Celebrating your 25th birthday is an important milestone for any young adult. You’re entering into the world of adulthood with new responsibilities. Plus, your 25th birthday also symbolizes the beginning of your quarter-life crisis. Even if you haven’t lived your life to the fullest before the age of 25 doesn’t mean you can’t start on your birthday. Here are 25 ideas to celebrate your 25th birthday.
1. Celebrate Your Entire Birthday Month
Why celebrate a day, when you can celebrate the whole month? Each day you should do a little something for yourself whether that’s eating a doughnut or taking yourself to get a freshly squeezed juice. Pamper yourself because this month is all about you.
2. Take An International Trip Somewhere New
You only turn 25 once. If you haven’t taken an international trip than now is your time to go. Traveling internationally is one of those life changing journeys that builds an individual’s confidence. And in many cases, these kind of trips are the most memorable.
3. Go To The Spa
Relax, spend the day at the spa. This should only be a fragment of your day in which you calm your body down for the party you know is coming. After spa time, you should feel refreshed and feel ready for anything. Prep some cucumbers and get ready to relax.
4. Have A Spontaneous Photo Shoot
Photoshoots are a great idea to remember who you were on your 25th birthday. Capture your beauty in the images taken. Your day is based on you. This idea may seem extra but when you look back you’ll be glad you decided to take a photo shoot. Your 25th birthday is just as important as your 21st.
5. Getting Drunk Is For 21-Year-Olds
If you want to get drunk at least do it in style. Take a group of your friends out for wine tasting near the coast. Make sure to purchase a few glasses of wine before you end the day. After your wine tasting tour and a day on the beach start opening those bottles up in your hotel room and let the fun begin.
6. Go To Disneyland
Relive your childhood as a young adult by heading to Disneyland or Disneyworld, the most magical place on earth. Follow your dreams and eat your heart out with Mickey Mouse ice cream ears or make it a challenge to take a photo by as many Disney princesses that you can find. If your not a Disney nerd than any theme park will do.
7. Rent Out A Luxurious Airbnb
Go all out with a stylish, upgraded Airbnb room. This will allow your setting to change and your friends to be more comfortable getting their party on. Make sure the location you choose isn’t a Debbie downers because you want to have fun. A definite perk would be access to a swimming pool.
8. Re-Do Your Old Childhood Photos
Pick a picture of yourself and try your hardest to create the image by wearing similar clothes and finding the same location you had originally taken it in. This would be an amazing photo challenge to post on your Instagram. Compare and contrast how different you are.
9. Go On A Shopping Spree
This calls for getting on Pinterest and finding those outfits you always wanted to own. Build your birthday wardrobe before your special day. Whatever your heart desires is what you should aim to get. On that note, with knowing you’re going to shop till you drop it would be a nice idea to donate some of your gently used clothing to charity.
10. Celebrate Your 25th Birthday By Giving Back
If you’re a charitable person than consider giving back to your community on your big day. Make yourself feel like a queen on your 25th birthday but also show that though you’re a queen you have a heart. Go above and beyond and venture on a mission trip during your birthday month or simply (with a large impact) donate some of your birthday time at the local animal shelter or homeless center. Getting involved is the perfect way to enter adulthood.
11. Get Yourself Some Birthday Sex
“It’s your birthday so I know you want to ride out,” I know this song by Jeremih rings a bell. But it’s our nature to want to be loved. Birthday sex is an option so let passion and steam intertwine with your birthday.
12. Get Your Groove Thing On
Throw off those black heels and get to stepping on the dance floor. A traditional dance party or dance club never goes out of style. Throw on a birthday stash so the world knows it’s your birthday and show off your best dances moves.
13. Take A Food Pit-Stop
Make a pit-stop throughout your birthday or birth month to new food spots you always wanted to try. On your actual birthday take yourself and some friends out to eat at a five-star restaurant. The food may be expensive but it’s only for one night. When its your birthday everything should be approached with a no worries attitude.
14. Party At A Concert Or Festival
On your 25th birthday get creative and party at a music festival or concert. The fun in this scenario is that you’ll meet new friends who have something in common with you. That would mean you’re starting your 25th birthday off with new relationships that can build over time. Be open-minded and dance with the people around you as you soak up the music.
15. Take A Class Or Lesson
Try something you always wanted to do for your 25th birthday. That a cooking class or surf lessons. Just do something that is going to get you up and out of the house. These simple lessons can turn into new hobbies or activities. And these classes are also perfect for making new friendships.
16. Take Your Friends Speed Dating
This is a fun, laughable idea and perfect for singles. Instead of playing on Tinder, throw yourself into the scene on your birthday night by trying your hand in speed dating. Who cares if this idea doesn’t end with true love. The point is to have fun, meet new people and go out for drinks with your friends to discuss the awkward times and memorable moments. This idea is something every person should try on their birthday.
Your heading into adulthood so why not start with a bang. Jumping out of a plane will definitely have your adrenaline sky-rocketing. This act is perfect for adventurous individuals and also great for people who are shy and need to break out of their shells.
18. Go Back In Time
Have a decade birthday party. Whatever year you were born party as if you are living in that era right now. If you were born in the 70s have your guest wear bellbottom jeans and peace signs. If you were born in the 80s allow yourself to get creative with your hair and so on.
19. Have A Paintball War With Your Friends
Head to a forest, farm, or a large backyard (somewhere different) and get crazy with a paintball war. Go all out with this idea, let your imagination flow. Your friends and you will have a great time in the process. To make this idea even more fun to win the paintball war the winner needs to get to the center of the war zone where the birthday cake is and light a candle for peace.
20. Keep Your 25th Birthday Sweet And Simple
If you don’t want anything major then look into a nice drive in the mountains or hiking. This idea is perfect for a small group of friends to do on a clear day. At the end of your hike or drive have a small picnic with a gorgeous view.
21. Have An Outdoors Movie Party
Go old-school with an outdoors-themed movie night with friends and family. Put out some nice finger foods, popcorn, and soft pillows to sit on and watch your favorite movie under a starry sky. This could easily turn into an adult slumber party.
22. Get A Stripper
Nothing is more embarrassing yet fun than a professional stripper dancing right in front of you. Have a great time with a stripper that will have the atmosphere lively while entertaining your guest. Who said strippers where just for bachelor parties?
23. Head To A Rooftop Bar
If you must go to a bar, at least let it be a rooftop bar to celebrate your 25th birthday. Rooftop bars are typically more elegant than regular bars. Have a nice dinner with your loved ones than calmly step on the dance floor to display your moves or the moves you don’t have. Either way you shift is fine as long as you’re having fun.
24. Order A Jump House
“I don’t want to grow up,” well it’s your 25th birthday you can do whatever you want. If you don’t want to grow up purchase a jump house for you and your friends to celebrate your special day in. This bounce house will have your inner child doing flips. A bounce house is always fun no matter what age you are.
25. Adopt A New Friend
Yes, spoil yourself by adopting a pet that will become a family member. Not only will this sweet experience turn your 25th birthday into something special. But imagine how you’re changing the life of an animal who needs a home.