How unusual to celebrate a birthday?

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.

Creative quests

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.

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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.

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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.

Motor ship

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.

Paintball club

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.

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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.