30th Birthday Party Theme Ideas

March 22, 2010

Two cupcakes with candles spelling the word "THIRTY"My son's 30th birthday is in April. He played college football and coaches track and field now. I am looking for party ideas.

By Katy Hunter from Auburn, ME



March 23, 20100 found this helpful
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Mine was a few years ago and it was a blast. We had a John Hughes theme party, with everyone dressing up as characters from the different movies. Of course, the whole night had an 80's theme to go with it. We had 1980's trivia (thank you trivial pursuit), with timely music blaring from old boom boxes and movies playing in the background. I was the donger and my bf was Jake Ryan. We had several benders and ionas, and even a John Candy security guard from vacation. Probably the best costume party I've ever had! Since the costumes are relatively easy, everyone was excited to come up with something. Now they ask me to throw a theme party for my birthday every year.

Some other things I've done since:
Mafia madness (mobsters and dolls from any era)
Fingerpainting (yes, for adults. it's hilarious!)
Miniature sports (go-karts, mini golfing, foosball)

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September 3, 2007

I need help! I would like to plan my husband a 30th birthday surprise party. I have never done anything like this. Can anyone help? He likes playing computer games (shooting, role playing, strategy), football and anything sci-fi (Star Wars, Stargate, etc.)




September 4, 20070 found this helpful
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It sounds like your hubby and my fiance would get along great! How about a cake shaped like a video game controller? Maybe a rectangular or square cake that looks like a Nintendo DS or other handheld game, or one that looks like an Xbox or Playstation controller - it would be a lot more complicated to make, though.


Asking everyone to dress up as a character from Star Wars (or his favorite movie/tv show) would be fun, also. Good luck!

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March 24, 2014

What theme or ideas would you suggest for a 30th birthday celebration for a daughter who favorite color is black and a lover of pearls?

By Everetta J.

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