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3 Memorable 30th Birthday Celebration Ideas

Discover how to celebrate your 30th birthday in style with these handy tips on creating a memorable and fun birthday celebration!

When it comes to milestone birthdays, turning 30 is an occasion you’ll remember for years to come. For many people, the turn of a new decade marks a new and exciting chapter in life. You only turn 30 once, so what more reason could you need to throw a memorable birthday bash?!

Whether you’re all about bringing in birthdays with a bang, or you want to plan something a little more lowkey, your 30th should be a celebration of you and the things you love the most. Turning 30 doesn’t have to be intimidating. We’ve picked out our 3 most memorable birthday celebration ideas to help you embrace your new chapter.

Do something different

Make your 30th birthday one to remember by doing something you’ve always wanted to do. It’s the big 3-0 after all, so take this opportunity to step outside your comfort zone. Whether you’ve always dreamt of skydiving, bungee jumping or even driving a rally car, an adventure packed day out will allow you to let your hair down and celebrate in style. 

It’s your special day, so your 30th birthday can be as wild or as tame as you want it to be. Whatever you do, it doesn’t have to be too expensive. Grab a group of your closest friends for an outdoor excursion like wild camping, hiking or zip lining. Not only will this guarantee plenty of fun, you’ll also wake up feeling fresh on your 30th and ready to soak up the great outdoors. 

Throw a house party

There’s nothing better than getting together with your nearest and dearest. A good old fashioned house party can be much more cost effective than hiring out a function room or night club. With a house party, you can add a personal touch to your celebrations. Decorate your home with plenty of printed photos of yourself with friends and family, and look back over your milestones together. 

Why not take your house party to the next level with a fun theme? Have your guests dress up as stars from your favourite films, or in 90s fashion as a tribute to the year you were born. You can even hire a karaoke machine to show off your song voice (or lack thereof!) The options are endless with house parties, but no matter how you choose to do it, it’s sure to be a night to remember. 

Go on the holiday of a lifetime

If you want to splurge on a holiday of a lifetime, there’s no better time than your 30th birthday. Whether you want to hit up a party hotspot or lounge around on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, a luxurious holiday is a perfect way to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Some people say that turning 30 is a daunting new chapter, but there’s no reason to dread your big birthday. A holiday gives you the opportunity to relax and indulge in some ultimate ‘me’ time, or you can visit a fashion capital like New York, Paris, and Rome and shop ‘til you drop. 

No matter what your plans are for your birthday, there is plenty of big-budget and low-cost options that will help you to make it memorable. Don’t get too tied up with saying goodbye to your 20s, welcome in your 30s with a celebration that suits you!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nicola Hughes, is a thirty-something-year-old freelance writer based in the UK.