1- Birthday Dinner with Drinks
Turning 21 is a rite of passage, so a nice dinner is certainly a given. Whether you choose your favorite restaurant, or want to use the occasion to try something new, your first night out for dinner and drinks as a 21-year-old will be one to remember. Sharing your birthday dinner with the people who mean most to you is a great way to celebrate.
2- The Club
Turning 21 means that you can finally get into clubs. Consider hitting some of local hotspots with your friends. Moreover, clubs offer an exclusive, luxurious feel, that will make you feel like a V.I.P., which is perfect if you’re looking to treat yourself to something a little out of the ordinary. Consider it a “staycation,” if you are not able to get away to celebrate your birthday. For example, if you’re celebrating your birthday in Los Angeles, Baja Sharkeez is a club that is reminiscent of the clubs in Cancun.
Celebrating your 21st birthday in Las Vegas is the ultimate rite of passage. At 21, you are now permitted inside a casino, as well as the club. While you’re at it — you may consider catching a concert or show while you’re in Vegas, so make sure to stay up-to-date on what events are being offered at the time of your visit. Trust me, the added excitement that Vegas has to offer will make this birthday celebration one to remember.
4- Spa Day
If you prefer something a bit more tame, consider treating yourself to a haircut or spa day — Just because you’re turning 21, certainly does not mean that you have to do something extreme. Birthdays are a good excuse to relax and recharge. Make it day of pampering with your close friends, or keep it a solo trip to get away from it all.
If spending your 21st birthday in Vegas is not something you would like to do, turning 21 is the perfect occasion to travel. Exploring the world is another rite of passage that seems to go along with birthdays. Ideas include guided tours, sight-seeing trips, wine-tasting, sampling the local dining, and the list goes on.
6- Themed Party
Themed-parties are a bit more special than regular parties! A throw-back party is a great way to celebrate your 21st birthday. Imagine your guests, decked out in 90s and 00s-themed clothing dancing and singing along to a 90s playlist that takes you back to when days were simple, like grade school! Bring back classic board games as a unique way to get to know your friends even better. The possibilities are endless; you and your guests will have a blast with this theme!
7- Local Bars
Bar-hopping is a classic way to celebrate this coming of age is to tour the local bars. This can be an adventure all on its own and it’s a fun way to explore what your city has to offer. Sample the signature drinks at each establishment or try dish that everyone is recommending — and repeat! Granted, you should always drink responsibly and try not overdo it. In fact, Uber is a good idea to consider so you can stay safe after a night of drinking.
Make wine-tasting the main event for your 21st birthday bash — trust us, there’s a lot to learn about wine once you turn 21. Wine-tasting tours are a unique way to celebrate. You can also opt to keep the night low-key by inviting friends over to sample various types of wine, eat an assortment of cheeses, and watch your favorite series on Netflix.