Whether it’s your 30th, 40th, 50th or beyond planning the perfect birthday party is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be chore. Remember you’re celebrating a major milestone, and it should be fun! This is a chance to get all of your nearest and dearest together for a night they’ll never forget and make memories to last a life time.
We’ve put together some tips to ensure your party goes off without a hitch:
The older we get it seems the harder it gets to find time to catch up. So, get your invites out early. There are lots of options for invitations these days. It could be as simple as a Facebook invite or for a twist on the traditional, why not try a digital invitation? They’re cheaper than a paper invitation, better for the environment and most importantly offer a direct link to add your party date and time to digital calendars. Whatever you decide we suggest getting your invitations out three to six months ahead.
Find the perfect venue
This is where things can get pricey. Lots of venues will ask for a minimum spend on top of a booking fee which can really hurt your wallet. A great alternative is Vennu, because it makes it so easy to find the perfect party location. At the touch of a button you can find and compare venues all across New South Wales. So whether you’re planning to host 250 friends and family or looking for something intimate, you’ll find the perfect space on Vennu.
Decide on a theme
We’re not just talking fancy dress. Deciding on how you want your party to look will make it easier to choose decorations and create a cohesive space. If you know from the outset you want a silver theme, when your picking up decorations like balloons and table setting etc. you’ll have something to work towards. This will save you from finding out everything you’ve got clashes at the last minute and looks more like a kids party.
Don’t hold back on your dream cake
Given it’s an important birthday feel free to indulge all your cake fantasies! Singing happy birthday and bringing out the cake is going to be the pinnacle of the night, so you want it to be impressive. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either, with a legion of amazing home bakers on Instagram. We suggest finding some local options and asking them about commissions and prices.
While these definitely aren’t a requirement, they can be a fun add-on. Putting together a hangover kit for example which could include a little bottle of water, some Panadol and a mint can be assembled together relatively cheaply, will be sure to impress and may well come in handy.