Fun Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday in Melbourne

Guest Blog by Emmi Forster | Social Media Specialist at Riverland Group

Ah, there’s nothing like getting your friends and family together to celebrate your birthday.

Whether you’re celebrating a significant milestone like a 30th or 40th, or simply throwing together a gathering to celebrate turning 37 and a half – any excuse to P-A-R-T-Y is OK! But a conundrum that many face when looking to plan their birthday party is where and how?

Forget hosting it at home – that comes with mess and stress. And, if you live in Melbourne – the endless choice of fabulous bars and restaurants can seem overwhelming… All you really need is a few helpful suggestions to get you motivated to lock in a date, invite your mates and turn up for a great time…

So here it is - six ways you can host a fun gathering to celebrate your birthday in Melbourne….

1. For the kids at heart…

Hire a space that comes with giant games like Jenga and Ring Toss. Perfect for your younger guests or guests who are young at heart. There is no better place to do this than by Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River at The Boatbuilders Yard. Get competitive with your pals in either an indoor or outdoor party space.

The Boatbuilders Yard

2. For the Instagram lovers…

Pick a location with a beautiful view, for those perfect birthday snaps. Have a few props handy to add a little extra to your pics like a “Happy Birthday to me!” sign or a giant sparkly love-heart cut out. The General Assembly provides the ideal backdrop of a picture-perfect Yarra River sunset.

The General Assembly

3. For the lazy vino lovers…

Bring the wine region to you! Include a wine tasting as part of your sit-down, long-table birthday celebration. The Vaults at Pilgrim Bar is a unique and historic space, with a beautiful all-Australian food and beverage menu. Take a few hours and be wined and dined with your nearest and dearest.

Pilgrim Vaults

4. For the brunch lovers…

Kick back in the suburbs and get boozy with a Bottomless Brunch. Be sure to pick one that includes quality cocktails and food like freshly shucked oysters, chicken satay, Bloody Marys, Spritz and mimosas. Bang Bang in Elsternwick offers just that! In a picturesque, insta-worthy venue (check out their Insta feed @bangbangrc), located right next to a train station (no need to worry about parking), it’ll keep all your guests happy!

Bang Bang RC

5. For the boaties and foodies…

Cruise the Yarra River with a drink in hand before arriving at your final celebratory destination. Pilgrim Bar is the perfect place to disembark, enter your private space and enjoy overflowing platters of charcuterie and non-stop cocktails. Located beneath Federation Square in Melbourne CBD, you’re on the doorstep to a plethora of nightclubs if you’re looking for a boogie to end your night.

Pilgrim Bar

6. For the cocktail lovers…

Work with the bartender and have a cocktail created that is inspired by you and then named after you! Or give your guests an impressive cocktail on arrival that’s better than a glass of bubbles…think Frosé or espresso martinis on tap at Melbourne’s original waterfront venue, Riverland Bar.

Riverland Bar

Guest post by Emmi Forster | Social Media Specialist, Riverland Group

Emmi works across six restaurants and bars in Victoria and her speciality in social media means she has her finger on the pulse of what’s on-trend and what’s hot in Melbourne in the drinking and dining scene. She has a hidden talent of organising and delivering top notch parties for her friends and family, so lends a hand to Riverland Group’s functions team to help create unique party and event experiences.