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10 ideas for adventurous 30th birthdays

adventurous 30th birthday party ideasWant to do something a bit different for your 30th birthday party to show your not over the hill just yet?

  1. Paintballing. You might end the day with a few bruises, but paint balling can be a great way to get the adrenaline flowing. And you will have some great stories to share for years to come.
  2. Ab-sailing / Rock climbing. Great physical activity. There are also plenty of indoor rock climbing centers available.
  3. Scuba Diving. This activity requires a license and can be an expensive hobby until you own all of your own gear, but it can be quite relaxing taking in all the ocean life.
  4. Kayaking. It can be relaxing or as physical as you want to make it.
  5. Skydiving. This is probably on every adventurous persons bucket list of things they want to do before they die.
  6. Go Carting. This can be a fun way to spend your 30th birthday, gets the adrenaline pumping but not too physical.
  7. Bungy jumping. If sky diving is not your thing try bungy jumping.
  8. Fishing charters. Want the relaxing experience (while drinking), but with the thrill of catching some nice size snapper? Then hiring a fishing boat is for you.
  9. Camping. A weekend away with your best friends and getting back to nature, no TV, no internet … but plenty of beer.
  10. Mountain bike riding. Nothing like a brisk ride before hitting the town.

If you are over thirty and haven’t done any of these things in your life then you haven’t lived!

These activities can be done pre-birthday party during the day and then you can celebrate your thirtieth at night at a trendy nightspot.

30th birthday ideas on a budget

30th birthdaySo, its your 30th birthday but you are a bit short on cash. Don’t let that stop you having an awesome thirtieth birthday party!

You could all meet up at a restaurant and have a meal. There are plenty of great venues out there that are happy to split bills. This can be quite a cost effective way of celebrating your 30th without huge costs.

You could have the party at your house, such as a BBQ with BYO drinks. A couple of kilos worth of sausages will fill up your guests without breaking the bank. Plus by making the invites “bring your own” drinks you will save a fortune on alcohol.

Another fun 30th birthday party idea is a “scavenger hunt”. You could have a pub crawl in your area and all of your guests have a list of items that have to be collected through the night. The list could include whatever you choose, such as business cards, beer coasters or takeaway menus from venues on the walk. Each item could be worth a certain amount of points that can be added up towards the end of the night.

cocktail 30th birthday partyCocktails at home can be fun, but also quite expensive. But if you make a list between your guests and everyone brings a bottle of liquor, you can host your very own cocktail party on the cheap.

Other things you could do to cut down on cost are make your own invites. You could create your invite on the computer and save it as a photo, then print them all off at in instant photo lab.

There are plenty of great party ideas that could really cut costs.

Do you have a fantastic cost-cutting birthday idea? Leave a comment below.

Alphabet letter themed 30th birthday party

Want something a bit different to celebrate your 30th birthday? Why not try picking a letter of the alphabet and your guests have to come up with a costume for that letter!

These parties can be a lot of fun as some guest will try very hard to out-do everyone else with a totally original costume.

Alphabet themed 30th birthday partyYou could send out your invitations with a “Sesame Street” type theme with the wording. “This birthday party was brought to you by the letter S”.

There are thousands of great costume ideas you could come up with for almost all of the letters of the alphabet. Some guests will come as a job title for that letter such as a school teacher. Others may choose to come as a celebrity such as Sylvester Stallone. Google can be quite helpful for guests that are struggling to come up with a costume!

Some guest may also choose to dress as objects starting with the chosen letter such as a Sausage or a Sign post. They are only limited by their own imaginations.

This style of party can be perfect for the dreaded 30th birthday as everyone comes dressed up, which can take the focus off your birthday and allow you to enjoy the party!

If you choose to have your 30th birthday party at a venue, we can help you! Just leave your details on our party details form and we can source a great venue in your area. We can also recommend costume hire shops that can help your guests find the perfect costume. Some of the costume shops on our lists also provide a generous discount when mentioning our name!

30th birthday Murder Mystery Theme

murder mystery partyThree decades of life is definitely a big milestone and should be celebrated with a party that will be remembered by everyone.

Why not celebrate your 30th birthday with an evening of deceit, treachery and murder that will keep everyone guessing till the very end.

These parties are fantastic as it gets everyone involved in the game. Even if some of your guest don’t know each other, it will give them a chance to mingle, unlike traditional parties where people hang about in groups.

There are plenty of “off the shelf” murder mystery kits that can be purchased or custom scripts can be tailored for your party.

Each guest is assigned a character, unaware of if they are the killer or a victim. They receive a card on their character prior to the night and organise a costume themselves based on the description/background of their character. The more extravagant the costume, the more fun the night will be.

The beauty of a themed Murder Mystery party, is that it can be held anywhere, whether you decide to host it at home or hire a function room for the evening.

The evening is played out in scenes running around 15 – 20 minutes each with vital clues cleverly placed in the scenes.

If you want to host a murder mystery party here is what you will need to look into:
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  • How many guest will be at the party
  • Getting a murder mystery kit for the amount of guests
  • Choose a night and venue for the party
  • Send out invitations/profile cards to guests
  • Pick a great costume
  • Have a great night!