Whether you count down the days or dread the yearly transition, your birthday is always a very special day. And when it comes down to it, a few of them always seem to outshine the rest. There's your 18th, of course, when legally Mom and Dad can't tell you what to do (although, they probably still will). There's your golden birthday, when you turn the exact same age as the date you were born. And then there's your 21st birthday, aka, the age of legal drinking and also the day you're really considered an adult. But let's be real here — we don't always want to drink, and on a birthday like your 21st, it may feel like that's the norm. It can be a struggle to find things to do on 21st birthday without drinking, but we're here to help.
You may be thinking, how can you make your birthday as big of a celebration when you skip the drinks? As much fun as a boozy party can be, it's not for everyone, and there are still a lot of ways to have the 21st of your life. If there was ever a time or excuse to go all out on your birthday, it's your 21st birthday... and a day without drinking can be just as ballin'. So grab your squad, because these six booze-less birthday ideas are way too good to pass up.