Got a birthday to celebrate coming up? Or perhaps it’s a bridal bash, engagement announcement, or something else? Whatever it is, you don’t have to worry about throwing a boring celebration. Here, we’re going to look at five ways to spice up any event and make sure your guests are glad they came.
Come up with a theme
A theme can always make a party liven up and give you some excellent inspiration for decorations to set the scene, which treats to offer, and maybe even party games to play. You might want to reconsider making guest participation in the theme, by way of costumes, necessary, however. Some people aren’t into fancy dress and trying to force the issue can succeed in making the event a little more uncomfortable. However, otherwise, you should think about party themes that will appeal to the person whose big day is being celebrated most of all.
Offer some delicious treats
Some party food and libations are going to be a must-have for just about any kind of soiree. However, you could consider going the extra mile for a special occasion by getting some professional help. Catering services don’t have to be reserved for huge events, they can do smaller ones at a more affordable rate, too. For more adult audiences, mobile bar hire can be a great idea, too. Instead of offering the same old drinks, having a real mixologist to serve up delicious and colourful cocktails can add a lot.
Make a show of it
Having an attraction at the birthday, something a little out of the ordinary, can always help elevate the experience. For a kids’ party, a magic show might do just fine. But what about grown ups? One tried and true option for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events is to create a slideshow that shows some key moments in the celebrated person’s life leading up to this. Whether your narration is heartfelt or comedic, it can really drive home the whole point of the party and make that person feel special indeed.
When in doubt, go big
If you have trouble getting the creative juices flowing for a special party idea, then you can always simply blow up the scale of the thing. Having a metaphorical ton of balloons, having lots and lots of paper flowers, hanging bunting from every surface possible. You can add a lot of visual impact and surprise factor by choosing something that’s relatively cheap but doing lots and lots of it. It can also help you establish a visual theme without having to be too varied in choosing decorations.
The more established our adult lives become, the more routine our parties tend to get as well. Well, you can do your part to break the monotony, with the help of the tips above. Just one extra twist on the party can turn it into an event that will have the guests chattering about it for weeks, even months, to come.
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