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!

Maybe you look forward to your birthday every year. Or perhaps you dislike the prospect of getting another year older. Either way, 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 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, 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.

Just enter your desired city and event, then narrow down the selection by your preferred amenities. For instance, if you search for a birthday party venue in New York City, you can narrow down the search results by adjusting the filters to only display penthouses. Which, let’s face it, is a pretty fabulous birthday party venue idea!

Once you do, you’ll come across venues like these:

You get the idea! And if you also need additional services for your birthday party, don’t worry; the Concierge service has got you covered. This dedicated crew can source and deliver extras like catering, entertainment, staff, and furnishings. Consider them your personal party planning service and let them handle the heavy lifting!

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. Luckily, Peerspace has your back when it comes to exciting wine and beer tasting venues in cities across North America and beyond. 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 BBQ 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 LA backyard (pictured above). It boasts an outdoor grill, a pool house, a fire pit, a saltwater pool, a hot tub, yard games, and more! 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.

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. 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. Get a 90s decade 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.

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. If you want to celebrate with your friends at your birthday party, then ask your guests to bring their favorite bottles along.

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.

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

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!

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, the Concierge service is always at hand when you want to maximize your party with gourmet catering, A/V equipment, and so much more.

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