Birthdays are a very special occasion, and they should be celebrated with your friends and family who have helped make the year a memorable one. Often as we get older, many of us tend to dismiss throwing a birthday party and opt for a simpler affair. But why so, when in fact we should be fully celebrating another successful 365-day journey around the sun. So whether you’re turning 5, 20, 70, or somewhere in between, you should take time to organize an extra special birthday party for your special day or loved ones.
We all know the staple items for a birthday party are cakes and balloons. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to make it an ‘extra’ special party, setting it apart from the rest. So what can you do to make sure your party is going to be a special one? Here are a few suggestions to make your next birthday bash one for the books!
How to Plan an Awesome Birthday Party
1. Pick the location
First, think about the kind of event and atmosphere you would like for your birthday. Maybe you want a fun, festive, garden party in your backyard or a park. Or, you could mix it up with a fancy venue like a hotel or function room, and enjoy a nice dinner and drinks with your friends. However you want to spend your day, make sure it’s something you feel comfortable with – after all, it’s your day.
2. Pick a theme
Often the thought of a theme for a birthday seems like a hassle. But more often than not, it turns out to be a real hit with the guests – I mean, how many times do you get to play dress up? From all-out themes like the 80’s to having a simple colour everyone has to wear, adding a theme is a great way to get guests involved and set your party apart from every other year! You can even theme your food and music for an extra-special affair!
3. Add a photo booth
Nothing says a memorable party better than a photo booth! Always guaranteed to go down a treat with your guests, party photo booths are a great way to keep guests entertained and to capture special memories from the day.
Party photo booth hires have become increasingly popular for parties, and for good reason. These days there are many styles of booths to choose from, even novelty ones to match the theme of your party. In addition to the photo booth and the printing of unlimited photo strips, some rental companies will include a photo booth attendant to service the photo booth and to assist with constructing the guest book of photo strips.
Here are a few of the many types of booths you can select from with some cool new technology features, making it all more the fun for your party:
- Flipbook printing
- Virtual props placed intelligently on the person’s eyes or shoulders etc.
- Slow-motion video
- Green screen background removal
- Fun costume virtual dressing
- Games – mostly Kinect body gesture controlled games, and print a photo of the person and his/her scores.
- Facial gesture recognition