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Once you have kids you can easily find yourself thinking so much more about how to make the special occasions extra special for them. This can sometimes mean that you end up focusing so much on them and not on you.
You’re a mum. This is extremely relatable. You are putting everyone else first, and when you aren’t doing that you are thinking about how to upgrade each room in the house, what the family will eat for dinner, what food needs to be bought, and so on. However, it shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be this way. You are an individual and you too deserve to be recognized as your own person. There is no better time to put this into action than when your Birthday comes round.
That day is a lot about. It is time to celebrate you as an individual and all that you have done and achieved over the last 12 months.
Here is how to make it possible.
Be True To Yourself
This is your birthday party. It is about celebrating you and showcasing all that makes you individual, unique, and special.
So before you start sending invites, buying decorations, planning the food (or delegating these jobs), think about what you want. Do you like being the center of attention with all eyes on you? Do you want a big party? Would you prefer a smaller affair? Dinner? Cocktails? Night in or out?
This is your event, so make it about you. Make it what you want.
Choose Your Theme
A themed party is unquestionably impressive. It allows you to let your imagination run wild and match the décor and meals to the theme of your choice. Depending on the topic, you could even throw in a dress code.
Once a theme is decided it is all about embracing that to its fullest, Thinking matching invitations, decorations, entertainment and even the food. It really is all about the aesthetics now. Of course, this does not necessarily imply that you must spend a small fortune; it simply implies that you must decorate, be creative and embrace your theme to the fullest.
For example if you are opting for a casino themed evening, you can set up various tables such as roulette or poker, you could even use personalized printed playing cards to give the party that ‘you-ness’
When it comes to the decorations, searching on the internet can help you save money. You may buy sets that will allow you to make your own balloon towers, flower walls or balloon arches. Along with these ready to use sets there are a plethora of ideas for making your own decorations available on the internet as well. You really can go as far as you want with it, from producing your own wall prints to streamers to table decorations and entertainment, your imagination is the limit.
Think About The Food And Drink You Will Offer
How many times have you visited a party or event and felt that the nibbles or buffet let the party down? You don’t want that. Embrace your theme to the fullest and where possible tailor the food available to support the theme and make the whole party a full sensory experience.
If your are thinking casino themed, think about lite food bites, think about the plates they will serve on. Can you create a bar area?
The more you can bring the food and drink into the event the more it will showcase you and what you are passionate about.
Think Out Of The Box
You are unique and different to everyone else, let this party show that. Do you want your party to be identical to someone else’s? Of course not.
Take your idea and concept and where you can make it standout and be different for the run of the mill options than everyone else will be doing. You don’t have to make big statement differences but even smaller or subtle adaptations can make the difference in making your party memorable for the right reasons.
It can be as simple as perhaps making a playlist based on famous films linked to your theme, amending classic games and giving them a theme-oriented twist to name a couple of examples.
Plan The Entertainment
Of course a big part of having a party is about seeing and being able to socialize with your friends and family and have fun. But there is more to throwing or attending a party. You want not only yourself but also your guests to have a good time.
This is where entertainment is vital. There are so many different forms of entertainment that can suit and support any and all themes. Depending on your budget, there are plenty of entertainment options available.
From creating your own playlist and playing it through a speaker to hiring a DJ or band, music is always a firm favorite for almost all occasions and events. It can run in the background with the socializing or eating and can be increased if you want to get everyone on their feet.
Alternatively, you may choose to have a different type of entertainment in place. Again try to link back, where you can tyo your theme.
If you have opted for a circus theme you might want to have a clairvoyant come and do readings, hire a magician to entertain and allude your guest. If you are having a casino themed evening you could have an entertainer to perform card tricks.
If you are having a sit down meal, it could just be as simple as having a sole person come and play some live music in the background. There are so many options available with a little research you will be able to find something that supports your party and only enhances the experience that you have created.
Then finally once it is all arranged it is then all about you embracing the moment and enjoying the very event that you worked so hard to create to its fullest.