There are always steps to take, no matter what you are doing. This is the same for planning a birthday party. Whether it is a party for a child or an adult, there are things to keep in mind during the planning process. Here are the five steps you don’t want to miss when planning a birthday party.
A birthday party is a great way to celebrate those close to you. But you can’t host a party without a venue.
You want your venue to be carefully selected. There are many great places to throw a party, but many considerations to be made as well. Your venue should reflect your theme, the likes and dislikes of the birthday guest of honor, and how many people you are planning to invite. Your venue can be anything from your home to an arcade to a ballroom. It all depends on your budget. Keep in mind that weather can help you make a choice. If it is nice outside, an outdoor party may be a good idea. With weather being unpredictable, having a venue that has both an indoor and outdoor area available is a great option. It is always good to be prepared.
Some venues offer private or public event space. Public means that more than one party may be going on in the venue. If you are looking for a private affair, select a space that offers that option. Keep in mind, it may be more expensive.
2. Date and time
Next, when are you going to hold your event?
If the birthday falls on a Saturday you’re golden, but it’s not always that easy. People are more likely to attend an event on Friday evening or Saturday because most are free those days and have a day to recover before going back to work. Even if the party doesn’t fall on the guest of honor’s actual birthday, you can do the weekend before or after to celebrate!
Choosing the time is dependent on what your party plans are and what day it falls on. If you are hosting a kid’s birthday party at a trampoline park, select a time in the afternoon. But if you are hosting a party for an adult and want to have drinks and dancing, something closer to the evening is best.
3. Food and drinks
You can’t have a birthday party without food!
The first thing you should look at is if the venue you selected offers food. For example, if you have chosen the arcade for your child’s birthday party, then you can look into pizza and pop packages. Even if the venue doesn’t offer food, getting food catered like pizza, hotdogs, subs, etc. Are always great, in-expensive, and kid-friendly options for a birthday party. For adults, if the venue doesn’t offer food, catering is still a great option. You can choose buffet style, which is usually easier to manage.
If you want to avoid the stress of catering, you can host a small group at a restaurant first. Have everyone meet at a restaurant first then head over to the venue for the rest of the party. Don’t forget to make a reservation!
We have gone through waves of uncertainty this past couple of years and right now we are back in it. This doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate someone special and their birthday. If you want to be COVID safe but still host a party, there’s a way to do it. Virtual parties are always an option. You can still have food, drink, games, and good times but without the in-person aspect. There are a variety of websites and apps that have online multiplayer party games, board games, trivia, and much more!
No matter how you choose to celebrate someone’s birthday, hosting the perfect birthday party can be easy if you remember these four important aspects of party planning. Practice makes perfect! The more birthday parties you plan, the easier it will get!