Christmas and New Year’s Day are undoubtedly, the most celebrated holidays of the year. Yet, when someone is asked about their most cherished day on the calendar, one always thinks of one’s birthday. While holidays like Christmas, Easter and New Year possess a general happy mood, birthdays are more close to the heart; It’s a personal occasion of celebration. It’s one’s own day; as if the day was made only for the one born on that day. This makes one feel so very special. In fact, wishing Happy Birthday brings forth a wider smile than a Merry Christmas. Friends would forgive you, if you forgot to wish them a Happy New Year (they understand, you must be busy partying), but forgetting to wish your friend on his or her birthday is a crime and considered illegal by the laws of friendship.
Don’t put your older guests right next to the speakers as they’ll get blasted by the music. Put the people you know will be up and rockin’ at the loudest table. If you’re doing the seating plan and you don’t know who these people are, then make some calls and find out.
After the tour we grabbed some food at Armstrong’s (a seafood restaurant that was quite good and VERY fresh). Then we rented bikes for an hour to take a mini tour of the island to see what our options would be for the following day. The nature was beautiful. We even got some great photos of some deer that were by a bush, about ten feet from our bicycles.
Of course, this step won’t be necessary if you’ve led the guest of honor to believe there will be a party for someone else. They will just show up at the location and be surprised that the party is actually for them!
Most guys love a home cooked meal on their birthday. Surprise him by cooking his favorite dish. He will appreciate the love that you put in as well as the effort. It doesn’t have to be a huge five course dinner, but just something that he will love and enjoy. You can make a more romantic birthday gift by including candles and soft music and setting the stage for later in the evening.
The best run and best fun functions we’ve seen have a wet weather plan. The catering and entertainment are the easy things. Think about your photo sessions, if you have older guests then think about how quickly they can get from the car park to the venue. Do you have some google birthday surprise spinner big umbrellas to help them? Do you have to carry gifts or cakes from the car? If you’ve got your heart set on an outside function, can the band setup inside somewhere?
Make sure to prepare her favorite foods – of course, you should make it a point to prepare all her favorite dishes. If you can cook then better since your mom will see your effort in all these but if not then you could hire a catering service and just tell them about your mom’s favorites.
Tell him that you want him all to yourself on his birthday. Well, that’s just a front. The real deal is a surprise birthday party. You can invite his friends from work, his guy pals and your common friends.