Are you about to reach sweet sixteen, twenty-one, or the big something-oh? Here are some ideas on how to plan an unforgettable birthday party.
Hire some unusual entertainment
Even with the best music and food, parties can get boring pretty quickly if every hour is the same as the last. Hiring an entertainer (or several) is a great way to shake up the flow of your party and wow your guests. Your entertainers could be acrobats, dancers, singers – you could even hire your own comedian!
Choose a breathtaking venue
Your own house or garden might be fine for your regular run-of-the-mill party, but for a milestone birthday party, you want a spectacular venue that your guests will remember for years to come. A hard-to-beat classic is hiring a stately ballroom such as The Society Room of Hartford, which is situated in the heart of Connecticut. Ballrooms provide lots of space for dining, mingling, and, of course, dancing! What’s more, they have stunning décor which will leave your guests speechless.
Be daring with your outfit choices
Your own party is not the time to blend in with the crowd, but to stand out! Whatever age you are turning, choose an outfit that you will feel comfortable in for long hours of dancing and socializing, but don’t opt for boring clothes. This day is all about you, and you want to feel fabulous! If you’re not sure what your style is, take this quiz to find out.
Order an unusual cake
A birthday party isn’t a birthday party without cake! An unusually designed birthday cake can really be a showstopper and provide another form of entertainment for your guests. For plenty of quirky cake ideas have a look at Cake and Art, a Los Angeles bakery that specializes in providing unusual, highly decorated birthday cakes to Hollywood celebrities.
Curate your playlist
If you are using your own phone or computer and plugging it into a speaker system, rather than hiring a DJ or band, you will want to make sure that your playlist doesn’t let you down. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect playlist. Many of these also apply if you are planning to hire a DJ or musicians: the music needs to match the style and theme of the party, the songs need to flow seamlessly from one to the next, you want enough hits in there to keep everyone engaged and you need enough songs to last the whole party unless you are providing alternative entertainment at some point which doesn’t require musical accompaniment. The right music choices can really make or break a party!
Send out some unusual party invitations
Invitations are not just for weddings and kids’ parties! Sending out an unusual party invitation that matches the theme and style of your upcoming party is a great way to get your guests excited. Plus, invitees are more likely to RSVP if they have a physical reminder, which will make your life a lot easier.