Here are some 21st Birthday Ideas that will make a birthday to remember. It’s not every day you turn 21! These birthday party ideas will help you make this a memorable and extra special celebration!
WHY CELEBRATE THE 21ST BIRTHDAY?
Years ago the 21st birthday wasn't anything major. It was just another year. Fast-forward to current times and the 21st birthday is one of the biggest and most celebrated birthdays in America.
The main reason for this is that when someone turns 21 years old they are able to legally buy alcohol. They may also be able to partake in other more “adult” activities.
In the social arena once you turn 21 years old you are no longer dependent on your parents!
21ST BIRTHDAY IDEAS FOR A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER
You’ve finally made it to the adult-world and everything is now at our fingertips. It’s time to celebrate! Maybe you have a son or daughter that is reaching that milestone in the near future and are looking for great ideas to make their big day a little extra special. We’ve got you covered with these 21st birthday ideas!
#1 CHECK INTO A NIGHT CLUB
You’ve waited your whole life to walk into a club without getting the boot. It’s party time! Bring some good friends and a designated driver that can assure your safety and night of enjoyment. If you want to arrive in fashion, how about renting a limousine for the evening? Just be sure to pace yourself, as you might drink more heavily with the pressure in this public setting. This is your night to have fun, not be spending it hugging on to a toilet.
#2 HAVE A SCAVENGER HUNT
How about a scavenger hunt with friends or family? Throughout the night, everyone will have to do several dares on a list that can be extremely awkward or uncomfortable to do. Whoever has the most dares checked off by the end of the night wins.
There are lots of different ways to do scavenger hunts and now that you are 21 years old the sky is the limit!
#3 HEAD TO LAS VEGAS
Not only are you finally at the age you can drink, but you can also see what all the fuss is about with gambling. Why not plan a trip to Las Vegas and play a game of 21 and walk out with more cash than you walked in with? If Las Vegas is a stretch, you could even head to a casino that’s much closer to your area. Being your first time in a casino, we advise you to not bring too much money.
#4 PLAN A BIRTHDAY TRIP
Have you ever had a destination on your bucket list? Planning a trip somewhere the week of your 21st birthday will feel invigorating. There’s nothing age-restrictive that’s holding you back. Remember that if you plan to rent a car the minimum age is 25. Some companies will allow younger people to rent a vehicle if you pay the underage driving fee.
#5 GO SKYDIVING
Dare to fall from great heights and lengths to make this birthday extra special? This is a great 21st Birthday idea that will promise to be a birthday they will never forget. Skydiving is easily one of the most thrilling activities that will test their fear factor.
Be sure to spring for a video of the dive so you can look back on it in the years to come.
#6 TOUR A WINERY OR BREWERY
Touring a winery or brewery might be a good 21st Birthday idea to find out what drinks and specialty beverages you enjoy most. Most tours are fun and allow you to see how wine and beer are made. They also have a tasting at the end of their most prized beverages.
Buy some t-shirts from the gift shop and even special wine glasses or mugs to remember the day.
#7 ENJOY A COMEDY CLUB
Who doesn't need a good laugh on their 21st birthday? Hit up the local comedy club for a night of drinks, good food, laughter, and entertainment. Make it more special for the birthday boy or girl by giving the venue a heads up about the 21st birthday happening in your party. You may get lucky and have the comedian play along. This is sure to embarrass them, all in good fun.
#8 HAVE A BIRTHDAY BONFIRE
A birthday bonfire might be the way to go to have a safe, relaxing and fun 21st birthday party. You don’t have to worry about going out the very first night and instead can be surrounded in a cozy atmosphere with friends and family in a private setting. Roasting hot dogs, marshmallows, and drinking your favorite drink will never feel so good.
#9 HAVE A WINE TASTING PARTY
Another safe setting inside your own home is to have a wine tasting party with friends. Before the end of the evening, you are sure to find a bottle that speaks to you. Just be aware that some wines drink like kool-aid, and you can get intoxicated rather quickly. If it gets too late, just have a slumber party in the living room.
You can make the party even more fun by having a fancy Italian dinner to go with the wine tasting!
#10 HIRE A FOOD TRUCK
Are you planning a party for your son or daughter, and plan on making the specialty drinks? Take all the hassle of food preparation and leave that for the experts. Hire a food truck that specializes in these kinds of events to take the stress off of you.
Food trucks are all the rage and many are absolutely delicious. Everyone will want to attend a party with a dedicated food truck supplying all the food.
#11 DRESS UP FOR THE OCCASION
Your young lady is turning 21. Make sure she rises to the occasion. Splurge on her with a gorgeous dress or outfit and pay for her to get her nails and hair done. She’s sure to feel special!
Men don't need to be left out. Schedule them for a special hair cut and shave. Buy some new duds so they are looking their best for the big birthday.
#12 PLAN A SPA DAY
You can make your own rules on your big day. Maybe you don’t plan on drinking at all, and that’s totally fine. Plan a spa day with some friends for a day of relaxing and feeling better about yourself.
Men and women alike can enjoy a spa day. Massages, manicures, pedicures, and even reflexology are appealing to both sexes. Be sure to book this way in advance if you are planning for a whole group to attend and want services at the same time.
#13 A SURPRISE PARTY
Throwing a surprise party is one of my favorite 21st Birthday ideas that makes the birthday person feel extra special. Be sure that everyone attending is aware that this is a surprise party so that they don’t spoil the fun.
#14 THROW A COSTUME PARTY
A costume party is another way to go for a party that’s out of the norm. Hey, it doesn't have to be Halloween for a great costume party.
The party can be themed like everyone dresses up for the '70s, '80s, '90s, etc. or it can be ANY kind of costume. You are never to old to dress up and have fun with friends. This party can even have prizes for the best and most creative costumes!
WHICH OF THESE 21ST BIRTHDAY IDEAS IS YOUR FAVORITE?
Turning 21 is an epic moment in anyone’s life, and is a cause for much-needed celebration. You don’t have to drink to have a great time. If you are planning on drinking, please remember to drink responsibly. Have fun, but stay safe! For those that are looking for great gift ideas, check out these 21st Birthday gifts for him or her.
Which of these 21st birthday party ideas is on your to-do list? If you’ve thrown or been a part of a brilliant 21st birthday party, tell us about it.