Now that you have a list of your invitees, it is time to send them an invitation card to notify them about the event and also to demand their presence on that date. If you are running short of time, you can opt for store-bought birthday invitation cards, and you can even get them customized. However, if you want to give your friend a souvenir on your birthday, don't hesitate to get creative and create DIY invitation cards. Although it can be a bit time-consuming, the process will be fun, and you will be able to print all the cards at half the price.
Plus, partying at a venue comes with many perks like games, activities, and staff to serve guests' fresh food. You don't have to bear the stressful post-party cleanup as the venue staff will handle it for you. When you organize a birthday at home, you have little time to bond with the birthday boy/girl because you are busy being the best host.
Personal chefs can customize menus according to your needs and preferences. They take care of buying the food, cooking, serving and cleaning. All of this at an affordable price. What more do you want? Is there a better way to surprise your friend than by inviting one of the best chefs of the country? Probably not, so go ahead and get in touch with your favorite chef.
Before you design the meal options, make sure to know whether your guests have food allergies or dietary restrictions. When you get in touch with the personal chef, simply let him/her know about the type of cuisine you would like and he/she will personalize a tasty menu that will satisfy all your guests.
You will also have to decide about the birthday cake you are planning for the big day. You can ask your chef to bake a cake for you with the desired flavors and toppings. This implies that you can give your friend a freshly baked designer cake and customize it how he/she likes it. Another alternative is to order a cake from a nearby bakery!
However, while getting innovative, don't end up choosing a theme that cannot be incorporated. The wisest idea would be to keep options ready and start shopping for accessories to check whether it is readily available. For instance, if your friend obsesses over the famous sitcom Friends, try to design some accessories by taking inspiration from the show.
If your friend has always been a loyal football fan, why not make their birthday more special by incorporating a sports theme? You can organize a football match marathon to make the day even more memorable and encourage the guests to wear their favorite sports team's jerseys.
If your friend group enjoys getting decked up in funky outfits and pulling off creative makeovers, then you can opt for a decade theme (the 1980s, 70s, etc.). The best part about choosing a vintage party theme is that you have the option to make the party either extravagant or straightforward. Before sending out the invitations, make sure to mention this beforehand so that the guests can have extra time to get all the clothing items and wigs they might need.
If the birthday boy/girl has never missed the premiere of an Avengers movie, why not give a tribute to the crazy fan by announcing an avenger-themed birthday party? If you can’t think of a movie, you can also choose a favorite director so that guests have more options to dress up. To broaden the choices, you can select a decade, for example, 2000-2010, and guests will have the option to choose the costume from any movie produced during that period.
Alternatively, you can include drinks that will resonate with the theme you have chosen. Always encourage the guests to drink responsibly so that they can safely reach their place if they are not willing to spend the night at the location of the party (or arrange transportation).
To select the perfect menu, you have to consider your friend's favorite cuisine, and your guests’ preferences. If you have a knack for cooking, but you are not confident enough to prepare a full-course meal for the guests, you can attend cooking classes.
Before serving the main meal, you can offer some appetizers like chips, salads, and sandwiches to nibble. If some of your guests are vegan or have any food allergies, always keep at least two snack options for them. If you are planning for an evening get-together, you will have to include dinner options in the party menu as well. Planning the menu seems complicated? Hire a professional chef.
In case you have taken the responsibility to wear the chef's uniform for your loved one, consider doing the prep work the night before so that you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to feed your guests on the event day.
Go ahead and bake the birthday cake if you have some free time in your hand. Aside from the cake, make sure to have different options such as chocolate cookies, icecream, brownies, or fruit-flavored desserts for the fitness freaks. Bake a small cake if you are going to include some other dessert alternatives!
Now that you finally know how to plan a birthday party for adults, get to work. While these ideas work great for most fun-loving adults, don’t hesitate to follow your instincts.