If you are a parent to a teenager or a young adult, you all know the inconvenient truth of selecting a theme for your kid’s birthday party. But here is the convenient truth. There are plenty of options for you without making the occasion complicated or dull. You can also save a lot of money by choosing one of these ideas.
Plus, you don’t have to look hard to see that preparing for the party itself, means your contribution is not required every step of the way because now you can avail professional service to make things easier. The below list is just a few examples of some of the most worthwhile plans for a 21-year-old’s birthday party.
- Food And Bonfire
So much of the amount of fun the kids will have during a birthday celebration doesn’t come from conversations but through good food and the whole experience. So, start the celebration with a Barbeque on your own or seek catering service to help you out with arranging food for the guests. End the night with a bonfire and games to add extra fun to space. In choosing the games, let your birthday boy or girl decide.
- Silent Sleepover/ Entertainment
Preparing for a sleepover for adults isn’t rocket science, but it does take some effort and willingness to break the age-old routine of calling other parents and asking for their permission to let the kids stay for the day. Since the kids are old enough and mostly don’t suffer from separation anxiety, you can move ahead with activities such as dinner with dessert, a movie with popcorn and a memorable breakfast as well as a goodie bag for the next day. However, you can plan out some entertaining stuff such as a magician or likewise, who can bring along more ideas for the entire crowd, such as card games, lotto, spinning wheels, game boards and much else.
- Hunting For Treasure
Sometimes the good old games can be made and modified to fit your kid’s birthday party needs. For example, you can bring back the treasure hunt that you used during the parties when your kid was a lot younger. This time make sure that the boundary for finding the treasure is big. Utilize smartphone apps to make things easier for the game. Cut out what you think is childish ideas such as water balloons, pinata and play slide. Create various teams from the guest list and handout memorable prizes for the winners. Don’t limit the game to finding lame items, instead turn to the app and make the experience an interesting one.
- Spa Hamper
Granted, this advice is as old as the hills, but you really should consider arranging a spa party theme for your birthday girl’s friends. It will make them feel pampered and special. Manicures, pedicures, facials and body massage are some of the services that you can opt for during the day. Party favours can also include “girly” items such as nail beauty products and accessories. In fact, a whole book can be written on what product to choose for the goodie bags, so this task is going to be easier than you think.
- Field Trip For the Group
Did you know that your kid could buy happiness on his or her birthday party? Academic research has found that people are happier when spending money on life experiences rather than on tangible things. So, why not arrange for a field trip and let the guests experience a fun-filled day at the beach, park or a site-seeing place? How about a sports game, a concert, gym or skating arcade? Experiences like these generate more joy than confining the guests to a small room.
- Dancing Moons and Stars
Now that you have plenty of options when it comes to birthday ideas for your adult kid, let us add one more to the stack – dancing. The wonderful thing about this idea is that most young adults love to dance. And with the availability of various devices to set the stage on fire, you can make the party glow with music rhythm and excitement.
Sometimes, your 21-year-old will just tell you what he or she needs. This can be easier when you are navigating birthday party ideas so you can get the things and services needed without much thoughts and with as little confusion as possible. Though your kid is giving you the specific theme for the big day, you still retain the right to choose if you are spending a lot of money on it. The benefit of having many options by your side is to make an informed decision and choose the right one that you and the rest of the household can agree upon.