Life is short; better make it full of parties!
Birthday parties are the most whimsical and memorable parties but planning a birthday party is like an adventurous road trip. Days leading to the celebration are occupied with deciding the venue, decor, theme, and activities.
Even if you have decided to go with the minimal birthday preparation, you should start sooner because the earlier the preparation begins, the fewer details you’ll have to work on the big day.
If you have never thrown a birthday party before, you must be thinking about, “how to plan a birthday party?” Planning a birthday party can be an overwhelming task! If you are ready for the cake’o clock celebrations at your birthday party, read on as we break down a birthday planning checklist.
1. Know Your Budget
To make sure that all the boxes on your checklist hit a tick, you have to know your budget. No matter how much you want to splurge on the idea of a perfect birthday, it is essential to have some caps in place.
Budget impacts every detail of your party. Don’t worry about a massive budget; with DIY balloon decorations trending, you can throw a fabulous birthday party at an affordable price.
2. Decide the when and where
The most important things to decide are the time and venue. You will need this information for the birthday invitations, therefore, make sure that you start one month in advance.
- Date: Obviously, the date you pick for the party has to be the birth date, but sometimes everyone is not available on the date. Try to inform everyone well in advance about your celebration.
- Venue: Do you want the birthday party to be the talk of the town, or do you want an intimate affair? Well, it’s your call. If you are willing to throw a birthday party at a hotel, then check in advance about their availability and the services provided. You can even plan a birthday party at home, it’s totally up to your choice!
- Guest List and Invitation
Preparing a guest list is very important as it gives you an idea about who will be coming to the party, and you can plan out everything accordingly. And obviously, you will need a guest list to send out the invitations so that you do not forget anyone. Send the invitations two weeks before the birthday. Use the same party theme while getting the invite designed.
As you are done with the party’s basics, you are now ready to decide on its theme. For instance, you can go for comic Disney, space, Peppa Pig, and Jungle themes if it’s a kid’s birthday. Similarly, there are many romantic cabana balloon decoration ideas, if planning for your partner. Then, there are sequin wall backdrops for cocktail birthday parties. Flower decorations also look pretty, they are another choice for grand birthday celebrations.
5. Food Menu and Cake
Food is the glue that holds any party together, and let’s be honest, parties do revolve around food. Therefore, put some thought into the food you are going to serve. You can include cupcakes, doughnuts, and everything related to the birthday. And, you definitely can’t have a birthday party without a birthday cake! Place an online order for your cake in advance. Get it customized according to the party theme.
With the tips mentioned above, you can easily carry out birthday preparations and throw an unforgettable birthday party. Adding a few things that will make your event special. Music is the heart of every party, so don’t forget about its arrangement. Also, order gift hampers or mini dry cakes with theme packaging as return favours for your guests.
If you are planning a birthday party surprise for someone close, don’t let the birthday star know that you are planning something for them. Party planning can be tough, so you can always take help from party decoration companies like TogetherV for professional assistance.