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Fun Things To Do On Your Birthday

From a lavish celebration to something simple and personal here are over 100 fun things to do on your birthday and adult birthday party ideas. Birthdays are an awesome opportunity to bring friends and family together to celebrate a special occasion. So here are the best birthday ideas for your next celebration.

Fun Things To Do On Your Birthday

Birthday Party Ideas at Home

  1. Plan a staycation pool party
  2. Host a board game night
  3. Hire a private chef for a dinner party
  4. Have a pajama party
  5. Sip tea with a fancy tea party
  6. Plan a backyard BBQ with lawn and outdoor games
  7. Throw a party with a food truck (or dessert truck)
  8. Have a friends and family get-together at home
  9. Host a make your own pizza party
  10. Plan a potluck party
  11. Have a murder mystery night
  12. Host a costume party with a theme
  13. Have a blind tasting party with wine, beer or liquor
  14. Play videogames all day with friends
  15. Eat breakfast in bed
  16. Bring in a astrologer, psychic reader or magician
  17. Host a casino night
  18. Throw a Karaoke party at home
  19. Have a wine and cheese gathering with a sommelier
  20. Host an outdoor movie night
  21. Throw a luau, fiesta or decades party
  22. Bring a day spa to your home
  23. Have an ice cream party

Places to Celebrate Birthday Parties

  1. Spend the day at the beach
  2. Shop, dine get entertained at a local shopping center
  3. Plan a wine tasting day trip
  4. Attend a concert
  5. Sing the night away at a Karaoke bar
  6. Show off your knowledge at a trivia night
  7. Map out a progressive dinner
  8. Throw a beach bonfire party
  9. Laugh it up at a comedy or improv show
  10. Relax at a day spa with friends
  11. Play golf or even mini golf
  12. Go to a music festival
  13. Plan the perfect picnic at a park or beach
  14. Book a party bus, Sprinter van or limo to your favorite spot
  15. Go or learn how to country line dance
  16. Ride the day away at a theme park
  17. Taste wines from the barrel and blend your own wine
  18. Attend a theater show
  19. Rent a Duffy boat and tour the harbor
  20. Daytrip to Catalina Island
  21. Visit an aquarium or zoo
  22. Relax at a resort with a hotel day pass
  23. Host a private movie screening
  24. Pub bike or brewery crawl
  25. Book a cabana at a local resort
  26. Go see a sports game
  27. Have lunch with friends on a farm
  28. Go to a fair, carnival, or festival
  29. Dance the night away at a club
  30. Slide on over to a water park
  31. Disappear at a magic show
  32. Go to any place where there’s live music
  33. Go on a ghost tour
  34. Spend a day watching live horse racing
  35. Visit gardens or an arboretum
  36. Spend the day on a lake or river
  37. Go to a dinner show
  38. Try out the tourist things to do in your local area
  39. Have a nail or hair salon day with friends
  40. Tour a museum or check out the latest pop-up museum
  41. Have a picnic at the park and watch the sunset
  42. Go on a bird watching tour
  43. Go on a date with your spouse or significant other
  44. Explore a local factory tour
  45. Ride a beach cruiser on the boardwalk
  46. Go axe throwing
  47. Book a party at an entertainment complex e.g. Dave & Buster’s
  48. Attend a concert or movie in the park
  49. Setup a shopping event at a boutique
  50. Road trip with friends or family
  51. Take a brewery or food tour
  52. Visit an artisan, farmer’s market, or u-pick farm.
  53. Book a private room at a restaurant

Adventurous Birthday Party Ideas

  1. Climb a mountain
  2. Try skydiving, bungee jumping, hang gliding
  3. Take a trapeze lesson
  4. Try cliff jumping or base jumping
  5. Go camping, glamping or RVing
  6. Go horseback riding
  7. Hit an ice skating rink
  8. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  9. Hike or mountain bike a new trail
  10. Take a helicopter tour
  11. Go paddle boarding
  12. Take a pole dancing or aerial silks class
  13. Try Top Golf
  14. Race with friends on a Go Kart
  15. Go ATV riding
  16. Learn to surf, kitesurf, windsurf, or sail
  17. Take a motorcycle on an adventure
  18. Try bodysurfing or bodyboarding
  19. Ski or snowboard the slopes
  20. Go for a ride at skateboard park or BMX track
  21. Run a 5K or marathon or attempt a triathlon
  22. Go scuba diving or snorkeling
  23. Go deep sea fishing
  24. Rent a paddle boat, jet ski or hydrofoil
  25. Hang out on zip lines or a rope course
  26. Go white water rafting

