11 Unforgettable 39th Birthday Ideas To Ring In The Last Year of Your 30s (2024)


Birthday party venues on Peerspace typically cost between $50 — $500 per hour.

Need a few unique 39th birthday ideas to celebrate an upcoming birthday in style? Then you’ve come to the right place since that’s exactly what we at Peerspace have for you ahead!

We’re the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and, along with event suggestions, strive to introduce you to amazing birthday party venue rentals perfect for your birthday.

After all, a 39th birthday is a big deal. It’s the last birthday you’ll ever celebrate in your 30s — so make it count! We have compiled 11 unforgettable 39th birthday ideas to make sure you ring in the last year of your 30s with gusto. Keep an eye out for the amazing Peerspace rentals we share with you, too. These are the venues that will make hosting a 39th birthday party super easy and undeniably stylish. Let’s check it out!

1. Book the party venue of your dreams on Peerspace

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Don’t treat your 39th birthday like any other day — get out of the house and celebrate in style! Rent a beautiful venue on Peerspace and plan out the party of your dreams.

Peerspace offers a venue for every taste, from cabins in the woods to highrises in the city. Head to our platform, type in your location, and the type of event you are looking to host, and it’ll match you with a massive selection of stunning venues.

Pare down your search by filtering venues by amenities, price, size, and more. Each listing you peruse will include a detailed description of the space, high-def photos, upfront pricing, and reviews from past renters. You’ll know exactly what to expect before you even step through the door!

So what types of spaces can you book for your birthday?

Here are some of our favorite spaces for your 39th:

  • This modern industrial loft and gallery in Manhattan, NYC (pictured above) ideal for art lovers who want an artwork-graced dinner party for up to 50 guests.
  • This Centennial Park estate in New South Wales, Australia with a ballroom, an expansive courtyard, and a pool for large gatherings of up to 100 guests.
  • This modern Chicago loft in the Near North Side with floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for intimate gatherings and movie nights for up to 9 guests.
  • This charming, sun-lit cafe in Los Angeles, CA for birthday parties that call for custom latte creations in a bright, modern setting.
  • This rooftop clubhouse in Dallas, TX with indoor and outdoor space, A/V equipment, and amazing views of the city skyline.

As you can see, Peerspace offers you access to all types of venues in cities everywhere. We can’t wait to help you find the venue of your dreams for your 39th!

2. Make the number 39 special and celebrate with Queen

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If you are a Queen fan, 39 is a pretty exciting number! ‘39 is Queen’s 39th song. Mercury is the planet .39 astronomical units away from the sun. And Freddy Mercury is a legend. So what better age for a Queen-themed party?!

Outfit the party with tons of Queen crest decor, play ‘39 (and your other Queen favorites) on repeat and challenge your guests to come dressed as Freddy Mercury (give them some heads up though — they’ll need time to grow out their mustaches!).

If you’re in New York City, you can rent this very cool and vibey rock space in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen (pictured above). It’s an incredible space that has its very own rock and roll history, but you’ll have to read the listing to learn more about it. Plus, just look how great it is! You won’t even have to worry about decorations when you book a Peerspace venue like this.

It also has dozens of glowing reviews from past renters, which is little surprise once you learn more about it. One reviewer shares: “The space looked exactly as depicted in the photos and description. Location, size, everything was great and exactly what we needed for the size and type of event I was hosting. Communication was clear, responsibilities were clearly delineated, I am very satisfied, we had a great party and Chris and JP were easy to work with. I would recommend this space.”

3. Host an epic murder mystery birthday party

Gorgeous and Unique Turn-key Capitol Hill Virtual Event Space seattle rental
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Have you heard of the children’s book series 39 Clues? It’s a mystery series that requires the protagonists to solve 39 clues! Make your own 39 Clues game on your 39th birthday with a murder mystery party with 39 clues or a scavenger hunt with 39 clues!

Here are some tips for hosting a murder mystery party and some murder mystery party ideas for an absolutely ‘killer’ event! 

Some of our favorite Peerspace venues that make incredible murder mystery party venues include:

You get the idea! Use Peerspace to discover old mansions, warehouses, and abandoned spaces near you to set the tone. Then, start planning an epic murder mystery for your 39th birthday that will thrill your guests!

Check out our fabulous murder mystery party ideas for more ways to add some murder mystery hijinx to your birthday party!

4. Make memories by spending time at Pier 39

Historic Chinatown 430-seat Live Theater Venue
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If you live near San Francisco or plan on visiting for your 39th, Pier 39 is the perfect spot to celebrate your big day — especially if you book a jaw-dropping venue in the area. For example, you can book this historic Chinatown live theater venue and host a private movie screening or musical performance. There’s also this private spacious parklet with sweeping views of the Bay and a dog-friendly policy!

