12 Awesome Adult Birthday Party Ideas

Looking for unique adult birthday party ideas for yourself or a loved one? It can be tricky since so many birthday party ideas are geared towards kids. But luckily, we at Peerspace have you covered!

Birthdays are one of the few occasions when you can gather your family and friends in one spot to celebrate with you. You should be celebrating every milestone you reach with something enjoyable. And with these adult birthday party ideas, it will be easier than ever. After all, what better reason is there to gather all of your closest people in one place, celebrating more time spent together?

When you were a child, choosing a favorite theme or venue for your birthday party was simple, but it can be more challenging to decide as an adult. As we became older, the themes tended to become more generic, such as “Join me at that bar we all enjoy!” or “Let’s just go out to dinner as a group”. And even if it isn’t a particularly memorable year, there’s nothing wrong with throwing a lavish adult birthday bash to commemorate the occasion. Ahead, we’ll show you how to do precisely that!

1. Book a Peerspace venue

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All the best adult birthday party ideas start by choosing a unique venue for the setting, and Peerspace is how you do it. We’re the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, including countless breathtaking birthday party venues in cities across the globe.

To begin your search, head to our homepage and search using your desired city and event type. Then, narrow down the selection by your preferred amenities, keywords, price range, and more. Pretty simple, right? But maybe you want to see the types of Peerspaces ideal for a birthday party?

Here are some of our favorites, for example:

  • This Midtown fully-furnished penthouse and terrace in Manhattan, NYC (pictured above) with lounge seating, A/V equipment, a kitchen, and a bar
  • This brick and timber warehouse space in Logan Square, Chicago, IL with eclectic decor, an open layout, moody lighting, and plenty of seating areas
  • This gorgeous colorful home in Seattle, WA with high ceilings, top-notch furnishings, a full kitchen, and surround sound
  • This gorgeous studio in Clerkenwell, London, UK with tables, chairs, a kitchen, video equipment, and a chic setting
  • This spacious event space in downtown Atlanta, GA with plenty of open space, high ceilings, large windows, a prep kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard
  • This corner loft space with city views in Toronto, ON with an open floor plan, a kitchen, a lounge area, high ceilings, and huge windows for natural light and views

You get the idea! And if you also need additional services for your birthday party, don’t worry. All Peerspaces are hosted by locals who strive to make your experience in their spaces perfect. Reach out to them with any questions or requests when planning your event if you need help with extras like catering, entertainment, staff, and furnishings.

2. Beer pairing birthday party

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Indulge yourself by diving headfirst into the world of beer and discovering something new. Fortunately, there are several different varieties to select from. But, after all, it is your birthday, so choose your favorite ones to share with your pals.

Try beer pairings with delectable foods for extra gourmand delights. Make an evening out of it by going around the table and explaining each brew, as well as playing a game of beer trivia along with it.

Beer not your thing? Then try an elegant wine pairing dinner, beginning with an appetizer and ending with a dessert. If you’re in the Sydney, Australia area, then you need to check out this suburban nano brewery in Mortdale as an example. It serves beer, wine, cider, and tasty dishes, with can create a completely customizable for any adult birthday party.

Not in Australia? Well luckily, Peerspace has your back when it comes to exciting wine-tasting and brewery venues across the globe. Just type in your location and see what amazing spaces pop up!

3. Retro movie night

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Consider bringing the party back to your roots and reliving your school days of movie nights and sleepovers. Set up camp in the living room with lots of cushions and blankets or host the party outdoors if you’re feeling adventurous.

You can also opt to book this incredible Northridge Valley home with an amazing yard complete with an outdoor theater!

Choose your favorite films as if you were going to a Blockbuster on a Friday night, and then combine them with delectable cuisine to complete the experience. A nice snack mix, as well as a choice of gourmet popcorn for your guests, is a must-have for any party. Make a handful of your favorite childhood dishes, such as stuffed crust pizza or cheeseburger pockets, to transport yourself back in time.

Enhance this idea after checking out our 10 great movie birthday party ideas!

4. Backyard, BBQ style

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You might consider moving the party outside if you have a beautiful outdoor or patio area to work with. A backyard barbecue party with all of your favorite dishes, from piled-high hamburgers to classic potato salad on the side, is a great adult birthday party idea for the weekend.

Include a few backyard activities such as ping pong or bocce ball in the mix, and set up a s’mores station for guests to relax around the campfire as the evening draws to a conclusion.

If this sounds like a lot of work (or your yard isn’t quite party-worthy yet) consider renting a Peerspace outdoor venue. For instance, consider renting this well-equipped LA backyard. It boasts an outdoor grill, a pool house, a fire pit, a saltwater pool, a hot tub, yard games, and more! It’s definitely a fun place to live out your adult birthday party ideas while still feeling young at heart.

Love the idea of spending your birthday al fresco? Then you need to see these 13 awesome outdoor birthday party ideas!

5. Fancy dinner party

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What better excuse than a birthday to get dressed up and fancy? Order takeout from your favorite restaurant and host a delicious dinner party for your guests. Send invites in advance and serve an amazing experience. From a wonderful chicken piccata to a gorgeous glazed salmon, the meal could be anything you like. Take care of choosing your preferred main dish with sides and conclude the night on a high note with a nightcap.

