12 Sober Birthday Celebration Ideas

There are so many ways to have fun on your birthday that don’t involve drinking or getting drunk. Here are 12 fun sober birthday celebration ideas to try!

1. Spa Day

Every girl enjoys a day of pampering! Whether it is at home or at a real spa, this is a great way to relax and have a good time! Who doesn’t love a good pedicure and face mask with the girls?!

2. Movie Night Out

Go to that movie you’ve been dying to see with your closest group of friends. Get a huge tub of popcorn and share a laugh with a few of your bests. You could even really indulge and try out one of those luxury theaters with comfy reclining chairs and full service dining.


3. Movie Night In

If you’re trying to save a few dollars, forget going out and enjoy a nice, intimate gathering at your house. Compile lots of snacks, pillows and movies! This is the one night you get to pig out on junk food and not feel guilty about it!

4. Scavenger Hunt

Reminisce in the days of that tween movie, The Sleepover, and set up a scavenger hunt that requires you to get out of the house and have some fun on the town!

5. Baking Party

Who needs birthday shots when you can have birthday cookies! Get a group together and have a bake off. Experiment with different recipes, do blind taste tests, have a competition…whatever it is you decide to bake, I’m going to go ahead and say it will end up being one SWEET birthday!

6. Pool Party

Get all your noodles and tubes together for a music-filled pool party at your local pool or in your backyard (if your birthday falls in the warmer months)! Sub out a regular booze bar with an ice cream bar!

7. Bonfire (with s’mores)

Go outside and get cozy by a nice fire with friends. Roast some s’mores, pass mugs of hot chocolate and bust out singing campfire songs! It will be a sober birthday night to remember.

8. Rent a Boat

Go to a local lake or the nearest coastline and rent a boat! If you have the means to rent something extravagant, by all means – go for it! But you can have just as much fun with something more modest like a paddle boat or kayak. You can race with friends or have a nice picnic on the sea!

9. Karaoke

Go out or stay in and jam out to the best, with the best! Get the competitive juices flowing if you want to make it even more exciting, and give the best singer (or most enthusiastic) a prize. My bet is the winner will be you…since it’s your birthday!

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10. Go On a Hike

Go outside and explore the local trails and hike the day away! It can be a great time to reflect on yourself and the fact that you are one year older.

11. Hit up the Candy Shops

Another SWEET birthday celebration option; gather your group of friends and go to a local candy store. Fill up bags with candy and bring them back to your apartment or dorm room, and indulge!

12. Makeovers With Friends

Nothing beats a classic night of makeover madness. Whip out the temporary hair dye, makeup, and nail polish and get to beautifying! Take turns practicing your makeup skills (or lack there of) on each other – and of course, take lots of pictures!


How are you going to spend your sober birthday? let us know down below!
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Alyssa Bailey

A Junior at Arizona State University Tempe Campus Pursuing a degree in Geological Sciences. She loves to hike, paint, and explore new places.

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