Everyone loves a birthday party in a club. The dj is playing ‘happy birthday’, you’re doing shots with your friends … but remember how fun your birthdays used to be when you were a teen? If you want to recreate this feeling, you can throw a throwback-birthday party. Think of invites with glitter, dancing to Shania Twain and belting out your own rendition of ‘I want it that way’ with your best friends. In this article, we give you five ideas for a super fun birthday party, throwback-style!
- Hand-deliver old-school birthday invitations
Facebook invites and invites by text have been normal for years. But let’s be real: they’re a bit boring! Maybe you remember the days in kindergarten when your friend would hand-deliver you a sparkly and personal invitation. With programs such as Canva, you can easily design a high-quality invite without having to pay a professional. Print your invites on shiny paper and add them to beautiful envelopes. You can opt to send them by mail or give them to your friends in person. Believe us: everyone’s going to be excited to receive your invitation!
- Make a Spotify playlist with all your favorite songs from back in the day
A birthday bash needs good music. If you want to go all out, you can hire a dj to spin tunes all night. But if you’d rather spend your budget on other things, such as drinks and balloons, you can also opt for “dj Spotify”! Fill a playlist with your favorite songs or make a shareable playlist and let your friends add bangers to it. Maybe you forgot that early 2000s song you had your first kiss to … but you can be sure your friends haven’t!
- Choose a hilarious costume-theme
Dressing up glam can be super fun – especially ladies often love an excuse to go all out with the bling. But then again… a costume party can also be so much fun. No, we aren’t talking about cowboy costumes (Dutch: cowboy kleding) or native costumes (Dutch: indianen kleding), but fun new themes. What about ‘Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’ in the early 2000s? Or ‘The Flintstones’? Or maybe choose a letter – if your name is Marion, you can make everyone dress up as ‘m-words’. From marshmallows to a macaw, there are so many possibilities!
- Buy a personalized birthday cake
Some people buy a lot of beer and think they have everything they need for a party. If you’re one of those people: great. But if you want something a little…. extra, there are a few things you can do. Why don’t you buy a big cake with a photo of yourself on it? Or tons of funky cupcakes with your name and your age? Put a few sparklers on your cake and let someone bring it in at midnight.
- Find out who’s the worst karaoke singer
Once you’ve been drinking, mingling and dancing for a few hours, you can bring the party to the next level… by bringing out the karaoke machine. There’s nothing like belting out Celine Dion or Meatloaf after a few cocktails. Give out prizes such as ‘Best Christina Aguilera impersonator’ or ‘worst voice of the night’. We promise you it will be a blast!