After you turn 21, the next “big birthday” you have is probably 26, but that’s just because you have to start paying for your own insurance, which is a bummer. Other than your years that end in zero, though, there just doesn’t seem to be a need to have big parties for birthdays. The ironic thing is that there is way more fun stuff to do as an adult than there is as a kid. Still, though, no one wants to break their backs or give themselves a migraine prepping for a party, so take a look at the following low-stress birthday party ideas for adults.
Birthday parties are great opportunities to insert some joy into your life. Party games have evolved significantly since charades, so it’s easy to pick up lots of games that involve and entertain everyone at the party. The choice of game will depend on how many people you play with and the level of energy you want your party to have.
Movie night with your buddies might not seem like a party, but it’s great for anyone who wants a night that’s both fun and relaxing. Prepare food or candy—or both—to eat during the movie. You could bring out some wine if you want. Decorate all the food, spread it on beautiful plates, and get a bunch of entertaining films everyone wants to watch. Make the movie night even more fun by having everyone vote for the movie they’d like to see.
This is a wonderful concept since it allows you to learn more about your friends. Each visitor can give a copy of their favorite book and write a note inside it to whoever ends up getting it. You could even put your own spin on it, such as bringing your favorite record or movie. Because of how simple this is, it’s one of our favorite low-stress birthday party ideas for adults.
Personal Pizza Night
If you don’t want the hassle of preparing food for an entire party, organize a customized pizza party. All you have to do is buy some crust, pizza sauces, cheese, and other toppings. Let everybody create their own pizza. Then, throw the finished pizzas in the oven and wait for them to be done! This way, everyone gets what they want, and you don’t have to worry about disappointing anyone.
Ice Cream Social
Get out your bowls and spoons and buy up all the ice cream and toppings you can get your hands on. An ice cream social is one of the easiest and most enjoyable gatherings you can host at home. Everyone likes ice cream; offering up a bunch of options will never disappoint.