If you don’t feel like staying home, consider booking a fantastically stylish Peerspace with a kitchen, like that in a mansion or a sultry lounge space, and serve your guests in a one-of-a-kind setting. We love the idea of booking this stunning Marin County meeting and event space for a memorable birthday dinner party. Besides its gorgeous setting, the venue also offers you full-service catering. This is one of those adult birthday party ideas that combines style, convenience, and fun in one!

6. Brunch, the Sunday way

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You should celebrate your birthday with your favorite friends and your favorite meals, of course. When you want to create a menu that includes breakfast favorites and lunchtime mainstays, the perfect solution is to serve brunch. Indulge yourself with croissant French toast, chicken salad sandwiches, gorgeous breakfast parfaits, and mile-high chicken and waffles.

Check out our birthday brunch ideas for more meal and venue suggestions!

7. Pool party

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There is nothing like a good old-fashioned pool party for a birthday celebration during the warmer months. Start by booking a gorgeous home with a pool on Peerspace. Depending on your location or destination, you’re sure to uncover a slew of beautiful pool venues near you that offer you the comforts of home and fun extras like a hot tub and barbecue grill.

Bring out the pool floaties and noodles, and turn the music up to eleven. Set up a kiddie pool to fill with ice and serve as a unique beverage chiller, and serve your cooling beverages with poolside food to complete the experience.

Spicy chicken sliders and grilled pizza bites are the appropriate appetizers to provide for this gathering. Dessert can be delicious coconut tres leches cupcakes, which you will serve to thank your guests.

Our 12 epic pool party ideas for adults are the perfect accompaniment to this idea!

8. Game night

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There’s nothing better than getting together with good friends for a gaming night. Bring out some of your favorite classic board games pr introduce some new adult party game ideas to the mix.

A game of big Jenga or cornhole may be a great addition to an outdoor party, while a game of Apples to Apples can be a great way to get everyone laughing around the table.

9. 90s vibes

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Is there something that should be present at every adult birthday party? A delightful theme. Hire a 90s tribute band to serenade you in 90s-style baggy pants. This may be ultra appealing if you and your friends grew up in the 90s or if you just adore everything from that era.

Check out Peerspace venues near you that have a bit of that grunge style to make party planning even easier. One of our favorites is this buzz-worthy 90s-styled home in Tacoma, WA. It is 2,600 square feet of wall-to-wall 90s awesomeness. Plus, while here, you can also enjoy the screening room, the game’s room, kitchen, and outdoor space to your heart’s content.

Our 90s theme party ideas can help you make the most of this suggestion!

10. Wine and cheese night

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Search for the best wine and cheese combinations online, or make a charcuterie board of your own personal faves. You can also visit local wine stores for inspiration. Wine flights are an excellent way to be lavish when you want to go all out.

Find a private winery near you on Peerspace to ensure the perfect ambiance and amenities. If you want to celebrate with your friends at your birthday party, then ask your guests to bring their favorite bottles along.

Consult our wine tasting party ideas to bring this tasty suggestion to life!

11. Spa party

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Is there a better day to schedule some time for relaxation? The perfect adult birthday party idea would be to invite your closest pals over for a day of intense self-care and pampering. Try a cucumber face mask to start your relaxed day or a turmeric version if you’re feeling adventurous. Preparing simple sugar scrubs or other DIY bath treatments for your guests to take home may be a fun afternoon project to do together.

Want to take your spa party out of your own house? Then consider booking a luxury retreat spa venue through Peerspace! Our friends in Fort Lauderdale can book this El Dorado estate that’s complete with a luxury spa bathroom, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and other pampering perks you won’t want to miss.

Combine this restorative afternoon with refreshing infused spa water and a decadent lemon layer cake for an indulgent treat.

If you’re working with a budget, our cheap spa party ideas offer all the luxury for a teeny tiny price!

12. Festive fiesta

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Host a fiesta complete with all of the trimmings and decorations. Set up a DIY taco bar so that your pals can create meals with various ingredients, including rice and beans, shredded chicken, beef, and carne asada. Don’t forget about the handmade guacamole!

Classic margaritas should accompany dinner but consider putting a unique spin on this timeless drink by offering cold cherry margaritas.

Bonus idea: rooftop rager

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Take your birthday out of doors and celebrate in style with a rooftop party! It doesn’t even necessarily have to be summer or for you to live in a warm climate to make this idea work. Many rooftops are equipped with electric heaters that keep you and your guests toasty all night long.

Don’t have access to your own party-worthy rooftop? Peerspace can help you out with that! For instance, check out this Chelsea rooftop with iconic views of NYC! It provides space for 50 guests and boasts a bar, a water fountain, a large-screen TV, and several different seating areas for mingling.

Wherever you host your rooftop party, you can eat, drink, and dance under the stars. This is especially perfect if you live in a city with skyscrapers that are beautifully lit at night. Adult birthday party ideas like this one are simple to arrange and create lasting memories.

In New York City? Then check out 7 of the most amazing rooftops that you can rent in NYC on Peerspace!

Peerspace brings your adult birthday party ideas to life

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At Peerspace, we believe that location has everything to do with an amazing experience. We hope you enjoyed this list of the most awesome adult birthday party ideas and will rely on Peerspace to secure the perfect venue for yours!

And remember, your chosen venue’s local host is always just a message away when you want to maximize your party with gourmet catering, A/V equipment, and so much more.

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