If you’ve forgotten to plan a celebration for someone who’s turning another year older, these last-minute birthday party ideas are a lifesaver. From fun ideas like hosting a movie night to doing a glam photoshoot, there’s something for everyone no matter their age or interest.
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And since all venues are owned by locals who want to ensure your party is a success, consult your host with any questions or requests leading up to your event. They may be able to help you score party extras like catering, A/V equipment, and waitstaff. With Peerspace at your side, throwing together a last-minute birthday party is a lot more manageable and practically stress-free.
Now, let’s get back to our favorite last-minute birthday party ideas!
1. Rent an incredible venue on Peerspace
Short on time and think your last-minute birthday party ideas couldn’t possibly mean booking an incredible venue? Then we’re happy to tell you that you’d be wrong! Peerspace is not only the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, but many venues also offer you instant booking access.
To find an instant book venue for your party, start by heading to our birthday party landing page, entering your location, and clicking search. Once your listing page loads, click on “More Filters” at the top of the page and check off “instant book”.
Now start scrolling listings and find your perfect space! Each listing includes high-def photos, a detailed description provided by the host, upfront pricing, and reviews from past renters. All of this information makes it easy to find and book the perfect space for a last-minute birthday party!
2. A movie night
One of the easiest last-minute birthday party ideas is to simply celebrate your birthday night with the people you’re close with. Invite guests for a birthday night in, watch your favorite movies, and ordering your favorite food.
You can even book a private movie theater using Peerspace! Here are some of our favorites:
- This themed movie theater in Woodridge, IL (pictured above) with multiple screening rooms, a kitchen, and a rooftop
- This movie theater with projection and sound in Roselle Park, NJ with vintage charm and a concession stand
- This cinema mini theater in Sacramento, CA with theater seating for 8, a screen, projector, speakers, and a popcorn machine
- This screening room event space in Brooklyn, NY with red velvet seating and a full HD digital projector
- This spacious traditional home in Flowery Branch, GA with a private movie theater room
Book one of these movie theaters or any of the hundreds of others available on Peerspace. Go all night streaming and talking about your favorite scenes. Perhaps even try and act out scenes with your party guests! Don’t forget to hit record and replay it every year.
You can even plan a night of birthday-themed movies with this list by IMDB as your inspiration. This is one of those perfect last-minute birthday party ideas for people who want to stay in and enjoy the limelight surrounded by loved ones.
3. Surprise sleepover
You can never go wrong with staying up with friends until the sun rises. A fun sleepover, whether with face masks on or featuring a campfire made out of sticks and some stones right in your backyard, would make for a memorable birthday experience. It might also be fun to have a theme, such as the ’80s or Disney princesses. Just don’t forget the snacks!
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4. Bake a cake
If you’re a foodie, then you might want to try baking a cake with your best friends right at home or in a rental space where you can have access to a big kitchen and oven. Go on a quick grocery shopping trip to get the necessary ingredients to bake a cake. Don’t forget to grab your favorite candies, chocolates, sprinkles, or whatever you want to mix or top the cake with.
Remember to check Peerspace for an instant book venue that just happens to have a gorgeous kitchen and dining area. It’s one of the tastier (and most decadent) last-minute birthday party ideas!
5. Host a glam photoshoot
Enjoy a glam shoot with everyone in a fabulous outfit and prepped with makeup. It’s not every day you get to put on an amazing outfit, so saying it’s your birthday is the most valid and perfect reason to do so. After snapping photos, tag your friends, and take turns in producing the best photo of your squad. This way, you can keep reliving the moment years after. It’s a beautiful birthday present to yourself, from yourself and the people you’re close with.
You can also take it a step further by booking a gorgeous Peerspace photoshoot setting and asking the host to put you in contact with a reputable photographer. It’s a surefire to make the birthday person feel amazing.
6. Afternoon merienda
If you’re not familiar with the word, merienda is close to having some afternoon snacks. Host a chill afternoon with some coffee or tea, and maybe some crackers or hotcakes, or what you feel like eating that’s great for sharing.
If you’re the type not to make your birthday a super big deal and just want to have a relaxing afternoon, then this will be your cup of tea. It’s perfect for those with a small circle and who love to just hang around — a simple cake and a day worth remembering!
7. Backyard BBQ
If you’re taking the day off for your birthday, then it would be a sweet idea to prepare some meat and veggies for a backyard barbecue party! It’s easy if you do it potluck-style and ask each guest to bring a dish. Then provide some cold drinks and catch up with family and friends. It’s a chill way of celebrating — nothing too fancy, just a gathering of great people and good food!
These backyard birthday party ideas for adults can enhance your barbecue, so check them out!
8. Pool party
A pool party is one of the best last-minute birthday party ideas, especially if you live in a tropical area or you’re celebrating in the warmer months. Whether you’re planning for a kid or hosting your party, you can never go wrong with setting it up where a pool is next to you! So, what are you waiting for? Send a message to everyone who’s invited to get their swimwear ready.
9. Brunch with the besties
Celebrate your special day with a long table, out on a beautiful sunny day, and some brunch with your favorite people. Plan a menu of breakfast and lunchtime staples. You can host this brunch out in a backyard or on a farm where your view would include gorgeous greenery.
Alternatively, you can rent a restaurant and have all your favorite brunch dishes served to you and your nearest and dearest. You can find all of these options right on Peerspace!
10. Birthday game night
No one is too young or too old for a great game night — even if you’re turning a year older. If you’re not a fan of movies, then maybe a solid game night would be the best option! You can pull out a classic board game, Google new games to play, or even create one!
Consider renting a game room on Peerspace for the perfect mix of style and substance. For instance, this cozy game room in Addison, TX is a fully private space with shuffleboard, a pool table, a TV, and plenty of space to break out the board games. The possibilities are endless, as will the laughs and memories.
Bonus: make and serve birthday punch
Odds are, you’ll have to go to the grocery store if not other shops to pull off a lot of these last-minute birthday party ideas. One of our favorite ways to utilize your time shopping? Picking up some booze and fresh fruit and making a tasty birthday punch! It’s a smart and efficient way to ensure you have drinks on hand to pass out when the birthday person and other guests arrive.
Follow this scrummy red sangria recipe to make a birthday punch that packs a tasty wallop! It includes red wine, brandy, juice, and sliced fresh fruit. You can also make a no-alcohol punch with an assortment of juices stirred together in a large bowl. Think pomegranate, apple, pineapple, and lime juices for a wholesome, tropical twist. Garnish the punch bowl with flower petals to add the perfect finishing touch.
Peerspace makes last-minute birthday party ideas possible
No matter who you are, where you’re located, or what your budget is, Peerspace can make your last-minute birthday party ideas appear as though you’ve been planning for months! Just pick a venue and enlist the help of your venue’s host to plan and execute all the extras, like catering, a DJ, a photographer, and whatever else you like.
Any of these ideas can take place at the stunning Peerspace venue of your choice. And let’s be honest: hosting a party at a unique party venue is the perfect finishing touch to planning a last-minute celebration. Especially since it only takes a few minutes to book your dream venue! A minute or two to book and a whole day of experiences to cherish forever.
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