How to Organise the Perfect Birthday Party

Posted on Apr 26 2014 - 11:55pm by burntsalad

Organising the perfect birthday party can be difficult, and the host or hostess often feels the party pressure in advance of the big day. Regardless of whom you are throwing a shindig for, the key is to remember not to panic and to carefully plan what you want for the perfect birthday party. After all, the recipient of the party is going to be so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of efforts put in, you may not even have to buy them a gift!

Planning the perfect birthday party will take time, so it is important to start the planning process at least three months ahead of the big day. After all, you want the party to go without a hitch, and you certainly do not want to be rushing around. If you rush the planning of the party, the likelihood is that it will look rushed.

The Guest List:

Choose your friends wisely. After all, you want the party to go without a hitch so only invite people that you are particularly close to. Inviting the world and his wife will make your party look busy, but it will be with the wrong kinds of people. Keeping your guest list to a selected and intimate number of people will make your party a much nicer affair.

Location, Location, Location:

One of the key things that you have to pick is the venue. Take a look at the guest list and arrange the venue accordingly. If you have up to twenty people attending your party, then it may be suitable to hold it at home. If you have more than twenty people, and you do not live in a country pile in the  middle of nowhere, then it may be advisable to hold a party at an external location. You do not want people to feel cramped and crowded at your party, you want them to feel free, comfortable and relaxed.

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Thank you, Crystal, for the gorgeous image

Decorations:

One of the most fun things about organising a party is arranging the decoration. Think about what the recipient of the party loves the most and play to that theme. If they love dinosaurs, go wild with a dinosaur theme. If they ooze understated class, go crazy with balloons galore in simple colours that you know they will love. For the football fan in your life, you could even arrange the colours of the balloons in their team colours. This is a sure fire way of winning some serious brownie points.

What to Eat?

Arranging the food can be a tricky and complex part of planning the perfect party. Catering to individual tastes can be difficult, so the best thing to do is to contact your attendees to see if they have any special dietary requirements. Catering for those with special dietary requirements can be tricky, but the key is to peruse the supermarkets and food halls for inspiration. You could even ask your guests what their favourite foods are and cater for your audience.

Holding the perfect birthday party is easy with simple planning and effective research. Happy partying!

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