Turning 30 is one of the most important and exciting milestones for many people. It is the clear delineation between youthful recklessness and becoming a grown-up who needs to start thinking about the future and taking things a lot more seriously.
Turning 30 is something most of us will remember for the rest of our lives, and this is why celebrating it in style is such a big deal. How one chooses to celebrate it is up to them, whether it be going with affordable options or going all out to celebrate this important milestone.
Here are eight memorable ideas to celebrate your 30th birthday
. . . in style
1. Rent a Karaoke Room
It is likely that you and your friends have already gone out numerous times for drinks at your favorite restaurants and venues. Why not celebrate your 30th birthday with something different? Although it is entirely up to you if you want to do it again!
A great alternative is booking a karaoke room. This is an especially good idea if you love music and singing. You can split the cost of the room with your friends, although some venues allow you to pay by the hour which is a good idea if you are the only one paying. Once you book the room, you can spend the evening performing renditions of your favorite music.
If you do not want to spend money on this, just get a karaoke machine that will let you enjoy numerous karaoke sessions with your friends.
2. Book an Escape Room
This may be an unorthodox idea, but it is fun if you are looking for something different to celebrate your 30th birthday. An escape room is an excellent idea for groups of friends who like solving puzzles and working together.
If you have never done something like this, there are lots of beginner escape rooms that do not give you too much of a challenge. This may be the better option for you if you would like to finish the activity faster so you can move on to something else.
Some escape room businesses also allow you to rent multiple sessions but know that you may not be able to if there are lots of people waiting to get into the room during the day or evening.
3. Host a Birthday Dinner
If you are looking for an intimate celebration, a birthday dinner is a great option. It lets you celebrate this important milestone with the most important people in your life without too much fuss. The most important things to think about when assessing different birthday dinner party ideas are where you will host it, who you plan to invite and how you invite them, as well as the celebration’s theme.
An obvious option for a location to host a birthday dinner is your home. This allows you to decorate the space the way you want and follow the theme you have in mind. It also lets you have free rein over the music that will play and the type of memories you create with those you invite.
Your birthday dinner will not be complete without a good meal and drinks. You can choose to order food from a reputable restaurant or hire a chef to recreate your favorite meals. Why cook on your special day when you will be too busy hosting, greeting people, and generally interacting with your guests?
For the entertainment, there is no shortage of birthday dinner party ideas here, either. If you love music, then that should be the primary source of entertainment for you and our guests. You can also play some games, hire a performer, or even have live music — the ideas are unlimited.
Once you are done thinking about the different birthday dinner party ideas you would like to incorporate and have finalized your guest list, think about the invites. You’ll want to make it unique with all the information guests need to know, such as the venue, time, and dress code, if any.
You can choose from one of the many birthday invitation designs from Greenvelope which has several templates for you to choose from. Once you have the design, Greenvelope will also let you upload your guest list, send the invite to everyone and track all RSVPs. You can also check out their list of birthday dinner party ideas for further inspiration.
4. Enjoy the Outdoors
Such an important milestone gives you a chance to try something different. If you have already hosted a party at a bar for one of your previous birthdays, enjoying the outdoors is a superb alternative. One way to do this is to walk in nature. Depending on where you live, there may be numerous nature trails that you can take to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air. Or you may visit a national park.
A hike is another option if this is something you like doing. Even if you are new to it, you can always find beginner hikes that are not too taxing for you. You can always take a guide along if you feel like it.
You can also try camping for a night. Choose from one of the campsites near you, or even pitch a tent in your backyard and spend the evening and night staring at the stars.
5. Get Pampered
You can also choose to celebrate your 30th birthday by relaxing and getting pampered. There are lots of resorts, spas, and hotels that will give you discounted prices for your group of friends. Enjoy a relaxing massage, and some delicious food, and let your evening culminate with a few drinks at the bar.
For total relaxation, you can always book a hotel room with room service. This way, you can spend the whole day in your bathrobe being catered to. You can also choose to bring your friends or partner along or spend the day relaxing and spending some time alone.
6. Host a Film Screening
For those that enjoy movies and a glass of wine, turning your home into a screening room is not too difficult. You will need a projector, a projector screen, some snacks, and some comfortable seating.
You can rent the projector and screen, plan your snacks and arrange some comfortable blankets. Choose a movie from one of the many streaming services available, and enjoy an evening of movies and fun with friends.
7. Visit Las Vegas
Visiting Las Vegas is a cliché if you only plan to visit the casinos. There is so much more to do and see. For example, you can enjoy the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip by walking along the streets or by taking a helicopter ride above the city.
You can also visit the museums in the city, go kayaking or take a tour of the Hoover Dam. For a different experience, you can take a tour of the Grand Canyon and enjoy a great experience.
8. Go on a road trip
Plan a road trip with your friends or family to a place you’ve always wanted to go. Take plenty of photos and make memories to celebrate your 30th birthday!
Your 30th birthday is an important milestone and should be celebrated as such. Fortunately, there is no shortage of ideas for things you can do, see, and experience on this special day.
Also read: Counting my birthdays with gratitude