5 Amazing 30th Birthday Party Ideas

Bye-bye 20s — it was fun!

Saying goodbye to your 20s can be difficult for some, or shall I say, most. There is nothing like being in your 20s, but your 30s are something so special. No matter what you think, you're still young, even in your 30s. You're just a little more independent and worldly than you were in your 20s. Let's get ready to explore 30th birthday party ideas!

30th Birthday Party Ideas

You're able to fall into a beautiful rhythm in life that you don't necessarily have in your go-go 20s. You start to see friends getting married, having children, and growing. You may even find yourself widening your circle to include a partner and children and maybe a dog or two. Who knows? But let's not get ahead of ourselves — we're not 30 yet!

This doesn't mean that you still cannot have fun in your 30s. Trust us, being in your 30s is the most fun you'll have! And your 30th birthday party should be no different. So we've put together some fantastic party ideas to add a little extra something, something to your birthday.

From a low-key movie and wine night to a footloose and fancy-free dress party to karaoke, who doesn't love karaoke?

30th Birthday Party Ideas for Her and Him

Black-tie birthday party fun!

Fancy Dress Party

Get creative and implement a dress code! It could be something as simple as saying it's a black-tie event or spice it up a little. Here are some unique 30th birthday party themes.

A black and white affair, everyone must be dressed in black and white. You can create decorations to make this with white tablecloths and black napkins. It's sophisticated.

Have a little more of a fun fashion group of friends and family? Make it an haute couture party — even for those of your friends who are not into fashion, ask them to dress in whatever they think haute couture is. Goodbye Met Gala, Hello 30th birthday party.

Did someone say PJ party? Let's take the opposite approach of a fancy dress party. Since you're turning 30 now, you'll want to be in bed at a reasonable time, just joking. But who doesn't love a pajama party? Everyone will be super comfy. So get the popcorn and movies out to enjoy a cozy last night of your 20s.

A music video dance party for your birthday

Music Video Dance Party

Take a road trip musically through the past 30 years of your life! Time to make a playlist of all your favorite hits. Set up a playlist on your favorite streaming service, such as YouTube. Add all your favorite music videos to your playlist, put them in whichever order you want — we suggest chronologically.

Now all you have to do to press play. You can have your music video dance party playing on your TV, or if you want to get a little fancier, you can rent a projector and have music videos projecting onto your wall. It's a great way to bring everyone together and back down memory lane.

Add into the queue your VidDay video gift. Then, present it to the 30th birthday person on the screen or TV. It's a great way for everyone to watch the surprise video gift together, learn more about making a VidDay video gift in our Ultimate Birthday Video Guide.

It's time to pose, pout, sing, and dance to your favorite song at your 30th birthday party.

Unique 30th Birthday Party Ideas

Friends singing karaoke together at their birthday party

Rent a Karaoke Room

What about 30th birthday party ideas for him? Everyone needs to get a little rowdy sometimes and goof around with their friends — what's a better place to do this than a karaoke bar. So gather your friends together and rent a private karaoke room, they are inexpensive, and you can share the bill between you and your friends.

Plus, you'll be able to belt out your favorite hits and laugh along with your friends without having the audience of a karaoke bar.

Plus, many Karaoke rooms have done the hard work for you and have some birthday packages that include the whole kit and caboodle. We're talking about food, drinks and of course karaoke, all organized for you. It's your 30 birthday party. It would be best if you didn't have to worry about managing it yourself.

So whether you're looking to get silly with the squad or practice your signing skills, you should consider renting a karaoke room for your 30th birthday party.

Enjoy your birthday at a boutique hotel

Book a Stay at a Boutique Hotel

Need a little "me" time?

Need an idea for a 30th birthday party for her? Book a hotel stay at a boutique hotel in your city or a city nearby, take a little staycation. It's your big 30th birthday, so it's up to you whether you'd like to invite people along or not. It can be a solo getaway to stay calm and re-energize or invite a few friends along for a fun evening together.

Boutique hotels are rooted in the sense of place and evoke a "special" feeling. They are beautiful places to celebrate your 30th birthday as they are neither like dorms nor like 5-star hotels — they are somewhere in between with some great amenities.

Get yourself pampered. Take advantage of the amenities that the hotel offers, whether it's going for dinner or getting a spa treatment. It's your 30th birthday party — treat yourself.

Wine and film night for your birthday party

Film & Wine Night

Sometimes you want to stay at home and binge-watch. So why not do that for your 30th birthday party? Invite your friends over for a t-shirt and sweatpants, movie watching, and wine drinking kind of birthday party.

No matter which movie you watch, there is always the perfect type of wine. Like choosing the right film, you can find the right wine paired with any movie genre. Here's a helpful little guide for you.

  • Horror Films - Merlot

  • Comedy Films - Pinot Grigio

  • Action Films - Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Romance Films - Pinot Noir

  • Documentary Films - Chardonnay

Think of the movies you want to watch and if a particular bottle of wine can suit that — don't limit yourself to one movie... or bottle of wine.

Don't Forget the Gift

Don't forget the birthday gift from VidDay

You can't forget to get someone a gift for their 30th birthday. But what do you get for someone who already has everything?

Give them a surprise video gift with VidDay.

Easily create personalized video gifts for that special 30th birthday. Our birthday video maker allows anyone, no matter their technical skills, to deliver an unforgettable, hilarious, and often heartwarming video montage made with friends and family.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

A surprise video gift is a beautiful and thoughtful way to show love and appreciation — all the while creating a memorable keepsake.

Get started on a surprise birthday video here.

Need a little more inspiration on what to say in your birthday video? Check out this birthday wish idea generator.