Birthday celebrations are a great way to celebrate life. While many people assume that they’re mostly for children and teens, in truth, even the golden years deserve parties! If you’re approaching the “big” 4-0, that’s definitely a reason to celebrate. 

Did you know? A diamond jubilee, or 40th birthday, is often referred to as a person’s “golden years.” In Chinese culture, the 40th birthday represents five full cycles throughout the Chinese zodiac! 

So whether you’re just turning 40 or celebrating well past that milestone, birthday parties are opportunities to create memorable moments with friends and family.

What kind of party planning can be done that can beat every other birthday party you’ve had? There are several ways for it to become a memorable affair, ideas and themes included.

Here are some simple and great party ideas as you can do to celebrate and adjust them accordingly if it’s for adults only or family friendly version:

Celebrate With A Daytime Party

These kinds of parties are a lot like a day on the beach. Drinks, food and fun games await! There’s a lot of fun that can go a long way. Consider the likes of giant Jenga for games. Food can be much like a BBQ, with varying skewers and even burgers. For drinks, margaritas, mojitos or Long Island iced teas will go a long way.

Celebrate With Dancing, Dinner and Drinks!

Who doesn’t love the classic party combination? Celebrate your birthday with amazing beverages, cool dances & extra-scrumptious food! Pick a theme like the roaring ’20s or your favourite film so your friends and family can dress accordingly. If you do go with the roaring ’20s, keep these in mind:

  • A live band with a great setlist
  • Dapper suits and flowy flapper dresses
  • Elegance
  • Speciality cocktails such as Old Fashioneds, classic gin martinis and Manhattans

Of course, there are so many other options to go with. It could very well be without a theme and just a good ol’ party with drinks and a dancefloor. 

Especially given recent events, being able to safely gather and revel in each other’s company is a gift in itself.

Celebrate With Small Bites, Wine and Beer

Some people are more introverted and just adore intimate gatherings. In this case, something less formal with yummy appetizers and simple drinks will go a long way! Hors d’oeuvres and finger foods are sure to be a hit, such as:

  • Bruschetta
  • Crostinis
  • Meat skewers
  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Stuffed mushroom caps
  • Veggie skewers

Instead of a birthday cake, cupcakes or a doughnut wall bursting with colour can make a huge difference! Aside from being delicious, it also doubles as a great decorative aspect. Drinks matter as well, so consider:

  • Beer
  • Ciders
  • Seltzers
  • Wine

Conclusion

The truth is every birthday is a huge milestone wherever in the world a person is. Each birthday is special and deserves a major celebration and is a great excuse to be with your close friends and family. Great party ideas include a daytime party, small bites paired with wine and beer, as well as dancing, dinner and drinks.

If you need a great birthday party venue for hire in Brisbane, Unidus is a modern, flexible function venue that serves multiple purposes! We’re located on the south side of Brisbane. Book an event with us today!