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6 Milestone Birthday Occasions That Call for an Amazing New York City-Style Event

Is 2023 the year that you or someone you love expects to turn another year older but in a milestone birthday way? There are birthdays; then there are milestone birthdays. And here are some of the most iconic age-based celebrations that call for a full-blown, amazing New York City-style event party

1. Quinceaneras

There are a host of coming-of-age and cultural celebrations with certain milestones. And the quinceanera is one such Latin-based party to commemorate a teenage girl’s transition to womanhood. Usually celebrated at the turn of the 15th birthday, quinceaneras call for elaborate events with stunning dresses for the guests of honor. And it’s one of the earliest milestone birthdays worthy of a New York-style, upscale event.

2. Sweet 16s 

Another milestone birthday that warrants an over-the-top New York celebration is the Sweet 16. Today’s Sweet 16 parties are magnificent, complete with celebrity guest appearances, red carpet, and stunning venue designs. If you have a soon-to-be-16-year-old in your circle, start planning now. You’ll want to choose the best NYC hotspot and all the best amenities to make it exciting, fun, and memorable.

3. 21st Birthday Extravaganzas 

You likely remember your 21st birthday. It’s the day you’re officially legal to consume alcoholic beverages. But it’s also a milestone time in someone’s life, usually signifying changes in career, life trajectory, or even relationships. Make it extra special by hosting an incredible New York celebration! There are plenty of incredible NYC venues that are perfect backdrops to “cheers” this milestone birthday.

4. Turning 30 Is a Milestone Birthday

If you, yourself, or someone you know is preparing to say goodbye to their 20s, it’s worth a party. Turning 30 is a significant milestone and, for many, represents the beginning of prime adulthood. Whether you’re interested in something cheeky, like a “dirty 30” party, or something more classic and refined, celebrate 30 the right way with a brilliant NYC event.

5. Turning 40 Is Another Milestone Birthday

Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40! Some say turning 40 is the new 30 and there’s no question – celebrating four decades of life is worth a party. Get creative with fun and elaborate themes, with throwback designs, music, and photo reels of years past. These celebrations are often great for reunions with old friends and family, too. If you or someone close is turning the big 4-0 this year, start planning a magical event!

6. Nifty and 50

Whenever you or someone you know is planning to celebrate the half-century in birthdays, it’s definitely time for an over-the-top NYC-style birthday celebration. Much like turning 40, 50th milestone birthdays often turn into large-scale reunions for friends and family. They’re also great reasons to book high-profile NYC venues, bring in well-known entertainment, and brainstorm for fun and unique birthday party themes.

If any of these milestone birthdays are on your radar this year, connect with us at EMRG Media to start planning! We have decades of event planning experience in NYC, especially for those extra-special birthday milestones. Whatever milestone you’re celebrating, birthday or otherwise, let us take the hassle out of the planning process, and we’ll make it exciting and memorable!