Celebrating those Milestone Birthdays in Style: All About THIRTY
Paperia | November 2014
Since we tend to stop having birthday parties every year in adulthood, milestone birthdays are extra special occasions – a time for big, elaborate celebrations with those we love!
This is the first in an installment of articles about milestone birthdays. We’ll cover the “big ones” – 30, 40, 50, 60, Sweet Sixteen, and Twenty One. Make sure you stop back and check out the others, too! So, ready or not… here we go. Destination: Party Planning, USA.
Thirty is an age of transition for many. People may go from single to married life, or from married life to beginning a family. They may be promoted from junior to senior level positions at work. Perhaps they have purchased their first home. It’s definitely a time when people are growing and looking towards the future.
Here are some possible party themes for a thirtieth birthday celebration:
- A beach trip to the Caribbean, Golf trip in Georgia, Glitz and glam in Vegas, Ski trip to Aspen, or a Wine Country tour in Napa… there are tons of options for getting away with a group of friends.
- Invite Tip: If you go this route, choose an invitation that showcases the location and the activity that you’ll be doing there, just make sure you include “30” in the text!
- If you’re looking for something smaller and more budget-friendly, consider an upscale cocktail party, or a private wine or beer tasting at a local vineyard/brewery. If you don’t drink, focus on FUN by going for a game night or a build-your-own pizza buffet.
- Invite Tip: There are tons of great invitations with cocktails – perhaps one in the shape of a champagne bottle blowing off its cork will reflect the excitement of this momentous occasion!
- You’re turning thirty – you’re definitely not too old to do something active, and maybe a bit silly. Tap into that inner child and do whatever your heart desires. It’s your birthday, after all! Coordinate a golf outing, go paint balling, host a pool party with a volleyball tournament, or rent out a section of your favorite bar and sing karaoke.
- Invite Tip: Since the party includes fun activities, the party host might consider using a fun rhyme as part of the invitation wording. For a pool party example: “The sun is hot and the drinks are cold, it’s Jen’s 30th birthday – boy she’s getting old!” A friendly “heads up,” though: always consider the birthday guy or gal when using such a sentiment. Even though it’s all in good fun, it might rub some the wrong way.
Be sure to stay tuned to the Paperia blog for more milestone birthday party planning tips!
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