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30th Birthday Party Ideas

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A 30th birthday is a major milestone, so you want it to be memorable. This is a guide about 30th birthday party ideas.
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April 4, 2010

My husband is turning 30 and we are new in our city. We don't have too many friends here. How can I make his day special?

By Smitha from Los Angeles

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April 6, 20100 found this helpful

If weather permits, have a picnic at a river, beach or park. Have food that he LOVES, no matter what! Take some of his favorite music with you, a pretty blanket to sit upon, and enjoy. Call the Chamber of Commerce in your area to find 'off the main road' types of parks or places.

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April 6, 20100 found this helpful

Do either of you have facebook accounts? You could message all his friends and have them send him birthday cards.

If you have enough time, you could ask his/your friends & family to send photos and stories and make him a scrapbook.

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April 7, 20100 found this helpful

Why not do some research about L.A. and type up "30 Fun Facts about L.A." You would both learn more about your new city. Include some history about the city and fun places to go see. Maybe include in the card that you will go exploring and visit 30 great places in L.A.

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That way his birthday will last for months. You can go to funky, local restaurants, cool art galleries, parks, tourists sites, museums, etc... You'll have fun together and make many memories and laughs! Have fun!

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April 7, 20100 found this helpful

Do thirty little things to surprise him or make him happy. Starting with a good morning kiss , breakfast, messages written and tucked into a pocket you know he'll use, pick him up for lunch and do a picnic or restaurant that's at a new location. You get the picture. It could last all day (and into the night! lol) Have fun. Do things he likes to do. Skype with old friends back home.

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

When my then-husband turned 40, I secretly made a big sign (4 feet by 3 feet) "Honk and wave. I'm 40 today!" and taped it to the back of his van.

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He drove all over the town that day with people honking and waving and grinning. He had no idea until he got home and walked around the back the of the van and saw the sign.

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September 29, 2008

My boyfriend's 30th birthday is in January. He is the most genuine, sweetest person, always ready to help out anyone. He deserves a great party and at times has hinted he wants a party with all his friends and family (100+). I need help in how to achieve all this with a small budget.

My house will not accommodate everyone one so I am considering renting the local Legion Hall, but how can I make it extra special? Any thoughts or ideas will greatly help. He is into cars, not a sports guy, and just likes having a good time. Thanks

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Jessica from New Jersey

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By carol (Guest Post)
September 29, 20080 found this helpful

If he is such a sweet guy then his friends ought to be willing to help out. You rent the hall and ask for everyone else to bring the food, whether it be a full scale meal or just finger foods. If you can get 50 people to bring enough to feed 100 that would take care of food then call on others to help with the decorating.

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

You can always ask friends and family to pitch in. Try setting a menu and asking for volunteers to help with food, refreshments, and decorations. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

See what his close friends think would make the evening special. As long as he is surrounded by the people he loves it will be great. Good Luck! Susan Dallas, TX

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

Three keys to a great party: a) food, b) music - happy and danceable, c) a mix of people who can talk and are reasonably sociable. The shy ones should be in the minority.

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

Here in Salem OR, we have a shop called Craft World. There, you can get a card that says what everything was the year he was born...price of food, gas, fashions, tv, politics, fads...etc. It's fun to look back. Also, you can gather shots of him growing up, have it scanned to a cd and play it on the computer, as a slideshow. If you want, narrate each photo, or have others do some like his friends, family.

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If he loves cars, you can make the theme be that and have everyone help decorate with hubcaps, horns, tires, and all things cars. Have fun, and he will too. Good luck!
PS: If you google "fake newspapers" you can find lots of companies who will make a news paper the day he was born, with stories of his life and the times/place where he was born.

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February 3, 2010

How can you celebrate a 30th birthday when you are away from family and friends. Flying is too expensive right now. How can you make it a big bang with just you and a spouse?

I am looking for fun ideas. I feel it will end up being too "anniversary" like, if its just the two of us. Please help.

By sara from Bay Area, CA

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February 3, 20100 found this helpful

Invite a few friends, have a cake & some iced tea, if you want to serve more ask each 1 to bring a covered dish,be sure to tell them the starting time & ending time, call your family before the crowd comes in. I wish you a happy birthday & 100 more happy years, good luck.

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful

We've always enjoyed going somewhere or doing something that we've put off. How about the aquarium, a museum, the zoo, a movie, a park, a hot air ballon ride, a restaurant, adopting a pet, finding the perfect pair of jeans, even painting a room. A birthday doesn't mean you have to have a party with relatives. As you grow and mature, relatives move or have other responsibilities; life is constantly changing.

Find ways to embrace those changes since you have no control over them. If you are set to have cake, take it to work with you to share with coworkers or invite neighbors over for dessert. I'd not mention your birthday ahead of time though, or they'd think the invite was a just you expecting gifts rather than you offering the hand of friendship. What is your perfect day? Maybe just sleeping in, soaking in the tub, getting a massage or your hair done, relaxing and reading a good book. No matter how simple, make it about you and enjoy it.

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February 11, 20100 found this helpful

We never made a big deal of my birthday once I started having children. Now that it's just hubby and me, we keep it really low-key. I don't call family, they all know it's my birthday, so they usually take turns calling me. Even when my sister called early enough to wake me on a recent birthday when I'd meant to sleep in, it started my day with a smile!
I think you should do whatever you like on your birthday - be a little selfish for a change! You only have one birthday a year, thank goodness!

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June 7, 20120 found this helpful

My boyfriend is turning 30 in December. I'm having trouble figuring out party ideas. He's really into video games and zombies. If I have a zombie party at a hall can I invite his family members? I also want to try and keep the cost low, but am beginning to feel like this is impossible for Long Island.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

By Crystal

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December 6, 20140 found this helpful

I think you should only invite the family members that have fun. Then have a small get togther so that the family doesn't feel left out. To keep it on a low make him think y'all are going out to eat.

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February 21, 20120 found this helpful

I am having a 30th birthday party for my daughter. She owns 2 dance studios and loves purple. I am trying to find nice eco friendly seeded invites. Any ideas for invites and decorations?

By Denise

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February 21, 20120 found this helpful

There is a wedding website that has Plantable Card Favors. You may be able to reword them into birthday invites. I wasn't sure what you ment by eco-frendly seeded invites. Go to www.theknot.com and search Plantable Card Favors or go to http://weddings  .aspx?MsdVisit=1

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March 2, 2011

My husband is turning 30 in a few months and I would like to throw him a party. He is into guns and computers, any creative ideas?

By Pup

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June 29, 20150 found this helpful

Well, when my husband turned 30, I secretly booked a trip for only 2 us. Unbelievablely, He was so supprised at me and we had a happy moment there. You may try it or other ways, such as a meaningful gift
http://www.that  -break-the-bank/

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