Essential birthday tips for your 30th party

Thirty. The big 3-0. Three decades.

Are you turning 30 in 2021? Know someone who will?

If so, you’re probably on the lookout for ideas to welcome this life milestone with fun and elegance!

You may also become nostalgic looking back on yesteryear, or envisioning how life might look in 10, 20 or even another 30 years from now.

You may even hear others say that you only turn 30 once that’s why throwing the best 30th birthday party is included in your bucket list this year!

And you wouldn’t want to miss adding a touch of sweetness to your 30th birthday by including bulk lollies in Melbourne for your party favours.

Not only are they affordable and sweet, but you can also choose gluten free lollies! After all, there’s something about being 30 that makes you want to be more healthy yet not miss all the fun and sweetness that those delightful lollies bring.

Why is the 30th birthday a milestone?


It might feel a bit weird celebrating your 30th, especially since time pretty much didn’t exist for most of last year.

Even then, there are a lot of people who stop paying as much attention to birthdays once they hit their mid-20s.

However, that doesn’t mean that you can just not celebrate your 30th at least – it ends with a zero, after all!

Not only that, but for many people, it also lines up with the next stage of your life – you’re established (or well on your way towards it), gotten settled after the hecticness of your 20s, and planning on taking that next step.

And isn’t that worth celebrating?

We certainly think so!

As a milestone birthday, it’s important that you celebrate it – exactly as you wish to.

Just one question…

Good ideas for a 30th birthday party: what should I do for my 30th birthday?

Now for the real reason you’re here: ideas for your 30th.

The thing with the big 3-0 is that it’s something slightly more mature than wild – you probably won’t want to go for another wild night out clubbing like for many of the birthdays of your 20s (especially as the hangovers get progressively worse).

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun!

So how do you celebrate the milestone and nostalgia of your 30th birthday and farewell your younger years, while not losing the sense of fun and glam that comes with a birthday?

Celebrate with a bang

We have a suggestion: why not celebrate with a bang, and tick some things off the old bucket list while you’re still young? (Yes, 30 is still young!)

If you are thinking about how you can celebrate your 30th birthday with a bang, then here are plenty of ideas that you can choose from:

  • Skydiving
  • Hiking
  • Race car driving
  • Helicopter flights

It doesn’t even have to be an extreme activity either – how about dining in one of Melbourne’s fanciest restaurants? Visiting your favourite winery? Taking a cooking class?

There are no rules around what constitutes a bucket list activity, so consider taking this opportunity to finally do something you’ve always dreamed of.

How do I celebrate my 30th birthday on a budget?

The ideas above are great – however, they can also be a little bit pricey!

If you are on a tight budget and simply can’t afford to go all-out with your 30th birthday but still want to make it extra special, then there are plenty of alternatives out there for you:

  • Karaoke night with the gals
  • Spa and relaxation massage
  • Dinner party at home (potluck, so each guest brings their own dish!)

They don’t even have to be the main event, either – each of these can be incorporated into any old house party, allowing you the opportunity to let your hair down without ballooning your budget.

What should I do for a 30th birthday party? Party planning essentials

Planning any birthday – let alone a major milestone like a 30th birthday – is a lot of work, what, with all of your other commitments at work, with relationships and everything else.

Of course, as we all know, you only turn 30 once, so it’s important that you celebrate your 30th birthday party in a way that makes it memorable not only for you, but all of your guests as well.

And that starts by…

Choosing a 30th birthday party theme

If you don’t have any idea where to start, start with your 30th birthday party theme!

Doing this may seem to be pretty easy, but it can actually be surprisingly difficult if you don’t have a starting point.

We can’t really offer much advice – this step is up to you. What we can say however is that it’s best that you:

  • Do it early
  • Think about what you’ll need
  • Consider the location / backdrop of your space

Some simple themes include a sophisticated dinner party, black and white, pretty in pink, flirty and romantic, or a dirty thirty with plenty of shots and flowing champagne.

