Birthday parties provide the perfect opportunity to make lasting family memories. However, it can be a challenge to make these annual celebrations stand out from the rest – especially if you’re celebrating a big birthday milestone!

As a tranquil country home for the Primrose family, Rosebery House has been the setting for family celebrations for generations. Offering ten grand yet welcoming bedrooms, flexible dining and living spaces and expansive grounds, Rosebery House is the perfect backdrop for unusual birthday parties.

Today, our beloved Rosebery House welcomes you and your family to continue the tradition of making everlasting memories on these historic grounds. Read on to discover five ideas for unusual birthday parties that will surely never be forgotten!

1. Games Getaway

Play your way into your next year with a games getaway. This winning party idea will surely excite those with a competitive spirit. Challenge your closest friends and family to a series of games, from a chess competition by the fire to a friendly round of Monopoly.

For those who prefer outdoor games, suggest a tennis competition followed by some berries and cream, Wimbledon style. Or even go retro with a game of lawn croquet. Just don't forget to provide prizes!

As a traditional country home for the Primrose family, merriment is a way of life on these grounds. Offering a tennis court, a fire-side drawing room, and acres of surrounding woodlands to explore, there is family-friendly fun around every corner at Rosebery House.

2. Clan Gathering

Between busy schedules, it can prove difficult for families to get together. But there is no better excuse to round up the entire clan than a special birthday, especially if traditional Scottish entertainment is promised!

Why not begin the day with a clan Highland Games - enjoy the spectacle of your guests attempting a tug o’war, archery or tossing the caber, before recovering with a nip of whisky. Certainly don’t forget to wear the family tartan!

The stunning rolling countryside surrounding Rosebery House is an idyllic backdrop for traditional Scottish fun and the expansive green lawns provide plentiful outdoor space to enjoy games as well as refreshments. Experience quality time for your next birthday party the traditional Scottish way!

3. Have a blast in the past

Birthday parties are all about celebrating the past and looking forward to your future! So why not immerse your party guests with a historic scavenger hunt soiree? Hide clues and history facts around your venue and invite your guests to embark on a scavenger hunt - perhaps the winner will find the first slice of birthday cake!

For the most authentic historical party, choose a venue with deep-rooted ties to the past. Rosebery House is a mansion steeped in heritage. From the antiques and artefacts collected by the Primrose family adorning the house’s walls to its location in the ancient village of Temple, Rosebery House holds a touch of ancient magic that will make your birthday one for the history books.

4. Murder mystery mayhem at the mansion

Excite your birthday party guests with a dinner party unlike any other - a murder mystery dinner party. Devise a thrilling evening of fun, assigning guests a character that they must portray throughout the night. Provide clues and conversation starters that will lead to the discovery of the murderer, sitting at your very table!

There is no venue better suited than Rosebery House for an event that evokes gothic, ghostly elegance. After welcoming your guests through the impressive stone gates, dine in the grand, candle-lit private dining room under the knowing eyes of original antique portraits. Enjoy an evening meal prepared fresh by a private chef, while your guests try eagerly to solve the murder mystery.

5. Glamour in the garden

Special birthdays don’t come around every day, and neither does the bonnie Scottish summer weather! Make the most of it while it’s here with a glamorous garden picnic birthday party.

Pull out the picnic blanket and spend quality time in the sunshine with your nearest and dearest. Up the opulence and provide champagne and nibbles to delight your guests. Perhaps suggest a friendly game of croquet to entertain those with a sporting streak!

For generations, Rosebery House has been a haven for lavish, yet welcoming, social occasions. With a range of settings from the light-filled orangery to the garden terrace, Rosebery House offers a setting suited to accommodate any event. There is simply no atmosphere more superb for a special birthday party with your nearest and dearest!


Do you want to make your next family event extra special? Book your special birthday party at Rosebery House today here.