When it comes to celebrating a birthday that happens to commemorate an epic milestone, you want to make this one an occasion that everyone will always remember. Hey, it’s 2022, and we’re all back in the swing and ready to mark these key, lifetime events. If you’re planning an epic milestone birthday party, you want to get it right, so organization matters. Our event specialists are sharing their favorite tips for putting on an amazing birthday bash.
1. Set a Budget
Know how much you’ve got before you plan this epic milestone birthday party. What are you comfortable spending? When you know that, decide on hiring an event planner or doing it yourself with friends or family. There are multiple ways to still have an incredible bash by cutting a few corners.
For instance, to keep your budget on track, you could shorten the guest list or consider different dining options.
2. Choose a Venue
Again, there is no one-size-fits-all approach here. You have several alternatives. If you want to keep costs down, you could hold the event at your own home if that was doable and hire caterers.
You could find an outdoor location for the milestone birthday party or a spot inside. There are wonderful, private rooms at restaurants. There are church halls available to rent, etc.
3. Find a Caterer
Food and drink play an important role in a milestone birthday party, and people will remember what they ate.
B-day party cuisine can be classic and traditional, but you can also go with a creative caterer who can introduce unusual and tasty offerings like a nitrogen ice cream station.
4. Pick a Theme
Birthday celebrations are sentimental but also very fun, and you want to create a theme and provide the party elements that enhance the event.
Let’s say that you are throwing a 50th birthday celebration. That alone can help establish a theme. That decade marks the “Golden Milestone,” and your decorations can reflect the dazzling color and beautiful decade in confetti, balloons, table runners, etc.
You also want to look into fabulous 50th birthday gift ideas to mark this awesome celebratory moment. Your recipient would enjoy incredible gifts that are “thoughtful, exceptional, one-of-a-kind products” that embrace the spirit of giving according to the folks at GiftAdvisor
A great and meaningful gift is something you treasure.
5. Send Out Invitations
When you’ve got your guest list ready, then, it’s time to get the word out, and you can do this a few ways. Maybe you have the time to pick up the phone and make a personal invite for the epic party to each guest.
You could also do it the old-fashioned way and send out handwritten invitation cards on pretty stationery through the mail with RSVPs enclosed.
Or go high-tech with a digital invitation sent by text to all of your guests. This could end up being the most efficient way to collect and track RSVPs.
6. Arrange For Entertainment
Maybe you would prefer a DJ to spin the hits and keep your guests partying through the evening. Music is always welcome entertainment, and if your budget allows, you could hire a band.
Entertainment also includes dancers, magicians, and many other talented people, so use your imagination when choosing for this unforgettable event.
7. Hire A Photographer
When you’re at an epic milestone birthday party, you want the moments recorded, but you also want to have a blast with the guests. Hire a photographer so that you don’t have to be the person holding the camera.
A professional would be the best one to capture this memorable and celebratory bash.
8. Don’t Forget Cake
It doesn’t matter if it’s your 10th, 40th, 50th, or 90th birthday, every b-day deserves an incredible cake. Blowing out the candles is a big deal!
There are many sweet and delicious birthday cakes that can be created these days. Find a favorite flavor of the birthday recipient, and go from there.
You can do it! Planning an epic milestone birthday party takes some strategy and imagination, but the sky’s the limit. Make it an unforgettable, unique moment, and have a ball!
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