Adult Birthday Party


Neutral is the new black. Lately, it’s one of my favorite “colors” to design with, and Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery created the most fabulous Neon + Neutral “So Glad You Were Born” Birthday Party by cleverly pairing it with neon pink and yellow! How unique to take your traditional “Happy Birthday” saying and turn […]

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This 40th Birthday Celebration for the lovely Amy of Living Locurto is so colorful & playful… doesn’t it just look like a blast?! She wanted to celebrate this milestone birthday with her girlfriends, so they enjoyed a night of dinner, drinks & dessert in her backyard followed by an outdoor screening of the movie Bridesmaids. […]

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“Paradise” cheeseburgers, french fried potatoes with Heinz 57, Margaritaville cake pops,  “Nibbling on spongecake” cupcakes topped with themed fondant toppers like parrots & salt shakers, & more… HUNGRY yet? Ya, me too… not to mention LOVING every clever detail in this cool {SURPRISE} Jimmy Buffet themed beach bash that Nicole threw for her husband’s 30th! […]

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It probably has something to do with working on this post, but nothing sounds better right about now than indulging in some good Scotch and Chocolate. Since I don’t actually have either of them on hand, I will just have to settle for this incredibly fresh and creative Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party by […]

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How’s this for a unique His & Hers Birthday Celebration… or even for a milestone birthday for just one “him” or “her”: instead of a big party, have an intimate little celebration in a beautiful setting, and capture it all on camera for long lasting memories! That’s exactly what Victoria from A Subtle Revelry did […]

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With a golf lover in my own house, I know just how fun it can be to throw a party around your husband’s favorite hobby! This GOLF themed 30th Birthday “Par-tee” by Rebecca Martinez is full of clever and witty treats, details, and decorations…from  gator cookies, and rice krispie ”sand traps“ to golf ball cake pops! Not only […]

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Guys, this one is for YOU! Jennifer of Passion for Parties threw a festive BREW BASH birthday party for her husband that will have all your guys asking for a beer party! Decorations included beer cap “baubles”, chalk board menus, and decorative beer signs. So when you are on the hunt for a party idea […]

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What’s black, white, and red all over? This incredibly creative Crossword Theme Dessert Table, styled by Sarah, of Dreamers Joy Events & Design. Sarah did an awesome job playing on words to incorporate the crossword element and tie the theme together with “What’s black, white, and READ all over.” Very clever! I’m loving how simple […]

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When Apartment Guide designed a challenge to “create an entertainment area or tablescape and throw a party in that space, within the next 10 days,” Caley of How Does She set out to time travel back to the days of HIGH SCHOOL! With cafeteria trays as her inspiration, Caley created a FLASHBACK menu full of […]

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It’s always so fun to see outside-the-box themes, like this clever VINTAGE GAME inspired party sent in by Kelly Moore! She did such a great job bringing the theme to life in a very stylish, budget-friendly way by focusing on clever DIY details like signs made from wood & chalkboard paint and a banner and […]

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Talk about a “party buzz”….this clever “Jack Daniel’s” themed 40th birthday party is loaded with fun details and would most certainly quench any man’s thirst for a masculine birthday celebration.  The stunning invitation and coordinating party graphics created by Shannon of Boutilier Design set the bar for a night of  fabulous fun with friends and family. […]

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Time to SAIL AWAY to a Nautical 30th Birthday Party from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica on a 40-foot Catamaran! Wedding photographer Jordana Hazel of Hazelnut Photography set sail with friends to celebrate her husband’s SURPRISE 30th birthday! Growing up along the coast myself, I fell head over heels for all the nautical details […]

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I wanted to share a few pics we took of the awesome DRUM SET birthday cake that my friend ordered for her husband’s “Heavy Metal” themed {surprise} 40th birthday party – pretty cool, right?!! This design could actually work well for a variety of themes – from Heavy Metal to Rock Star to any music-based […]

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I’d like to extend a HUGE congratulations to my friends Vicky and Carly on the launch of their brand spankin’ new design/party e-zine, aptly titled Styled. It’s amazing how much time and hard work goes into an effort like this, and of course it turned out beautifully, not that I expected anything less! There’s so […]

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This next Real Party feature is so much fun… and very UNIQUE! “Glam Rockstar” is always a fun party theme, but it just so happens that this one has a canine twist! Yep… Kristy from Posh Pixels Design Studio threw this ultra-creative “Ozzy Fest” birthday bash in honor of her adorable pup! And just as […]

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Absolutely LOVING this Golf-themed Dessert Table created by Michele from Crazy for Design! Although this table really could work for both men and women that love to golf, it seems like there are so few party themes that really work well for men in particular (they don’t usually appreciate all the fun flowers, rhinestones & […]

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If your 21st birthday didn’t look like this, don’t feel bad… mine didn’t either! =) But that doesn’t mean we can’t ooh and aah over the absolutely stunning florals, glam crystal chandeliers, and cool “restaurant-turned-nightclub” atmosphere from Arielle’s party… and dream about our own milestone birthday (or wedding, or anniversary, or _______ ) being quite […]

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It’s always so inspiring to see outside-the-box party themes… especially when they’re pulled off as well as this fantastic Circa 1980′s Cassette Tape surprise party that Jessica of Modern Moments Designs created for her husband’s 30th?! I love how she took a “retro” concept and give it a wonderfully modern twist! There are so many […]

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As a huge fan of Mad Men myself, I was so excited to see this fabulous Mad Men-inspired birthday party created by event planners Lauren and Kristin of Bellafare! From classic cocktails and vintage photo props (remember those typewriter thingys?!), to custom “Jim & Missy” menus, gorgeous floral designs, and more… I think even the […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is just way too much fun! This refreshing & unique “Grumpy Old Men Day” was submitted by event planner Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings, but the idea was actually dreamed up by her husband Ryan as a clever way to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday. (BTW – Ryan Haack also shot […]

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