A 21st Birthday is a very special occasion and there are many different ways to celebrate. I have put together my top ten 21st Birthday Ideas.

1. 21st Birthday Symbol

The symbol for a 21st Birthday is a key. The key is a sign that the person is now a senior member of the household and entitled to a key of the home. The key symbol is often integrated into various aspects of the 21st Birthday such the invitations, decorations, cake and gifts.

2. Birthday Supplies

Choosing the birthday supplies is fantastic fun and can be quite time consuming so make sure you start well in advance of the birthday. Birthday supplies include invitations, decorations, paper plates, cups/glasses, napkins, thank you cards. Selecting a matching theme will bring cohesion, balance and a feeling of harmony to the party.

3. Childhood Memories

Presenting the birthday boy or girl with a collection of photos from their childhood is a very special and memorable gift. Another idea is to post childhood pictures of the birthday boy/girl around the party room or else putting together a presentation and showing it at the party.

4. Birthstones

Birthstones have been identified for each month of the year. January – Garnet, February – Amethyst, March – Aquamarine, April- Diamond, May – Emerald, June – Pearl, July – Ruby, August – Peridot, September – Sapphire, October – Opal, November – Topaz, December – Turquoise. Birthstones are considered by many to be lucky charms. A present containing a birthstone is a very thoughtful and astute gift.

5. Birth Flowers

There are specific birth flowers for every month. January – Carnation, February – Iris, March – Daffodil, April – Daisy, May – Lily of the Valley, June – Rose, July – Larkspur, August – Gladiolus, September – Aster, October – Marigold, November – Chrysanthemum, December – Narcissus. It is an enchanting idea to decorate the party room with the birth flowers of the birthday party boy/ girl. Alternatively to give a bouquet of flowers including their birthday flower is a very gallant and charming gift.

6. Birthday Cards

Making your own birthday card is very thoughtful and personal. There are some beautiful birthday quotes easily available to download from the Internet. They can be a lovely addition to a card.

7. Birthday Cake

Baking a birthday cake as a present is a very generous and unique gift. Alternatively there are fabulous birthday cakes available to view and purchase online. If possible ask friends for referrals or ask the supplier to provide references.

8. Western Zodiac

There are twelve signs of the Western Zodiac. Each sign is connected with an animal and has particular characteristics. Each sign is linked to specific dates of the year. Find out the sign of the birthday boy/girl and incorporate it into the party theme.

9. Chinese Zodiac

There are also twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac. There is a Chinese Zodiac sign linked to every year. There is an animal associated with each year and each has specific character traits. A fun idea is to identify the sign of the birthday person and integrate it into the party plans.

10. Go Retro

So many important and exciting things happened 21 years ago in 1990, check out all the important world-wide events, find out which films and albums were released and which songs reached the top of the charts.

Source by Brenda O’Connor

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