21 Ideas to celebrate 21st Birthday
21st birthday is a huge day, but it can be tricky to figure out exactly how to mark the milestone—but fear not, birthday princess: We’ve corralled 21 of the best, most photo-op-worthy 21st birthday ideas because we’re all just trying to make them ask, “Who is SHE?”
1. Create a 21st Birthday Bucket List
Have your friends drum up some funny dares, write them on a poster. You’ve got your activity list set for the whole damn night.
2. Go to a Casino
A classic 21st birthday party romp: casino night. Find a joint in your area, squeeze into an aughts-era bandage dress, and try your gambling luck.
3. Two Words: Spa Day
A spa day is ideal. All the services you’ve been craving are there. Spoil yourself more often. Go for it; it’s your birthday!
4. Throw a Paint’ n’ sip party
A paint-and-sip class is easy to waste under the guise of art and friendship. Round up and hit the studio.
5. Brewery Tour
Go on a brewery with some friends. Many places offer small-group tours so that the party can double as a learning opportunity. Knowledge, man.
6. Have a Girls’ Night Out
That’s it. That’s the caption. You deserve it.
7. Make it Tacos-and-Margaritas Themed
That is one of the most comfortable dinner parties to throw since the menu is simple: tacos and margaritas.
8. Take a Mixology Class
Sworn off vodka shots may be interested in a cocktail-making class.
9. Go to a Roller Disco
Roller disco has returned to public consciousness in recent years. Why not make it real life?
10. Host an Adult Tea Party
That might be a cute birthday outing. Many hotels hold high tea, or you can stage the whole thing at home.
11. Take a Pole Dancing Class
Try a beginner’s pole dancing class. Bring some friends and test your strength.
12. Go to an Escape Room
All those in favor of reclaiming escape room events for fun 21st birthday parties, “Aye!”
13. Host an Around-the-World Party
The premise of an around-the-world party is simple. If you want to go all out, set up 21 different stations.
14. Go to a Burlesque Show.
If you’re here for high drama and high glamour, check out a burlesque show. Tamer than a strip club but way more riveting than most acts on a stage.
15. Party at a Hotel Pool
Book a cabana at your fave hotel pool and take in all the gorgeous views, beautiful people, and delicious small-batch cocktails. In a word: luxury.
16. Book a Bottomless Brunch
Hunt around for the best deal, make that reservation, and hydrate beforehand.
17. Go on a Cruise
Ask your pals to reserve tickets beforehand, spend an afternoon watching sunsets, take in the waves, and sipping cute cocktails while looking cuter.
18. Make all the Jell-O Shots
They’re so freakin’ easy and always a crowd-pleaser. Just get instructions right this way.
19. Take so many Polaroid Pics
You can snap a bunch of photos with a real-life nostalgia camera. The next morning, arrange all the shots on a cute surface so you can share them to the gram.
20. Visit Wine Country
Grab your crew and plan a visit to a vineyard. Have a little taste of nature.
21. Get that Fancy Wine Pairing
Book a table at a fancy restaurant you’ve been dying to go to, and when they ask if you want the chef’s wine pairing, say, “hell, yeah, you do, because you’re 21 and that’s what adults do.
This moment is worth living. Accept the goodness of this moment. It is your moment to enjoy, just like any other. Celebrate a birthday with Inksterprints shirts; it could be commemorative for family and friends!