Welcome to adulthood! You’re now of legal drinking age pretty much everywhere in the world. Here are 21st birthday party ideas to celebrate this important milestone.
Go to a bar
Going to a bar is a staple of 21st birthdays, especially if 21 is the legal drinking age where you’re from. You can also go on a bar-craw, which is a fantastic way to celebrate this occasion.
Ideally, your town or city has a sector full of clubs and pubs that allow you to quickly go from one to the next. If not, make sure you have a designated driver on hand! The renowned bar crawl is one of the most fantastic 21st birthday party ideas that truly has it all.
Dance at a nightclub
Let’s go clubbing! Visit various clubs in your area and have a fantastic night with all of your buddies.
You can also reserve a VIP booth at a specific club and enjoy a more private celebration there.
Throw a house party
You can also go wild with a massive house party, which still feels a lot more personal and private than going to a club or a bar. Be sure to notify your neighbors first!
Go to a wine tasting event
Book a wine tasting tour for you and your friends. Try some local wines at a tranquil and quiet vineyard. Bring a hat and sunglasses, and drink lots of water.
Have an Oktoberfest-themed party
A fun way to celebrate is to have an Oktoberfest-themed party. Pitch a large tent in your backyard, set up picnic tables, stock up on some great German beers like Weihenstephan, Paulaner, and Augustiner, and provide your guests with sausages, roast chicken, and pretzels.
Have a picnic in a local park
If the weather is nice on your birthday, a picnic can be an interesting 21st birthday party ideas. It’s simple to plan, especially if you ask everyone to bring something to share. Just remember to bring some blankets to sit on and garbage bags to clean up after yourself.
Camping is a fantastic and inexpensive way to gather your friends together for a night or, if you have the time, an entire weekend. Spend your days trekking and your evenings cooking and drinking beneath the stars. You could also hire a camper van with an oven to make a cake in if you have the money.
Going camping with your friends is a lot of fun and can lead to experiences that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Throw a brunch, booze included
Everyone enjoys a nice brunch, especially when there is alcohol involved. As an alternative to a nighttime event, invite your buddies over for a drunken brunch. Add some DIY alternatives, such as an omelet or oatmeal bar, to round out your menu.
Throw a low-key house party
If you don’t want to plan a big 21st birthday celebration, don’t feel obligated to do so. There’s nothing wrong with throwing a relaxed get-together for a few close friends. All you need are some snacks, beverages, and nice music to have a wonderful time right at home.
Nothing brings people together quite like an excellent karaoke session.
On your 21st birthday, gather your buddies for a night of karaoke. Nothing beats yelling out your favorite songs with your friends at your side. And now that you’re 21, there’s no harm in a little liquid confidence to get you ready for the stage.
Throw a sleepover party
Nothing spells “girls’ night out” like a fun-filled sleepover. Paint your nails, put on some face masks, talk, play truth or dare, and, of course, stay up much too late. You’re never too old for a slumber party, and spending the entire night partying with your girlfriends is a fantastic way to celebrate turning 21.
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Casino night is a quintessential 21st birthday party escapade. Find a local bar (or go to Vegas when it’s safer if you’re going all out), put on a twenties-themed dress, and try your luck at gambling.
Hire a boat and do a drinking cruise with your best mates. Booze cruises are a lot of fun, and they sometimes result in skinny dipping in the middle of the lake.
Throw a video game party
Plan a video game birthday party if you’re a hardcore gamer. Set up many TVs or laptops in the same room, each with a different console and game system. Make sure to include both contemporary and childhood favorites. Make some of the video games into drinking games by becoming inventive. If you want to take your 21st birthday party idea a step further, have attendees arrive dressed as their favorite video game character.
Have a costume/ themed party
Who doesn’t appreciate a good excuse to play dress-up?
These parties are invariably fun, and costumes are excellent conversation starters. Order a birthday cake that corresponds to your theme. Instruct your guests to embrace the concept and dress appropriately. Serve 21 of your favorite snacks or other items.
Go to a concert
Going to a concert to celebrate your 21st birthday and yelling your favorite songs by your favorite musician is a sure way to have a good time! Check out which acts are coming to your city and get tickets ahead of time.
Do a road trip
Are there any locations, eateries, or attractions on your bucket list? Rent a car (or an RV if you’re feeling very daring) with your pals and simply drive! But don’t forget about the killer birthday playlist.
Nothing beats blaring your favorite tunes and feeling the breeze on your face with all of the car windows rolled down! Choose a site that is a few hours away by car, and you and your buddies may rent an Airbnb for the weekend. Look for interesting or unusual places to stop along the way and at your destination.
A terrific coffee shop, a gorgeous view, street art, a stunning park, a rustic beach, a cute tiny town, a waterfall, a museum, or a short stroll are just a few suggestions. Also, bring plenty of food for the trip!
Being pampered is the ultimate in relaxation. Head to your local spa for facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, or time to relax in a sauna or steam room with your friends. Alternatively, for a less expensive option, gather some sheet masks, candles, and nail polish and host a DIY spa day at home with friends.
Get your best buddies together for a pool party! Bring floaties and sunscreen and relax in the sun or splash around in the pool. To keep cool, set up an ice cream station with 21 different toppings.
This is another weather-dependent 21st birthday party concept (unless you have access to an indoor pool or can withstand the cold). However, if your birthday falls in the spring or summer, a pool party is a fun and inexpensive choice.
Rent a party bus
A party bus is another fun and easy 21st birthday party option if you prefer land to water. You won’t have to worry about designated drivers, navigation logistics, or even paying for an event space when you book a party bus – the bus is the space! And it doesn’t matter how big or small your gathering is; there are party buses that can seat up to 60 people, so you’ll have plenty of room to invite all your pals.
Laser tag game
Laser tag is a terrific 21st birthday party option for those who wish to get active. It’s great for big groups and requires no specific skills or equipment – just a willingness to participate. After that, recharge your energy from all that running around with some pizza at your favorite neighborhood eatery.
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Theme Park fun
Amusement parks are always enjoyable, regardless of age. Visit your local theme park for a day of roller coasters, cotton candy, and happy vibes. Can you complete 21 rides?
Go to a bowling alley or an arcade
Head to a nearby bowling alley or arcade for an afternoon of vintage games and friendly rivalry for a terrific 21st birthday party idea for guys. Play classics like Skee-Ball, Pac-Man, and pinball while indulging in pizza and candy. Bring some change to trade for game tokens.
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