How to Host an Adult Taylor Swift Birthday Party

by Kayla Peloquin
Taylor Swift Birthday Party Cake Idea

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Calling all Swifties! Are you dreaming of a Taylor Swift birthday party that celebrates the queen of storytelling and catchy tunes? Imagine a night where the glitter of “Reputation” meets the whimsy of “Lover,” all wrapped up in the mature vibe fit for adults who’ve grown up alongside Taylor Swift’s evolving discography.

For my sister’s birthday this year, we surprised her with a Taylor Swift birthday party since she is a huge fan! It was such a delight to plan and even my 8 year old is asking for a similar party for her birthday later this year.

So, let’s dive into creating an unforgettable Taylor Swift-themed birthday party that’s as sophisticated as it is fun.

Planning a Taylor Swift Party for a little Swiftie? Check out my kid-friendly Scavenger Hunt party inspired by the ERAS tour.

Taylor Swift Birthday Party

Set the Scene with a Simmer Station

First things first, let’s get the glam on! Create a simmer station that’s all about shimmer and shine:

  • Tattoos: Offer a selection of temporary tattoos that echo Taylor’s iconic symbols and lyrics.
  • Face Glitter: A must-have for adding that sparkle, reminiscent of Taylor’s “Reputation” era.
  • Hair Gems: Elevate the look with hair gems that catch the light and everyone’s attention.
  • DIY Nail Dip Bar: Let guests indulge in creating their custom nail art, perfect for showing off in those Instagram snaps.
Taylor Swift Birthday Party

A Culinary Ode to Taylor’s Albums

Now, onto the feast. Craft a charcuterie-style snack platter that’s a gastronomic journey through Taylor’s albums:

  • Folklore & Evermore: Earthy, rustic elements like artisanal cheeses and whole-grain crackers.
  • 1989: Bright, poppy colors with vibrant fruits and sweet jams.
  • Reputation: Bold flavors with spiced meats and dark chocolates.
  • Lover: Soft, romantic hues with pastel macarons and heart-shaped sweets.

Each bite is a nod to the themes and tones of Taylor’s work, making for not only a delicious platter but a conversational centerpiece.

Toast to Taylor with Themed Beverages

Elevate the evening with a drink bar that serves up Taylor-inspired libations:

  • Lavender Haze Cocktail: A sophisticated, aromatic drink that captures the essence of “Midnights.”
  • Champagne Problems Station: Pop the bubbly and revel in the luxury of a champagne cocktail bar, perfect for toasting to the birthday star.
  • Cotton Candy Lover Mocktail: For a non-alcoholic option, this whimsical, sweet mocktail brings the playful spirit of “Lover” to life, complete with fluffy cotton candy.
Taylor Swift Birthday Party

DIY Lavender Haze Cocktail Recipe

Hosting an adult Taylor Swift-themed birthday bash? Elevate your cocktail game with the enchanting “Lavender Haze,” a mesmerizing concoction that combines the floral elegance of lavender with the mystical hue of Empress Gin. Here’s how to craft this spellbinding beverage, complete with a smoky haze effect that’s sure to captivate your guests.


  • 2 oz Empress Gin (noted for its natural indigo color)
  • 4 oz Lemonade (homemade or your favorite brand)
  • 2 oz Tonic Water
  • 1 oz Lavender Syrup (store-bought or homemade)
  • A small piece of Dry Ice (for the smoky effect; handle with care!)
  • Fresh lavender sprigs for garnish


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Tongs (for handling dry ice)
  • Safety gloves (for dry ice)
  • Glasses (preferably clear to showcase the cocktail’s color)


Prepare Your Glass: Begin by placing a small piece of dry ice into the bottom of your glass using tongs and safety gloves. Always handle dry ice with care, as direct contact can cause skin burns.

Mix the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the Empress Gin, lemonade, and lavender syrup. The gin’s vibrant color, combined with the syrup’s floral notes, creates the base of our “Lavender Haze.” Fill the shaker with ice, secure the lid, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Strain and Serve: Carefully strain the mixture into the prepared glass over the dry ice. The cold liquid will interact with the dry ice, creating a captivating smoky effect that swirls around the glass, mimicking a mystical haze.

Top with Tonic Water: Gently top the concoction with tonic water. The tonic’s quinine will react under certain lighting conditions, adding an extra layer of visual intrigue to your Lavender Haze.

Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish your enchanting creation with a sprig of fresh lavender. The herb not only adds a touch of elegance but also reinforces the cocktail’s aromatic profile.

Safety Note: Advise your guests to wait until the dry ice has fully sublimated (evaporated) before sipping their drinks. Dry ice is safe to use in drinks, but it should never be ingested.

This “Lavender Haze” cocktail, inspired by Taylor Swift’s ethereal aesthetic and the enchanting properties of Empress Gin, is the perfect addition to any sophisticated soirée. Its mesmerizing appearance and delightful flavors are sure to leave your guests in awe, making your Taylor Swift-themed party an unforgettable experience.

The Showstopper Cake

No Taylor Swift party would be complete without a statement cake. Envision a cake that’s as dramatic as it is delicious, topped with an edible image of Taylor and the cheeky caption, “Oh my god, look at that cake, you look like my next mistake.” It’s a playful nod to “Blank Space” that’s sure to get a laugh and make for a memorable cake-cutting moment.

Taylor Swift Birthday Party Cake Idea

Bringing It All Together

Hosting an adult Taylor Swift birthday party is about embracing the joy, complexity, and nostalgia of her music. From the simmer station to the thematic eats and drinks, each element of the party is a tribute to the stories and sounds that Taylor Swift has shared with the world.

So, raise your glass, don your sparkles, and get ready to celebrate in true Swiftie style. Here’s to a night of laughter, memories, and, of course, a little bit of magic. Ready to make the most of your Taylor Swift-themed soirée?

Taylor Swift Birthday Party Printables

I’m sharing the printables I made for this theme, simply click on the link below and then save the file and print.

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