Adult Birthday Party


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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This gorgeous party that Linda Roos created for her 35th birthday is so colorful, chic… and versatile! Her tiered centerpieces – and this overall look – would also be great for wedding showers and anniversary celebrations. And how great is this homemade birthday banner: Read on for lots of photos and all the details, as […]

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I’m just loving this khaki & blue party that Noel Culbertson put together to celebrate her husband’s birthday and recent promotion! The color palette is so crisp & chic… this look would also be gorgeous for a wedding or engagement party, or any nautically-themed celebration. Read on for all the details, as told by Noel… […]

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Just realized that I forgot to post these pink drink recipes earlier from Barbie’s 50th Birthday Party – sorry about that! Recipes for all 4 (aptly named!) signature drinks from the Colin Cowie-designed bash are below. Cheers! *** Barbie Doll-icious! 1.5 oz Knob Creek 1 oz Cranberry .75 oz Pineapple Juice .75 oz fresh OJ […]

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This Black, White, and Pink wedding theme from brides.com is also fabulous inspiration for a flirty, “French Candy” themed birthday party or bridal shower (especially a lingerie-themed shower!). Party Decor: Flower arrangements (roses, carnations, hydrangeas, peonies), party favors, and candy treats are all pretty in pink, and black stripes & polka dots add some fun, […]

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In honor of Barbie’s 50th Birthday/Anniversary – Mattel went all out with a very cool, VERY PINK birthday bash at the “Real” Life-Size Barbie Dream House in Malibu, CA. Jonathan Adler was tapped to do the interior design of the “Dream House”, and celebrity event planner Colin Cowie (who also hosts’s Lifetime’s Get Married show) […]

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Looking for a fun theme for your next dinner party or birthday/bridal celebration? Check out our brand new Modern Moroccan party theme – complete with lots of easy DIY ideas for tablscaping, party decor & more! Pictured above: Traditional Moroccan Mint Tea (Get the recipe.)

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