Birthday parties are always fun, but they can be difficult to plan when the birthday boy or girl is over the age of 18. Search engines like Google are teeming with ideas for children’s birthday parties, but those don’t quite fit the bill when you want something a bit more mature but still fun and exciting. Stress no more. Read on to discover local birthday party ideas for adults.
Before you can decide what kind of party to plan, you should first choose if you want to use your home, someone else’s, or other venues. Birthday Parties at home can feel intimate whereas parties held in other venues have a certain sensational feel about them. Whichever you choose there are party themes, entertainment options, and other ideas listed in detail, placing these choices under either an ‘at-home’ section or section for ‘other venues’ on the quick reference below the article.
If you’re looking for a venue in the Chicago area, consider the artsy and funky Mars Gallery (312)-226-7808 - 1139 W. Fulton Market Chicago, IL or the elegant and posh Martinique Banquet Complex (708)-424-1776 - 8200 South Cicero Avenue, Burbank IL. Milwaukee residents should consider the uniquely furnished Loft 24 (262)-354-8304 - 24 South Main Street, 2nd floor Oconomowoc, WI or the one of a kind Theatre Unchained (414)-391-7145 - 1024 S 5th Street, Milwaukee WI.
Believe it or not, most adults want to have fun just as much as any child, so don’t shy away from themed parties. Decade themes are always popular with adults because of the great sense of nostalgia they evoke. When in doubt, an 80’s party is often a safe zone, from ages 15 to 60 you just can’t go wrong. Other great ideas include favorite movie themes (e.g., Tom Cruise in Risky Business or Marlon Brando in The Godfather), color themes (e.g., all-white parties, black-out parties, red & black parties etc.), masquerade balls (e.g., masks, sequins, feathers), spa parties (e.g., fuzzy robes and massages), superhero themes (e.g. each person coming as their favorite or even made up superhero), Las Vegas or Casino night theme (e.g., cards, dice, poker chips, costumes etc.), and favorite entertainer/singing group theme (e.g., your guests coming as their favorite entertainer or singing group).
Games and Entertainment
When it comes to adult birthday parties, entertainment is the key. Games can be nice, but they don’t always fit with every theme. Games like “name that tune/movie/celebrity” or “How well do you know the birthday guy/girl?” can be fun and really get the crowd involved. Photo booths, door prizes, and best costume prizes can also be great birthday party activities, but they usually can’t stand alone. That’s why many choose to hire a musician, book a band, or hire a DJ for adult parties. If it’s a milestone like a 30th, 40th, or 50th birthday party, why not surprise them with a celebrity impersonator or singing telegram?
Exactly what is a singing telegram? Imagine one of your favorite entertainers showing up at your door… no like right now… with a small show just for you. The entertainer was hired by one of your co-workers, family, or good friends and the whole time you are thinking about the fact that whoever hired the entertainer was thinking about you. That is both the concept and effect of a singing telegram. Although due to many reasons involving limited options and availabilities the singing telegram doesn’t always have to be the birthday person’s absolute “favorite” entertainer but it helps if they at least like the person. Michael Jackson Impersonator 3 Legends or Jovan Carter is both a booking agent for several celebrity impersonators and singing telegrams who puts on an amazing show himself in all areas of Illinois, Wisconsin and beyond who can be contacted at 630-631-8581 for more information.
If nothing else, take from this article that kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun parties. Your adult party can be just as fun and exciting. All it takes is some planning and an organizer who is young at heart.
Birthday Party Idea Quick Reference:
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Decade Themes (80’s party)
Michael Jackson 3 Legends
95th St. Band (Chicago)
Ethan Keller (Milwaukee singer)
Music 4 U (Chicago DJ)
All American DJ Service (Milwaukee DJ)
Name that tune
How well do you know birthday boy/girl?
Best costume prize
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