15 Birthday Party Theme Ideas 

There is nothing more exciting than celebrating a birthday. It is a milestone that inevitably happens every year – and we are always prepared for it, including choosing one of the plentiful birthday party theme ideas! Now, because it happens to all of us, sometimes it is hard to keep track of all the themes for birthday parties you’ve done. Also, if you are one of those celebratory types, you want something new and fresh every year.

When you start to think about it, you notice that coming up with something unique gets more difficult by the year. Thankfully, we are here to help! There are so many birthday party theme ideas for you to choose from that after you’re done reading this list, you will make plans for the next two decades – or more!

From big and elaborate parties to creative and relaxing ideas, consider this list as your never-ending source of inspiration! Help yourself come up with an incredible birthday theme idea, and start going through the list now!

The best birthday party theme ideas

20s-inspired Party

Something along the lines of Great Gatsby seems to be a popular choice nowadays. You can always set the scene in the past, allowing your guests to both dress up and shine bright – the roaring twenties are just the pick for you! The appropriate dress code alone will help you feel the glitz and glamor of that era. Fill up the space with decadent party decorations, let your guests know how to dress up, and get ready to party – 20s style!

Garden Party

If you are lucky enough to have been born in summertime, your possibilities for birthday themes are practically endless! You get to explore all the garden options – from a day party with floral arrangements to a night party with string lights all around. Either way, it is bound to be a successful evening.

Casino Night

If you can’t take all of your guests to Las Vegas, why not bring Las Vegas to you? The casino experience can be very exciting, and paired with your birthday, it is bound to create an unforgettable experience. You can create the ultimate casino birthday night with a little bit of creativity. Think classic card games such as baccarat and blackjack, and add some sophisticated finger foods and drinks to the mix. You can make everyone dress fancy and have us pour cocktails to keep the party going!

Winter Wonderland

On the opposite side of the spectrum, one of the most whimsical birthday party theme ideas is a winter wonderland! Turn your venue into a magical place. Fill it with faux snow, twinkling lights, and themed party foods. This can work as a charm, creating an elegant set – the perfect way of celebrating your winter birthday.

Rainbow Party

While we are on the subject of spectrums, why go for a birthday theme idea that includes all the colors in the world? We know that a rainbow party can be classified more as a child’s event, but you can make it fun for adults, too! For example, everyone can dress up in their favorite colors, and you can serve some colorful cocktails to set the scene!

Red carpet celebration

The Red carpet is commonly favored as the best birthday party idea for adults. However, if you are still on the fence about your celebration (be that turning 30 or not), you can always swipe this idea and make it your own! A Hollywood-themed party will leave your guests gasping all night over “who wore who”. Just let them know that they should dress to impress – red carpet style, have plenty of champagne or prosecco going around and a lot of flashing lights. Speaking of flashing lights, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could help? Getting your picture taken is a part of the experience – and we can help you take things to the next level! Your party is ready, are you?

Karaoke Party

There is not a single person in the world who does not like to sing. It releases tension, it makes us relaxed and smiley, and it is just the perfect pastime. Well, having a party that is all around singing is sometimes the best thing you can do. You can either go for a themed karaoke party where you only choose songs from a few artists, or you can go for a broader scheme and let anyone sing whatever they like – as long as it is a dance song! Take a look at our services – we have some amazing line dancers and some always-ready-to-party men who will help you create the full experience!

Dessert Party

You may have heard of it at some point in your life, but it always seemed like an impossible idea. Well, think about it – does it seem impossible now? Or does it simply seem like the most genius plan ever? Having a dessert party will give such a sugar rush to your guests – and they will love it! You can make a wide selection of desserts for everyone and have them try everything! Or, you can take things a step further by getting an ice cream machine with a few flavors – your guests won’t be able to resist them! On the other hand, you can have the Cocktail CowBoys serving extra refreshments by the bar!

Superhero Party

Nobody is too old to opt for a superhero birthday party theme idea! Dressing up for this particular situation means choosing an outfit representing your favorite superhero or villain. Make it as elaborate as possible – with costumes, themed snacks, and drinks, and enjoy the superpowers – even if they are only for one night.

Disco Party

A retro theme seems like a little out-of-date idea, but a disco party is all about the fun and excitement! You can go with an 80s theme, but let’s face it – if you really want to bring back the disco years, go a decade back into the 70s. Large earrings, knee-high boots, a lot of color, and hair everywhere – you can bring back the booty-shaking period under the disco ball with the help of your guests. Elevate the evening by getting them all a pair of skates – whoever wants to join in the party can roller disco!

Movie Night

Are you one of those people who want to wind it down for their birthday? If you are not big on celebratory birthday themes, we have you covered! You can always make a movie night and choose a small group of friends to watch movies with. Get some fun snacks, order pizzas, get a few bottles of wine, and enjoy. Sometimes, all you need on your birthday are your closest friends and a good movie.

Pool Party

Now, the summer is the perfect season to whip out the pool party card – there is no better way to celebrate your birthday than by the pool! It is one of the classic birthday party theme ideas for many reasons! This includes plenty of finger food, a lot of light drinks and cocktails, refreshing scenery, a body of water before you, and, of course – not stressing your guests with a dress code. Everyone knows how to dress for a pool party and owns a bathing suit. So, if you have the perfect location for this, start planning right away.


Yes, we have been over a few dress code parties, but a masquerade can be such a fun and wild thing to do, especially if you have a larger group of people. Make the setting by dimming the lights, and request only lavish costumes from your guests. This is actually a pretty good birthday party theme idea if your celebration is sometime in October – it will give you plenty of time to develop an incredible Halloween-themed night! Add some games and festive treats into the night – and you have a winner!

Game Night

Going up and down with these birthday theme ideas, it is time for another slower and more intimate setting. Well, depending on how passionate your friends are, game night can turn into a true competition – one that is fun to watch and experience. Get a few new board games, some beer, wine, and a lot of snacks (because you are going to need them), and create a comfortable seating arrangement. Need someone to keep score? The Cocktail CowBoys can do that for you!

Pampering Party

Even if you have a small group of friends, there are still a lot of exciting activities you can do. Start everyone off with a drink in their hand and a light snack, and then set up the pamper plan – create the ultimate spa day party. If you don’t want to go outside and want to bring the pampering to you – that works, too! Hire a professional team that will do everything for you – manicures, pedicures, massages, foot spas, facials, and everything else that comes to mind. Oh, and don’t forget to take a look at our services too! After all, you will need to have a butler to pass you the ultimate girl drink while enjoying yourselves – rose wine!

At the end of the day, it is all about coming together and celebrating the most special day of your life – the day you were born! Take these birthday party theme ideas as your guide for next time, and prepare a bash of the century!

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