Planning your birthday can be both fun and hectic. There are many different elements that you must consider when planning your own birthday, as while you want it to be the best day for your friends and family, you also want to have fun along the planning process after all it is your day. Some fail-safe steps to consider during this process will make sure that your birthday is a fun and memorable day and everyone has a fantastic time. Take a look at the following steps when planning your birthday.
Decide on the date and venue
Picking a date to hold the event will help you get organized because the sooner you choose the date, the sooner you can have the rest of the elements of the event together. For example, if you plan on getting food catered then booking a party catering service early will help you get the event in place. Make sure to make notes of any holidays or other events taking part during the time to avoid any clashes with your time of the birthday. Typically a weekend is ideal as more people are likely to come and they need not have to worry about work the next day.
Decide on the budget
Hosting a party, as much as wedding catering or a reception can consume a great deal of money if not planned and budgeted properly. Make sure to have a clear and cut budget set out as one of the initial steps as this will prevent you from making unnecessary expenses. The best way to decide on a budget is to break down the important elements such as food that suits your tastes, drinks, décor, and venue and so on to check on their individual costs. Stick to the budget you come up with at all times and avoid expenses that can be done without, for example using personalized DIY invitation cards instead of buying expensive invitations.
Selection of the guests
Making a guest list will ensure that all the important individuals around you are invited and not missed out. This will also help you decide on the scale of your party, for example, a guest list of ten people can fit in your home but any more than 50 guests ideally would have to be hosted in a separate venue.
Having decided on the above elements, the next important factor is the venue. There are very many places that you can host a birthday depending on what type of birthday you are looking at. Venues can differ from having it in your home, to a restaurant to a larger and more expensive banquet hall.