Tired of throwing a party with drinks and cakes now that you are turning 30? You’ve been doing these for 29 years, it’s time to think about various 30th birthday ideas that will entice your guests not to leave your boring party. Being creative is limitless, regardless of your budget. You just need to learn the things that your guests will love and will let them remember that another year is added to your life.
Why are 30th Birthdays Special?
Your 30th birthday needs to be especial. You are in your third decade, it’s important to ensure that you are well-remembered not only through the things you have imparted to your loved ones and friends but also by planning 30th birthday ideas that you can enjoy from morning until night. From tear-jerking twists to a laugh-filled family day out, these will leave everyone feeling fuzzy and warm inside.
Conduct Painting Party
Book an Escape Room
Airsoft Birthday Party
Visit Zoo Park
Virtual Birthday Party
Rave Themed Birthday Party
Picnic Birthday Party
Marshmallow and Bonfire Party
Learn New Dance
Jewelry Making Party
Host a Game Night
Host a Cocktail Party
Have Fun Ice Kating
Have a DIY Wine Testing
Go to Nail Salon
Go Biking Outdoor
Enjoy Shopping at Mall or Online Shopping
Enjoy Movie at Home
Enjoy Delicious Foods
Creative Crafts Birthday Party
Conduct Public Service
Charitable 30th Birthday Ideas
Spend it with less-fortunate
Did you know that not everyone gets the chance to celebrate a birthday party? Why not check a foundation for kids and elderlies and spend your special day with them? This is probably one of the most heart-warming 30th birthday ideas.
Get crafty for a cause
If your friends like helping the less-fortunate, why not spend your birthday creating craft projects that you can share with a particular organization that houses homeless children? Seeing these kids smile is priceless.
Save your money and buy a gift for someone else
You’ve been living for 30 years, why not save the money you spend on your party and buy a special gift to someone unfortunate who’s also celebrating his birthday?
Support a furry friend.
Apart from homeless people, you might like to look at furry friends from a local animal shelter? Instead of asking for a new watch or a bag, why not just ask your guests to bring something that can be donated to the animal shelter like pet food, toys, and even old blankets and donate them right after your party.
Give a gift bag full of necessities.
One of the basic giveaways during birthday parties are the goodies. Instead of giving these to your friends, why don’t you just pack goodie bags full of necessities and give them to the homeless people on the street? Clothes, power snacks, and hygiene kits are your best choice.
Imparting knowledge to people you do not know can be done through book donations. It is also an amazing way to declutter, right? Ask your friends to donate a book instead.
Send someone to school
Did you know that grand parties are really expensive, the money you have to spend can be donated to someone who’s out of school? Well, now’s the perfect time to do it for a cause!
Donate. Your blood will save a life.
Be an organ donor
Hey, you don’t have to do it right away. What you can do for now is to get an ID from Red Cross or from an organization that you permit them to take your organs once you are dead (which we hope it’s not going to be anytime soon, of course).
Adventurous 30th Birthday Ideas
Visit a place you’ve never been into before.
Today is the perfect time to celebrate your birthday to a place you’ve never been before. Instead of inviting guests at your home, why not just book a flight and a hotel and enjoy your time alone. Well, if you have your budget, bringing someone along with you is such a great idea, too!
Camp with Friends
Camping is also fun. It will also make you closer to nature especially if you are not an outdoorsy type.
Be on top of the world and hike with your friends. Prepare your backpack and your hiking shoes. Do not forget your camera and record the breathtaking sceneries.
Go on a Road Trip without an Itinerary
Gas up your car and just drive until you reach a wonderful place you have never visited before.
Learn something new
Birthdays are not just about parties. Why not sign up for a class you have never tried before to learn something new?
Go to an amusement park
Ride those that will make you scream like a crazy – rollercoasters? Beat that!
Take a helicopter ride
Yes, it can be expensive but it’s something that you cannot experience on a regular basis, right? It doesn’t need to be too long. A 30-minute ride will surely excite every cell inside of you.
Test drive your dream car
Look for a car rental company that offers your dream car. Is it the new Lamborghini Veneno or the W Motors Lykan Hypersport?
Try bungee jumping
Yet another breathtaking 30th birthday ideas that you should try!
Personal and Relaxing 30th Birthday Ideas
Spend your day on your PJs
If you have been very busy at work, today is the perfect time to spend it at home, even if you’re just alone.
