Remember how fun birthday parties used to be when we were kids? Now, watching those little munchkins celebrate their big day can leave adults feeling nostalgic – and longing for a more carefree, spontaneous and exciting time in our lives.
Why not bring the good old days back by planning an exciting birthday to recapture your youth?
There are no shortage of activities that you can include for your next birthday celebration or for a loved one.
Here are five out-of-the-box birthday ideas for adults that will put the pep back into your step and provide your guests with an incredibly fun time, without necessarily burning a hold in your wallet!
1. Game Night
When was the last time you had a game night? If you can’t remember, you’re probably long overdue.
Invite your guests over and ask them to bring their favorite board games. This old-fashioned yet enjoyable pastime will help you reconnect with one another on a more personal level. From charades to an intense game of Pictionary, there are many classics to choose from. Plus, there are a ton of new, fun games geared towards adults that you probably haven’t even heard of yet..
Introduce a little zest to the proceedings by giving away prizes to the winners. Perhaps a gift card to the local eatery or a homemade trophy to showcase on the mantelpiece? You might learn something about each other in the process.
2. Comedy club
Looking for a good laugh on your birthday while supporting the local talent?
Look no further than a comedy bar.
Indulge in some raunchy, late-night comedy with your closest friends and family. There are plenty of hidden gems in every city – each one comes with its own unique atmosphere, tasty eats and a selection of talented performers!
3. Take a boat cruise (with a lemon twist)
While we’re all about drinking responsibly, there’s just something innately fun about going on a booze cruise for your birthday.
Enjoy a night full of dinner, dancing, live DJs and wide array of alcoholic beverages!
Who says being an adult and growing older needs to be boring? Host an event like this and you’ll have people buzzing with excitement for weeks on end.
4. Get your groove on
You may not be able to travel back in time for real, but you can still turn back the clock by hitting the town for a night of drinks and dancing.
Head on over to your favorite club or bar with your party guests and get down on the dance floor like you used to when you were younger. You can even go bar hopping, tearing it up at several different clubs.
5. Plan an active outing
Looking for something that gets the blood flowing during your next birthday celebration? Put together an active outing, full of exciting challenges that engage your participants in body and mind.
There are no limits on what you can include – if you can think it, you can probably do it. Check out some local activities downtown to find what works best for your party squad.
Of course, we’re partial to axe throwing, so why not host your next axe-throwing session at FlannelJax’s? We have a variety of competitive, social games designed to let you throw down with a group of any size and unleash your inner lumberjack.
No matter what selection of activities you end up choosing, you’re sure to leave a lasting impression on your birthday guests! They’ll work up a nice little sweat and probably wake up Monday morning for work feeling every inch of your celebrations.