25th Birthday Party Ideas

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A quarter of a century old is quite a landmark in life, but you still feel like a kid and want to have lots of fun. This page is about 25th birthday party ideas.


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December 1, 2010

What can I gift my lover on his 25th birthday? I want to surprise him and want the gift to be something completely different.

By sweeny from LA


December 1, 20100 found this helpful
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A long time ago, when a boyfriend had a birthday I bought a bag of those little balloons to blow up and one of those mylar helium filled balloons. I blew up the small ones and let the helium one float in our bedroom. On the bed I had a gift bag with some silk boxers, a few CD's of music he loved, and a small stuffed teddy bear. He loved it and kept saying, "my own mother wouldn't do something this nice." Well the relationship ended a few months later but I bet he remembers it to this day.

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December 7, 20100 found this helpful
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If you've been together a while and are willing to spend the money a trip is fun. Surprise him with a trip somewhere and don't tell him where you are going.


I did this for my husband before we got married and I didn't even let him see the tickets when we checked in and I wouldn't let him look at the sign at the gate so he didn't know where we were going until the pilot announced it on the plane!

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January 1, 2018

My best friend is becoming 25 next month and I want celebrate his birthday in 25 funny ways for 25 days. Can you suggest some things I can do? He is someone who is shy and introverted and he loves chicken, chocolate, and sports (specially cricket). He even wants to discover himself and know more about his likings.
I will be waiting for your reply.


January 2, 20180 found this helpful
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I can't provide for all 25 days, but I can give a few suggestions:


Step 1
Tickets to a cricket game.

Step 2
A chicken dinner.

Step 3
A chocolate fondue dessert.

Step 4
A piece of chocolate shaped like a chicken.

Step 5
Doing the chicken dance with him.

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January 2, 20180 found this helpful
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Day 1 - a dozen chicken eggs
Day 2 - A stuffed chicken holding a chocolate chicken
Day 3 - A KFC gift certificate
Day 4 - Chicken sandwiches for dinner
Day 5 - A box of See's candy
Day 6 - A bag of chicken flavored chips and a bottle of hot sauce to dip them in.
Day 7 - A homemade card expressing how you feel about your friendship. Tape a chocolate sucker inside from See's.
Day 8 - A bucket of hot and spicy chicken wings
Day 9 - Invite over for dinner and create something different. Maybe pizza, or something else. At the table have a you can use one of the stands like they use in restaurants and place a funny card there for him to find and read. Do the countdown on this and let him know he only has 15 more days to go.


Day 10 - buy him a case of chicken legs
Day 11 - Do something completely off and something he has never done before. Like maybe seeing a movie that is not something he would normally see.
Day 12 - half way there now it is time to change around a bit - ask him out to a bar for listening to a band or something
Day 13 - Take him out ice skating
Day 14 - Now make him chicken fried steak for dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Day 15 - get him a cricket ball and mark his name on it
Day 16 - if you can find a chicken belt buckle, get him this
Day 18 - try giving him a book on raising chickens
Day 19 - try and find a chicken bobbing doll for him to put on his desk
Day 20 - give him a roasted chicken for dinner
Day 21 - now go with chocolates and give him a giant candy bar
Day 22 - see if you can find some chicken egg chocolates for him that have a cream filling

Day 23 - A card counting down 2 more days until the big 25
Day 24 - surprise him with a night out to dinner and tell him you've already taken care of the order - Go to McDonalds and order chicken sandwiches for him to eat.
Day 25 - now this one is up to you to decide what you want to give him for a gift or do this day.

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April 27, 2010

My son is turning 25 and still a kid at heart. I need fun party ideas. The food isn't a problem, just fun ideas.

By Kim from Canada


April 28, 20100 found this helpful

What are his interests? If he likes music, a music theme would be good. Movies--an "Oscars" theme (Oriental Trading Company's website has movie-themed party goods). Whatever he likes, go with that. :)

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April 30, 20100 found this helpful

I have a different party game idea. Get Twister, if you can find it.

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May 3, 20100 found this helpful

If he's a kid at heart you will need lots of games. Check out that TV show, Minute to Win It.


It has lots of easy games that can be easily replicated for home because they all use ordinary items.

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My husband's 25th birthday is next month and I would like to do something special for him. He has never had a birthday party, even when he was a kid so I would like to give him a surprise birthday party.

My problem is that I have no idea what to do at the party. I would like to have some kind of activities to do. I do not want it to be childish or too old either.

Someone mentioned to me to have it at a restaurant but I would not know how to invite people and expect them to pay their own way (I could not pay for everyone). If anyone has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated.

