Parties are meant to celebrate special events and memorable occasions

Parties are meant to celebrate special events and memorable occasions. Planning a birthday party can be fun and exciting. The anticipation the planner feels just awaiting the reaction of the birthday person and his guests brings as much joy, maybe more than the birthday person’s acknowledgment of the party. The major key to planning a birthday party is organization. Organizations helps for things to run smoothly so when planning a party, there are many important details to be remembered such as the setting, theme and decorations, the guest list, menu, and entertainment.
The first step is to decide on the date, place, and time. Most parties take place on weekends for the convenience of working class; however, if permitted the party can take place during the week. When planning, be sure that the party does not clash with the birthday person’s schedule. Once the date and time have been chosen, ensure that the location you have in mind will be available. Try choosing a place the guest of honor will love such as a favourite park, hang out spot or even a place that has special sentimental value for the person. After the time, date, and place are all available, it is now time to choose the theme.
The theme is where you get ideas for decorations, invitations, and even games. It is especially crucial when sending out invitations as it lets the guests know what type of party to expect. E.g. costume party, dinner party, cocktail party etcetera. When choosing the theme, be sure that it is age appropriate and that everyone would feel neutral about. Once chosen, get decorations to match.
The next step is the guest list. It is crucial to invite only those who you are sure the birthday person will enjoy. By inviting people whose company is unwanted, drama is likely to follow. Always have in mind that whomever is being invited may bring a guest of their own be it a family member or their life partner. Never invite too many people as sometimes half do not even show up.
When sending out invitations, be sure to include an R.S.V.P which means to please respond on whether they are attending the party or not. Be sure that you get a response at least a week before the party. By doing this, it gives the party planner time to make changes if necessary. Once the R.S.V.P has arrived, the decision on whether more or less food has to be ordered can be made.
The easiest part of planning a birthday party, is to decide on a menu. Finger foods are always a great route to go because they are simple and the guests would have a wide range to choose from. However, if budget is an issue, you can prepare simple platters such as fruit bowls, sandwich trays, cheese and cracker trays, and vegetable trays. If it’s a party for a younger age, potato chips and hotdogs are always a winner. It’s also the time to order the cake. The cake should match the theme or be a symbol of the birthday person’s favourite character or hobby. Drinks should be of a wide variety; soft and hard drinks.
Finally, to ensure the guests has a great time, have a great entertainment plan. DJ’s are generally a great choice where they allow guests to enjoy their favourite songs but can be costly. However, if the planner needs entertainment to fit their budget, games are always an option.
In conclusion, planning a birthday party is simple; it just requires time and dedication. Not only are they simple, they can be quite inexpensive as long as the budget is proper. Once these steps are followed, the party would be stress and hassle free.