Birthdays can be a very big deal in a lot of households. Not only are you celebrating the day of birth of someone special but there is cake and presents to look forward to as well. So whether you are looking to celebrate a 1st birthday or a 90th, there are a ton of ways to up the ante and truly throw one of the greatest bashes.
While at times birthday parties may be a challenge to arrange, especially if there are quite a few guests for the guest list, it can be done! The goal is to make the birthday person feel extra special while not worrying about any unneeded stress. While you can’t always please everyone, these tips below will help you to please the majority of the party-goers.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who isn’t a fan of mini or wacky golf. Everyone likes to pretend that they are the Tiger Woods of the putting green and can get any neon ball past a laughing clown. Just by Googling some mini gold establishments in your area like “mini golf Long Island,” you’ll be able to see all the options available to you for planning a special day out.
The best news is these types of parties are great for any age. Most golf courses will offer budget and deluxe packages that are often time allotted and have some sort of party room access. Some courses also will have arcade games so that you can enjoy those amenities as well.
Some of the games can include skeet ball, whack-a-mole, and basketball hoops. Also, if you’re not a fan of cooking, most mini golf companies provide dine-in services where you can treat yourself to a nice lunch after an afternoon of playing games.
Maybe you had something else in mind, like a nice bottomless brunch in DC, for example, with your closest girlfriends! You can choose to go out to your favorite restaurant or host a party at home. There is no better way to start a weekend than by surrounding yourself with your best friends and savory breakfast foods. Brunch at times can be an underrated meal but is often one of the most joyous since there is no rush. But really, the crowning glory of any brunch has to do with the mimosas or bellinis.
If you decide to have a birthday party at home, you can still set up a bottomless-brunch-themed birthday party at your house and bring the fun to you. Or, you could even go one step further and ask your guests to dress up. Maybe a 1920s “Gatsby” party where your friends can adorn some fancy glam eyelashes, elaborate pearls, and cute hats.
If you choose to host the party at your home, make sure to be prepared for all the ins and outs of party planning so that when the day comes, you can enjoy yourself to the fullest.
Since we’re still dealing with the worldwide pandemic, it may be more advantageous to plan a socially distant party by using Zoom. Currently, it could still be hard to get together for the proper celebration that you want. While we may not be able to do a dinner out, we can still make some great memories.
If you have a high school or college graduation coming up, why not plan a virtual dance party? Once you have your mock ceremony, which will include the diploma, you can then turn to the party phase. It’s a good idea to make a list of songs to get everyone in the mood and have your guests dress up in their fancy clothes.
As the night goes on, you can showcase each person as they dance and celebrate the accomplishment. If you can, try to record the dance party, so everyone has a video goody bag of the fun time they had. The party will be so good people may even forget that they aren’t hanging out in person.
There are other little ways that you can celebrate a birthday within the family. If the day is nice and the weather is cooperating, why not try a picnic at the park or by the sea? A little fresh air never hurts anyone, and there are often playgrounds and ice cream trucks around to enhance the day out. If you fancy just staying at home, you can host a family game night. Grab some old favorites like Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. Make some popcorn and get ready for a night of laughs and quality time.
No matter what you choose to celebrate your loved one’s birthday or special occasion, the party will be great because of the people there who help make wonderful memories.