If San Francisco isn’t in the cards for your celebration, that doesn’t mean you can’t party like you’re on Pier 39. Hire a few street performers for your party, have a photo backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge for pictures, and maybe even hire a caricature artist to draw all your bday guests!

5. Take a road trip across America

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How many states have you visited? If it’s less than 39, rent an RV and hit the road until you get to 39! Taking some time off to travel the U.S. with family is a fantastic way to ring in your 39th year.

This is also a fun tradition to start with the family to make sure every year is an adventure — commit to visiting a new state every year!

6. Flashback to the 80s

Art Deco 80's House in Hawthorne
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Take your party back in time and celebrate like it’s still the 1980s! After all, if you’re celebrating your 39th birthday in 2024, that means you were born in the middle of the decade in 1985. Ask your guests to come wearing their best neon get-up, blast some Michael Jackson, and prepare yourself for one heck of an epic 80s throwback party!

Here are 6 awesome 80s party ideas to get you started. And if you want to incorporate a photoshoot into your 39th birthday ideas, then we have 10 retro 80s photoshoot ideas for you, too! 

Need a few venue ideas to bring your party to new heights? Here are some epic 80s venues you can book on Peerspace:

When you want amazingly themed venues to bring your 39th birthday ideas to life, count on Peerspace to deliver!

7. Spend an evening in Rome enjoying the finer things

Italian Villa with stunning Ocean View Malibu
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39 is the calling code for placing a call to Italy — so why not celebrate with Italian-themed 39th birthday ideas?! This is a great excuse to rent out a luxury Italian-style venue, sip on some outstanding Italian wine, and enjoy your favorite Italian foods with friends.

For instance, Peerspace users in Malibu, CA can book this Italian Villa with stunning ocean views for a totally luxurious 39th birthday experience. It’s called Villa Francesca and sits atop a private gated bluff with dazzling ocean views and statues the owners imported from Rome! Check out all of its photos on its Peerspace listing page and start dreaming of a birthday a la Roma.

8. Reaching the peak and enjoying the view

a pirate ship home in california
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You’re not over the hill; you’re squarely on top of it! Enjoy the views from the top by celebrating your 39th birthday in a gorgeous spot with sweeping views city or nature.

Peerspace offers venues with stunning vistas ranging from the skyline of Philadelphia to the mountains of California. Use our platform to find and rent gorgeous and scenic venues near you!

9. 39 of your favorite things

Wicker Park Mansion chicago rental
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Why include just a few birthday activities when you can pack your party with 39, 39th birthday ideas! Invite 39 of your closest friends while enjoying 39 of your favorite things! Set up the living room with all your favorite board games, the kitchen with all your favorite foods, the dining room with all your favorite drinks, and the yard with all your favorite four-legged friends — you’ll be up to 39 of your favorite things in no time!

Not to scare you, but your 40th is just around the corner! Enjoy every moment by using our memorable 40th birthday ideas as your party template.

10. It’s time to par-tee

Luxury Golf Club Home detroit rental
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Challenge your friends to nine holes of golf with a particular goal in mind — a golf score of 39! Think your friends are up for the challenge? If you like the idea of golfing on your birthday but aren’t sure any of you can make a score of 39… you could always opt to try out the same challenge, but over at the par-three course instead!

11. You’re 39? Who says?

an outdoor party spot with color changing lights
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Birthdays don’t have rules — celebrate being whatever age you feel! Miss being 25? Guess it’s time to invite your friends to your 25th birthday party! Your birthday, your rules! Plus, you don’t look a day over 22, anyway!

12. Show gratitude for how far you’ve come

blue sky retreat overlooking a valley
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Did you know that in Japanese, the number 39 is a number that means gratitude? That’s because the number 3 is pronounced “san” and the number 9 is pronounced “kyuu”. Put it together, and you have what sounds like “thank you” in English!

When we reach the age of 39, it’s easy to be grateful for how far we’ve come and for all the people who have helped us get this far. Incorporate these warm and fuzzy feelings and spend a day near your 39th birthday celebrating what you’re most thankful for.

It can be as easy as booking a pensive retreat venue through Peerspace, reflecting on your achievements, the people most important to you, and what you hope to accomplish ahead. One of our favorites is Blue Sky Retreat in Santa Fe, NM. It provides you with incredible views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, Mount Baldy, and the Tesuque Valley. And that’s just outdoors! You’ll also have access to the property’s 4,200-square-foot luxury adobe home.

Peerspace helps you celebrate all your 39th birthday ideas

a spacious backyard with hardscaping and a pool
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We hope this list of 39th birthday ideas is getting you excited about your birthday. Pick the ones that seem the most exciting or that seem your best fit and go for it!

And remember, whether you’re looking for something wild and crazy or low and chill, you can book the perfect venue for your gathering on Peerspace.

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