Creative Ideas to Celebrate Your 21st Birthday

After what feels like a million years, you're finally celebrating the big 2-1. This milestone birthday means a lot of things -- you can legally gamble at a casino, enter that hot new club down the street and yes, buy alcohol.

As one of the biggest birthdays you'll celebrate in your lifetime, now is the time to get creative and have some fun with drinks, desserts and party ideas.

Of course, whipping up a cocktail is the top of your priority list when celebrating your 21st. We love this Cake Batter Martini from our expert Rachel Hollis. As the name implies, it's made with actual cake batter (from a box, but who's keeping track?) and has just enough booze to keep you buzzed without going too over-the-top. Why not have your cake and drink it too?

Instead of just straight-up drinking your cocktails, why not incorporate them into a delicious dessert? We love these Spiked Cupcakes, which include recipes for strawberry margarita cupcakes and even banana bourbon cupcakes. If cupcakes aren't your jam, check out these other Booze Dessert Ideas, including cookies, brownies and lava cake. Yum! Even though most of the alcohol cooks off by the time you get to enjoy them, you'll still be able to taste the flavors of your favorite booze (not that you'd know what bourbon or tequila tastes like before your 21st birthday...).

So take a look at our Fun Party Ideas and challenge yourself to a dare or two (or 21), and get ready to celebrate your 21st birthday in style! 

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