A Peek at the Fun: If you are celebrating a 21st birthday, try this fun and simple 21st party idea. It’s a great way to have the who family celebrate together.
So, it happened! My oldest son just turned the big 2-1. And although I think I’m still in a bit of shock I knew we needed to do something special to celebrate this birthday.
Because a 21st birthday is usually associated with drinking, I thought it would be fun to put together a family friendly version and created a mixed drink stations for mocktails. Seriously, so fun!
21st Party Ideas:
We invited all of our extended family over to celebrate with my son. It was so fun to mix drinks and visit. And the best part for me was how simple it was to add something special to my son’s birthday party.
Let’s start with the cups. It’s super simple to add a sugar rim and makes the cups look amazing. All you need is some granulated sugar, food coloring, and Karo Syrup.
How to make a sugar rim:
- Put 1/2-1 cup of sugar in a plastic bag (depending on how many cups you will be doing)
- Add a couple of drops of food coloring to the bag and mix until blended
- Place the colored sugar in a bowl
- Pour 1/2 cup of Karo Syrup in a separate bowl
- Dip the rim of your glass into Karo Syrup
- And then dip the glass in the sugar.
Make sure to not get too much Karo Syrup or it will begin to run down the glass. Let the syrup dry and the sugar will solidify.
Fun Mocktail Ideas:
Now, let’s talk about filling the glasses. The best part about this 21st party idea is that you can really mix any drinks you want. We had such a fun time experimenting with mixing different drinks together. I’ll tell you some of our favorites, but have fun trying your own.
- Pineapple Juice
- Orange Juice
- Mountain Dew
- Pineapple Fanta
- Grenadine (this is what makes the drinks look layered and amazing)
- Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
- Pina Colada Mix
- Any Fruit You Like, Any Sodas You Like
We mixed lots of different concoctions but we made a simple menu of our favorite drinks so our guests had something to choose from. Here were our favorites, with fun names of course…
21 on the Rocks– Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada
Officially Legal-Mountain Dew, Fanta, and Grenadine, the Grenadine will sink to the bottom of the drink and create a cool layered effect.
Underage-Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine
Birthday Bash-Pineapple Juice and Mountain Dew
Bottoms Up-Sprite and Orange Juice
We tried to stick with flavors that would all mix together and taste yummy. Get creative.
And because no night of drinking would be complete without food, we added a butter board to munch on while we drank. And it might have given me a good excuse to give this new trend a try. Let me tell you, it was so tasty.
This butter board was beyond good. I found the recipe at Off the Line.
Have FUN celebrating your 21st birthday.
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