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Birthday Party Ideas for Adults: Taurus Takes Charge

Taurus the bull, born between April 20 and May 20, is known for being dependable, down-to-earth ... and undeniably stubborn. Celebrate your most lovably hardheaded friend with customizable snacks and crafts that let every partygoer get their way.

Photography by: Rob Tannenbaum

Hand-painted bull's-eye decor is right on target. Call a local nursery or lawn-care service to ask for cast-off tree trunks -- you might even be able to get them for free.


Red flags are known to catch a bull’s attention, but in this case, you won’t need to run for cover.

Photography by: Kate Mathis

One guest hates cilantro. Another is dairy-free. Individual nachos mean no one has to compromise -- the spirit of Taurus at its best! Set out grated cheese, beans, spicy pulled pork or chorizo, jalapenos, olives, salsa, and guacamole for a DIY nacho feast.


Nachos go down easy with a “Taurus” cocktail inspired by the bull’s fiery spirit. Tequila and lime are on point for Cinco de Mayo, which also falls during this month.

Photography by: LAURA MOSS

For dessert? An ice cream sundae buffet with all the fixings: hot fudge, butterscotch, peanuts, marshmallows, sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries, and beyond. If you’re all buffeted out, bake up some bull’s-eye cookies instead.

Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Stubbornness jokes aside, Taurus’s loyalty makes for a solid, supportive friend. These braided friendship bracelets are the perfect party craft. Afterward, shake out your crafting kinks with a bull’s-eye-themed activity, like darts or this party cup game. Round out the decor with horn-painted party ballons.