Turning 30 is a special moment in everyone’s life – you’re not a child anymore, even though you may still feel like one, and you need to start acting accordingly. This puts a huge amount of pressure on young people who are supposed to change their behavior overnight and turn into someone else just because they’re 30 now. While with this great age comes great responsibility, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to have some fun and celebrate your birthday in the best possible way. If you too are approaching this life-changing day, here are a few tips that might help you celebrate it properly.
1. Deal with the Stigma
The absolutely first thing you need to do when preparing for your birthday is dealing with the stigma of turning 30. Yes, not being 20-something anymore might sound like a disaster at first, but waking up on your 30th birthday will show you everything’s just like it was the day before – you’re still you and just because you’ve reached a new decade doesn’t mean anything. You’re neither too old nor different from what you used to be, so ditch the stigma and start planning your party like a rock star you are!
2. A Huge Party
Finding an amazing club, hiring an awesome DJ and inviting everyone you know to your birthday fiesta could be the best to celebrate your 30th. This way, you can show the world you’re just as young and vibrant as you were a couple of years ago and your age doesn’t define you. For all those party maniacs out there, this is the way to go – it may be rather costly, especially if you buy expensive drinks for everyone, but it will all be worth it in the end.
3. A Road Adventure
This is an idea not everyone will love, particularly if they prefer partying over traveling. However, if you’re adventurous and love exploring new regions, a road adventure with your friends, partners or spouses might be the most awesome suggestion ever. There are lots of amazing ideas you could explore – most people prefer going to the beach, hiking in the mountains or a going on a simple road trip through some of the world’s most exciting routes – so find the ones that offer fun, enjoyment and serenity at the same time.
4. An Intimate Dinner
Preparing a special meal for that special person in your life is another way to step outside of your comfort zone and do something extraordinary. A candlelit dinner and some romantic music in the background is probably the perfect way to step into a new decade and do something nice for your partner. But, since people generally don’t like spending their birthdays in the kitchen, most of them have a tendency to prepare everything in advance and keep the food in their reliable Electrolux refrigerator for a couple of days. Kitchen appliances can really help us get ready for the big day more adequately – while the refrigerator will save you time beforehand, a dishwasher will save you time after the dinner, so just load it with dirty dishes and enjoy the rest of your evening.
5. A House Party
Inviting a ton of people to your home and trashing it room by room could be the perfect way to spend your 20th birthday, but if you’re a decade older, you might want to do it in another way. Having a nice little party with a couple of close friends, some tasty food and a bottle of quality wine probably is the way to celebrate a new stage in your life and prove to yourself you don’t need to drink half your body weight in beer to have a good time. Watching movies, sipping some Pinot and having fun sounds great when you’re 30 – plus, you won’t be hungover the next day.
If none of these ideas seem good enough for your 30th birthday party, there are other options to explore: from hiring a yacht and throwing a party in the middle of the sea to hosting a big barbecue in your backyard. Of course, this is also the moment to reflect on your life so far and make a new bucket list for the rest of your life, so do that as well.