Someone who is turning 32 is stuck somewhere between the last few years of youth and the intimidating middle age years. However, this is no excuse to shirk throwing him a fantastic 32nd birthday party. Celebrate this time by hosting a sophisticated event with a youthful, playful spin. Create a fabulous party with a variety of themes based on the interests of the guest of honor.
A theme can add a sense of purpose or fun to a 32nd birthday party. If you wish, you can focus on the birthday girl's age as a non-traditional theme for the party; now that she is well into her 30s, a "Dirty Thirties" party with a 1930s theme is a fun and festive way to celebrate. Other themes for a 32nd birthday party include a barbeque, fiesta, bowling party or other activity that the guest of honor would appreciate. Remember to take decor cues from the birthday person's favorite sport, hobby or interest; it's always best to make a party personal.
Various locales, including an upscale restaurant, outdoor location (such as the beach, a garden or backyard) or even a friend's home, can be used for a 32nd birthday party. If desired, you can even coordinate the location with the event's theme. For example, an upscale restaurant location is ideal for an adults-only event while a friend's backyard is perfect for a casual party where kids are invited. When considering options, be sure to choose a location that is convenient for the guests.
Games and activities aren't just for kids' birthday parties; adults enjoy them, too! Activities can be chosen based on the party's theme or interests of the guest of honor. For example, for a "Reflection of Years Past" birthday party, ask guests to bring pictures of the birthday person in various stages of his life; post them on a board and encourage guests to guess at how old he is in each picture. If you are throwing a fiesta, guests can shake maracas every time someone mentions the birthday person's age. Drinking games and gambling activities are activities that can be played at an adults-only parties. Activities are a great way for guests to bond at a 32nd birthday party.
What you feed your guests is a key part of the celebration; ensure that your edibles relate to the party's theme as well. Easy-to-eat appetizers and finger foods such as vegetable platters, stuffed mushrooms and burger sliders are easy to make and appeal to a variety of palates. Consider the party's locale when deciding upon main dishes. For example, for a casual backyard event, a simple barbeque menu is perfect. Keep in mind that if the event is held at a restaurant, a menu isn't necessary. The birthday cake can be as simple or as extravagant as the host wants. A cake decorated with 32 candles or a numbered candle on top is the perfect finishing touch to any 32nd birthday party.