Creative Ideas to Celebrate Your Milestone Birthday

posted: 07/20/16
by: Katie Morton

You're only as young as you feel! Milestone birthdays are cause to celebrate your accomplishments, reflect on the past, and raise a glass toward the future. Sure, you can do dinner and drinks, but why not think outside the box for the big birthdays? Read on for phenomenal ideas to mark the occasion with panache.

Legally Twenty-One

Twenty-one calls for a big bash! This is one occasion where the adage "the more, the merrier" definitely applies. Gather all your party-inclined pals and plan a night out, which you'll all remember.

Sure, a nightclub is fun--but why not take it up a notch and hit the casino? Even if you're not into the card scene, many casinos have beautiful swimming pools, amazing live theatre, and, of course, hopping nightlife. Plan a locale-specific scavenger hunt for the lucky birthday honoree to up the group fun and bonding.

Flirty Thirty

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Thirty calls for a special way to commemorate the big day. Since many have careers, significant others, and potentially even families at this stage of life, thirty is the perfect time to plan a girls' weekend away to unwind in style.

Make the most of the weekend by relaxing in a spa or sipping wine at a countryside vineyard. If you're feeling especially luxurious, a hot air balloon ride and champagne toast will make memories to last another thirty years. If you're the rustic type, rent a woodsy cabin and relax with hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Forty and Fabulous

Turning the big 4-0? Congrats, you have four decades of real-world experience to celebrate! Now's the time to check something off your bucket list. Plan a once in a lifetime experience to ring in your four decades. It's time to challenge yourself to something you've often dreamed of, but never thought you'd actually do--skydiving, parasailing, or driving a stock car. After all, you only get to turn forty once.

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Finally, Fifty and Beyond

Five decades (or more!) of life is grounds to plan something amazing. Gather your best friends and family for a celebratory cruise. If you prefer a day trip, local docks often rent party boats so you can still sail into the sunset with your best friends and family.

If none of these ideas peak your interest, then Oprah has patented sage advice on how to make the most of your milestones, and appreciate every day. No matter how you end up celebrating your milestone birthday, the best gift of all will be making memories with family and friends who love you.