Birthdays are a wonderful thing to celebrate, but throwing a great birthday party can be stressful and time consuming. With so many options to choose from, how do you know what your guests or kids will enjoy? You just need to remember these 6 basics and then get creative.
Invites. A great party all starts with a great invitation. This is your chance to give a hint at what your party is going to be. The best invitations are always the most creative so get thinking. Have it match the theme of your party and make it personal for that extra special touch.
Food. Food is a major part of any party because people love to eat! Make sure you remember who you’re serving. You may want to have separate food for the adults and kids, and don’t get too “weird’ with the food because a lot of people are picky.
Atmosphere. If you have a theme to your birthday party, really go for it. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to create an amazing party atmosphere. Dollar stores have a lot of great decorations, you probably have stuff lying around the house you can use, and you can find a lot of great DIY ideas with just a quick search online.
Cake. While you don’t need a birthday to have cake, it is an important part of any birthday party! You could also go a less traditional but still popular route and choose to serve cupcakes. Better yet? Let Cold Stone come and cater your event. We have options for every budget and preference and with Cold Stone, any party is a cool success.
Giveaway. It’s always nice to leave a party with a goody bag. This is an area you can get super creative in. If you're having a party for young kids, you’re going to have to keep them entertained the whole time so consider having them do something artistic that they can take home with them. Play games and give away prizes. The possibilities are endless with a bit of imagination.
Thank You cards: Always thank your guests for coming to your party! Personalized thank you notes are always great and it’s nice to mention something that occurred at the party or thank your guests for a specific gift. They took the time to celebrate your birthday with you, and a thank you goes a long way.
Birthdays are supposed to be fun, so don’t stress over throwing a party. As long as you remember these key elements and are surrounded by people you love, your party will be a success even if it doesn’t always seem that way. Birthday are a time for celebration so if you have a birthday coming up, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend it. Click here to learn more about throwing a great birthday party and find out how Cold Stone can help.