30th Birthday Party Ideas

10 Fabulous Ideas for the Perfect 30th Birthday


Terrific 30th Birthday Party Ideas

Your 30th birthday is a big deal- you've made it three entire decades, and chances are good that you're finally starting to figure out what you want out of life and are in a good position to head out and get it! Why not reward yourself for everything that you've done so far with a TOTALLY AMAZING thirtieth birthday bash! If you're ready to get started on planning your dream party, but aren't exactly sure what your dream party is just yet- check out our list of 30th birthday ideas right here!

1.Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving.

Besides being the premise of one of our favorite rom-coms, 13 Going On 30, the big 3-0 is also one of the best birthdays that there is! There are a million and one reasons for this, and all of them are worth some major revelry! You’ve spent your twenties getting to know yourself, making money, and creating the life that you want to live. Take your 30 th birthday as an opportunity to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished so far! If you’re stumped on what to plan, we’ve got a few ideas for you!

2.Movie Night.

Having an old school movie night is always a blast! Pick out a movie that came out during your birth year for maximum fun. We recommend Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or Pretty in Pink! Mix up some drinks, pop some popcorn, and get ready for a night of love and laughs. It’s sure to be a birthday to remember.

3.Tacos & Tequila.

A fiesta-style party is a no-brainer for your 30 th birthday party! Taco bars are well-loved by everyone and super easy to prep- which means that you’ll be left free to enjoy your party without having to play hostess. There are a million delicious tequila drinks, too- from margaritas to palomas and even tequila sunrises. This party will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

4.Spa Day.

Take the opportunity to pamper yourself on your 30 th! Treating yourself to a massage, facial, body scrub, or manicure and pedicure is a fabulous way to ring in your newest decade. Invite a few of your best friends to accompany you, and get lunch at a cute place after to cap off your day of relaxation! We promise- after this birthday, you won’t feel a day over 20!

5.Totally ‘80’s.

What better way to celebrate your 30 th than with a bonanza centered on the decade that you grew up in! It will be totally tubular, to say the least. Pull out your leg warmers, throw on your old Michael Jackson tape, and get to practicing your moonwalk! On the day of your party, mix up a totally 80s cocktail- think Singapore Sling, Fuzzy Navel, or Pina Colada for a really eighties style celebration!

6.Dirty Thirty.

This party theme is popular for it’s versatility, as there are so many different ways that you could choose to interpret it! If you’re a big fan of martinis, theme your party around the dirty version of the drink! Similarly, you could put on a truly dirty party and invite your guests to go paint balling before hitting a dive bar!

7.Roaring ‘20’s.

Throwing a Roaring 20’s, Great Gatsby-style extravaganza is the perfect way to kiss your twenties goodbye! Ask your friends to come dressed in their finest twenties attire (think pearls, flapper dresses, and pinstripe suits!). Decorate your place like a secret, old school Speakeasy and get ready to dance the night away!

8.Weekend Getaway.

If you’ve been itching to make good use of your vacation days, your 30 th birthday will serve as the perfect excuse! Call your girlfriends and get planning. Some of the most fun spots to celebrate the dirty 30 include Palm Springs, New Orleans, New York, and Nashville! No matter where you pick, you’ll have a blast kicking back with your pals and reminiscing on birthdays past.

9.Rent a bar or club.

One excellent way to make your 30 th one that will be talked about for months is by renting out your favorite bar or club. Many places have special party rooms that you can make use of! Decorate it to the nines, pick out or invent a signature drink, and throw on something short and sparkly! You’re sure to have all eyes on you!


If your friends are the type to never miss a Sunday morning recap, having a boozy birthday brunch is the perfect way to celebrate! Whether you have your party at your house or at a favorite restaurant, hiring a bartender is a fun and unique way to make your breakfast bash extra-memorable!

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