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30th Birthday Party Ideas Brisbane

Thirty, flirty, and thriving.

Turning 30 is cause for celebration. 

Gone are your twenties, a decade usually spent figuring out how to achieve that work life balance (still confused about this one, tbh), navigating evolving friendships and probably dating the wrong person for longer than you should have.  

It’s time to say hello to a brand new decade, and the best way to do this is with one heck of a party. So, we’ve rounded up the best places in Brisbane to kick up your heels and welcome in your 30s. 

Regatta Hotel | Toowong 

Look, there’s a pretty high chance you’ve had a boozy night at the Regatta back in the day and honestly, who hasn’t. So, what better way to farewell an era than with one final blowout? Book a space, grab the gang and prepare to get jazzy one last time. 

At Sixes and Sevens | New Farm 

If it’s a carefree, easy event you’re after then At Sixes and Sevens is the possy for you. Booking with the events team is such a breeze that the only decision you have to make is between a day time drinks or night time soiree. 

Madame Wu | Eagle Street Pier 

Madame Wu screams ‘long lunch’, with their gorgeous al fresco dining area and stunning views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River making the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated soiree. You don’t have to experience the headache of dealing with a convoluted bill at the end, either, with Madame Wu’s $40 lunch banquet the perfect birthday feast. 

Howard Smith Wharves | CBD

When you think about HSW it’s easy to be mistaken that the lawns of Felon’s mark the end of the party zone but actually, there’s so much more to these converted shipyards. Expanding well past the Felon’s festivities are a number of function spaces ranging from 20 people to 500 guests, ready to house your perfect thirtieth. If you can’t seem to rustle up 500 of your nearest and dearest, consider checking out one of The Houses, uniquely styled to take on different themes, with views over the gardens. 

Za Za Ta | Fortitude Valley 

If you’re wanting to get absolutely rowdy and see off your twenties with a bloody big bang then Za Za Ta’s Sunday brunch is so your vibe. A Middle Eastern grazing table will see all of your favourites laid out, including spreads like hummus and labneh with a selection of breads, salads, a meat carving station and perfectly roasted vegetables. Choose between their three packages, with the first including a glass of prosecco on arrival, the second a selection of unlimited cocktails like Aperol spritzes, rosé and mimosas, or the third with the fancy French champers. 

Darling & Co. | Paddington 

Wanting a decadent birthday lunch but follow a vegan diet? Darling & Co. has launched a stunning vegan brunch so no one has to miss out! With two sittings from 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm, this five-course feast includes the likes of zucchini fritters to brown rice and black bean sliders and ends sweetly with French toast. The best part? It includes a two-hour beverage package with all vegan wine, prosecco and three vegan cocktails. Winner! 

Eleven Rooftop Bar | Fortitude Valley 

Get high at Brisbane’s bougiest rooftop bar. Stunning views over Brisbane serve as a memorable backdrop to what is sure to be an unmemorable night, with gourmet bites and tasty cocktails ready to make your thirtieth one for the books. 

Range Brewing | Newstead   

Good vibes, great pizza, excellent beer – what more could you want? Range Brewing is a fab place for a more relaxed vibe, with stacks of seating ready to welcome your party big or small. Sunday session, anyone? 

See? Turning thirty doesn’t have to be scary, it can be oodles of fun, too. 

Words by Nikki Shields
- the gourmand who can't wait to be done with her twenties.