7 Clever Themes for a Smashing 30th Birthday Party

Your 30th birthday is a landmark event that deserves a special celebration. If you’re still searching for the perfect party theme, we’ve selected 7 options that are suitable for any size of gathering.

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30th Birthday Party Ideas

You know who’s coming over, have all the drinks prepped, balloons or other decorations, and a nice place to rock it? Here are a few 30th birthdays ideas on how to take this to the next level.

No need to settle with just one, you can use more of these themes and have a blast.

Without further ado, here’s what we’re proposing.

1. The End of My Roaring 20s

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Celebrate your 30th birthday with a theme that creatively marks the end of your roaring 20s. Guests should dress in their best 1920’s inspired outfits and your decorations should reflect the opulent excess shown in The Great Gatsby.

If you need some music to set the mood, there’s a Roaring ’20s playlist on iTunes that’s perfect for the occasion.

2. 30 Years of Awesome

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Some things only get better with age! Celebrate all that you’ve accomplished and all that the future will hold with a 30 Years of Awesome party that includes casual chalkboard signs and lots of old photos.

3. You’re Golden

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This 30th birthday party theme is all about the sparkle! Use as many metallic elements as possible to tie together the food and decorations.

If you’re on a budget, spray paint thrift store finds gold to make your own centerpieces and cake stands for this golden 30th birthday extravaganza.

4. Dirty Thirty Birthday Ideas (Camping Party)

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The “Dirty Thirty” theme is quite popular, but this cute twist on an old favorite turns the celebration into a camping party.

Rustic decorations and easy to eat finger foods make this casual party a hit with any nature lover looking to spend time with his or her friends and family.

5. Adult Sleepover (30th birthday party ideas for him)

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Sleepovers aren’t just for kids. Have an adult-only version to celebrate your milestone birthday, complete with Stout Beer Ice Cream Floats, plenty of pizza, and your favorite Netflix movies.

As an added bonus, the adult sleepover party theme gives you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a pair of cute new pajamas and some comfy yet stylish slippers.

6. 30 Wishes Balloon Release


For this 30th birthday celebration, guests write wishes on note cards attached to helium balloons, then release the balloons from a central location. 30 Wishes would be an excellent theme for a family-friendly birthday party, since guests of all ages would enjoy writing notes for the balloons.

Use the 30th birthday balloon release photos from Catch My Party for inspiration, but feel free to customize the colors to suit your personal tastes.

7. Party in a Box

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By the time you turn 30, there’s a good chance many of your friends have migrated to different cities and are busy with their careers, spouses, and children. If getting together in person isn’t possible, The Sweetest Occasion suggests that you create a party in a box kit for each guest that’s filled with silly photo props, confetti, candy treats, party favors, and other goodies.

Mail the party kit to their home address, then ask them to send back pictures of their celebration. Post all the images in an album on your favorite social media site so you can reminisce together about the good times you had in your wild and crazy 20s.

30th Birthday Ideas from You

Now over to you. How was your 30th birthday party?

We’d love to hear how you rocked, so don’t be shy and leave a comment in the box below to inspire people your age or approaching the 30s.