Rachel from TN


January 12, 20140 found this helpful

You could hold a small gathering at your home? Look into having some 'in' and fun music on in the background. Set up a small bar with a selection of drinks and cocktails pre made in jugs. The party might seem boring but once he starts chatting to everyone and the drink gets flowing it will have a lovely atmosphere! You could look into getting little canapé selection (I don't know where you live but marks and Spencer's do really good ones!)

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November 18, 2013

I am a female and I will be 25 next year in March. I want to throw a party at my place, but I want to do something different, crazy, and fun. Any suggestions? I am from a township.

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February 24, 2017

The more you know about a boyfriend or partner the easier it is to choose the right gift for their birthday. This is a page about ideas for boyfriend's 25th birthday.

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June 3, 2016

This is a page about surprise 25th birthday party ideas. Planning a surprise birthday party is fun and sometimes a bit stressful.

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April 27, 2010

I am male and having my 25th birthday party soon and would like to plan a real fun and unusual party. Something really different. Got any ideas?

Cameron from Adelaide, South Australia


Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas

I threw a cross dressing party last summer. It was so fun. The guys dressed as girls and the girls dressed as guys. I also had prizes for the best outfits. We also went out to Perkins in our outfits at midnight. It was the best party ever. (02/20/2006)

By Anne

Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas

I love the crossdressing party idea. You might also try a famous people party. You could assign the people or make folks choose and have them dress accordingly. Have folks guess who is who. Award prizes. Dress as your favorite rock star and that will provide the soundtrack. Makes me wish I was 25 again. (02/20/2006)

By sueey

Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas

You could have an "Alphabet" party where you pick one letter from the alphabet and everyone has to use their imagination to dress up as something beginning with that letter, prize to most imaginative or funny. We're having a birthday bash at home soon with a beach theme and I've found heaps of fun games to play on the net. My favourite so far is "frozen t-shirt contest". You soak t-shirts, then fold them, put them in the freezer and the 1st player to get one on themselves wins. Heheh, cold, but fun. There are lots of games if you search. My problem is narrowing my games list down to around ten or so. (02/21/2006)

By jojo

Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas

A friend threw a party he dubbed the "tacky winter ball". It was not at a hall or anything, just his apartment, and the idea was to wear that formal outfit you always knew you'd only wear once, but still kept in your closet anyway. A lot of women wore the god-awful bridesmaids dress they were obligated to wear (but kept in their closets anyway, because they were expensive), or an old prom outfit if it still fit.

I didn't have anything like that, but found a truly ugly dress cheap at a thrift store. Some of the guys borrowed from the back of their dad's or grandfathers closet, or went to the thrift store for a polyester leisure suit or powder-blue ruffled tuxedo shirt, or even just finding the worst necktie and shoes imaginable. You could also serve retro cocktails. The one I went to had a karaoke machine, and everyone sang so loudly and badly (en masse, usually) that the cops were called twice. It was loads of fun, but (thankfully) we had to shut down the karaoke machine early. You could add to the tackiness by renting a bubble machine or disco ball, or think back to the decorations at your high school dances. The possibilities are really endless here. (02/24/2006)

Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas

This was for my 24th birthday, but would do it again in a heart beat if I could.

Last year, I had a superhero party. I had a girlfriend make invitations for me. We put the picture of a superhero on the outside and invited everybody to come advising them to dress as a made up superhero. Nothing that anyone has already seen.

When everyone arrived I broke everyone into about 3-4 groups of people and had arranged for people to bring digital cameras. Each team was given an envelope and there was a list of everything that each team needed to take a picture of. I rated each picture with different points for the difficulty of the picture and then added a half point for each team member in the picture. This was to make a really cool scrapbook.

I then went on line and found different superhero's that most people might not know about (ie: not Batman or Superman or anyone else popular. There are a lot.) And for each superhero I had three different index cards: one with their given name, one with their chosen name, and one with a special ability or interesting fact about them. I then made each team sort through and gave them a point for each correct set they found.

Also I gave everyone 3 sets of beads when they came in the door. Each person was required to use everyone else's superhero name. Never their real names. If someone called someone by their real name they would have to give one beaded necklace to the person that caught them in the act.

At the end of the night I added the points for the first two activities and gave a prize to the winning team. They were little trinkets that weren't too horrible for guys or girls. I had bought $4 candy dishes and candle holders at Burlington Coat Factory. They were really nice and fancy.

Also at the end of the night I had a costume contest. I picked the three people who had gone all out or who had the best costumes. I also had the rest of the attenders pick between the three as to who had the best attire. Then I gave a first, second, and third place prize for each of them.

This party was so fun. My friends all went down to the mall to get the things required in the pictures. They had fun dressing in totally absurd costumes and then running around town and going to the mall.

A lot of my friends said it was the best party that had they had ever been to. I think it was, as well.

By Sheena

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