There is nothing more joyous and special than birthdays. Birthdays are the days when your loved ones can come together and show their love for you. A best friend’s birthday is definitely on a whole other level. You might want to resort to mundane ideas or maybe even look them up on the internet, but there is nothing better than throwing an all-out party for your friend. If you are planning for it to be a surprise, make sure to give them a heads-up on appropriate outfits so that they can be surprised in style! We have curated a list of 4 essential steps needed to plan the perfect party.
Consider their personality and tastes
You should always remember that you are planning a party for your best friend, which means that everything should be according to their taste and style. You should know their personality so that you know if you should plan an intimate gathering or an all-out rager. Some people prefer going out clubbing, while some prefer to listen to hip-hop at house parties. Know your friend’s likes and dislikes so that you can choose the food and other important things for the party. Do they prefer sandwiches or hot food? Cake or other dessert? Consider hiring a sweet cart or even a large chocolate fountain such as those from La Fontaine de Chocolat.
If your friend is more of an introvert, we recommend leaving behind glamorous party ideas and planning something nice and intimate.
Decide on the location and theme
Theme parties are not only trending, they are quite fun to attend. There are many themes that you can choose from such as Friends theme party, Retro theme party, or even a murder mystery party. The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a theme. Understand that theme parties are no joke. Everything, from the clothes right down to the cake needs to compliment the party’s theme. Choose a good location that your friend would love. Rooftop parties are quite popular these days and are bound to be a hit. A good theme also means good photos. Good photos can be even better if you hire a photo booth. These can be hired from Smart Pics UK Event Photography.
Games, music, and decor
Gone are the days where you could just hang some streamers and play ‘Happy Birthday’. There are so many custom party supplies available these days that there are endless options. Think props and confetti balloons. You can get some decor inspiration online and be sure to include some fun party games while you’re at it. You should know what kind of music your friend likes, and if they would want a DJ or not.
Figure out the guestlist
Depending on what kind of party you are throwing, you will need to sort out the guest list. They are the life and soul of a party. If you are throwing an intimate gathering, just call a few of their closest friends and family members. However, if you are throwing a proper rager, do not include most family members but do extend your list of friends that are invited to the party. Do not forget to invite colleagues.
Throwing a party is no joke. You need a lot of preparation and planning. Use this list to help you plan the perfect birthday party for your best friend.