Planning a birthday party can be a fun task, whether it’s your own or someone else’s; there is nothing more exciting than getting your friends and family together for a party. There are many different parts of planning to consider so organising a party that is different from all the rest can be tricky. To give you a little helping hand, we’ve listed our top 5 tips to help you stay on track in the planning process.
Work out what your budget is before you start planning anything else. The budget impacts almost every detail of the party. It’s best to set a realistic budget in your head and then distribute it to all the different categories of the party, such as, balloons, cake, food and decorations. Your budget doesn’t have to break your bank as there are lots of different DIY decorations and activities you can follow.
Themes can be the most appealing aspect of a party. If it’s your own birthday party then you can pick whatever theme you wish! Although if you are planning the party for someone else, you should think of what their hobbies and interests are. For example, if it’s photography, you can put Polaroid cameras on the tables to make a scrapbook of all the photos at the end. Or if it’s animals, you can hire a face paint artist to paint the faces of all your guests. Make sure you have the theme set in stone before the planning, as you can keep everything consistent from start to finish.
Picking the date is never easy. If you are planning a surprise party, you’ll want to make sure that whoever’s birthday it is, they don’t have anything planned already. Weekends are always the better option to host a party as people will most likely be free of work and other plans. Getting the invites out a couple of months in advance is always great so people will be able to mark their calendars.
Fed guests are happy guests. If you are having a small and intimate affair, then there are lots of recipes for canapes online to follow. For a larger party, consider doing your food options in a buffet style so that everyone can help themselves without having to worry. If you hire a caterer, you should make them aware if any of your guests have allergies, so everyone is catered for.
If you are having a small celebration then hosting a party at your house will be less stressful and more cosy. Although if you have it in your budget and you are celebrating a larger birthday, you should consider holding the event at a separate venue.
The Bull offers beautifully light filled suites that can host private parties for up to 220 guests. Our dedicated event managers can help you organize every aspect of your birthday party in a bespoke manner, from decorations to birthday cakes. Our experienced chefs can prepare a scrumptious banqueting menu or a delicious children’s party menu that your little ones are guaranteed to love. We have 150 en-suite bedrooms so your guests don’t need to worry about their journey home. With free parking and Wifi, there is nothing we don’t have on offer. If you want more information about what The Bull can do to make your party come to life, then give us a call on 01753 202919 or email [email protected]
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