5 Birthday Party Ideas in Derby

Create the perfect Party at The Old Bell Hotel

Plan the ultimate birthday party for yourself, a friend or loved one with some of our ideas at our birthday party venue in Derby.

1. Retro Party

Retro birthday party idea in Derby

Add a touch of nostalgia to your birthday with a retro party including a classic photobooth to gather some crazy photos of your friends and family. Pick from a retro drinks menu and choose some of your favourite music. Are you more 70s or 80s?

2. Whisky Tasting

Whisky tasting birthday party idea in Derby

Do you like your whiskies? Luckily for you we have one of the largest selection of whiskies in Derby in our historic Tudor bar. Enjoy a whisky tasting birthday party to test the knowledge of your friends and family. Try 4 whiskies from across the globe and take the test to see if you can guess the flavours. Get them all correct, and you could win prizes and our whisky tasting certificate.

3. Historical/Horror Tour

Historical tour birthday party idea in Derby

The Old Bell Hotel is one of Derby’s oldest buildings with a rich history as a coaching inn, hotel and bar. Visit some of the oldest parts of the building including some of the original hotel rooms from 1650 and learn of the ghost stories and horrors that have tormented this coaching inn for centuries.

4. Cocktails & Fizz

Cocktail masterclass birthday party idea in Derby

Enjoy a ‘fizz’ welcome and cocktail masterclass. Learn how to make some of your favourite cocktails with friends and family. If you fancy dancing the night away have your own private dance floor and DJ to party away till the early hours.

5. Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea birthday party idea in Derby

Enjoy a classy afternoon tea under the chandeliers of our Grand Regency Ballroom. Perfect for all the family. If you want to make your afternoon tea extra special, why not add a theme such as the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party?

Find out more about Private Parties & Functions at The Old Bell Hotel.

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