A birthday is a great occasion to have fun with friends and family, try something new, and even take part in a little adventure. Vivid emotions will be remembered for a long time. In this article you will find unusual holiday ideas and ways to organize an unforgettable celebration.
Not only children love to play, but also adults. The quest will be a great entertainment for a birthday person of any age, and it can also be organized right in the apartment if you have a small budget or do not want to have a magnificent celebration. The essence of this entertainment is simple — you hide a gift in the house and come up with tasks for the hero of the occasion. He will fulfill them and receive hints to get to the coveted prize.
You can place notes throughout the apartment with messages that will show the way. They can hide in the most unexpected places:
- in a newspaper, a word or sentence circled in pen;
- inside the balloon — you can put a leaf there;
- in the paws of a soft toy;
- under a picture or a family photo;
- under a plate with a festive cake.
As a task, there can be an interesting riddle, the ansr to which will lead to the next step, a crossword puzzle, or even picking up a puzzle. The first note can be left in a prominent place or personally handed to the birthday man with congratulations so that he can start the game. Guests can also participate in the process and give certain tasks, for which you can get a hint.
Such entertainment does not require serious expenses, but all participants will have a lot of fun.
If you don’t feel like celebrating in an apartment, you can contact one of the companies involved in organizing quests. Professionals will give you the opportunity to experience a real adventure. The birthday boy and his friends find themselves in an unusual setting with atmospheric decor, immersed in another world where they need to complete a certain task. Players may be offered props or costumes to make the action seem even more realistic.
The theme of the quest may be different. Scary stories featuring zombies, ghosts and other otherworldly creatures are popular — many people like to tickle their nerves. There are also quests for famous universes: “Harry Potter”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Avengers”, “Star Wars” fans will surely appreciate it.
The adventure can take place in a specific location — a desert, a pirate ship, a starship, a scientist’s laboratory, and some stories take you to the past or the future. There are also programs for children, where tasks are designed for the level of young players, and the plot can be related to your favorite cartoons.
A professional quest usually takes 1–2 hours. It may also include a small tea party, organically inscribed in history.
It should be borne in mind that quests can be designed for a different number of participants, so it is better to clarify in advance how many people will be present.
Hosting a themed party
Music, dancing and a festive table — a classic scenario for a birthday. You can diversify it and organize a theme party in a certain style.
First of all, decide on the format. Here are some popular topics:
- retro and vintage: dudes, dashing 90s, roaring 20s, gangsters;
- adventure: cowboys, pirates, superheroes;
- glamour: hollywood, breakfast at tiffany’s, moulin rouge;
- events: Brazilian carnival, imperial ball, Oktoberfest.
Your party may be in the style of a certain country, with folk costumes and music. For the holiday, you can choose the theme of your favorite birthday movie.
It is worth focusing on general preferences, for example, a party in a spa is suitable for a girl with her friends, and a male team would prefer to celebrate a birthday in nature, with a plentiful feast.
Inform your guests in advance about the chosen theme so that they have time to prepare outfits.
If you are going to celebrate at home, you need to choose decor that will help create an atmosphere, think over options for decorating the table, an appropriate menu and drinks, and do not forget about music for fun dancing. It will not be superfluous to organize small entertainments, competitions, creative zones for children, if you have young guests.
You can also throw a party at a restaurant, hotel or spa if your budget allows. In this case, you will need to rent a room, discuss the menu with chefs, find a designer, toastmaster and photographer.
Or you can contact a holiday party company if you don’t want to waste time.
Unusual places to celebrate a birthday
If you are tired of celebrating at home or in a restaurant, there are other options. You can have fun celebrating your birthday in an unusual place, try an interesting format and get new impressions.
Free tea, coffee, biscuits and plenty of board games for every taste is a good option for a company. Video games are also available in some establishments, you can take joysticks and arrange competitions with friends. Not all anti-cafes allow you to bring alcohol, it is better to clarify this point in advance.
Suitable for those who have a birthday in the summer. In hot ather, you can go closer to the water, swim, have a picnic in nature, have fun and relax. Some beaches offer houses or gazebos for rent, barbecue, sauna and other amenities.
Active entertainment for many tastes. Usually there is also mini-football, ping-pong, table hockey next to the tracks — everyone will find something to do. And then you can visit the food court.
Some establishments allow you to rent a hall and order a selection of films. You can take advantage of this and arrange a day marathon or movie night. An interesting option is viewing under the open sky. Summer cinemas of this format are organized in city squares or in large parking lots, where you can enjoy a movie without leaving your car.
Walking on the water is beautiful and romantic. You can rent a small fast yacht and visit remote beaches where there are no people. Or purchase tickets on a cruise ship and go on a sea voyage to celebrate your holiday there.
A great option for those who want to shoot and get a shot of adrenaline. Such an active holiday always leaves a lot of emotions. BUT pacifists will be able to take a walk in nature and enjoy the views — usually the clubs are located outside the city.
Other original ideas
Many outdoor activities are designed for the summer season, but a birthday in winter is no reason to refuse outdoor activities. You can visit a ski resort, go ice skating or snowboarding, go down the mountain on a cheesecake and just play snowballs or build a snowman. And it is recommended to end such a day in a bathhouse in order to warm up and relax properly.
If the cold ather doesn’t inspire you, change your location and go to a resort. The opportunity to move briefly from winter to summer is really inspiring, such a birthday will be remembered for a long time and leave a lot of pleasant impressions. Before the trip, be sure to make sure that the chosen country does not have a rainy season, so as not to spoil your vacation.
You can also get new impressions in your hometown. Go to the master class — for sure there is something that you have long wanted to try. It could be painting, cooking, acting, clay modeling, or something else. Perhaps you will discover a new creative hobby that will continue to delight you after the holiday.
Skydiving — that’s what will really be remembered for a long time. The feeling of free flight leaves an indelible impression. Hover, for such entertainment, the birthday boy and guests, if they wish to join, must be in good shape. Before planning, make sure that you have no medical contraindications prohibiting extreme sports.
Birthday is the time of fulfillment of desires. If you do not know how to celebrate, do what you have long wanted to. Or gift yourself something that you’ve been putting off buying for later. Take care of yourself on this day to forget about your usual worries at least for a while and just enjoy life.