Ideas to spark the imagination!
Make up Artist
Blow up bounce house/slide
Hot Tub Rental
Birthday Cake & Ice Cream
Home cooked food/platters
Sit down dinner
Fill in the blank invitations
In person or by:
Social Media Announcement
Request RSVP by date
Thank you cards
When circumstances prevent the gathering, there are always ways to celebrate with the guest of honor by letting them know you are thinking of them! Mailing and social media open the doors to communication and sharing. While it is not a good substitute for a good "old fashioned" party, the purpose is served, and memories are still being made! There are no rules for creating a unique way to celebrate any occasion, nor are there any rules for the timeline to do so. All of the ideas listed above for creating a party may not be feasible during this time of Covid-19, but I hope you are inspired by some of the thoughts and traditions to make your party fly!
Not every one will appreciate a surprise party. While good intentions are at the forefront, many people would prefer a heads up. Being dressed appropriately and mentally ready for the party, and on time might be best for some! Being the center of attention is stressful for most people, so approach your plan with the personality of the guest of honor with consideration.
Be aware of guests special needs. Food allergies are more common than ever and can have dire consequences! Respect the diets of Diabetics, Vegetarians, and chewing impaired guests. Keep a clear pathway for physically challenged guests. Provide high chairs for babies.
Parking can be an issue. Be sure there are ample safe spaces for all of your guests. Use your lawn if you must. Signs can help direct your guests to park.
Be clear about begin and end times.
Keep a large, clean trash and recycle bin nearby for easy access and guest directed clean up!
If a person does not want a party, don't take it personally and respect their choice. However, you can create a basket for that person and let them celebrate in private. The point is to let them know you care and acknowledge their special day! A smile, a hug, or a "Happy Birthday" said goes a long way!