How To Throw A Perfect Birthday Party For Your Friend?
Birthday parties have always been exciting for everyone. From a toddler to an old man, everyone loves to attend birthday celebrations. But, when it’s your friend’s birthday party, things get a little more electrifying. All the fun vibes tend to hit all together that day.
“ Best Friend’s birthday is nature's way of telling us to party hard.” And who can go against the laws of nature? Therefore, to help you throw a perfect, Instagram-worthy, and fun birthday party for your friend, we have listed below important points that many of you tend to overlook. So, here’s your guide on how to throw a perfect birthday party. Let’s get started.
Consider the Taste of Your Friend
Know your friend first, plan the party later. Loud, extravagant or intimate, what’s the choice of your friend. Hip-hop and happening birthday parties are enjoyable, but not for everyone. Some like to keep things simple and pretty. If your friend is a minimalist, then ditch the glamorous friend birthday party ideas, and plan something intimate for him or her.
Decide on the Theme and Location
Theme parties are in trend, so if you are planning to throw a party for your friend, some of the theme birthday party ideas are: FRIENDS theme party, NERF GUN theme, RETRO theme party, etc. If you are organizing a theme party, make sure everything, from decor to dress code to food to cake, everything is according to the theme. Second is the Location, Location, and Location. This should be your focus. You can choose an outdoor location such as a cafe that your friend loves the most, or you can pick a rooftop of the house as a location. Rooftop birthday parties are exhilarating. Whichever spot you choose, keep in mind the preferences of the birthday girl or boy, in this case, your friend, as it is his or her day.
Plan Whom To Invite
The guests are the life and soul of a party. The guests you invite to a birthday celebration depends upon the genre of the party. Is it a close family birthday brunch or an all-night booze party. If you are hosting a birthday party in an Instagram worthy cafe with music and hard drinks on the rock, it is advisable to invite your friend’s colleagues and besties. But, if you are holding a kind of family get-together on the roof, extend the guest list to close relatives. Invite people that would bring along a ray of positivity and happiness.
Decorations, Games, & Playlist
Colourful streamers, 90s Happy Birthday song, and musical chairs are no longer exciting. Get some inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube videos. Go for decorations, games, and a playlist that is trendy and fresh. Think what your friend would choose if she or he would be throwing a birthday party for you, this way you will come up with ideas that are fun and frolic. Confetti foil balloons, props, groovy numbers, truth & dare, these are the latest trends to follow.
Get The Food Menu Right
A party without the food is not a party at all. What does your friend like the most? Italian or Thai? Set the menu accordingly. Next consideration to make is whether your invitees are vegetarian or nonvegetarian. If your guest list includes the mix of both, ensure that your food menu contains the best of both worlds. A few drinks, cocktails, and mocktails never hurt.
Also, what’s a birthday without a cake? Well, just a meeting of people. From fondant cakes to photo cakes to the buttercream, birthday cakes come in varying shapes, designs, and flavour. You can customize the cake as per the theme of the birthday or requirement. If you wish to go the classic way, you can get the cake with the words “ Happy Birthday” followed by the name of your friend. However, if you are looking to throw sassiness like confetti, you can go with “ sixty and sassy,” or a cake that reads, “ you are older than me.”
You are spending a lot of time and effort in planning the perfect birthday party. Put in some more choosing a birthday gift. Birthday flowers convey messages of love, brightens the day, and helps us celebrate; hence idyllic for the occasion. If you are born with creative fingers, why not craft a masterpiece that your friend will cherish for decades. If you can’t think of any good, go with personalised gifts. No matter the age or gender, a photo gift will make your friend teary-eyed.
The Big Surprise
As you have planned the surprise,you have to take care that everything falls as decided. Indeed, you would not like your friend to walk in without any “SURPRISE” moment. Make sure the guests arrive early, all the preparations are done, and no one spoils it. No one means, no one. Have a backup plan ready if things don’t go the way you planned.
Just ensure your friend loves and enjoys everything about the birthday party.
Keep these points in mind, and you are going to be crowned the best friend that ever lived.