Planning a birthday party can be quite a stressful process to go through. There is so much to organise, and things can be even harder if you leave certain tasks to the very last minute. There are some things that you also need to make a priority when it comes to organising a birthday party. For example, if you plan on having a party in the city, then you need to start contact party venues in London as soon as you can. But, there are also many other things that you will need to do in order to make the party a success which is why we have created this checklist for you.
Choose The Theme
The first thing you must decide is whether the party is going to have a theme and if so, what the theme is. You can’t start making any plans until you have figured this out. There are so many themes that you can choose from, and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming by just how much choice there really is. To make it easier, think about your guest of honour and what you think they will like the most.
Define Your Budget
After choosing a theme, you need to decide how much money you want to spend on the birthday party. This is a really important thing to determine as impulse buying can often add up when you buy impulsively. The best way to avoid this is by defining a budget and sticking to it.
Set The Date
When it comes to setting the birthday party date, you should always try to aim for the guest of honours actual birthday. Or, if this isn’t possible, then choose a date that is closest to that.
Choose The Venue
Having a birthday party at home can sometimes be the most stressful thing you can do. It can also stretch your home’s space to the absolute limit and make the party feel claustrophobic. The best thing you can do is to choose a venue instead. When choosing a venue, you need to make sure that it is big enough to accommodate your number of guests and that it is in a convenient location for them to travel to.
Send Out The Invites
There isn’t any point planning out a birthday party if you don’t give your guests enough time to save the date. It’s a good idea to send out your invites about a month in advance to avoid people making other plans. Personalised invites can be a lovely touch if you are celebrating a special age, such as the guest of honour’s 18th birthday.
Buy The Decorations
This is where you can let your creativity run free. Before buying the decorations, you should first decide whether you want to keep it simple or go completely all out. Paper decorations like fans, pom poms and honeycomb decorations are relatively cheap to buy but can look really stylish. And, it doesn’t take much to make them look really good either. But, when it comes to these decorations, you should stick to just a few colours to make sure the venue looks perfectly colour-coordinated.
Plan Out The Party Food
Whether you are on a budget or not, you need to plan out the party food well in advance to ensure that you have enough to go round for all of the guests. If you are part of a group of people that are organising the party, then you need to think carefully about who’s bringing what.
Order The Birthday Cake
When planning a birthday party, this is the single most important thing that you cannot forget. You should order it a few weeks in advance to ensure that it is ready in time for the party. If you are making the birthday cake, then you should give yourself time to test out a few recipes to avoid any disasters.
Buy The Party Food
A few days before the birthday party is due to take place you should go out to your local supermarket to buy all the food that is needed. This will ensure that it is all fresh for the party’s guests.
Get The Birthday Party Started
Thanks to using this handy checklist combined with your great organisational skills, everything should be sorted and ready for the day of the birthday party. All you will need to do now is to get to the venue, put the decorations up, and get the birthday party started.