Are you thinking about throwing a party at any point soon? Now that lockdown is coming to an end, you can tell that this is going to be one of the next things that happens. Not straight away of course, there is still a month or maybe even more until this is a good idea entirely, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning. In fact, the more you plan, the better it is going to be for you when you put it on! In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the things that you are going to need if you are throwing an awesome party for anyone of any age. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.
The first thing that you are going to need is food. Now, we recommend that you always go for a buffet style kind of thing so that people can help themselves whenever they get hungry. This is far easier than trying to feed everyone a sit down meal, which isn’t something you want anyway as this is going to bring the evening to a screeching halt. Fill the buffet table with small party foods such as little sandwiches, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, salads, pasta salads, cheese and crackers, cocktail sausages and so much more. Once you have done this, everyone can head over and grab something, while continuing to enjoy the evening.
We recommend having a separate table for the sweets and chocolate so that it doesn’t get mixed up with everything else. Make sure that you have a good variety on offer, as people are fussy!
You are also going to need some kind of entertainment. If you are throwing a party for a child, then this could include a clown, some magic tricks, music, party games and more. When you are older, music and party games are a must, but they are going to be a little different. Keep in mind who you are throwing the party for, because while all ages need entertainment, it’s going to be different kinds!
We highly recommend that you plan out your entertainment budget in advance because this can get expensive. Make sure that you check out all of your options before you settle on one. You want the best, and you’re going to have to shop around to get it.
Something A Little Extra
If you want to go for something a little extra, then there are a number of options available. You can always look into getting a bouncy castle, and it doesn’t matter how old the person is that you’re throwing the party for! Whether they are a child or an adult, a bouncy castle is always going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved. Of course, there are other options if you don’t want to do this. For example, you can look into photo booth hire to make memories of the event. This is important as there are usually fun props that come with the booth to just make it that little bit more silly.
Have you even thought about presents? Of course, if you are throwing a party for yourself then you’re not going to need to buy any, but if you are throwing it for someone else you will. In fact, you need to set up a present table somewhere at the venue so that people can come in and put their present on the table. We don’t all like to admit it, but there is nothing quite like watching those presents pile up as more people arrive and the evening goes on. While it’s not all about the presents, it still doesn’t hurt to see them all stacked up and waiting to open!
The cake. The cake is important to any party. It should be the centerpiece of the sweet table, or hidden somewhere in the back. It should be the main event. If it’s a birthday party, it should be something that the person likes. For example, if it’s a kids party and they like The Little Mermaid, an Ariel cake would be fantastic. Or, if they low Paw Patrol, then a cake with all the pups on it would be great. If you’re at a hen party, then of course there are going to be different shaped cakes, but we’ll leave that one up to your imagination!
We recommend that you talk to a cake baker at least a couple of months in advance as they tend to book up quickly. You don’t want to be stuck not being able to get the cake that you want because you didn’t plan in advance. Let them know what date you need the cake for, what you want it to be and they will give you a price.
Finally, decorations! A party should be full of fun decorations, and again, it depends what kind of party it is as to what decorations you should get. However, one thing that can be universally agreed upon is that it is not a party unless there are balloons involved! Balloons are awesome and they can be so much fun, with different things on the side of them.
There also needs to be a banner of some description describing what the party is for. ‘Bride To Be’ or ‘Happy Birthday’ are two of the most common ones that you will find. Party poppers are always a good idea, and if you want to go that extra mile, think about sparklers.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need if you are going to be throwing an awesome party. It doesn’t matter what age the person is that you are throwing the party for, because these things are going to be needed no matter who is having the party! We wish you the best of luck, and hope that you have a wonderful time at this party.