Helium balloons. Check. Curling ribbons. Check. Cups and plates. Check. Plenty of hand wipes and napkins. Check. Party blowers and hats. Check. But wait, the list goes on and on and on.
But what’s even more taxing is that ticking off all boxes in that ultimate birthday party checklist is not enough. Every birthday is as unique as the person being honoured. This is where things become overwhelming.
Do you visit a party shop, look at the myriad options, and feel like you’re drowning in them? Fret not! This guide will help you journey your way to throwing the birthday party your loved one will remember for a lifetime!
Start with the Guest List
First things first – get all the essential people on board! Many in your beloved’s inner circle would want to be a part of their special day. Make a list of them in advance, so you don’t miss anybody.
Also, set a limit on the invitees to ensure that everybody has a chance to interact with the others. Also, be mindful of the age groups. For instance – a child’s birthday party calls for other children as the prominent guests.
Choose the Venue and the Theme
Once the guest list is ready, you can decide on the venue. The most apparent option will be your home. But, to make it more memorable, you can choose to switch things up. For example – Children (who are generally more excited about the party’s venue and theme) often enjoy parties thrown at a playhouse, bowling alley, or children’s museum.
Similarly, for the theme, find out the birthday person’s favourite activity, sport, movie or cartoon character, etc. Based on that, decide the party’s theme, which can be highlighted through the outfits, colours, food, etc.
Pick out Invitations and Select Fun Activities
Personalised birthday parties call for personalised invitations, whether on real paper or virtual. The party’s theme (with its three primary colours) can be used to customise the invitations. Ideally, the invitations should be sent out three weeks before the party.
Then comes the time to plan fun activities to free the guests of boredom and isolation. If it’s a child’s birthday party, choose games like musical chairs, pin the cat’s tail, etc. As for adults, games surrounding movies to word games will work. Ask your group what they’d prefer!
Don’t Forget the Delicacies!
Finally, none can deny that any party is all about the scrumptious cake and other delicacies that follow. Ensure you include one or two favourites of the person in whose honour the party is being thrown.
As for children, anything yummy, from Mac-n-cheese to pizza, works. You can have more gourmet options for teens or adults, such as slow-cooker carnitas, chipotle chicken, tacos, and more.
The food options can also match the party’s theme. For instance – A unicorn-themed party could have rainbow sandwiches, colourful spaghetti, and mini rainbow tarts!
On a Final Note
Now that you know the top tips don’t allow the next bash you throw to be an ordinary one. Before leaving for the party shop, go through these fantastic party theme ideas. But what if you can’t decide on a theme even after a lot of brainstorming? Look for a party shop that supplies all suitable items. You can get help from the staff if you have your plan sorted out. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning for that party you know is just around the corner!