Do you remember how excited you were as a kid when your birthday came around? A slice of cake with sprinkles, a round of pin the tail on the donkey with friends, ferociously tearing into an endless bounty of presents – who could contain all that excitement?! Fast forward to adulthood. Now, the only thing that excites you about your birthday is the free coffee you’ll get at Starbucks and the stale Timbits your co-workers brought in to work for you. Well, we’re here to tell ya that it needn’t be this way, friends!
To help show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up 14 awesome and fun adult birthday ideas guaranteed to kick off the anniversary of your existence in style! Grab a group of friends, enjoy that coffee, feast on what’s left of those Timbits, and read on!
Ever wanted to experience the thrill of sky diving without any of the risks? iFLY Toronto Indoor Skydiving has the solution! With their innovative technology designed to defy the laws of gravity in their giant indoor wind tunnel, you can now enjoy the free-falling portion of sky-diving without the whole threat of plummeting to the earth-at-terminal-velocity thing. Suitable for up to 12 people, select from three of their available party packages. Everything is provided, including professional photos and videos, so you only need to bring yourself and up to 11 of your pals!
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Who says physical exercise can’t be fun?! Located in Leaside just off Laird, SkyZone delivers wall-to-wall trampolines for endless aerial fun and games suitable for the young (and competitive) at heart! Sky joust, foam dives, sky climb, and fusion ultimate dodgeball are just some of the heart-pounding programs available at their massive facility. With their friendly and accommodating staff to help you rent a party room (or the entire facility), your b-day will undoubtedly be remembered among your peers – particularly if you smash them in the face.
If you prefer something a little more grounded, why not check out BATL Axe Grounds to host your bad-ass birthday bash? Whether you choose to fulfill your fantasy as viking, lumberjack, or serial killer, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as burying a blade deep inside a good ‘ol plank of wood. With three locations in Toronto and many more across Canada, BATL is open 7 days a week for private axe throwing events. Event packages include 1 to 3 hours of throwing, music, food, and private space to fit your party’s needs.
Looking for another way to strut your stuff among friends? Why not try out a pole dancing class! Brass Vixens is one of the largest pole dance and fitness communities in Canada with four studios in the GTA. Whether it be a bachelorette, a divorce, graduation, a birthday party – or just because – no party is too big or too small for the Brass Vixens! Pole dancing’s too PG for you? Turn up the heat with lap dance parties, chair dance parties, burlesque parties, and plenty more good fun – make it rain!
One can never go wrong with a classic venue like Dave and Busters! This family-friendly chain, with one of its two Ontario locations in Vaughan, is an excellent spot to eat, drink, and play all night long, particularly if you yearn for re-living some childhood arcade nostalgia. With loads of gaming options including billiards, bowling, dance dance revolution, and virtual reality, D&B is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, they have in-house planners to help you construct the perfect night. If you’re particularly popular, you can even rent out the entire venue for up to 2,000 of your closest friends… Can I come?
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for drinking responsibly, but booze cruise is just so much more catchy than party on a boat. Speaking of which, you’ll want to check out Toronto’s best party on boat venues fully equipped and ready to show you and your friends a great time! Enjoy dinner, dancing, live DJs, an array of wines and spirits, the list goes on! Be sure to brush up on your pirate talk well in advance – the crew loves it when ye scurvy, drunken, landlubbers do dat.
SPiN Toronto offers 12,000 square ft of ping pong glory in the heart of downtown Toronto! Located in the entertainment district, this club boasts 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping pong tables, a full food menu, 2 DJ booths, and full A/V capabilities. There’s also plenty of space for up to 350 guests! You can book the entire venue or one of its 4 available areas for you and your pals – plenty of space to unleash your inner competitiveness.
The Ballroom, conveniently located in the Toronto Entertainment District, is a humongous venue space, boasting over 23,500 square feet of bowling goodness! Spread over two floors, and accommodating up to 900 guests, this is the exclusive downtown destination for a night of drinking, dancing, and bowling. Complete with an in-house restaurant menu, a wide variety of cocktails, and super fun games, it’s kinda like bowling as a kid, except now you probably suck.
Perhaps the magical wonders of the sea are more your bag? Ripley's Aquarium of Canada has you covered with its exotic sights and serene surroundings. Perfect for birthdays, this popular landmark destination houses 10 different galleries of aquatic life for you and your pals to explore. You and up to 40 of your friends can enjoy this Aquarium’s private event space for up to 3 hours…And yes, they do serve alcohol.
Who isn’t into being thrown into a random room, locked up, and then forced to solve puzzles, all while time ticks away?! Whether your setting of choice be a medieval dungeon, cursed Egyptian crypt, or a foreboding ancient temple, your job is simple: gather a few party pals and escape the room by solving as many puzzles as possible using nothing but your wits!
Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s… something ending in 9. Enter Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – the perfect outlet to cheer for the untimely demise of your enemy knights all while feasting callously like a highborn noble. Located at Exhibition place, you’ll undoubtedly be impressed by the feats of athleticism and skill: jousting, swordplay, falconry, equestrian entertainment. With 3 different birthday packages to choose from, Medieval Times has you covered with VIP seating, a VIP lanyard, priority access, and many more exclusive treats for your special day. It’s like UFC on steroids, but.. oh wait.
Ever felt the need to bust out your favourite 90’s era performance all while mildly inebriated? Do it in the comfort of one of the many private rooms of the Bar + Karaoke Lounge! With their three different room types suitable to accommodate between 1 and 30 people, this karaoke studio is the perfect choice for stretching out those windpipes. No noise complaints here, so gather all your besties and unleash your inner Beyonce!
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A classic Jays’ game is always a great choice for any baseball lover’s birthday. Celebrate your day at the Rogers Centre cheering for the only Canadian baseball team in the MLB! Group rates are available for a minimum of 20 tickets to a maximum of you name it, so you can quite safely invite anyone you can think of! Added bonus: if you buy at least 40 tickets, you’re entitled to see a complimentary greeting on the video board during the game. Mommy was right – now everyone in town will know just how special you are!
What adult birthday list would be complete without including nightclubs! With many popular clubs to choose from – Toybox, The Everleigh, and Rebel just to name a few, it’s a great place to round up friends and get your b-day dance on!
Looking to laugh until your belly hurts for your birthday? Well, you’ve definitely come to the right place! Why not indulge in some late-night comedy with your closest friends and family at some of the GTA’s best comedy clubs? Some of our favourites include Yuk Yuk's, Absolute Comedy, and Comedy Bar. Have you been to any of these already?
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Ready for twists and turns, plus everything in between? Pursuit OCR will probably be your best bet! It’s an Etobicoke-based indoor obstacle course that is accessible for all fitness levels with over 30,000 sq. ft. of pure raging “awesomeness.” Go ahead and challenge yourself for your birthday… it’ll be a treat you and your loved ones will never forget!
If you’re competitive and love playing arcade games, then this option needs to be considered for your upcoming birthday. Toronto has some of the best options around, including some of our favourites like Tilt Arcade, The Rec Room, and lastly, The eZone
If you’re ready to get your “cha-cha” on, then hosting your birthday at a live music venue like the Lula Lounge or Lee's Palace is the way to go! Seriously, all you have to worry about is dancing the night away if you choose to go this route!
Are you a big fan of optical illusions? Well then, Museum of Illusions Toronto is going to be your go-to birthday venue. It’s a unique space coupled with only the best mind-bending installations and is sure to satisfy your thirst for an incredible birthday experience. It boasts an impressive 5,200 sq. ft. of optical illusion madness, plus over 80 different themes! You’re bound to have an incredible time if you decide to book your next event here, we promise!