Monday, 2 September 2019

Planning Your Next Milestone Birthday Party

As children our birthday parties are planned for us, something I'm currently in the process of doing for Joshua's second birthday. And they're fun right? We then hit adulthood and that kinda changes so what can we do about it?

Plan our own and that's where the fun starts! I'm hitting the big 3-0 at the end of the year and my best friend has taken up the reins while giving me the say so on everything and that's great because we get to invite who we like, not who we should and we get to choose the venue, cake and everything in-between!

Do you have a favourite restaurant or a venue of another kind that you love visiting? You can even go all out and hire a castle for your party if you want! There are no rules here, it's your special day and you could have it wherever you like. 
There are some really unique options if you look carefully, sometimes you only have to walk around your local village or town to find something that's perfect for you which is how we found the venue for my birthday later this year. If you’re a summer baby, there's no reason why you can't find a beautiful outdoor venue to hold your party or why not hire a gazebo with fairy lights? Just pray the good ol' English weather holds out! 

Feeding everyone doesn't need to be a priority when it comes to planning a party but if you decide to include food as an option then you will want to consider the cost if there's lots of mouths to feed. We're looking at a bottomless brunch but you could also choose a hog roast, buffet-style food, a BBQ or even a sit-down meal! Just don't forget to check if anyone has any food allergies or dietary requirements.

When you're organising a party entertainment is a pretty big thing to consider, even if you're only going to provide the basics, then music should be supplied as a bare minimum. If you're hiring a hall or a larger area, a singer or a band would be such a good option to look into. Just make sure you check out reviews and websites like this page for more information so you're not disappointed with your choice. If live music isn't your thing then bouncy castles are great for adults & children! 

Dress Code
It's up to you whether you set a dress code, I've been to parties with a fancy dress theme or been told to dress to impress either way it's the perfect excuse to buy that one dress or outfit you've had your eye on for a while but didn’t have a good enough reason to splash out on. Don’t feel bad for treating yourself either, it's your birthday after all and I've already got my sights set on a little Zara number!

Don't forget it's your party so you can make it as personalised to yourself as possible. Life is too short to have a birthday party you won't enjoy. 

What are you top party planning tips?



  1. I honestly don't like having parties... I prefer just have something intimate with important people in my life.

    Candice ||

  2. I never do anything for my birthday really, although I defo *did* have a big sesh with the girls in London for my 30th and ended up facedown in a street in Shoreditch xx

  3. I haven’t had a birthday party since I was 18, I don’t think I’d have another - I’d probably just travel instead x

  4. my next big birthday is next year, and I am NOT okay with it lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. My last party was my 21st. I do love a good event to go to.

  6. I've got a big birthday in 18 months...& it's not 18, 21 or 30...!!! That's SCARY!!
    Em x


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