Creative Birthday Ideas

  1. Craft a masterpiece at a sip & paint
  2. Take a cooking, pottery, jewelry or another hobby class
  3. Take dancing lessons
  4. Start a new hobby
  5. Learn a new skill
  6. Dive into a new culture
  7. Do some DIY crafting

Last Minute Birthday Party Ideas

  1. Attempt an escape room
  2. Go bowling
  3. Roller skating
  4. Karaoke your heart out
  5. See a movie
  6. Bake a birthday cake
  7. Bar hop until the morning
  8. Have a happy hour get together a local bar or restaurant
  9. Dine at a restaurant with friends and family
  10. Road trip to Vegas for the night
  11. Bottomless brunch and day drinking with friends
  12. Shoot pool and play darts at a local dive bar
  13. Go ice skating or rollerblading

Vacation Birthday Ideas

  1. Go wine tasting in Napa, Santa Barbara, Temecula or right here in Orange County
  2. Go on a cruise
  3. Plan a golf vacation with friends
  4. Travel to your dream destination
  5. Plan a trip to see a friend
  6. Have fun girls/guys trip
  7. Take a best friends only trip
  8. Vacation abroad
  9. Have a weekend getaway at the lake, beach or mountains
  10. Attend a pool party and gamble the night away in Las Vegas

Solo Birthday Ideas

  1. Binge watch your favorite show/movie
  2. Treat yourself to a special gift
  3. Do a birthday photoshoot
  4. Donate to a charity or volunteer
  5. Get a piercing or a tattoo
  6. Get a psychic reading
  7. Indulge in your favorite meal
  8. Reread your favorite book
  9. Send flowers to yourself
  10. Drink your favorite bottle of wine or liquor
  11. Test drive your favorite car
  12. Wear a show-stopping outfit
  13. Write a letter to your future self
  14. Play with puppies
  15. Avoid your least favorite chores
  16. Get active at a fitness class
  17. Redecorate your home or a room
  18. Enjoy a food or exercise cheat day
  19. Take the day off work
  20. Indulge in a slice of cake
  21. Unplug for a day
  22. Try yoga or workout
  23. Find a treasure at a thrift store
  24. Check something off your bucket list
  25. Enjoy a nature walk
  26. Hike to a sunset
  27. Perform a random act of kindness
  28. Get your hair and/or makeup done
  29. Try a recipe you’ve always wanted to make
  30. Taste a food you’ve never tried before
  31. Visit a dog park with your best friend
  32. Rent your favorite luxury car
  33. Order in from your favorite restaurant

Luxury Birthday Party Ideas

  1. Party on a yacht
  2. Rent a mansion or a beach house
  3. Host a weekend getaway with friends and family
  4. Rent a private jet
  5. Throw a black & white ball
  6. Rent out a concert venue
  7. Book a luxurious stay at a resort
  8. Upgrade to VIP or suite access at an event
  9. Rent out a bar or restaurant for friends and family, an Elks Club bar or restaurant is cost-friendlier option

Tips for throwing a 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th Birthday Party

  • Plan at least a month ahead
  • Enlist party helpers or hire event staff
  • Decide on your budget
  • Choose a theme and stick to it
  • Find the perfect place to celebrate
  • Choose the entertainment
  • Create a playlist
  • Plan activities
  • Focus on the food and drinks
  • Serve one specialty cocktail
  • Don’t forget the cake
  • Purchase or make the décor
  • Limit the guest list, but be prepared for a few extra guests
  • Take party favors to the next level
  • Capture the moments
  • Book a photographer or videographer
  • Have a photo booth, instagrammable back drops and/or props
  • Create your party hashtag and share it
  • Designate someone to be in charge during the party because…
  • Prepare for the unexpected

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.