Looking for special 21st birthday ideas for your daughter to throw her a birthday she’ll never forget? We get it! Her 21st birthday is a big deal, especially in the United States, where 21 is the age when young people can legally drink.
For even more inspiration, we’ve also provided you with a few examples of suitable venues that you can rent via Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for event venues and other space rentals by the hour. Our platform makes it easy to discover and book amazing venues that suit all of your special occasions. Celebrate this major milestone in style with our 12 spectacular 21st birthday ideas for your daughter.
1. Spa day
For our first 21st birthday ideas for your daughter, we love the idea of a parent-daughter spa day. More than anything it’s a chance for the two of you to hang out, enjoy tons of self-care, and have some long conversations as well as plenty of gossip.
Depending on how many plans she’s making, your daughter may not have time for a whole spa day on her 21st birthday itself. But you can still treat her to a trip to the spa some other day that week or in the vicinity of her birthday.
If you happen to live near the Washington, D.C. metro area, why not book a couple of hours at this light-filled nail salon in Arlington, VA? It’s a stylish space that will offer you one-on-one time as well as a slew of personalized services.
2. Wine-tasting birthday party
At least one of the ideas on this list of 21st birthday ideas for daughters should be alcohol-related. After all, one of the most important changes that take place at the age of 21 is being able to drink legally.
Teach your daughter to consume responsibly and with a refined palate, rather than just aiming to get drunk. Plan a wine-tasting outing, whether that’s her entire birthday party or just the two of you. This idea won’t be for every soon-to-be 21-year-old, but if you know that your daughter is a foodie who enjoys trying new things, we’ll bet she will really appreciate the opportunity to try new flavors and learn about wine.
And if you need to rent a space to host your wine-tasting event, consider a venue like this Napa Valley wine cellar in St. Charles, Illinois. It’s a historic venue with an on-site sommelier and both indoor and outdoor seating. One reviewer who held an event for 50 here commented, “An amazing space and Bob is a great host.“
3. You don’t have to drink
Yes, we did say in #2 that we felt obligated to include an alcohol-related activity on a list like this one. But just because we in the US associate 21st birthdays with getting drunk, it doesn’t mean that the two of you even have to drink at all!
There are plenty of other ways to celebrate. You can volunteer at a food pantry together or take a cooking class together. We also have many more that we’re including on this list of 21st birthday ideas for your daughter ahead!
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