You’re adding another year to your age very soon.
Maybe it’s not you. It might be someone related or important to you.
That means you have to think of something cool. You don’t want it to be out of reach cost-wise. In other words, you want it to be affordable.
Well, a birthday party doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s supposed to be easy to plan, isn’t it?
The answer might surprise you. Millions of people all over the world are confused about how to plan a birthday party within their budget.
You don’t have to go far. We’re here to help you with the following tips.
Select A Theme
Choosing a theme for your party will help bring purpose to your party. It makes you know the amount of preparation you have to put into the plan.
For instance, the plan involved in planning an Arabian themed party is different from a Harry Potter-themed party.
A theme also helps you know the people you can invite to the party.
As a matter of fact, not every one of your friends, neighbours or colleagues will come to your party. A theme makes it easier for you to filter the invitees.
Send Out Invitation
Many people make this an afterthought but you shouldn’t do so. In fact, this should come next after choosing a theme.
Sending out invitation will force you to create a plan for the people invited. You wouldn’t want to make a fool of yourself by inadequate preparation.
You also get to know who will attend as some people can be rowdy. You know them. Planning for people behaviour should be part of your preparation.
After receiving the acceptance of the invitation from them, write down their names in a spreadsheet. Technology can make this easier as you can import messages by their subject. Do this to save time.
Make A Budget
Start creating a budget as soon as you’re sure of those who’ll be at the birthday party. You should still go ahead without a list of people but make sure you try to get them to express their interest first.
Your budget should include important variables like the event centre (if you’re renting one), cost of food and refreshment, decorations and other miscellaneous expenses.
When planning your budget, you don’t have to go overboard. Keep all expenses within a reasonable limit so that it’s affordable for you.
Planning early is a great way to save cost and time.
It also helps you to compare the items you need especially in terms of cost. With the deadline approaching, you might not have the luxury of time to do a comparison.
Remember the tried and tested saying “A stitch in time saves nine”.
Create A Guest List
This step is usually overlooked.
A guest list can help you segment your guest into different privileges depending on how you sort them.
The list can also help you delegate tasks to your close pals during the party as they already know where they belong.
Stop Planning Boring Birthday Parties
Planning an event is not an easy task.
However, with grit and the ability to learn, you can throw a party that every guest will be proud of you.