What to Do for Your 20th Birthday

20 Ways to Celebrate Your 20th Birthday


Bye-bye teenage years! Turning 20 is very exciting. Although you can’t hit the bars yet, there are plenty of fun, unique ways to celebrate. Here are 20 ideas for your 20th birthday celebration.

  1. Go to the clubs

Although you aren’t able to drink yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. Going to an 18 and over club with your friends can be a great time! As long as everyone is at least 18, everyone can go!

  1. Host a board game night

Long gone are the boring days of a never-ending Monopoly games! Have each guest bring a different board game or card game. The more variety the better!

  1. Go to a nice restaurant for dinner

You eat enough McDonalds when you’re away at school all year. Treat yo self!

  1. Go on a weekend getaway

Groupon offers a lot of great deals that are reasonable for your budget.

  1. Host a charity event

Showing all your family and friends how passionate you are about a cause will have everyone joining in on the fun, and can do some good in the process.

  1. Go on a hike somewhere you have never been

For those of you nature lovers, this is the perfect way to spend your special day.

  1. Have a spa day to yourself

Or take one or two of your closest girlfriends. Everyone could use a fresh pedicure!

  1. Learn something new

Try that something new you’ve been dying to do forever now!

  1. Host a house party (with your parents’ permission of course)

House parties are underrated these days.

  1. Spend quality time with your family

This is important and will mean a lot looking back one day.

  1. Take the day off from work

Save some of your vacation/PTO for your special day. It will feel great to sleep in!

  1. Go to the movies

And splurge on a huge popcorn (with extra butter). Don’t forget to ask for your student discount. You aren’t that old yet!


  1. Play laser tag

Everyone will have a blast with this one.

  1. Take a shopping day

Because who doesn’t love splurging on themselves?

  1. Have a beach day

If the weather is nice, this can be a great, inexpensive day of fun.

  1. Catch up on sleep

Take the afternoon to yourself and catch up on some zzzzs. Your body will thank you for it.

  1. Spend the day doing what you love

Whatever that may be! It’s your day.

  1. Miniature golf

Putt putt is a lowkey, inexpensive way to celebrate. Bring some friends and go out to dinner after!

  1. Take a cooking class with your closest friends

Not only is this a practical skill to learn, but yummy food will be involved!

  1. Have a double birthday bash

Have another friend or family member with a birthday close to yours? Throw a joint birthday bash, with twice the amount of people and twice the amount of fun! This is also a great way to save some money.

No matter how you decide to celebrate your birthday, just remember to be safe, take lots of pictures, and have fun! Happy 20th!

Related: 21 Ways to Celebrate Your 21st Birthday

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