The inaugural question that needs to be addressed is what makes a great birthday party?
The most important things for making a great birthday party are to find the right venue, food and drinks, games and activities, your music, how you want it to look, and invitations.
Choose the best venue that fits all of your needs:
- Is there parking?
- Do you have enough space?
- Will they allow outside food and drink?
- Is the location accessible by public transit, or will most people need a personal vehicle?
The easiest venues are typically community halls or recreation centers. A little more thought may be required at wineries or museums.
Parties at someone’s house require a lot of work because you’ll need to clean before guests arrive in order to make things look nice.
Find The Perfect Theme For Your Event
Your theme will be the main thing that informs what your party will look and feel like.
Are you going with an Art Deco jazz-age theme with everyone in flapper dresses and flat caps? Maybe you’re planning for a kid’s party and creating an eye catching balloon display to welcome everyone in?
Getting your theme right will help you figure out what sort of decorations and activities you are going to have at your party.
Add Some Local Flair To Your Event With Party Rentals
There are a few ways to incorporate local flair into your event. If you live in a city, there’s probably no better way than finding local businesses and organizations that can donate some of their goods to your party.
You may get some promotional materials, but most likely, you’ll get free stuff like tablecloths, plates, utensils, napkins, and disposable cups so that you don’t have to worry about how much money you’re spending on them on top of everything else when planning for this party.
How To Save Money On Food For Your Guests
If you are throwing a party at someone’s house, you can budget for the food by keeping your guests busy.
Be sure to have activities like games, a bingo game, or pinatas. Anything that helps them keep occupied is good.
Save On Entertainment Costs Without Sacrificing The Fun
If the person hosting has no kids, consider hiring a freelance kid’s entertainer and have them entertain the kids while their parents are occupied with other things.
You may also want to garnish the food at your party with candy and toys for those who like that sort of thing.
You can also assign one person to be the DJ and another person to be in charge of the games or activities. You may even want to hire a bartender to help serve drinks.
The Most Important Thing: Enjoy The Party
If you’re not able to provide your guests with the fun that you had in making their birthday party happen, then that’s really just not a good way to go.
Birthdays are supposed to be celebrations of one person’s life and the people who are there to witness the party should have fun without headaches.