welcoming summer or celebrating a birthday party! The color palette is in softer hues and gold accents rather than the traditional bright ones. And, what luau would be complete without hula girls, pineapples, fish net and beautiful flowers?! Susan also shares her famous Lava Colada recipe.

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