Planning a Fun-filled Birthday Party for the Young at Heart

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Who says that birthday parties are only for kids? In fact, you can plan your own birthday party the way you want to. If you want to have a huge birthday cake and lots of balloons, go ahead and make your day an extra special one. It’s your day after all, and your birthday (and everyone else’s) is something to be celebrated with friends and loved ones.

What to consider in planning your birthday party

Planning your own birthday party can be very exciting. You can contact a party rental supplier in Utah to make your special day even more special. Or perhaps you can go low-key and celebrate your birthday with immediate family members and close friends. Here are some things that you should think about when planning your birthday party:

Celebration date

Some people prefer to celebrate their birthdays on the day itself. Others choose a different day to have a party, perhaps due to prior work commitments or time conflicts. In such a case, you need to plan the final celebration date so that your guests can tick it off their respective schedules.

Venue

Do you want to hold your birthday celebration at your own home or reserve a restaurant or a venue of your choice? If you choose the latter, make sure to have enough budget for reservation and party favors. On the other hand, you can choose to celebrate your day in the comfort of your own home.

Duration

Experts say that an adult birthday party should last for a maximum of four hours. The celebration itself—candle-blowing and greeting the celebrant—may be actually shorter than the time you and your guests will spend socializing with each other. It’s an adult thing, after all.

Ideas for a wholesome adult birthday party

For your next birthday party planning, here are some ideas that you can get inspiration from:

Plan someone else’s birthday party

Why not plan someone else’s birthday party? Whether it’s for your significant other, a family member, or a close friend, surprise birthday parties can be really fun and well… surprising. Just make sure that you know your person of the hour well. They should be open to the idea of pleasant surprises.

Create a theme

If kids’ birthdays usually have themes such as princesses or video game characters, you can also make yours. If you are into sports, make your birthday sports-related. Perhaps celebrate in your favorite gym or host a mini-fun-run in your neighborhood. Or if you love staying at your home, host a movie marathon party and prepare some popcorn and pizza for your guests.

Plan a “milestone” birthday

There are the usual birthdays, and then there are special birthdays. It could be because it’s a celebration of a quarter year of your existence. Or perhaps it’s your 50th birthday. Regardless, these can be considered a special milestone in your life. Surely, you are getting old year after year. At the same time, it’s a great way to celebrate another year of your life.

By Bonnie Rush

Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.