30th Birthday Party Ideas

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The 30th birthday is one that often brings a big party.

When you think about it, it really is something of a "rite of passage."

30th Birthday Party Ideas and Games

Over the Hill Party - The Classic 30th Birthday Party Idea

For years, the idea of going from 29 to 30 has been a sign of going to "adulthood".

Because of this, the most popular theme for a 30th birthday has to be having an Over the Hill Party.

This party is especially funny if the person turning 30 is among the first of their friends to reach this milestone, as they are suddenly declared "old" and needful of all sorts of remedies and contraptions used by an older generation.

Go for the traditional gags here, and I have a few items listed on that page to add some extra fun to the occasion. Click for Over the Hill Party Ideas.

Another Fun Adult Birthday Party Idea

Another popular party at the 30th birthday milestone is to have a Kids Party for Adults.

This is fun night where everyone going back to preschool games, and believe me it is always so much fun! Just for one night everyone can truly be kids again.

I planned this party for one of my friends, and the best part of the night was watching all these grown men intensely trying to win a game of musical chairs.

Unique 30th birthday party ideas

Here are some more fun idea to use for a 30th birthday party:

  • Destination Party - pick a fun spot for travel that you and your friends can get to. Popular spots include Las Vegas, New York City, a cruise or the beach! This works great for really close friends to do, and works with a small or large group - whoever you can get together. I personally have done this with friends going to the beach and to a resort.

  • Night on the Town - pick a favorite restaurant or night spot and have everyone gather there for a fun 30th birthday celebration. This can be a favorite spot or someplace new. Unless you plan to pick up the tab, be sure to specify that each person is responsbile for their own food and drink.

  • 80's Party - for anyone turning 30, they were born in the 80's. Plan a party dedicated to that decade - an 80's party! Pull out the neon, the awesome music and be ready to dance! 

  • Scavenger Hunt - that's right - you're never too old for a scavenger hunt! Divide into teams and hunt for 30 things related to the birthday person.

  • More Themes - Pick any theme that the birthday person will enjoy from our adult party ideas list! Maybe pick something related to an interest (like gardening or Hollywood) or just go for a fun theme, like a beer tasting or wine tasting.

  • Tell me about your birthday party ideas! I would love for you to share all the details and maybe help inspire someone else with their own party.
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