Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or a Friday night.
Inviting all your friends and family for a celebration is a way to strengthen bonds and make new memories. A special party will be remembered forever, after all, so you want it to be one of a kind.
Here are a few ways to make sure your celebration is a roaring success.
We’d all love to lavish our loved ones without a care for the cost, but for those of us not named Kardashian, that’s simply not realistic.
As you plan your celebration, make a budget and stick to it, deciding where you can splurge and where you can save. You can invest in decorations you will use again in the future, and nice crockery for food, then save in almost every other area.
Ask guests to bring a side dish, snack food or bottle with them. Create your own playlist to save on a DJ who’ll just do the same thing for a price. Come up with cheap and cheerful activities, like a treasure hunt, a murder mystery, or board games. There are a thousand ways to have a good time without breaking the bank.
Choose the right location
Where you decide to hold your celebration will completely change the tone and atmosphere of the event.
If you want to go all out, you can rent a hall, club or restaurant to really celebrate something momentous. On the other hand, a house party would be better for a smaller event, and just as fun.
You should also consider the amount of people you want to invite when deciding on a location. Trying to cram fifty people into your back garden is impractical, but so too is hiring out a restaurant for half a dozen family members.
Set the date in advance
Spontaneous celebrations might sound good in theory, but in practise they’re often underwhelming.
People have work and social lives you need to consider, so set the date of your party at least a month in advance, so that your friends can check and adjust their schedules. You can hardly have a stylish celebration if no one turns up.
Many celebrations, especially birthdays, centre around a cake.
Rather than putting aside time to successfully bake one yourself, or settling for a supermarket cake, why not try something a little more special?
Desserts Delivered Bakery deliver fresh-baked cakes directly to your door within 24 hours, any of which would make a great centrepiece for your celebration. Choose an elegant hazelnut truffle cake, an eye-catching rainbow layer cake, or a kid-friendly Kinder Surprise cake.
No one can predict the weather with 100% accuracy, but plan your celebration around the forecast.
So, for example, plan outdoor events for warmer months, and firework displays for cloudless nights. Have some sort of contingency plan in place, such as outdoor heating, firepits or a gazebo in case Mother Nature decides to throw a fit.
What to wear
The key to feeling good at a party is to both dress for the occasion, and to make sure you’re comfortable.
High heels and a tight dress might look great, but they don’t really fit a BBQ. And even if the heels do fit the occasion, if you can’t walk in them, that’s all you’re going to remember about the day. Wear something you feel good in, in every sense.
You can also rent a party outfit, if you don’t think you’re going to wear it often enough to justify the purchase.
Making memories is what celebrations are all about, and there are a few ways to make sure your party is never forgotten.
Disposable cameras are a cheap way to loosen everyone up and take pictures no one can edit. Professional photographers at weddings and anniversaries give you high quality photos no iPhone can match. Guestbooks are also a fun thing to look back on, to read all the wishes your friends and family left for you.