Birthday parties aren’t only for kids. Just because you aren’t excited about your age doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate your day of birth.
You deserve to have a party, hang out with friends and family and have a ton of fun. But as adults, we often forget how to have a birthday party.
We plan them for our children but have no experience planning them for ourselves. So what should you do for your special day? There are tons of birthday celebration places that cater just as much to adults as kids.
So, even if pizza and arcade games aren’t exactly your style anymore, you’re sure to find something that stokes your fire. Keep reading to discover 10 fun places adults can spend their birthday to keep their special day, well, special.
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Dave and Busters
We already made fun of pizza and arcade games as an activity for children. However, if it’s an adult arcade where you can walk around with alcohol in your hands, that’s another story.
Dave and Busters, along with other similar arcades and restaurants that cater to adults, are one of the most fun ways to spend an evening. The games that fill the arcade are a blast for teenagers and adults alike. This is especially true since you and your friends can be drinking the whole time.
And the best part is, you can bring your kids, too. Let them run around and play games while you and your buddies challenge each other to basketball or four-way air hockey.
Escape rooms have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Now, you can typically find multiple escape rooms in every major city. They often book well in advance, so if you’d like to challenge your friends or coworkers to a game of wits, make sure to plan ahead.
Depending on the place you go, you may have the opportunity to find a way to escape multiple rooms. You’ll have to beat the clock and figure out how to crack the code and escape each room. There may even be a restaurant attached so you can eat and drink afterward.
If you want to ensure a challenging experience, make sure you read the online reviews. Some escape rooms can be quite basic, following the same standard layouts and puzzles. Others are more innovative and offer unique challenges.
Themed bars are popping up across the country in bigger cities like New York and Las Vegas. One of the most fun things to do for your birthday is to hang out at a prohibition-inspired bar.
This theme makes it feel like the early 1920s. Dress the part and you’ll be in for a night to remember. You can stay here the entire night, or add it to your list of bars to bounce around to.
Are there any sports in season over your birthday week? If so, there’s no shame in spending your special night at a sports bar. If your lucky, you may be able to catch your favorite team.
Or, you may be able to watch tournaments that only happen every few years, such as the World Cup, the Euros, or the Olympics. Make sure to wear a jersey that will annoy your friends. Also, make sure to catch an Uber to the bar, cause you aren’t going to want to drive home.
You see them all the time, particularly downtown. While they are easy to make fun of when you are on the outside, you know that on the inside they are having a blast.
Even if it sounds dumb, booking a party bus at least once in your life is a must. You get to drive around town with your best friends, drinking your favorite beverages, and hopping around from bar to bar, or restaurant to restaurant.
Heck, you could even make it a sweet drive by having your driver stop at different bakeries and dessert shops throughout the night. It’s your birthday, you can eat as many treats as you want.
Rent a Boat
Want to keep it casual? Rent a boat on a nearby lake and spend some time cruising your local waters. Bring a cooler full of drinks and appetizers.
Very few things can beat watching the sunset from the middle of a lake. Bring along some fishing poles and see who can catch the biggest fish. You can even bring them back to shore for a fish fry to finish off the evening.
Like spending time outdoors? Do it with your friends and family to make it even more fun.
Invite everyone to go camping for a night or a weekend. Find a campground or state park that offers group campsites. These are larger sites, able to accommodate more guests.
They are typically separated from the rest of the campground since groups tend to be noisier than individual campers. However, be respectful of the quiet times at the campground. Even if you can’t see other campers around, they’ll be able to hear you if your friends are shouting or blasting music late into the night.
Don’t bother with the wimpy go-karts available at family fun centers. Those are made for kids. Instead, find a real go-kart track that offers a full-sized track and high-speed go-karts. Your inner adrenaline junkie will thank you.
Want the opposite of a high-speed race? Consider a winery tour. Have just a few friends along with you to tour a winery, see how the grapes are farmed and processed and taste many different wines side by side.
Sometimes, you just need to keep it simple. Backyard birthdays never get old, so long as you are prepared.
Firing up the grill, even if it’s your birthday, will ensure your guests are well fed. Group-friendly meals like slow-cooked pulled pork, or classics like brats and burgers are always winners.
Make sure to have yard games as well. Cornhole, ping pong, horseshoes, or Spikeball are sure to keep everyone busy all night long.
Too Many Birthday Celebration Places to Choose From
Can’t decide which birthday celebration places to choose? Then don’t! Plan multiple parties.
You can invite all of your work friends to an evening in the escape room. Then you can have your close buddies over to the sports bar or winery. Then finish the birthday festivities by having family over for a backyard bash.
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