Every birthday is worth celebrating, but there are certain landmark ages that deserve a much bigger celebration. If you have a special someone in your life who is set to reach a momentous age, you might be considering throwing them a party to remember. To ensure your parent, partner or friend has an unforgettable time, read the following tips on planning a milestone birthday party.
Decide Whether to Throw a Surprise Party
You have the option to inform your loved one that you plan to host a birthday party in their honor, or you can choose to throw a surprise party they won’t see coming. Only ever throw a birthday party if you truly know the guest of honor, as you will not want your loved one to be upset or angry that you threw a party when they turn up in their scruffiest clothing.
Ask one of their friends to throw them off the scent by inviting your loved one to a different party, meal, or night out so that they will be wearing an outfit they will feel comfortable in when they enter a room full of well-dressed guests. However, informing a loved one about the birthday party will also have its benefits, as they will be able to create their dream event, so you can be confident they will have a brilliant time from start to finish.
Choose the Right Venue
The venue you choose will more than likely be determined by your loved one’s personality and your budget. It is, however, important to select a venue that has the wow factor and can accommodate all guests with ease. Ideally, the venue should be situated in a central location, so it’s accessible to everyone.
Pick the Perfect Birthday Cake
For a milestone birthday, it’s important the cake wows both the birthday boy or girl and their guests! The birthday cake will become the focal point of the party and the birthday boy or girl, and their guests will fall in love with a beautifully decorated cake. You have multiple options to choose from when the time comes to the perfect cake, as you can bake one yourself, buy one from a store, or you can get a cake custom made to complement your loved one’s personality.
Create a Party Checklist
Planning the perfect birthday party doesn’t have to be difficult. You simply need to create the ultimate checklist, so you will ensure you fulfil every essential task ahead of the big night. For example, you can tick off booking the venue, order and receive the birthday cake, picking up the birthday balloons and banners, and inviting guests, plus more. So, once every box has been ticked, you can also have a little fun.
Provide the guest of honor with exceptional entertainment to ensure they never forget the big event. You can play party games or hire entertainment to wow your guests. For example, you can learn more about the best strippers to entertain the guest of honor and their friends.
You should also ensure there is plenty of great music to provide the soundtrack to your loved one’s night, so you can either hire a DJ or create a party playlist filled with their favorite songs. Don’t forget to include a mixture of old and new music, so both young and old can have a great evening.
Estimate How Many Drinks Needed
Ensure the party doesn’t stop by never running short on drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. To do so, estimate how many drinks you will need to ensure the guests and the guest of honor never go thirsty. Calculate each guest drinking one drink per hour, and then increase that amount by 25% for subsequent hours.
Aim to send invitations to a birthday party at least one month in advance so that people can confirm their attendance. Encourage all guests to send an RSVP, so you will know how many to expect on the day, meaning you won’t buy too much food and drink. It will also confirm the birthday boy or girl won’t be disappointed on their special day.
Honor Your Guest
Celebrate the life of the birthday boy or girl by attempting to honor them at the party. There are various thoughtful ways you can celebrate their milestone birthday, as you can create personalized party favors that feature images of your guest, add photographs onto tables of the guest of honor with their family or friends, and can hang banners onto the wall. You could even play some home movies during the event so that everyone can learn more about the birthday girl or boy. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.
Consider a Birthday Theme
Does your loved one have a passion for a movie, TV show, era, or sport? If so, consider throwing a themed birthday party! Guests can don fancy dress costumes and have a little fun. There are multiple themes you can choose. For example, you can celebrate the swinging sixties, roaring twenties, or eclectic eighties. If they’re a big Harry Potter fan, create a magical birthday party that will allow guests to pick from characters in the four Hogwarts Houses.
Consider a Smaller Get-together
A big party will be an introvert’s worst nightmare, as they will not want the spotlight to be placed on them all night long. Yet, they might be happy to celebrate their milestone birthday with a small group of relatives and friends. If your loved one is an introvert, consider throwing them a smaller get-together, which will allow them to enjoy more intimate conversations, and it will allow them to let their hair down and have a little fun. Also, as your guest list will be smaller, you will have more cash to spend on food, drink, and party supplies, so you can make the event as special as your loved one is to you.