Celebrating one’s birthday is a special and joyful event to be shared with loved ones. Nobody is too small or too big to celebrate their birthday. Many people frown at the thought of planning a birthday party because of the stress they think goes into making one successful.
Contrary to what many people believe, a successful birthday party does not need to be stressful. You do not have to beat yourself up in a bid to make every detail above perfect. Rather, the main concern should be that the party is fun for the celebrant and those invited.
Here are some tips for planning a successful birthday party:
Budget: The cost for a party can keep increasing till you find yourself way above what you intend to spend. So, before you start making plans, you should have a budget and stick to it. To keep within budget, you can start by thinking about the amount of money you will spend on each person. That is, the amount you find comfortable spending for each guest for dessert, food, drinks, etc.
Pick a Date: The birthday date does not necessarily have to be the same day as the party. If the date is on a weekday which doesn’t work for the key players, you can shift the party to the weekend.
Timing: You have to start planning for the party on time, so it doesn’t become a rushed activity. By going hunting for everything you need on time, you can compare prices from store to store. You should make a to-do list to organize your thoughts – which will ultimately prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
Home or Venue: You can decide to throw the party at home or book a venue, depending on the number of people you’ve invited and the available space. The idea of a home party can be ideal for you. It helps you minimize expenses as you have control over what you spend on decorations and food.
If you want to book a venue, ensure that you book early. Select a venue that best suits the interest of the celebrant. If the celebrant is a child, the venue should have features like a playhouse and face painting, that will be of interest.
Invitations: Create your guest list ahead of time. The invitation card should include the date, location, start and end time of the party. Send out invitations to the guests on time. This way everyone can prepare adequately before the date.
Games, Activities, and Entertainment: A fun-filled party will be a successful party. Prepare activities and games to keep your guests constantly entertained. Play good music. Delicious food should be made available for the guests.