Cool Ideas for an 18th Birthday


An 18th birthday is a milestone and deserves a cool celebration idea as you are becoming an adult. Throw yourself a huge birthday bash or visit a foreign country for your special day. Perhaps enjoy a birthday cruise with several of your closet friends to celebrate this transition from child to adult.

Voting Party

  • You are now old enough to vote so make a difference. Have a voting party where guests register to vote and choose a political party. Theme your party red, white and blue with streamers, confetti and matching balloons. Hang up a poster of Uncle Sam and blow up the preamble of the US Constitution with the amendments that reflect on voting. Add a fruit pie that mirrors the colors with red cherries, raspberries or blueberries and whip cream. Give party favors such as sizzlers that sparkle and a small pamphlet on the latest election information. You can get these for free from the League of Woman Voters.


  • The drinking age in Mexico is 18, so plan a birthday vacation to Cancun. Located in the Caribbean, Cancun has much to offer as the sands are like powder, the ocean water is warm and many hotels feature an all-inclusive vacation, which means food and alcohol is included while at the hotel. There is an active nightlife and attractions include several pyramids a short trip away. Perhaps you would prefer to remain in a US port of entry town, such as San Diego, CA; Nogales, AZ, or El Paso, TX, and take a day trip to celebrate your actual birthday in Mexico. Watch out for the tequila worm.

Good-Bye Cruise

  • Say "good-bye" to the child you were and celebrate adulthood by booking and paying for your own cruise. Throw off the "chains" of childhood as you make your own vacation decision and become fiscally responsible. Ask a couple friends to join you and cruise the Caribbean or Central America. All food is included with on-board activities. While on the ship, enjoy disco dancing, magicians, comedy shows, musicals and movies to entertain you, along with pools for swimming and lounge chairs for sunbathing. Then enjoy the ports of call to explore new places.

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