Influencer Suggestion: How to Plan A Birthday Party
By special contributor Elizabeth Hugen, known as California fashion blogger Lizzie in Lace. She describes herself as "a Kate Spade obsessed, flower crown wearing, dress twirling kind of girl that believes in wearing tulle skirts for any occasion, eating cupcakes for breakfast and sporting sequins during the day".
This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Celebration Stadium. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
With my birthday right around the corner (really – it’s next week!), I’m in full on party planning mode! Birthday celebrations are always so much fun so I thought I’d share my best tips on how to plan a birthday party! Whether you're planning a celebration for yourself or for someone else, this list will make your life a lot easier in the process. Enjoy!
CHOOSE A DATE AND TIME
Personally, I think that weekends usually work best when it comes to planning a birthday party as most people tend to be available. Of course, this will differ for everyone so plan according to your needs. As for the time, choose something that works best for everyone and if you have a theme, keep this in mind as well.
HOW TO PLAN A BIRTHDAY PARTY
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ESTABLISH A BUDGET
This is probably one of the most important aspects about planning a birthday party. Your budget dictates so many things – the venue, theme, details and even your guest list. I’m a planner so I love writing everything out along with the associated cost. This allows me to easily see everything in one place and if I need to cut costs, I can figure out how to do so without sacrificing the things that I want for my special day.
CREATE A GUEST LIST
Now that you’ve established a date, time and budget, it’s time to create a guest list! Some people prefer small, intimate gatherings while others like to go all out with their guest list. This is completely a personal choice in how you want to celebrate and who you want to celebrate with.
CHOOSE A VENUE
Choosing a venue is another important aspect of party planning. Where you plan to host the party will depend on your budget, theme and how large your guest list is. For a smaller guest list, hosting at your home (or someone else’s) is always a good choice. You can also choose to go elsewhere including a tea room, spa, or other intimate setting. For larger parties, a large home, park, restaurant, hotel or open setting would work well.
DECIDE ON A THEME
Deciding on the theme might be the most exciting part of the planning process! Themes are definitely not necessary but they are a lot of fun 😉 For a feminine theme with a small guest list, I would choose something like a tea party, picnic, spa, movie night or girl’s day out. For a larger guest list, I would go all out with a themed party inspired by some of my favorites including The Great Gatsby, Breakfast at Tiffany’s or even just the color pink. There are honestly SO many things that you could come up with and this will depend on what your interests are!
SEND OUT INVITATIONS
After you’ve established everything, it’s time to create and send out invitations! Most people tend to send by email, text or social media but I prefer mailed invitations. It allows me to be creative and it makes the guests feel special. The invitation type will depend on your theme, how formal your event is, how large your guest list is and your personal preference for such. You can get really fancy with these or keep it simple!
What does a successful party look like?
A successful party, especially when planning a birthday party, is one where the guest of honor feels celebrated, and the attendees enjoy themselves. It's more than about the decorations or the food, but about creating an atmosphere that reflects the personality and preferences of the person whose birthday is being celebrated. For instance, 40th birthday ideas might include a theme that resonates with the honoree's interests or a venue that holds special meaning. The key is in the details - from the invitations to the party favors - each element should contribute to an experience that is both enjoyable and memorable for all.
It has three tiers, comes in two different sizes and colors, and easily folds down for flat storage. It’s made from an aluminum composite material that is high-quality, durable, washable, and flame-resistant (plus, it keeps all of the germs off of the cake). Trust me when I say that you have never seen anything like this – the Celebration Stadium birthday candle holder is bound to be the star of the show (aside from you, of course)! It’s a perfect centerpiece for birthday parties, and the best part is that it can be used over and over again! They also have a “Grand Entrance” tray available (pictured above) with handles to easily carry the cake. The tray also has notches to hold the Celebration Stadium in place, and honestly, it is SUCH good quality and perfect for catching any little wax drips from your gold birthday candles
Have Fun And Enjoy The Celebration!
The ultimate goal of any birthday celebration is to have fun and enjoy the moment. When organizing a party, it’s important to remember that the essence of the event is about creating joy and lasting memories. Encourage activities and interactions that make the honoree and guests feel relaxed and entertained. From laughter-filled games and personalized quizzes to heartfelt toasts and decorating the venue, each aspect of the party should contribute to an atmosphere of happiness and celebration. It’s these moments of shared enjoyment that truly define a successful birthday party, leaving everyone with cherished memories and a sense of connection.
Do you have any upcoming celebrations?