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30th Birthday Ideas for women

By an Award-Winning Professional Event Planner

Creative and unusual ways to celebrate a women's 30th birthday

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If you're tired of the same old clichéd party ideas, and are looking for something more inspiring or just a little bit different, this site is packed with original and creative party ideas. I'm Matt James, an award-winning professional event planner who has produced events for many celebrities including Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Stella McCartney, among others. On this site I'll share professional tips, advice, and trade secrets—that anyone can do—in order to add some creative touches to your party or celebration; whatever your budget.


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30th birthday Ideas for women

People's lifestyle and taste are so diverse at 30—some might be married and/or have kids, while others are single—so not everyone will want a traditional 'drinks and dancing' style party to celebrate their 30th birthday.

An alternative way to celebrate is to get a group of friends together to take part in some sort of activity—and to make this more special, and therefore fitting for a milestone birthday, organise something out of the ordinary or a bit adventurous.

When I'm buying someone a birthday gift, I try to choose something that they wouldn't ordinarily buy for themselves—so that it feels more like a treat or indulgence. I suggest taking the same approach when choosing a group activity to celebrate their birthday. Plan something you think they'll enjoy, but is not something they do often (or have ever done before!). This will create unique memories associated with their milestone birthday.

So check out some of the more creative and unusual group activties and experiences below that lend themselves to a 30th birthday celebration for women.



Still Want to Throw her a 30th Birthday Party?

While this page deals with creative and unusual 30th birthday ideas for women, based around group activities and experiences, you can also check out my main page of 30th birthday party ideas (for women and men!) which contains lots of creative ideas for throwing a party at home—including party themes, countdown ideas, invitations, food & drink, decorations, gifts, and ways to include memories, surprises, and thoughtful ideas to make them feel special on the day.

lets party bitches balloon
1986 balloons
surprise birthday party fan faces
photos on pegs

Fun & Games

There are lots of fun and immersive group games, challenges, and experiences that are a great way to create a unique and memorable 30th birthday celebration. These type of activities generally ensure that everyone 'lets go' and gets stuck in.

crime scene adventure
Crime Scene Adventure
DaVinci's gold scavenger hunt
DaVinci's Gold Scavenger Hunt
escape from death row
Escape from Death Row
plan a heist
Plan a Heist


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the fun & games category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • Escape from death row
  • crime scene adventures
  • Paintballing
  • BULLDOZER ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND DAYS
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  • plan a heist
  • davinci's gold scavenger hunt
  • the illuminati hunt
  • Murder mystery dinner / cruise
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



Food & Drink

A lot of of people just end up booking a table at a fancy restaurant for a big group dinner to celebrate their 30th—which, let's face it, is a bit uninspiring. Instead, if the birthday girl is a foodie, get a group of friends together and try something a little different—something you wouldn't just do any night of the week—that centers around food and drink. Believe me, you're guests will thank you. No one gets that excited by yet another big birthday dinner. In addition, many of these experiences allow for more socializing, so guests aren't just stuck at a table chatting to the same two people all evening!

Brewery Tours
Brewery Tours
A Cooking Party in Your Own Home
A Cooking Party in Your Own Home
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Masterclass
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Masterclass
Chef's Table Tours
Chef's Table Tours


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the food & drink category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • wine & chocolate pairing masterclass
  • chef's table tour: dine & meet the chef's at 5 restaurants
  • sushi making party for 10 at home
  • cocktail mixing class
  • wine tasting party in your home (up to 20 people)
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  • the personal chef experience: host the ultimate dinner party
  • spend a day with a master sommelier
  • champagne tasting & sabering
  • a Private wine education tour
  • indian cooking class
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



outdoor & adrenaline

These outdoor and adrenaline activities are a great antidote to 'same old same old' birthday party celebrations. No one is going to complain about being bored!

