It is very important to set and decide for a theme ahead of time. This is because some of the resources can be difficult to obtain or it takes a while to gather. For example, if your loved one or a dear friend is going to celebrate her 50th birthday, it’s obvious that it’s a golden theme. So birthday party decor should be coordinating with gold color. Centerpieces should have gold beads in bowls or gold banners on the wall. This huge milestone is also associated with black color because of what they say “over the hill”. That is why my friend’s party had a few black-colored decorations, too.
Venue and Set-up
Surely an event like this is big and there will be many guests. If you are planning to invite 30 guests, chances are you will be accommodating perhaps more or less 50 people. So you will be needing a big space to hold the party. Community centers are available for rent in your town. Tables, chairs, and even kitchen area are available to use. If you are a resident, the charge is lesser that to those who are not. But be aware of how long you are holding the party. Allow an extra hour before and after for cleaning and setting up.
The food to serve depends on what time of the day the party would be. If your party is at 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., make sure that you serve food for dinner. Familiarize yourself on your guests’ meal preferences. Drinks should be accessible as well. Bottled water and canned drinks are convenient. Be sure to have trash bags available for grabs for those recyclable stuff. If you plan to have alcoholic drinks served after 5:00 P.M., have someone in-charge.
Of course, a birthday party is not complete without a specially made cake. It doesn’t have to be big and expensive. Designed accordingly to the theme and a little personalized will do.
If you plan to have:
Karaoke – You can ask your friends if they have a karaoke machine or equipment or sound system that they can let you borrow. But of course, they are the ones to operate since it’s their property.
Disco – You can also do indoor disco. With the technology nowadays, you can hook a music app from your phone to a sound system for a disco at parties. And to make the disco more appealing, you can add a rotating disco light. You can buy this item for cheap.