Birthday parties are fun, necessary occasions
March 26, 2010
Who likes getting older? Aside from young kids and teenagers who may wake up with a smile on their face when their birthday comes along, most of us are hesitant to add another year to our age. For many adults, the day circled on the calendar that marks our birthday often causes a wide range of emotions.
Of course, there's a simple solution to combat the anxiety that accompanies aging - turning the occasion into a party! Most people love a good celebration and birthdays offer the easiest and most convenient way to gather a group of people together for great food, good drinks and fantastic conversation.
So you've decided to throw a shindig to celebrate a birthday - now what? Every good party starts with one simple word - birthday invitations. To some, invitations may seem like mere pieces of paper sent to guests to let them know the necessary info, but party planners know that invites are so much more than that.
The design and look of an invitation sets the tone for the affair and lets guests know what to expect at the upcoming bash.
Birthday invitations should be fun and respect the person you're honoring. For girls, choose a feminine and light color. For guys, if they're the macho-type, try something black or blue.
Of course, how can one have a party at all without birthday decorations? Whether you decide to hold the event at your home or rent out a space, decorating the room where people will be mingling with one another is a must.
If the birthday gal or guy isn't embarrassed about their new age, try buying some hanging swirls that boast the big number. If they want to shout it loud and proud to the world, place a cascade centerpiece with the number at each table.
Also, one shouldn't forget about birthday party supplies before the celebration begins. Plastic cups, plates and napkins with birthday logos and well-wishes are always fabulous additions.
And when it comes to planning kids' birthdays, feel free to go crazy. The little ones always appreciate the details! Start with a theme - for girls, something along the lines of Barbie or Hello Kitty will be perfect. For boys, Star Wars or Rock Star Hero themes will keep them happy and entertained.
Kids birthday party supplies are almost as important as the cake and the decorations - you can't have a birthday celebration without them. Match the supplies to the theme you choose and your son or daughter is guaranteed to give you a big hug and an emotional thank you.
Just remember - a birthday is a wonderful, joyous occasion. Celebrating it with friends and family eases the pain of turning a year older. Plan the party accordingly and don't forget to have a blast.