Ziplining & Canopy Tours
Ziplining & Canopy Tours
Dude Ranch Adventure Days
Dude Ranch Adventure Days
Accelerated Free Fall Sky Diving
Accelerated Free Fall Sky Diving
snowmobile tours
Snowmobile Tours


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the outdoor & adrenaline category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • Zipline and canopy tours (inc moonlit options)
  • Sunset Horse Riding
  • winery bike & kayak tour
  • wilderness & survival clinics (optional overnight survival trip)
  • hike with adoptable hounds
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  • Accelerated free fall skydive
  • whitewater / night vision rafting
  • snowmobile tours
  • group river paddleboarding
  • Beginner's mountain climbing adventure
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



tours

Tours are a great way to keep a group entertained because you're constantly stimulated by new things as you move from stop to stop—and there's such as wide range of activities to choose from.

zombie tours
Zombie Tours
Mad Men Cocktail Tour
Mad Men Cocktail Tour
segway tours
Segway Tours
Cupcake Crawl
Cupcake Crawl


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the tours category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • zombie tours
  • winery / chocolate / dessert tours
  • Cave tours
  • segway tours (inc night time options)
  • hike & howl at a wild wolf preserve
  • architectural tours
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  • chocolate & cocktail tours
  • latin flavors food & culture tour
  • 3 day wine tasting kayak tour
  • cupcake crawl
  • jet ski adventure tours
  • horse drawn sleigh & dine ride
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



learn & discovery

The learn & discovering category is all about trying someting that you've never done before—and probably wouldn't have if someone hadn't organised it for you! Some of these are pretty 'out there' unique experiences, while others offer an introduction to a hobby or activity the birthday girl might have expressed an interest in—but never actually gotten around to doing. So make it happen for them!

Hunter's Preperation Training Day
Hunter's Preperation Training Day
Circus School
Circus School
Group Introductory DJ Lesson
Group Introductory DJ Lesson
Action Hero Stunt Training Day
Action Hero Stunt Training Day


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the learn & discovery category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • circus school days
  • create your own signature perfume
  • introduction to sailing
  • introduction to snowboarding
  • open fall stunt diving class
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  • group introductory dj lesson
  • action hero stunt training day
  • beginner's kayaking
  • Painting & wine party with an expert
  • group surfing class
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



drive

Ok so not all of the driving activities will appeal to all women, but I've left this category in because I'm sure there are still quite of few that might be into these sorts of experiences.

Dirt Biking
Dirt Biking
Stunt Driving School
Stunt Driving School
ATV quad bike adventures
ATV (Quad Bike) Adventures
NASCAR Stock Car Driving
NASCAR Stock Car Driving


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the drive category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • nascar stock car driving
  • exotic car driving (lamborghini / ferrari / corvette etc)
  • motorbike tours
  • stunt driving school
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  • learn to drive like a spy
  • jeep tours (wineries / desert / national parks etc)
  • hummer tours (mountain / forest / desert)
  • atv (quad bike) adventures
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



fly

The fly category offers a more gentle experience for groups to see and explore, plus they're often combined with other things such as wine tastings, jeep tours, and dining. If you are holding a more traditional group dinner at a restaurant, why not start off by taking everyone for champagne in a hot air ballon or helicopter beforehand—it's any easy way to make the occasion more special and memorable.

Hot Air Balloon Ride & Wine Tour
Hot Air Balloon Ride & Wine Tour
Helicopter Tours
Helicopter Tours
Zero Gravity Flight Experience
Zero Gravity Flight Experience
Fly a Jetpack
Fly a Jetpack


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the fly category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • champagne hot air balloon flight
  • zero gravity flight experience
  • night time / celebrity homes helicopter tours
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  • cessna & jeep tour and dine
  • scenic / sunset / coastal helicopter tours
  • Fly a jetpack
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



water

Fortunately, water activities range from the extreme and immersive (cage diving with great white sharks) to the more leisurely and relaxed (lobster and beer sail), so there's something for pretty much everyone.

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
Private Yacht Hire
Private Yacht Hire
Paddle & Brewery Tour
Kiteboarding


Some of the 30th birthday ideas for women in the water category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • cage diving with great white sharks
  • tall ship sail & beer tasting tour
  • dolphin tours
  • schooner wine tasting tour
  • white water rafting
  • sunset cocktail / dinner cruise
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  • sushi & saki sunset sail
  • lobster & beer sail
  • kiteboarding
  • paddle (canoe / kayak / BOARD) & brewery tour
  • beer & bbq riverboat cruise
  • private yacht hire
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Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on one of the links above. Between these two sites, you should be able to find the activity you're after—or discover new ones.



More 30th Birthday Ideas for women

Check out my other page of 30th Birthday Ideas (for women and men) for more tips and suggestions including party themes, countdown ideas, invitations, food & drink, decorations, gifts, and ways to include memories, surprises, and thoughtful ideas to make them feel special on the day.

BFF balloons
it's my birthday bitches cake topper
30th birthday photo booth props
she's 30 bitches banner




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Matt



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About Matt James

is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.


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