Interestingly enough, it is usually a 50-50 split of those who dread turning 30 and those who think it is great. This is fortunate, because it means that there are actually more 30th birthday party ideas than for any other notable year. For example, there could be an “over the hill” theme used for someone who believes they are officially old, but there can also be a much more celebratory theme around this milestone event too.
For example, some popular 30th birthday party ideas include very mature activities such as a wine tasting or formal dinner at a gourmet restaurant. There are also some fun themes such as a “movie night” built around films made the same year as the birthday man or woman. For example, the party could be hosted in a friend or family member’s home and the TV could continually run movies which premiered that year. The host or hostess could also develop a menu or a few “signature” foods to reflect some of the films as well – a cocktail or appetizer with the name of one of the films in its description is always fun. The cake and décor could also reflect the selected theme too.
Other 30th birthday party ideas can include something as creative as a city or town-wide scavenger hunt that takes the celebrant to places of significance throughout their lifetime. A favorite park, their school playground, the place they went to college, a favorite hangout or even where they met their spouse could lead a group of friends and family members on a memorable tour, and planning a few stops at restaurants or homes of friends could also serve as a way to eat and relax along the way.
One of the major issues where 30th birthday party ideas are concerned, however, is if they should be a “surprise” party or not. Realistically, this depends on two key issues – how the person feels about surprises, and the level of difficulty in arranging for such an event. There are some people who really dislike unexpected parties or who don’t do well as the center of attention. This is not someone to plan a surprise event of any kind for. There are also people who have so many friends, family members and colleagues that it will require some heavy planning and a lot of deceit to trick them into a “surprise” of almost any kind. It takes a lot of preparation for a traditional 30th birthday party, and the decision to surprise someone with such an event should not be taken lightly.
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