Sunday, 24 May 2015

Throw the Perfect Birthday Party - 18th Birthday Party Ideas

18th Birthday Party Ideas

18th birthdays bring a teenager’s family and friends together for a momentous occasion to celebrate their growing up and becoming part of the adult world. It can be hard to find perfect 18th birthday party venues, themes, or activities that young and old alike can enjoy, so here are just a few of the best 18th birthday ideas that might help you when planning for this special event.

Dress Up Party


Dress Up Party

Dress up parties are always great fun, both young and old can let loose and become someone else for a night. Some great 18th birthday party ideas for costumes could be a Disney theme, Superheroes and Super Villains, Zombies, 1920’s theme or even dressing up as something that begins with the first letter of the person who’s birthday it is name.

Surprise Party


Surprise Party

The bigger the better! Surprise the lucky birthday boy or girl with a gathering of their best friends and favourite relatives. This works particularly well if the person says they don’t really want a party, but you know that they secretly do! Make sure everyone you invite knows how important it is to keep it a secret though, and don’t leave any clues lying around.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt
A bit of a different 18th birthday idea, this one is best suited to the adventurous spirit. Set aside a significant amount of time both to set up your scavenger hunt and for the participants to complete it. You could also include a theme, like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ or ‘A National Treasure’ so people can really get into the game. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand – this is a full day event!

Paintball/Zombie Tag/Laser Tag 

Laser Tag
This is another one that tops the list of 18th birthday ideas – If your 18 year old loves video games, this could be the perfect pick. Laser tag can be lots of fun but if you want to take it to the next level, paint-balling is a day out no one will forget. If they are really into zombie movies or games, research when the next real life zombie shooter event is happening in your area and organise a very special birthday celebration!

When coming up with ideas for 18th birthday parties it’s always a good idea to remember that you’ll have a mix of 18 year olds and 17 year olds, so it’s important to make sure you pick a venue that can cater to both over age and under age patrons. For most of these ideas it can be really fun to hire an event space and get the food and drinks taken care of so you can enjoy the party yourself!

The Claremont has a range of great spaces that are perfect for 18th birthday parties in Perth, if you’re interested in hiring one of our rooms, please get in touch with us or have a look at our site for more details.

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