You have a birthday coming up, and you want to have a party. However, you don’t want to do the normal old thing. What are some unique birthday party ideas for adults that you and your friends will remember? Here are five fun and interesting ideas:
1. Trivia night
Instead of just going out to a bar or restaurant, find a place that hosts live trivia. There are nationwide organizations like Sporcle and Geeks Who Drink that host free weekly trivia. Get a group together, order some apps and drinks to share, and put your memory to work. You can win prizes like bar swag and gift certificates.
2. Karaoke party
Karaoke, like trivia, can be found in just about every city. If your group of friends loves singing, performing, or is up for anything, karaoke can be an exciting activity. To have the best possible time at karaoke, be sure to choose fun songs that everyone can sing along to and don’t take yourself too seriously. Alcohol never hurts either, so plan on getting a drink or two.
3. Outdoor adventure
If you’re an active person, take the party outside and do something adventurous. Depending on your level of fitness and time of year, you could go kayaking, golfing, snowshoeing, or skiing. After breaking a sweat, you and your friends can relax at a bar or warm up next to a fire.
4. Murder mystery party
If you want to stay in for your birthday, but want to do something besides dinner, consider a murder mystery party. These parties consist of a plot and cast of characters all played by your friends. Instructions on personality traits and who gets murdered (and who did the murdering) are all included in game packs, which can be purchased online or found for free.
5. Glamping (Glamorous Camping)
The party doesn’t have to go overnight, so think of it as day-camping or having a high-brow barbeque. Food can include nice cheeses, foil-wrapped meals on the fire, gourmet s’mores with high-quality chocolates, and fine wine. For decorations, think string lights, candles, and canopies. Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t have all the fun things, such as cute birthday party invitations, games, prizes, and party favors, that you used to have as a child. If you want to send handwritten invites, play pin the tail on the donkey, prepare goodie bags for your guests, do it. It’s your birthday, and you can do whatever you want for your party.