November Birthday Themes for Adults from Fun to Elegant

November Birthday Themes for Adults from Fun to Elegant

Throw a fun birthday celebration for the Scorpio or Sagittarius in your life! The month of November presents one of most exciting party themes, since it falls right smack after Halloween, is in the middle of Thanksgiving, and comes right before the Christmas holidays. Think of all the leftover candy, pumpkins, and autumn decorations that can be applied towards planning a memorable November birthday party for grow ups.

Unique Birthday Themes for November Celebrants

From a classic harvest to exotic Arabian Nights theme, find your inspiration for putting together a fabulous November birthday party for adults. Use these themes as a starting point and personalize it with your own creative juices!

Fall harvest or farm inspired theme

Harvest BirthdayTheme
The most popular theme of the season is a harvest-inspired theme simply because there is an abundance of decorations available. Fresh fruits and vegetables with an autumnal flair provide ample ideas for delicious recipes that you can cook up for an amazing dinner party.

Apple of my eye birthday theme

Apple of My Eye
Plan a theme for that extra special person in your life! There is no doubt that an “Apple of My Eye” theme makes use of glamorous yet simple decorations with apples as your focal point. If you prefer a more rustic look, use rustic-style elements like wooden crates, raffia candle votives, and corn husks.

Fondue birthday party theme

Fondue Party
Chocolate and cheese fondue! This is the perfect excuse to plan a scrumptious evening of your favorite bites from sausages to fruits to bread. Serve guests some fall libations or set up an apple cider bar. You can even have party games because this theme can run all night long!

Wine and cheese birthday theme

Wine and Cheese – Aged to Perfection Theme
An easy theme that can even be planned on a tight budget! There are many affordable wines that still stack up to taste, so don’t be afraid to plan a wine and cheese birthday party. Add a unique twist to it by incorporating a theme such as French, Spanish, Italian, or German,
Vintage travel birthday theme

Vintage Travel
This nostalgic theme is perfect for a celebrant with an affinity for traveling around the world. Think Amelia Earhart’s time with decorations consisting of brass elements, books, and vintage lace. Our vintage travel styled shoot gives you tons of DIY styling tips for recreating a scene with Old World charm.

Arabian Nights birthday theme

Exotic Arabian Nights
Feel adventurous planning this theme with glamorous and sophisticated accents inspired by Arabian Nights. We suggest a tantalizing menu of flavors inspired by the Middle East from shawarmas to tabbouleh. Think of dining on a long table without chairs amidst romantic candlelight, richly beaded fabrics, and comfy floor pillows.

Celestial or Starry Nights
The perfect theme for a stargazing celebrant. Consider decor with sparkly accents and even ones that glow in the dark! You can have loads of fun decorating a homemade birthday cake with sugar stars, metallic nonpareil, and confetti. Gold or silver decor is also an easy way to play up this theme. For instance, adding some metallic balloons never disappoints!

Casual Fall Theme
If you cannot come up with a theme, take your cue from the season with autumn inspired texture and colors that you can probably source from your own backyard or nearby park. Add stylish illumination to play up an elegant and simple tone to the aesthetics of your event. Include fall leaves, burlap, mason jars, and fruits like apples, pumpkins, and fig. Have an easy time with this theme because your party decor will have a lot of upcycled options especially since Halloween just passed by.

Basketball Theme
With the NBA season now in full swing, throwing a basketball themed party makes for a truly exciting celebration. Think of incorporating the celebrant’s favorite hometown team and anchor your decorations on it. You can set up interactive food stations like burger or hotdog bars, which make the event a casual yet truly fun-filled day!

Update: Added Autumn Birthday Themes for Adults

The more the merrier! That’s what we think, especially when it comes to party themes. So here are 7 additional theme ideas to choose from for those special November birthdays!

November birthday themes for adults

1 – Murder Mystery Theme

Halloween may be long over. But who doesn’t love the thrill of a who-dun-it? So check out this murder mystery party from Life by Leanna, with a black and gold color scheme plus intriguing accents of harlequin-patterned plates and glittery masquerade ball masks.

2 – Woodland Theme

Always a popular choice for fall kiddie parties, this theme can work for grownups, too. See the clever details in this inexpensive woodland birthday party from Live Like You are Rich—tree stumps and wood slices, adorable forest animals, and a finger-food-and-sweets buffet that you can set up with adult appetizers and drinks.

3 – Wine and Cheese Theme

Speaking of a party spread for grownups, our own wine and cheese party post shows how you can cover both the decor and the menu aspects in one. A scrumptious cheese and charcuterie board with a selection of fine wines (even on a bar cart, if space is limited) is the answer!

4 – Gratitude Theme

With Thanksgiving as the beloved highlight of the fall season, why not extend that sentiment to a special birthday party, as shown in this gratitude gathering we spotted on the Ikea. We love the harvest look and feel, with natural colors, textures, and rustic decor accents.

5 – Football Theme

Is the birthday celebrant a fall season sports fan? Then our football chili cookout has got to be on your list of theme choices. Our featured ideas for football-inspired party decor and recipes for food, drinks, and desserts are sure to score a touchdown!

6 – Casual Fall Theme

If laid back and homey is more your style, then this fall backyard party from Domestic Fashionista offers a simple, totally doable approach. A long table set up in your yard, covered with brown butcher paper accented with handwritten wordings, assorted plush pumpkins, and centerpieces of fall leaf cuttings in recycled bottles. Done!

7 – Downton Abbey Theme

For an older family birthday celebrant, maybe a formal sit-down affair would be a special surprise. See how Pop and Circumstance uses the hit period-themed series to inspire this Downton Abbey dinner party—complete with fancy china, cutlery, and crystal ware; candelabra and fresh floral centerpieces. You could even request the guests to come dressed for the occasion!

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