If you're looking for some of the best things to do on your 18th birthday then you're in for a treat! I, unfortunately, am one of the unlucky ones who failed to plan their birthday which unfortunately led to a completely wasted 18th birthday that I would love to forget. However so you don't go through the same experience I went through, I decided to do some in-depth research on the area and found some of the most effective things to do on your 18th birthday. I'm going to share with you my top 5 tips to ensure an unforgettable 18th birthday experience.
Remember, it's the most important birthday of your teenage years and it only comes once in your life, so don't make the same mistake I did. Make It Count! So lets get straight into my 5 Top Tips for your 18th Birthday.
Top Tip #1: Doing Something is better than doing Nothing!
Know this may come to a bit of a shock to some of you but doing anything on your birthday is better than doing nothing at all. I really can't emphasis this enough. It is better to do something that you're fairly fond of, like going cinema or bowling on your 18th, then be stuck at home watching that "re-run" of "pets do the funniest things"!
Top Tip #2: The Secret to clubbing
Depending on where you live this is the most popular thing to do on your 18th birthday. However there are some tips and tricks that I have picked up that will assure you that you 1. Get into a club 2. Get your friends into the club 3. Get in free!
Now this won't work all the time but, from experience it does work some of the time and is worth at least trying. What you need to do is call every club that your thinking of going to and informing them that it is your birthday and you will be coming down with "X" amount of friends. Most of the club owners have certain provisions for birthdays including free entry or free tables or free birthday gifts as they know that a birthday means guest and guest mean money. The more inquiries the better results!
Top Tip #3: Why it's Crucial to have a Plan B
Did you know that this is where most 18 year olds get it wrong? They go out and don't have a backup plan! When plan A fails, this for most is where the party DIES. Don't be one of them! Have a backup venue that you can go to if your initial plan doesn't work. This can be anything from a restaurant to a cinema but just have one. It's better to do something that you don't really mind doing than nothing at all!
Top Tip #4: Themed Parties
This is my favourite. So you may not want to go out on your 18th birthday which means you can bring the party to you! Even if you rent out a hall this is the best idea to ensure a positive turnout and guarantee fun. A themed party can be anything from black and white dress code to your own personalized casino night filled with the red carpet and roulette tables as standard! It really depends on your budget and your imagination but this is by far the best way to ensure an unforgettable night in your control.
Top Tip #5: Why you should celebrate your 18th more than once!
This one is a peach! One of the main reasons that celebrating your 18th birthday can become a bit complex is that we try to cater our birthday plans around everyone: family, friends and partners. This is the BIGGEST MISTAKE you could make. It is so much better to celebrate Thursday night in a restaurant with the family, Friday night going to a cinema with your partner and Saturday night parting until dusk with friends. Obviously each category is flexible but remember the more people you try to please the less likely it is for you to be happy. Remember who's 18th birthday it is!