You might think that all the fun begins on the day of the birthday party. But actually, that’s only half of it. Party preparations make up the other half! It might seem like a stressful, time-consuming process. But it’s fulfilling, especially when you see your preparations come to life on the big day.
If you’re planning a party soon, whether for you or someone else, you’re in for a treat! There’s a lot to do, so you should start as early as possible with these tips.
Choose a theme
Whether you’re planning a party for a child or an adult, you’re going to need a theme. The theme you’ve chosen is going to be your guide throughout the whole preparation phase. It will determine the direction you’re going to take and will help you choose your decorations, food, activities, invitations, etc.
In choosing a theme, you have to consider the birthday girl or boy. After all, it’s their party. Find something they love. It can be a simple color to use to decorate the entire venue, or a character, sport, etc.
Book a venue
Your venue should reflect the theme of your party. For example, if you’re going for a garden theme, then there’s no place better to hold the event than in your backyard. Choose a venue that’s in line with your theme and the entire concept.
And remember to book early if you need to. Some party places get booked months before the actual date. So don’t neglect to make your venue reservations as early as possible.
Set a date
Naturally, you’d want to hold a birthday party on the exact date of the celebrant’s birthday. But that’s not always ideal. The people you have to consider are your guests. Determine the date and time that they would most likely be able to attend. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of not having the essential people around on the big day. Consider weekends as the best time to hold the party.
Prepare a guest list and send out invitations
What’s a party without the guests? As early as possible, you want to prepare your guest list. All the important people in the birthday celebrant’s life should be present to join them on their special day.
When choosing invitations, you have to consider the theme. You can flock online to look for inspiration or stampin up card ideas. Or, if you think you’ll be able to reach your guests more effectively on an online medium, you can take advantage of the Internet for your invitations.
Send out your invitations as early as possible so that guests can mark the date on their calendars. This is also beneficial for you, as it will give you an idea of how many people are going to attend, thus allowing you to prepare enough to accommodate all the guests.
Set your menu
You can’t hold a party without any food and beverages for your guests. If you’re ordering food from a caterer or hiring their services for the party, book ahead! If you’re preparing the food yourself, set a timeline, and adhere to it so that you can finish your preparations on time.
The decorations can be considered as the highlight of the party. You should start decorating at least a week before the big day. That way, you can focus on other matters like preparing the food. But if your venue partner is taking charge of the decorations for you, then you’ve got nothing to worry about! Just make sure to keep tabs on it.
Part of the fun in celebrating a birthday is planning it! With these tips, you’re going to have a blast on the special day.