The first thing that you should be thinking about when planning a birthday party is the person you are having the party for. Have a think about their personality, hobbies and interests to help you decide what theme best relates to them. You want the person to enjoy it so make sure that the venue, food and entertainment will suit them. It might help to make up a quick mind map with all of your ideas.
Here is a checklist of the most important things to think about:
- Date – as a general rule, you are more likely to get a better turnout for a party held over the weekend. If it is a surprise party, make sure that the person you are holding the party for is actually available!
- Guest list – try your best to ensure that you don’t forget about anyone. Make a list of the people you want to invite and consult someone else to make sure that you’ve included everyone.
- Venue – make sure you plan your venue in good time. Here at the College, we host private parties all the time, so it is helpful to know that you have a venue confirmed in advance.
- Invitations – you can either go traditional and send out paper invitations, or save time and money by sending invitations electronically or creating a social media event (make sure the event is private if it is a surprise party!)
- Entertainment – to make the party enjoyable for your guests, it can be helpful to arrange some form of entertainment. Your venue might have entertainment partners so verify this with them. At the College, we work closely with some carefully selected recommended entertainment partners.
And there you have it! The most important thing is that everyone has a great time. Don't forget to take lots of pictures to remember your amazing party.
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