Birthday parties can be a lot of fun – and a lot of stress. While we really want to make the day as fun and special as possible, there’s not always enough time to plan everything out the way we want it, and there’s definitely not always enough money to make those plans happen.
When you know where to look, however, and what to focus on, it’s actually quite easy to make a birthday for your friend or partner both fun and indulging.
Here is a handful of great ideas for how you can make their day special so that you can relax and rest assured that everything is taken care of.
Wine or beer tasting
The great thing with going out when you celebrate a birthday is that you can let the venue take care of everything for you. Spend the afternoon or evening sipping wine and feeling fancy – or go to a brewery instead if you’re not that into wine. You can even opt for a whiskey-tasting party if that’s what you prefer.
These places will usually allow a larger group as well, so now you just have to focus on making sure that you get some dinner either before or after the tasting – First Oak, for example, is a good option for a larger party. Give the birthday boy or girl a personalized glass as well as an additional gift and consider yourself a great party planner.
Getting that outside cinema feeling is actually really easy as long as you’re able to get ahold of a projector and a large sheet – or a white wall outside. Invite your guests over, crack open some welcome drinks, and equip your backyard with pillows and blankets.
If you’d like to serve them something to snack on while watching the movie, you can have a look at this article for some great movie snacks options. An outside cinema is a perfect choice when you’d rather not host the party inside your own home, but you’re still able to save quite a bit of money on not really going out either
This option is for those who feel ready and grown-up enough to host an actual dinner party with meals you’ve cooked yourself. Alright, you can always ask some of the guests to bring a side dish or help you out in the kitchen – just make sure that the birthday person is able to relax and enjoy the party.
Dinner parties can be a bit overwhelming, and there’s a fine balancing act with spending enough time with the guests and making sure that the food isn’t burning in the kitchen. Check out this article if this is your first time hosting, though, and you’ll be the perfect host or hostess for both the guests and the birthday person.