Whether or not you are currently going through a particularly stressful period in your life, when it comes to birthday and holiday celebrations, you simply cannot go wrong with a party with all of your loved ones.
So, with that being said, here are five top tips to make planning your birthday easier much easier and even more enjoyable.
1. Choose the Theme Early On
Any birthday party, particularly for a milestone age, should come along with a, perhaps not wholly mandatory, but certainly encouraged party theme in terms of the dress code, costume options, the décor, activities, catering and venue itself.
When deciding upon a theme, you should consider your own personal loves and interests, whether you would like a more formal or indeed informal theme, the season the party is going to happen in and whether you want to link the entertainment in too.
2. Book the Ideal Venue
Nothing could be more important, apart from the guests themselves, of course, when planning a birthday party than the venue itself, so always ensure you choose one with stunning decor and copious facilities, like this private event venue at Hartford Society Room.
Things to look for in a venue to hold your birthday party include, but are certainly in no way limited to, the following:
- The overall cost and what is included
- The maximum capacity of the venue
- The age of the majority of your guests
- The accessibility at the front of the venue
- The possibility of making your own food
3. Entertainment is Everything
When it comes to picking the perfect entertainment for your birthday, you should first think about how many guests you are expecting to attend.
If you are holding an intimate birthday party, a more intimate and even more formal musical choice may be appropriate, like a live singer, for example, but for a larger crowd, there is nothing better than a DJ.
You could also have party games available should you want to play them on the day, a karaoke machine for a portion of the night, themed photo booths so guests can dress up and keep photographs of themselves as a memory and even a DIY pizza station. Your theme may have a lot of say in what you bring to the party as entertainment. Ensure there is enough to keep everyone having fun.
4. Hire a Professional Photographer
Contrary to popular belief, professional photographers are certainly not reserved just for weddings. One fantastic way to ensure you get enough photographs of your special night without having to follow everyone around with a camera and be certain that the photos are good enough is to hire a photographer for your party.
A professional photographer will be in the background of your party. You can choose how long they stay and whether or not you wanted a huge group photograph at the end of the night and posed photographs throughout or a more natural and candid portfolio. This, combined with pictures taken by other guests, should provide you with plenty of memories of the night.