Many Americans celebrate their 21st birthday by drinking alcohol, since the national minimum drinking age is 21 in the United States. Individuals turning 21 may go out with friends to bars and nightclubs or choose to celebrate with drinks at home.
There are a variety of other methods for celebrating a 21st birthday, depending on the interests of the guest of honor. For a non-alcoholic celebration, try eating 21 treats, such as cupcakes or candy. College Magazine suggests taking a picture of the birthday girl or birthday boy every hour, on the hour, as a way to remember the occasion. Another option is to recreate a favorite childhood birthday party.