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21st Birthday Party Ideas
Your 21st birthday party should be a bringing together your nearest and dearest with laughter and celebration. After all, you don't turn 21 everyday!
We often find clients build the theme around our party tents once they have set eyes on the one perfect for them for their 21st birthday party.
A favourite of The Arabian Tent Company was the 21st birthday Disney party. With an Alice in Wonderland Tea Tent to wine, dine, and drink high tea in, The Arabian for a great Aladdin themed bar area, and a 101 Dalmatians black lined tent with warm white LEDs to dance the night away.
Check out our video for the 21st Disney Party we did recently for some real Disney magic!
Or how about the Viva La Fiesta tent, inspired by travels to Mexico and Friday Kahlo - perfect for those Summer and Spring birthdays! - with its brightly coloured motifs on white linings and grey, meaning you can go wild with bright accessories. Two sisters celebrated their 18th and 21st birthday party with a pool party extravaganza, where our Viva La Fiesta shone brightly against the manor's grounds.
So if you are looking for a tent that evokes the perfect party atmosphere, we recommend either a Bombay Boudoir, with its shimmery, mirrored linings in burnt pinks and oranges, or The Arabian, a mirrored, glittery affair - but in more reddish tones.
If you would like to find out how we can cater for your party, or just looking for some more ideas, please
The tent was WONDERFUL! Everyone was amazed and entranced by it. It looked truly stunning and provided the perfect setting for our celebration. I could hardly believe my eyes when it was ready – it looked JUST as planned but even better.
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21st Birthday Party faqs
There’s a saying that goes ‘you should celebrate every birthday like it’s your 21st.’ Well there’s no better reason we can find than that to make sure your 21st birthday is a festive occasion you will never forget. Your twenty-first is the benchmark for all future celebrations so buckle up tight, you’re in for one brilliant birthday ride.
First up is the planning. The best parties are planned meticulously – small details like lighting and décor are just as important as the grand statements such as the venue and your attire. If you don’t have a clue where to start (or even if you do) we just love to help in the planning and execution of a party to rock all parties.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed and under pressure to make your 21st birthday celebration the party of a lifetime, don’t worry. Our expert party planners are on hand to offer advice. Whether you have a theme in mind, or just want help with the finer details, our superbly creative team will help you pull of a 21st birthday party with wow-factor and style.
To get you started, here are some of the questions we are most commonly asked by those wanting to create the perfect twenty-first. If you have any further questions, simply give us a call.
Where’s the best place to hold a 21st celebration?
Turning 21 is a big deal, so you’ll want a party venue to celebrate your 21st birthday in style. A wine bar shindig or clubbing with your mates just won’t do. You need to set the bar high. How memorable you make it will depend on the vibe, and trust us when we say, the venue will play a huge part in that.
If you are stuck with ideas about a venue, look no further. We think our tents are the ultimate scene setters. In a range of styles, from elegant and sophisticated to sultry and exotic, an Arabian Tents marquee can bring all the pizazz you need to make sure your venue is the perfect backdrop to a perfect event. The great news is they can be set up just about anywhere. How about in the grounds of a luxurious hotel (great that there’s a place your guests can stay), or in a countryside space to create your own mini-festival?
Who should I invite to my 21st birthday party?
Now while its tempting to just invite friends, there’s no doubt your family will want to be involved. That’s where our tents come in. With options to create separate chill out areas, you’ll have a place your family can relax and enjoy the atmosphere, while you get on with the hardcore party (just pop and see them from time to time to raise a glass of bubbly and let them see what a sensation you’ve become). Invite everyone you love.
What’s a good theme for a 21st birthday party?
The imagination knows no bounds when it comes to the 21st birthday party. As this is to be a celebration you’ll never want to forget, think ostentatious, fun and as mad as a hatter (now there’s an idea). We’ve seen some quite brilliant fancy dressing over the years. Don’t hold back. If you are flummoxed by choices, our themed tents can take the headache out of the decision making. Or take a look at our ideas gallery for inspiration.
Do I need a party planner?
Unless you are super organised and confident you can pull off a spectacular party, hiring an event organiser is a good idea. You’ll be able to put forward all of your ideas, but let someone else worry about making sure everything happens. We’re passionate about creating perfect party atmospheres, so why not leave it to our experts?
Do I need to provide food for my guests?
Food may seem a bit old school at a party, but trust us when we say a little bit of food puts mileage into your celebrations. You don’t want your guests tipsy and falling over themselves too early! We partner with some great caterers who can provide anything from sit down meals to gorgeous finger buffets and impressively sophisticated canapés (remember, you are a grown up now).
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