12 Special 28th Birthday Party Ideas To Celebrate The End of Your 20s
Looking for special 28th birthday party ideas to make your big day even more fabulous? Then Peerspace has you covered! For most people, birthday parties pop up right away as they remember the best day of their last year. Enjoying the company of your best friends and family while being the center of attention; who doesn’t love that?
With your 30s just a couple of years away, a 28th birthday party can be a farewell to not only your 20s but also a sendoff to adulthood. You can choose to celebrate your birthday with a party that is as simple or extravagant as you like. But when you utilize these 12 special 28th birthday ideas, they are sure to make your birthday unforgettable.
1. Don’t want a boring setting? Then book a Peerspace
Choosing a birthday party location that suits your persona can be a hectic job. Visiting a prospective site, scheduling your date based on its availability, adjusting your budget accordingly, and running errands takes a lot of effort and time.
However, by relying on Peerspace, you save a lot of time, effort, and even money. In fact, venue choosing becomes a straightforward and fun task! All you need to do is enter your desired location, and Peerspace will show all the best options in the vicinity.
Here are some of our favorite options for you to check out:
- This New Orleans-inspired space in Seattle, WA (pictured above) with space for 40 guests, plenty of comfy seating, and an outstanding ambiance
- This house with a great backyard in Santa Monica, CA with space for 80 guests that’s ideal for barbecuing, swimming, and outdoor movie watching
- This penthouse with spectacular city views in London, UK with space for 60 guests, velvet seating, tropical plants, and a private balcony
- This modern industrial Mott Haven event space in the Bronx, NYC with space for 100 guests, a kitchen, A/V equipment, and a stylish ambiance
- This breathtaking warehouse space in Toronto, ON for up to 25 guests with a kitchen, a projector, a rooftop, and optional in-house photography
Pretty amazing options, right? Choose the one that fits your demands and get in touch with the owner right away. Whether you want a space to host a backyard barbecue, a sky-high luxury penthouse, or an industrial-chic location for your 28th birthday party, Peerspace will handle the hard part.
2. Suit your taste
By the age of 28, everyone has set up their preferences, whether it’s for drinks, takeout food, or clothes. Respect your guests’ preferences and raise the party’s level by hiring a mixologist.
The first step is to book a stunning Peerspace bar, like this fun and sexy restaurant and bar in Fullerton, CA.
It has space for 249 of your closest friends and comes equipped with TVs, comfy seating, and outdoor space. Plus, you can hire the site’s bartending staff so everyone can enjoy their custom drinks all night long!
A Peerspace user who booked this bar for their own birthday shared the following review. “Rex was an amazing host, anytime I needed help with something he was quick to respond. The space was exactly as advertised and gave an amazing ambiance as well. I had my 23rd birthday party along with 30 other friends and we had a great time! Would definitely book here again!”
3. Let’s watch that movie again
Are you looking for more low-key 28th birthday party ideas? We understand! After all, those wild and vibrant parties are typically best left for the early 20s. If a more chill party sounds ideal to you this year, then a movie night can be a great idea to celebrate your birthday with your loved ones.
Go grand and book a historic theater, like this one in Tampa, FL, that has space for 250 guests. Okay, you don’t actually have to invite that many guests, but the grandeur of the space is sure to impress your guest list anyway.
Love this suggestion? Then you need to check out these great movie birthday party ideas next!
4. Host a barbecue
No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, barbecue food always makes the guests happy. Cooked on-site barbecue meals provide a mouthwatering dinner and the preparation is fun on its own. The drinks taste even more special alongside barbecue, making it an extraordinary 28th birthday idea.
Is your yard not really up to the task? Then you can always book this chef’s kitchen with big backyard in Houston, TX! It’s a chic, welcoming home that also boasts indoor and outdoor barbecue grills, a hot tub, a ping-pong table, and more to delight your guests.
“Beautiful home with great host! Would recommend this house for small gatherings about 40 people,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “I used this for a post wedding celebration and it was perfect. Home is clean, great outdoor patio and backyard. I was able to meet with the host and she was so nice. They were always responsive, quick and welcoming.”
5. Host a karaoke party
Prepare for karaoke at your venue, or book a local karaoke bar to go crazy. Have a contest among your friends, and the winner gets a prize. Don’t forget to make some DIY gifts for the winners! Karaoke with friends is always a blast, and it could also bring some memories from the past if you have been to karaoke before.
