Well. I did it. I finally 100% decided on my birthday party idea. I put the deposit down next week on the place I’m renting. However, I’ve decided to keep that a secret for a little bit longer – you know, just so that I don’t jinx it. Between when I did my last post on 25th birthday party ideas and now SO many ideas went through my brain it was ridiculous. I think I had a new idea every week.
After my first set of ideas I realized that it might just be easier to rent out a place to have my birthday party rather than renting a space and then having to bring an event to the space. So, if you’re looking to rent out a place, here’s the list for you:
For the past few years afternoon tea had been one of my favorite things to do in the winter with my girlfriends. I thought about renting out a place to do afternoon tea for everybody, but unfortunately the cost was going to be too much for me to justify per person ($40-$50). And we would probably need to be on our best behavior. And who wants to do that for their 25th birthday?
Rent a Brewery
There are so many breweries around the Philadelphia area. They give tours, they have open tasting rooms. I thought it would be great to rent out one of the breweries and have all of the beer at our fingertips with music playing in the background. Unfortunately, I never heard back from the breweries I contacted. Also, they aren’t easy to get to by public transit.
Rent a Karaoke Bar
Yes, we all know that I have a fear of karaoke. However, there’s no better place to do karaoke than at a place with a live piano player that can account for your mistakes and choose the key of the song dependent on the person. Unfortunately, the karaoke bar I chose said they were going to be closed for renovations during the time that I wanted to have the party. Also, I wasn’t sure that it was going to be a big enough space for everybody that I wanted to invite.
Rent Out a Movie Theater
Another fun idea was to rent out a movie theater. There would have needed to be a theme that went along with the movie – for example Grease and have it be 1950s themed, or Havana Nights and have it be Latin dance themed. So essentially there was going to be a movie and party component. I didn’t look any further into this idea though because it didn’t seem social enough and part of me really enjoys when my friends get to meet other friends.
Hire a Band to do a Concert
This is different than my idea in the last blog post of having a concert. I was actually going to hire a group to come sing for me. I checked with the Pentatonix (who weren’t nearly as popular as they are now at the time) – and they were FAR too expensive – I would have had to decide then and there to elope one day. I checked with Vocal Spectrum as well, and unfortunately they were busy that day. It definitely would have been cool to be entertained for an evening though.
Rent a Speakeasy
This is different than my thought of hosting a Great Gatsby party, although I admit that we would probably dress exactly the same. Great Gatsby was going to focus around dancing a little bit more and Speakeasy was going to focus a little bit more on the drinks. The biggest problem with a Speakeasy party for me though was that most of the locations are small (40ish people) and I didn’t want to have to limit the guest list based on the size of the venue.
Host a Speed Dating Party
This wasn’t going to be your ordinary speed dating party. I was actually going to make my friends speed date each other. Which sounds crazy, I know. But it’d be awesome if all of my friends knew each other – because they’re all awesome people. I was going to tell people they could bring friends as well so that there would be a new mix of people to add to our lives. PS. That is a bell in my hand.
Host a Trivia Night
This was probably my favorite idea. I was going to host a trivia night. I really hate going to quizzo nights. I can’t remember ANYTHING about normal trivia, nothing. So I was going to host an evening of Chrystina Trivia. Things that are jammed up in my brain that are completely and absolutely useless. And goodness gracious was that going to be awesome – Disney, musicals, and crafting, here we come :)
Not too shabby, huh? There seriously are SO many ideas out there for party throwing that it’s hard to settle down on one. Which one of these is your favorite? Do you have anything else to add to the list?