Design and decorate

Some themes and ideas don’t need a lot of decoration – others do.

As such, it’s crucial that you start looking into what decorations you’re going to need to pull it off!

That means:

  • Listing what you need
  • Finding hire places
  • Budgeting for decorations
  • Designing invites and other themed items
  • Setting it all up

Set a dress code

If you want to make your 30th birthday party extra special, you can ask your guests to dress up glam and flashy, or alternatively, in something colourful and bright.

If you’re planning a costume party, we suggest keeping it as general as possible, if you can.

A great idea is dressing up as something that begins with the letter of your first name.

Alternatively, the decade you were born (so the 90s) – these are both great themes that offer lots of flexibility, making it easy for people to jump on board.

Put together a birthday playlist

What’s a party without great music?

Whether it’s the latest dance tracks, a playlist of nostalgic tunes from your younger years or simply some chill tracks to build atmosphere, music is crucial in setting the tone for your birthday.

Struggling to find songs to build your playlist? Share your Spotify playlist with friends and ask them to add their favourites, too. Before you know it you’ll have hours upon hours of fantastic tunes.

Food, drinks, desserts and more!

Snacks, refreshments, desserts, the cake, champagne… no birthday is complete without any of these things.

These hot tips will help kick of the food part of the celebration:

  • Start planning your menu out early so you aren’t left scrambling
  • Remember to ask about dietary restrictions (and offer an alternative)
  • Enforce RSVPs so you know how many people you have to think about
  • Custom cakes should be arranged weeks in advance
  • Don’t overdo it – you need to leave space for the cake and dessert!
  • Drinks can make people feel less hungry – remember this if the food budget is tight

And of course, you wouldn’t want to forget about lollies as part of your birthday menu!

Sure, you’re turning 30 – if you ask us however, nobody’s too old to enjoy a sweet treat!

If you ask us, lolly buffets specifically are a great way of making lollies presentable!

Get your cheap and affordable bulk lollies online

Multiple trips to the supermarket are a pain. You need a one-stop online candy store lolly shop that:

  • Has everything you’re looking for
  • Offer the quantities you need
  • Has tonnes of variety
  • Offers fantastic wholesale prices

That’s where our online lolly shop comes in.

On top of providing lollies in bulk (and at wholesale prices), our shop also offers custom mini bags that you can give away as party favours or offer as prizes for games. We’ve got the biggest range of chocolates, lollies and gluten free lollies in Australia!

How do you make someone’s 30th birthday special?

So far, we’ve been talking about what to do if you’re the one turning 30 – but what if you’re a guest?

What’s a good gift for a 30th birthday?

Buying gifts can be hard – but it doesn’t have to be.

Firstly, there’s no harm in just asking what they want for their 30th. While some people might not have an answer, they’ll at least have some vague ideas that you can use as a starting point.

If you want, you can ask about the things that the celebrant has always wanted, but could never justify splurging on. For example, an expensive appliance that would be nice-to-have, but they never bought due to its price.

Once you have this info, you can team up with other guests that don’t have any ideas and pool your money together!

And don’t forget to take time to write a note or even take a video recording a special message to the birthday celebrant while you’re there!

Make our lolly experts a part of your 30th birthday!

Do your plans involve lollies? If so, don’t forget to include our lolly experts as part of your 30th birthday celebrations.

Let MyLollies satisfy your sweet tooth cravings – with our huge variety of lollies online, fast delivery and sweet prices, we’ve got everything you need for an upcoming 30th:

  • Huge range of lollies from around the world
  • Bulk lollies, including gluten-free lollies online
  • Wholesale prices
  • Fast delivery times
  • Custom-printed lolly bags
  • Custom arrangements for major events

Get in touch with us today! Call MyLollies on 1300 899 000, or visit our lolly factory to enjoy our delicious selection of the world’s best lollies.

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