Your special day is coming up and you want to spend it differently this year. You just want to share your special day with your friends, you just want to have fun with your friends, you just want to create precious memories for everyone at your party.
You want to throw an awesome party where everyone enjoys themselves and an awesome party that becomes the talk of the town in the days after it.
And you have every reason to do, it’s your birthday!
BUT, HOLD YOUR HORSES!
Before you get all excited and start sending off your invites, here are 3 stages you need to go through to throw an awesome birthday party:
Lessen your load
At this point in time, you probably have a lot of ideas in your head. And that’s great. But instead of trying to plan and execute the party all by yourself, why not invite some of your close and reliable friends to help you out?
This will definitely make the planning process and organization of your awesome party more fun and enjoyable. Plus, it reduces the amount of work you need to do.
Before you send off those invites, gather a few friends and ask them to help you out!
Once you have assembled your gang of party planners, it’s time to plan for your awesome party.
This is where you want to spend the bulk of your time before your party. Hold fun planning sessions with your friends where you plan the details and have fun at the same time.
There are no rules that will limit you from having fun only at the party. Make the process of planning the party a fun and enjoyable one for an even better birthday celebration!
Ideally, the planning process should be given 2 weeks to a month, depending on the scale of your party.
A few things to decide at this stage:
Time, date, location
This should be the easiest thing to check off your list. Decide on the date, time and location of your awesome birthday party.
Then proceed to book the location for your party. Booking a location is fairly easy, it involves simply contacting the location vendor which can be done via the internet or via the phone.
Booking in advance usually comes with perks such as lower cost and higher chances of availability.
Some interesting locations you can consider:
- Outdoor party
Grab a projector, a screen and some popcorn for movies. Or fly some kites maybe?
For the party that you have always wanted as a child but never got to throw.
With the time, date and location settled, it’s time to decide on the theme of your awesome birthday party.
This is optional, it can be a come as you are party or a theme party. It’s entirely up to you. It’s your party!
Here’s a list of interesting party themes that you could consider if you looking for some inspirations:
- Superheroes party
- Coffee World Theme
- Graffiti party
- Pool party
- Murder mystery dinner/party
Now that you’ve got the above details down, it’s time to design your invitations and sent them off!
Find out how many people your party can accommodate and decide who you’d want at your awesome birthday party.
If you are doing a ‘Coffee World Party’, send out party invitations that smell like coffee, or that has a pop-up coffee cup.
Design your invitation to complement your party theme.
Food and Beverages
It’s time to plan the food and beverages for your guests. If your party has a theme, design your birthday party menu to complement your party theme.
If you are planning a ‘Coffee World Party’, arrange for coffee from different countries. Some examples include: Americano, Vietnam Drip Coffee, Espresso, Turkish coffee. Get more ideas from: http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/a-coffee-addicts-guide-to-the-world,8093/
The Birthday cake
And, don’t forget the highlight of your birthday party – the birthday cake. Here’s an informative list of online cake shops from hungrygowhere.
Again, plan the decoration of your awesome party venue to complement with your party theme. Some party decoration shops in Singapore include:
- AZ Gift & Trading
- Party City Centre
What’s a birthday party without the games?
This is where you rope in your gang of party planners. Brainstorm some games that can be played during your awesome birthday party.
Usual birthday party games include Truth or dare, Shooters, Twister and many others. Think of things that you and your invited guests will enjoy.
Video games are good for small parties, but some guests may be left out.
Once the planning is done, it’s time to allocate duties and execute! Have a few friends to help with the ordering of necessary party items – food, drinks, cakes, etc.
Assemble a decoration team who can help you to decorate the party venue before the party starts.
And remember to have fun!