In days past, turning 21 in Australia was a time to be celebrated as ‘the coming of age’, when one was finally permitted to vote, gamble and drink alcohol legally. At their celebration, the birthday girl or boy was given an oversized key to the door and held a much-anticipated party with friends and family. Although 18 is now the age at which we are able to do the above mentioned these days, 21 is still very much an age that is celebrated as the first steps into adulthood.
Typically the first major milestone party organised on a large scale as an adult, there are many ways in which you can make your 21st birthday a memorable event, including:
- Design personalised invitations – With computers at your fingertips, designing your own unique invitations is super easy. Create and print using your own device and software, create online and have the invites mailed out or even create and email straight to guests. Be sure to include style and colours that represent you (or the person you’re aiming to be as an adult).
- Create your own hashtag – In the current age of social media, nothing is more ‘now’ than having a specific hashtag created just for your event. Guests can snap away and upload photos to their favourite account creating an album of memories for you. Include the hashtag on your invitations so everyone is prepared. #SarahTurns21 #HipHipHoorayRayis21today
- Hire a photo booth – Another fun trend is to hire a photo booth full of props and signs. Again, guests can snapshot their funny photos and upload to social media using your unique hashtag. As the night goes on, the photos are sure to progress in hilarity too! Something to enjoy the day after.
- Set up a slide show – Traditionally, a 21st birthday celebration included a photo board displaying cute and maybe not-so-cute pictures from the 21 years so far. Using technology makes this a whole lot easier with a slide show on a projector screen or on small monitors on the cake table.
At the Waterfront Function Centre we can help you design and host a 21st Birthday party unique to you and one to remember for a long time to come.