Best 30th birthday party ideas




Updated: May 16, 2017

A lot of people, especially women, dread the coming of their 30th birthday. In fact, this important milestone must be celebrated!



30 is the time when you have climbed the corporate ladder or figured out what you want to do in life. It is the time when you are already married to the love of your life or still enjoying the joys of singlehood.

Don’t worry; you’re not the only one going through the turn of this new leaf. Most of your friends who are around the same age are going through the same.

Why not have a blast and make this birthday celebration, an event to remember for the rest of your life? Here are list of party ideas to celebrate that 30th birthday with a blast:

Spa Time. There’s nothing like a relaxing day at the spa with your girl friends. Your journey of 3 decades is no smooth sailing journey. Treat yourself to a massage, pedicure, manicure, sauna and everything that your local spa has to offer! Forget about your problems for a day and allow yourself to unwind.

Champagne Party. Glitter, gold and champagne! What better combination to welcome such a precious milestone. Say goodbye to your 20s; pop open that drink and welcome your 30s with a delightful heart. To make the party sweeter, serve cupcakes in a gold foil and top the cake with a glittery 30!

30 acts of kindness in a day. There is nothing as satisfying as bringing joy to others. Make a list of the simple good acts you want to do on your 30th birthday. It could be as simple as buying a coffee for the guy behind you in a line, or offering your seat to an elderly at the bus. Your birthday won’t be as satisfying as this for certain.

Throwback Party. Now, this is one interesting theme for a party. Seeing the awkward senior or childhood photos atop the plates of your designated guests will make everyone reminisce about the good old days; this is also a window for looking back to how far everyone has come. For sure, everyone will have a good laugh and this party will be one that they cannot definitely forget.

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Bonfire Bonding. Light up a bonfire on the beach with your closest family and friends; the fireplace at your house will do too. Bring a bottle of champagne along and some marshmallows to roast. Indulge on the good times! Nothing beats a heart-to-heart talk with your loved ones.

Stylish 30. If you are a woman of fashion, then this theme will surely match your taste. Dress up your dessert table in style. Order a cake and cupcakes of matching pattern or colours. Don’t forget to add a stylish hat or mannequin for a glamorous finish.

Brunch Crunch. Instead of throwing a typical dinner party, why not try throwing a brunch instead? Coffee, toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and fruits to feast on with your friends are surely one unique way of celebrating your 30th.

Wishes for 30. Who says you are too old for balloons? Give those balloons a twist by tying a card on each end of the balloon. Ask your guests to write down wishes on each, then after blowing your birthday candle, set them free. That should be a sight to behold!

Eating New. Turning 30 is about trying something new. Why go to your favourite restaurant when you can eat somewhere new? You might discover a new favourite place and a new favourite dish too!

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The music of the 90’s. If you are turning 30, you lived in the era of cassettes tapes and CDs; watched the evolution of music turn from tapes to files in Itunes and Spotify. Make this party memorable by topping your cake and cupcakes with cassette tape toppers and make sure to play the music from the 90’s, of course! That will surely send a surge of nostalgia on everyone!

Bake that cake. Start searching online for that perfect cake recipe and bake your own cake your Big 30 party! You can eat it with satisfaction and serve it to your party goers with pride. You might learn that you have a flair for the craft and can start your baking business, not bad right?

Balloon of memories. Another great thing you can do about the balloons is make use of them as the chandelier for your memories. Tie the photos of your best memories with your guests. They will love to reminisce the good memories in those photos with you.

New do for a new you. You don’t have to go overboard with having a new hairdo. Go for a change that will compliment you. Nothing like a fresh cut and colour for your 30th birthday.

Cute Birthday Messages

Hilarious Tote Bags. As party favours for your guests, let them take home a funny statement tote bag that lies about your age or a funny quote about growing older.

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The bucket list. If you have a bucket list, start ticking off the items on the list. If don’t have one, then make one. 30 is a good milestone to start doing significant things in your life.

