Choosing birthday ideas is exciting. It gives lots of good feelings as we are planning fun things to do, with people that we love. So, where do you start when you are trying to come up with birthday ideas? There are so many ideas you could choose, that it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed.
What about a party? If you are planning a birthday party, what is important is that everyone, especially the birthday person, has fun. So a good starting point is, “what does the birthday person like?" Answers that spring to mind may be to do with hobbies, favorite TV shows or movies, most loved foods, or favorite places to visit. Write out your list and think about party themes to do with these ideas. Or you may consider the occasion- is it an extra special birthday? If so, you may wish to plan your party around this, for example if they are going to be 40 you may use “40" as your theme:
1. You could theme the party as a 1940s party
2. You could choose the year the person was born and incorporate events that happened that year into your theme
3. You may wish to keep it simple and just theme it 40: 40 balloons, 40 guests, 40 different foods to eat, etc.
Your birthday gift is definitely worth taking time to consider. It's not always the most expensive gift that is the most appreciated. A gift that has had thought applied is more pleasing than anything. Homemade gifts that have taken time, and have had effort put into them are often the most treasured. What ever you do, don't spend more than you can afford. There is nothing worse for the gift recipient than feeling that someone has given a gift that is outside of their budget and may cause hardship.
What if the birthday person doesn't want a party or a gift? A birthday experience may be the perfect alternative. Trying something they have always wanted to do, such as sky diving, or an experience such as recording their own music in a studio, may be ideal and will certainly be a memory to treasure. A weekend away at a plush hotel, or maybe a spa visit, are other experiences that may be well received.
Whatever you decide, choose something that fits your pocket, and that your birthday person will like. Take lots of photographs or home movies so that you have a permanent memory of the occasion. And above all, have fun deciding.
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Lori has been planning events and parties for over 15 years. She's organised and hosted everything from high profile celebratory events with over 400 guests, to home based family parties for her three children. Get the benefit of her experience, sign up for her newsletter and get a Free Planning Checklist . For party ideas for all occasions take a look at http://www.find-party-ideas.com