News // 07.07.2023

Brilliant birthday celebrations to remember


We all love a celebration, and birthdays offer a welcome excuse to party for everyone involved. However, as time goes on and we get older, the excitement for people can fade, with the assumption that fun is just for kid's parties.

Whether you’re organising a bash for your bestie, sorting your own soiree, or celebrating your significant other, there are a few proven tips and tricks to follow to make sure you all have a terrific time. 

We don’t think you need an excuse to meet up with your pals, but birthdays are a good one regardless!

Compared to pretty much any other celebration day, saluting the day of someone’s birth is the most inclusive and universally enjoyable reason to do something special because you wouldn’t normally invite your mates to an anniversary dinner. 

It’s also the only event of its kind that has its own song, so it must be good.

We have put together our top party ideas for adults to ensure everyone has an unforgettable experience and to give you some inspiration for your next birthday get-together!

An axe-throwing venue with separate lanes for each group.

Birthday Bevvies

If there’s one thing that partygoers, jazz musicians, and collectors of fine art have in common, it’s that there’s nothing wrong with the classics. No one is ever going to say no to dinner and a few jars at the local pub, but you could argue this lacks a little creativity.

Try for alternatives to the norm, especially if the birthday in question is a particularly special one, chipping in as part of a group and treating them to a meal somewhere a little fancier is a thoughtful present.

London institution, Rules, has bragging rights as the oldest restaurant in London, providing plenty of fodder for jokes at the celebrant’s expense as well as a level of service and heritage unmatched by most.

Switching beer for craft cocktails is a classy alternative, making the occasion feel even more special. In the summer months, upgrade the beer garden for a rooftop bar, adding a certain decadence to proceedings, as everything tastes better in the sunshine.

If your area is devoid of skyscrapers, there are also hundreds of themed bars out there to choose from for a more bespoke experience.

Regardless if your party lead is into arcade games, 1920s speakeasyor even laundry (who are we to judge?), venues like these provide plenty of photo opportunities and bold settings for a memorable night.

Group of three people practicing their axe throwing technique at Whistle Punks

Parties that pop

Just because the methods above are tried and tested does not mean they can’t be improved upon, and organising something a little different can make a birthday even more special.

It goes without saying that if you can find an activity that already aligns with their interests, it’s pretty much guaranteed that the birthday boy or girl will have a good time.

If they’re a bit of a petrol-head, go-karting or supercar experience days can give them their fill; if their shower singing deserves an audience, karaoke is always a good shout; country bumpkins can take aim at clay pigeon shooting or paintball for a sure-fire hit.

Alternatively, you could be a renegade and go down the route of taking them somewhere they’ve never been before. Here at Whistle Punks, we are trying to change the narrative of conventional birthday activities and hope our suggested party ideas for adults will give you a chance to unleash your inner child and have some axe throwing fun at one of our activity centres.

Whistle Punks Axe Throwing brings groups together like no other, being Europe’s most successful entertainment venue of its kind. Urban axe throwing is a unique experience, combining skill with a trademark joviality that can’t help but put everyone in a good mood!

Throwing axes is an excellent way of bringing people together by learning a new (and impressive) skill, as well as our tournament setup, which will decide which of your group is the ultimate thrower of axes.

We’re also proud to offer everything you need for a great day out under one roof, with expert instructors, a fully stocked bar, and pizza menu – why go anywhere else?

Additionally, we also have Sunday bottomless brunch packages available, making for the ultimate end to the week and the perfect option for your birthday celebrations.

party ideas for adults

Last minute birthday gifts

What about those friends and relatives further afield that you don’t have the option of visiting? Or maybe you accidentally left things to the last minute?

Fear not – you can give the gift of axe throwing at any time of year. Forget novelty cards and birthday cake, receiving an email with a gift voucher for one of our venues around the UK is sure to make their day.

Simply set the date, choose the amount you’d like (enough for two is recommended, so they can take you along!), and we’ll do the rest.

Start celebrating!

With venues in London, Manchester, Leeds, and Bristol, you’re rarely too far from one of our venues – even if you are, what better excuse is there for a city break to celebrate a birthday?

We hope that our suggested party ideas for adults have given you some food for thought for your next shindig. Are you interested in booking one of our axe throwing experiences? Don’t hesitate to contact us or book online now.

If you bring the people, we’ll bring the party.

Words: Staff Writer

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