Paint a colour. Tired of the same colour welcoming you every day? Paint your walls a new colour for your birthday. You will feel refreshed after the paint job because you accomplished something new for a new chapter.

Wall of wishes. If you are not fond of balloons, then you can opt for a cooler alternative where your guests can scribble down their wishes for you. Tape a black cardboard paper on your wall and leave metallic pens for your guests to sign.

Somewhere New. Be open to new possibilities! Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Take your best friend, your sister or your mom with you. Go on an adventure and do things that scare you. There is nothing satisfying than challenging yourself to do things out of your comfort zone.

Oreo Stacks. There is always a child inside of us. For your 30th birthday, why don’t you bring in a childhood favourite? Oreos! Stack them up good and don’t forget to bring a glass of milk along!

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Thank you Letter. You won’t get to where you are if it wasn’t for your family and friends who have supported you throughout your journey. On this beautiful milestone of your life, why don’t you send a heartfelt letter to your loved ones? Gratitude goes a long way.

30 toppers. Instead of denying the reality that you are indeed turning 30, why don’t you face it head on and top it on your cake, sandwiches, finger foods and cupcakes?

A day as a detective. If you love solving mysteries, try being a detective for one day. Buy a ‘murder mystery’ kit and have fun with your friends on the night of your birthday.

Songs about 30. Break out of the traditional birthday invitations. Use your favourite childhood song lyrics for your invitation. That will give everyone a dose of nostalgia and a good start off for the party.

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Photo Booth. Everyone loves pictures. Bring out fun in your birthday by hiring a photo booth. Variety of hats and prop set comes with the package. Surf online for local photo booth services near your area. You can instantly have the photos printed which are a good keepsake for your guests.

Awesome 30. Shout it out! Being 30 is super awesome! It is such a wonderful milestone. Write it on a chalkboard and hang it by your dessert table. Embellish your wall with streamers of 3 and 0 cut-outs.

The candy time capsule. Love sweets? Bring that love for candies by bringing in the candies from 70’s, 80’s, and 90’. Your guests will love these blast from the past sweets which is hard to find on your local stores.

Be a volunteer. Doing something good for others will give you a fulfilment like no other. Find a local orphanage or a shelter you can volunteer for. Instead of focusing or lamenting about your age, turn that focus on doing something great for others. If you love animals, go to your local pet shelter and volunteer for a day. If you love kids, go to your local orphanage and brighten up their day.

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Costume party. Not the mascot kind of thing, but the blast in the past kind of costume party. You can do the 1920’s era. Wear those feathery dresses, flappers and pearls – the best dressed for the night gets a reward!

Travel with me. If you can’t afford to travel out, It doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spirit of wanderlust with you. Decorate your with a particular country that you want to go to. You can go for an Asian theme or European theme. You can send out your invitations in a form of a passport or ticket. Make use of that world map and travel guide as embellishment on your walls.

Model for a day. The best way to feel like a star is to be a star for a day. Ask a friend or a professional to set you up a photo shoot. Wear something pretty, put some make-up on and strike that perfect pose.

Ladies Night. Exclusively for ladies only. Dance the night away with your girl friends or just simply have a pyjama party at home with a glass of wine in your hands and chat the night away.

Kisses. A fun and creative way to celebrate your 30th birthday is to custom design kisses. Print a lot of kisses-size stickers and stick the ‘30’ on the kisses.

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Changing lives. Make a list of things you want to change. List down things that you want to change that will lead to a better you like changing your spending habits, your routine of procrastinating, move somewhere new if you’ve always been wanting to, and be more persistent with pursuing your passion.

Wine Day. One of the finest things in life is wine. Treat yourself and your friends to a wine tasting day. The good things in life should be appreciated with great company.

The classic Oreo. Oreo is not just used for dipping milk, you can liven it up and decorate it. You can actually use it as a topper for your cupcakes.