Not every city has a karaoke bar that you can book for a private event. But Peerspace has plenty! For instance, you book this large karaoke party room in Austin, TX where you can belt out your favorite tunes with up to 75 guests. As a bonus, this venue is also a fully-functional Asian buffet restaurant, so you have delicious eats at hand after working up an appetite singing.
6. Let’s fly away
This is definitely one of our favorite 28th birthday party ideas: book a trip across the county with your friends! Book a venue through Peerspace, far away from home, and fly with your friends to enjoy one of the most enjoyable birthday parties you can. It will everyone get a small break from their jobs while providing experiences to remember the rest of their lives.
Our venue recommendation? This Berkeley masterfully designed home. It’s one of the most breathtaking spaces that we can imagine for a birthday party that is also a destination vacation.
And just check out what a Peerspace user shared after booking this space for an event: “The living room set up was casual and comfortable with an added bonus to project onto the Apple TV. The sliding doors and view made the whole scene, it was gorgeous. Drea met me very early (6:30am!) and showed me how to use everything and answered all of my questions via text throughout the day. Super accommodating home and wonderful hosts who allowed us to use some kitchen appliances as well when preparing lunch. Would highly recommend!”
7. Match your theme
Even though technology has taken over, some things are still better left old school. Print some invitation cards and mail them to your friends instead of inviting them via group chat. Make your invitations fit your theme.
For example, if you have a movie night planned, then design your cards with a TV on the front, or you could write a famous dialogue of the movie you’re planning to watch on it.
8. Blend your 20s and 30s
With the sadness of leaving your 20s behind, let the theme illustrate how excited you are to enter your 30s. How exactly can you do that? Birthday parties for 30+ years old are usually minimalistic, following a slogan like “simple is classy”. However, for the other decorations, music, dinner, and venue, go funky as a bon voyage to your 20s.
Been dreaming of the desert lately? Then book the sensational Coyote House in the Yucca Valley. It’s bright, funky, and minimalist all in one charming space.
9. Funny yet delicious cake
After you, the most crucial 28th birthday party ideas involve the cake. Even while reading about these birthday party ideas, you might have already started craving cake. Therefore, order a spectacular cake that suits your aesthetic and flavor preferences. You could even turn the cake into something fun by adding toppers like “older, wiser” or “28 & fabulous.”
10. Travel back in time
If you’re turning 28 in 2023, then you were born in 1995. So why not celebrate your birthday while paying tribute to the 90s? Set a grungy 90s theme for your birthday. Ask your guests to dress like a famous 90s person and prepare the venue accordingly. 90s-style photo booth, colorful textures, grunge music, and boy bands go with this theme. The uniqueness and ample fun could surely take your birthday to the next level.
Check out more of our favorite 90s theme party ideas here!
11. Treat yourself to a nacho bar
This classic Mexican snack can keep the jaws of your guests busy as well as prepare them for a flavorful dinner afterward. What’s unique is that the guests can choose their preferred sauces and everything, making a customizable treat for everyone.
The best thing about nachos is that it appeals to all age groups, so you don’t have to get a variety of snacks to please all guests.
To get started, book a beautiful party venue with a kitchen on Peerspace and load up on all the tasty nacho toppings you could possibly want. You can also utilize our Cinco de Mayo party ideas guide to book a Mexican-themed space near you to add a theme to your 28th birthday!
12. Party by the fire!
If your birthday is in winter, then another fantastic 28th birthday idea is having a bonfire. Bonfires are fun for all ages, and the addition of music and drinks really tunes up the party. You can also prepare some games or even a dance party around the fire. Not to forget to take the perfect pictures you get by the fire.
We love the idea of hosting your party at this incredible industrial outdoor space in Seattle, WA. It not only includes a bonfire-worthy firepit, but it also has a bar, a stage, and numerous seating areas.
Peerspace brings 28th birthday party ideas to life
No matter how you want to celebrate your 28th birthday, Peerspace can help you make it happen. We have incredible venues in cities across North America and beyond, with spaces to suit your theme, location, budget, and preferences.
Check us out today and see how we can make any project or event you’re planning much more fun, carefree, and memorable.
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