Weddings are our most popular event so it’s often easy to forget that we cater for all sorts of other occasions and what better reason to celebrate than a birthday! Birthdays are usually a much less stressful event than weddings (unless you’re getting older) and the planning is often easier. Here are a few things you need to think about:
Depending on the size of your event the venue is the most important part, otherwise where will all your guests go? It needs to have the space and functionality for a dance and a good time- that is what everyone wants at a party after all. Think about what you want from the birthday, for example do you want a sit down dinner or just a knees up, the venue you decide on needs to be based around your idea of fun! It also has to accommodate for any extras you want to include, make sure you think about that bigger picture.
Parties are usually about the alcohol and drunk dancing but that’s not to say there won’t be any food – after all you need to soak up the extra booze. Depending on the amount of guests you should decide what will be cost effective. We don’t think you can go wrong with a buffet. An array of plates filled with all that carbalicious goodness. Perfect for dipping in and out of throughout the night and if there’s anything left over, what more could you want for a hangover?
Pick a theme and stick to it early on, it will make planning so much easier. If you are of simple taste then a few balloons will be more than enough. If you want an extravagant display then pick decorations that tie together. Banners, balloons and party poppers are a standard choice but maybe adding additional bunting, candy carts and a photo booth will take your birthday to the level that nobody will forget.
Is it really a party without a DJ and dancing? Our advice when picking a venue is make sure you have a dance floor and if a dj isn’t included, that you can hire one. As the night goes on and people get more involved, it will start to become a night that people will talk about for years to come. Dad dancing will be out in full force and it will be laughter all round.
Luckily, we have a one stop solution for all of these things – the marquee is just the start. If you want the great night without the fuss then give us a call!