Visit a spa
What’s better than spending your day in a spa? Get a good Shiatsu massage and a relaxing body scrub. It will rejuvenate your entire being.
Attend a comedy show
When was the last time you laughed? If you do not remember it anymore, well why don’t you attend a comedy show and laugh till you ran out of voice?
Get a unique tattoo
Well, it’s something you have to really think about since it will be forever etched on your skin. Once you have decided, think about a unique design that you will really love for a lifetime.
Buy yourself a gift
Instead of asking someone to buy you a special gift that you have been wanting to have for years, why not buy it on your own? Either get a Louboutin lipstick or an expensive smartwatch!
Switch off your phone
Spare yourself from those work calls and messages. Switch off your phone the entire day! Don’t forget to let your parents know what you are planning to do so they won’t feel worried, okay?
Record a video
Do something crazy and record it so you can have something to laugh at when you get old and you want to remember your younger days.
Visit a salon
Pamper and spoil yourself. It’s your birthday anyway. Feel relaxed and improve your look by getting a new haircut or through manicure and pedicure.
Buy a lottery ticket
Who knows, it might be your lucky day, you might take home that $$$!
Unique 30th Birthday Ideas for Family and Friends
Throw a themed party
Although you are in your third decade, it’s not yet late to throw a themed party? A Marvel-themed party is a great choice everyone will enjoy. Ask your guests to wear their favorite Marvel characters for added fun.
Take your swimming attire with you and spend it on a beach your crazy and funny friends.
Rent a Karaoke Bar
Sing and dance with your friends by renting a karaoke bar. Who doesn’t love good music, anyway?
Have a candy corner
Instead of serving liquor drinks, why not just have a candy corner on your party? Have a chocolate fountain, too!
Send thank you letters
Let your friend and family feel loved a special by giving them letters. Let them know how thankful you are for having them in your life. Tell them how they add spice to your everyday existence.
Have an amazing birthday cake
Well, birthdays are not complete without an amazing and sumptuously yummy birthday cake, right?
30th Birthday Ideas with Families
Plan a vacation
Visit a renowned place, preferably something from the wonderful places in the world, with your family. An out of a country tour can surely be remembered when you are spending it with the most important people in your life.
Ask your kids what they want to do
Let your kids decide what you will do on your special day. They will surely love to go to theme parks or zoos.
Play a game
Get your Xbox 360 or run around the garden with your family. You can also play scrabble and monopoly. Your birthday does not need to be expensive, right?
Visit your parents
Your parents would surely love to spend your special day with them. It’s actually their special day, too, because it’s the day when God has given them a wonderful gift – your life!
Why You Should Be Happy That You’re Turning 30
Some people may experience age anxiety when approaching the age of 30. However, if you’re one of them or if you know someone who is going through this, you might want to remind them of the following things:
You Get to Know Yourself Better
30 often feels like clockwork. When you turn 30, you’ll realize that you now know yourself much better than you did even a year ago. Suddenly, you no longer have unanswerable questions. Everything becomes much clearer and you know where you stand and what your priorities are.
You Can Master Own Emotions Much Better
Remember back in high school when you used to get upset about all the small things? Well, not anymore. When you turn 30, you reach the peak of emotion control. There’s nothing getting in your way now except for you. Once you turn 30, you start realizing that all of your emotions were exactly that – emotions, nothing necessarily logical, and thus you start to evolve and realize that growing older is actually a blessing in disguise. Speaking of which:
You Start Realizing That Age Comes With More Benefits
At first, you worry about turning 30, but then you find out that there are far more advantages than disadvantages. For a start, the two things that we have already mentioned earlier, plus that your friend circle will start to get smaller but better. You finally get the hang of how social stuff works, and now is the perfect age to combine the usefulness and pleasure. Maybe you’ll start a busines or maybe you’ll finally get that promotion that you were hoping for. Either way, the best is yet to come.
The Bottom Line
No matter how you’d like to celebrate your special day, do not forget to thank God for giving you the blessing of life. Not everyone gets the chance to celebrate and think about their 30th birthday ideas. Start your day by visiting the church or by praying. Seek for His love and guidance because those are what you need to live your life to the fullest.
Aitir Prince C. Achivida is a Filipino from Butuan City in the Philippines. He has been a graphic designer for five years, and a content writer for 2 years, and will continue to be so in the future. He loved and enjoyed doing his passions, which included not only creating graphics and writing articles to share with all of you but also having a heart for music. He is a musician and singer who uses his talent in ministry to serve the Lord.
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