Congratulations! Another year older, and you may be celebrating a new milestone in your life. You don’t want to let this birthday pass you by – it’s time to throw a party! Thanks to these ten steps, you’ll soon be throwing an unforgettable birthday party!
1) The Birthday Boy or Girl Chooses
You are the birthday boy or girl, so the choice is yours whether you plan the party yourself on your birthday or prefer another day. For instance, a weekend day is enjoyable, especially if your birthday falls typically during the week. You can also organize the party, for example, the weekend before or after your birthday, or any other date of your choice.
2) Decide Who You Want to Entertain
Who should be present at your birthday party, do you invite family and friends together, or do you prefer a separate party? Once you have prepared your guest list, you can get an idea of the party’s size.
3) Choose the Facilities for Your Party
Depending on the theme and the number of guests, find the right venue. If it’s a cozy summer barbecue, the festivities can take place in a tent. For a dance party, choose a perfect party room where you can bust out your dance moves until the wee hours of the morning.
4) Determine a Theme
Themed parties are all the rage! Is there a color or theme you love? Then extend it into your party design! Go for Living Coral, the trending color of 2021. Or choose a modern style theme such as safari or geometric. Opt for maximum atmospheric lighting for a warm and cozy birthday party.
5) Place It on the Big Clock
As soon as the venue is set, the date will also be decided. Let your guests know ahead of time that your birthday party is coming up. As soon as your date is finally set, send them a save the date that you can craft entirely according to your theme.
6) Invite Your Birthday Guests
It’s time to invite your guests! Be sure to include the date, time, and location. Incorporate your theme into the invitation and maybe give a little gift as well. If you add an email address or phone number, you can have guests let you know whether they’ll be there or not in advance.
7) A Toast to You
These days, there are so many cool concepts, like food trucks, (winter) barbecues, potlucks, and more—no birthday party without cake. A birthday cake is a true classic and has a lot of charm. If you’re looking for a substitute, a donut wall, or dessert buffet also offers plenty of possibilities.
8) Customized Party
Do you like to offer surprising entertainment? Then you’re sure to hit the spot with a live band, a DJ, or an act. Kids are always happy with a bouncy castle, make-up, or a clown. Find something that fits your theme and get a personalized style. For example, you can personalize a lot of material with your photo, your name, or your initials – that’s how you organize a customized party for your birthday!
9) Keep Calm Because It’s Your Birthday!
Be sure to check out our checklist for more helpful tips and extensive guidance. Or turn to an experienced event planner so you can outsource the organization and enjoy your birthday party worry-free.
10) Cleaning Up
A party often also means cleaning up afterward. Depending on where you are holding the party, it is best to consider this in advance, especially if you haven’t hired any cleaning services. Make sure you don’t leave the birthday boy or girl behind with a messed-up house. For instance, you can ask a few friends in advance if they want to help you clean up afterward.
What other factors do you consider when planning a birthday party? Share your tips with us in the comments below!