As you bid farewell to your 20s, it’s time to celebrate a new decade, and what better way than by throwing an epic death to my 20s party?
We’re about to make sure this bash goes down in history as the best sendoff for your twenties.
From setting the scene with dramatic decorations to enjoying a festive cocktail or two – we’ll help you throw the ultimate death to my twenties party.
Personally, we love this 30th birthday party theme. Not only is it pretty easy in terms of decorating and food, but it’s also unique, hilarious, and definitely an experience your guests won’t forget!
Here is everything you need to know about throwing the ultimate death to my 20s birthday party.
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Death To My 20s Party – Decorations
One of the most fun things about planning any party is the theme and decorations!
For a death to my 20s (funeral for my youth) themed party, focus on moody, dark, and black-themed decor.
Think black flowers, a gothic table display, and decor details that create a dramatic yet sophisticated space.
Recreate these ideas:
- Black balloons (option 1, option 2)
- “30” balloons
- White transparent balloon boxes
- Light up numbers (small, large, large)
- Banner (option 1, option 2)
- Neon sign (option 1, option 2)
- Candle holders (option 1, option 2, option 3)
- Candles (option 1, option 2)
- Table runner
- Tablecloth (option 1, option 2)
- Pampas Grass
- Black wreath
- Black flowers
- Cake stand
- Wine glasses
- Black letter sign (coffin shaped, rectangle)
- Fringe backdrop
- Cake topper
Death To My 20s Party – Food
We’re sticking with the theme here and finding foods that are either naturally dark in color or can be made black with some unique ingredients.
These days you can’t have a birthday party and not have a charcuterie board. Opt for a spread of your favorite cheeses and crackers. Add in some red grapes, blackberries, and olives to really bring the theme to life.
Chips & Dip
Prepping your party food doesn’t need to be difficult. Some blue corn tortilla chips totally fit the inspiration and take no prep work. Pair them with this black hummus for an easy party dish that’s ready to enjoy in no time.
Figs with Goat Cheese
This fig and goat cheese recipe sounds incredible! They look elegant without being difficult to prepare and they’re easy to make for a crowd. Your guests will definitely be asking for this recipe.
No matter what theme you’re going for, every 30th birthday party needs dessert! For an individual grab-and-go treat, guests will love these black cupcakes.
If cake isn’t really your thing, these “rip twenties” cookies are a fun alternative. Contact a local bakery or cookie decorating business – and don’t forget to order well ahead of time!
Death To My 20s Party – Drinks
You can’t mourn the end of your precious 20s without a drink, right? Since we’re celebrating a funeral for your youth, we’ve found some fun drink recipes that perfectly fit the occasion.
A few of the drink recipes below use activated charcoal to achieve their black color. Consuming activated charcoal is safe, but some people can experience side effects. You can read more about it here.
This black sangria is perfect for a party! It’s easy to make ahead of time, fits the party theme, and sounds absolutely delicious.
If you’re more of a tequila girl, check out this black margarita recipe. The ingredients are actually pretty basic (besides activated charcoal) and it sounds really easy to make.
This black martini might be my favorite idea on the list. Something about martinis feels sophisticated and cool, and the fact that it’s black just brings the whole vibe together.
Looking for a non-alcoholic beverage? This delicious black lemonade would be perfect.
Of course, make sure to have plenty of water available, too!
Death To My 20s Party – Invitations
There is no party without invitations. While a themed invitation isn’t totally necessary, it is fun.
Here are a few of our favorites. All of these can easily be personalized to include your name and party details.
Death To My 20s Party – Extras
Setting up a memory table makes a fun, yet casual, activity for guests. It goes along with the funeral theme and is a great way for your friends and family to reminisce on special moments you’ve shared over the past decade.
You’re sure to get some hilarious responses along with really sweet ones, too.
You could see this one coming…ask your guests to wear all black. Most people can achieve that pretty easily and it totally adds to the overall experience.
Throwing a death to my 20s party is a fun and unique way to celebrate the end of one decade and the beginning of the next. With a bit of preparation and planning, this 30th birthday party theme will come together in epic fashion.
We hope you found some helpful inspiration for your special celebration.
RIP twenties – hello 30s!
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