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How to host an elegant 30th Birthday Party

How to host an elegant 30th birthday party

The time has finally come to kiss your 20’s goodbye! You must be wondering “how did that come around so quickly?!” No need to cry though, hitting the big 3-0 isn’t all that bad, especially when you have an excuse to throw an amazing party! If you’re wondering how to host an elegant 30th birthday party, wonder no more! It’s time to whip out the balloons, cake & craziness because we have some great ideas to help you throw an elegant soiree that will have your guests saying, “20’s who?”. After all, you deserve a celebration for 30 years of being you! It’s time to kick off a new decade with the ultimate party and we think 30 might be your best year yet!




Choosing a location that ties in with your theme can be a little tricky but the great thing about most venues is that they are extremely versatile. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Crowne Plaza Terrigal are only 90 minutes out of Sydney and can bring a whimsical touch to your celebration! Feeling adventurous? why not venture out onto the Sydney Harbour with All Occasion Cruises, they have vessels equipped with modern features designed to offer comfort and flexibility.




No budget? No problem! Hosting your party at home is a great option because it’s free, gives you flexibility & allows you to spend your budget on more extravagant decorations and delicious menu ideas.


How to host an elegant 30th Birthday Party – Theming & Decorations


Your 20’s might have been a whirlwind of boozy theme-less parties but you’ve dawned on a new era & it’s time to keep it classy!  When you’re thinking about your decorations, ask yourself “what would Gatsby do?” This will help you stay true to all things glitz and glam without being too over the top. The Party People can help you find the perfect outfit to channel your 50’s chic & we’re loving this fabulous gold flapper dress that’s sure to shake things up (pun intended).




Decorations can be really hard to decide upon because there are so many awesome supplies out there! Companies like Ruby Rabbit Partyware, Favor Lane and Hip & Hooray have some great hanging decorations, cake toppers, confetti filled balloons and much more that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.


These gold foil tassels stocked by Ruby Rabbit Partyware ($14.95) are great for adding that glitzy touch!




Gold balloons are definitely on trend and we’re loving these from Favour Lane only $5.95!



Hip and Hooray also have gorgeous party paper plates if you’re looking for an easy clean up option, that are perfect for an Elegant theme like this one! We love the white and gold for an elegant touch. Available in packs of 10 for just $9.50. It’s a steal!







Menu Options


Choosing what food options to serve your guests is super exciting (well for those foodies at least) but can also be a little tricky if you have some picky eaters out there! Food stations & lolly bars are an extremely popular trend in 2016 and are sure to keep your guests occupied and satisfied. Companies like Flavours Catering + Events and Wonderland Catering Creations can help you choose menus and finger food to suit the number of guests and all their dietary requirements. Love that Lolly Bar & Ribbon Whirls can deck you out with a decadent dessert table that will have your guests drooling!




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Your birthday cake is one of the most exciting things to choose when celebrating any occasion! Adixions Cakes, Couture Bakes & Nancy’s Groovy Cakes can create sweet delights including french macarons, divine chocolate truffles, cake pops and birthday cakes! You can personalise your cakes with these cute cake toppers by Ruby Rabbit Partyware, only $49.95.





Parties are a great excuse to let loose and pop some champagne! What better way to kick off the occasion than serving up some of the good stuff in your own DIY bar! The Wine Gallery have bottles for all occasions and are perfect for helping you find the perfect selection of wines to suit your menu options. It’s also essential to stock some non-alcoholic options for the designated drivers out there. Check out Surfcoast Party Hire for their range of hire supplies.



Wonderland Catering Creations have a fantastic Tropical Fruit Punch recipe that will help quench the thirst of your guests! Check out the recipe here.



Photo Booth

Thirty doesn’t have to be dirty, but it can sure be a lot of fun with some humorous props for your DIY photo booth. If your guests go missing, just look for the flashing camera! Divine Affairs & Hollywood Photo Booths have you covered & can supply the perfect booth to suit your elegant theme and all your party needs!




The music you play has a huge impact on the atmosphere and vibe of your celebration so it’s super important to set the right mood for your guests and get the party started! Hiring a DJ is the easiest way to take the fuss out of designing your own playlist & worrying about any awkward breaks in the music. Yo Mama Music have all your musical needs and will work with you to design a playlist of songs to suit your theme & your guests. If you happen to have over-exceeded your budget, designing your own playlist is easy and websites like Pandora Music, Guvera & Spotify have a selection of pre-arranged playlists to choose from.

We know that turning 30 may seem a little daunting but just like everything in life, embarking on a new decade is just another adventure! We hope that with these simple tips you are able to plan a sleek and elegant affair with ease that will have your guests thinking they want to throw one on their own! Check out for more information.