Certainly, a birthday party is a vital way to mark your turning of age, whether you want to get older or not. Perhaps, you’ve got a birthday coming up and no idea how to celebrate? And, whether you’re a casual person or an OTT person, we’ve got you covered with some epic adult birthday ideas in Christchurch.
1. Take flight in a hot air balloon
If you’d rather a small group event, why not pay for the most breathtaking experience in Christchurch? This once-in-a-lifetime adventures offers views over the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. An instagrammable moment to say the least. Book via Ballooning Canterbury.
📍 2136 Bealey Road, Hororata 7671, New Zealand
2. Solve a murder
Get dressed in 70s attire and blast back the past to solve this comedy-based murder mystery with a gang of friends at Murder Mystery. It’s the perfect adult birthday idea because it offers a 3-course meal, includes a spooky tram ride and intends to provoke plenty of giggles while solving who the killer is. Book on the Dinner Theatre website.
📍Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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3. Go wild at a house of fun
The famous duo funhouse Archie Bros and Holey Moley Golf Club opened in Christchurch in late 2022. From quirky mini golf, bowling, the most funkiest cocktails on earth from two peculiar bars and an arcade with an array of entertainment…you’ll be in your element for your birthday bash. Read all about the house of fun here.
📍617 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
Why not book the ultimate paintball adrenaline game for a group of friends to celebrate your birthday bash? For example, Delta Force Paintball has a huge military-style outdoor base just 20 minutes from Christchurch. Indeed, an ideal choice for any group size.
📍815 McLeans Island Road, McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051
Cocktail lovers will enjoy an epic masterclass in mixology. Pick a group of 10 people to learn how to create and shake up the best cocktails by the folks down at Kong Bar. Prices start at $45 per person.
📍76 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
6. Rent a bouncy castle
Put the kids to shame by ordering a bouncy castle rental to your home. For example, Around A Bounce provides some inflatable adult bouncy castles like the Mega Circus Slide and more entertainment such as Sumo Suits to challenge your mates to.
📍 Various Locations
How about a private wine tour paired with dinner in an exotic winery near Christchurch. For instance, Cheeky Wine Tours are known for organising some stellar birthday parties as well as offering to bring award-winning wines to your home for a celebration.
8. Have a karaoke party
📍101/96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
This trendy new ping pong club is the perfect adult birthday idea in Christchurch. Particularly, if you’re in your 20s, you’ll have a host of fun. Read all about it here.
10. Host a themed party
Whether you hire a venue or host a party at your house, get creative by turning things into a theme. Think Euphoria, Stranger Things, The Great Gatsby…the list is endless. A shared platter would go perfectly at this adult birthday part in Christchurch.