Reaching your 21st birthday is a huge and important milestone; for many reaching the age of 21 means the coming of age into adulthood, so making your 21st birthday one to remember is very important. There are many different ideas for a 21st birthday, but as long as you are doing something that suits you and makes you happy, that is all that matters – you can celebrate it as simple, or as lavish as you want.
Start the Planning
When planning your party, you need to think about the options; what is going to suit you, and what are you going to enjoy? If you are someone who likes the outdoors, you may want to consider a fun activity such as Go Ape, or Segway Experiences etc. If you are the partying kind, then you could host a birthday party at a club or a private venue; many clubs host private events with a DJ and a bar, but if you want something a bit more personal and special, you may want to consider a private venue. If your garden is large enough, you could even hold a garden party; this will save you money on the venue, and you could even have an outdoor gazebo as a seating area. Some companies even have luxury Portable Bars to hire, so you can have fun with your friends, and feel like you’re in a real nightclub. You will then need to decide on who you want to invite; simply create an event on Facebook and invite friends and family who you would like to attend – it’s that simple. If there are family and friends who don’t have Facebook, then you may need to send out emails, texts, or paper invitations.
Discuss with family and friends on what you want to do for your 21st party; planning a party will be hard by yourself, so you are going to need all the help you can get. Talk about everything you want for the party, and where you would like it to be; they could even come up with further helpful suggestions for your party. If your family or friends are willing, maybe assign certain tasks for them to take over, such as party props, or dealing with hire events.
Book Well in Advance
If you’re planning on booking a venue or hiring an event, then you will need to make sure you book it in good time; for example, if you and your friends are planning on getting your nails done, then leaving it to the last minute could lead to disappointment. If a company is very popular, then they could book out pretty quickly; if your birthday is in August, it will be wise to start booking events in January. If you are doing an activity for your birthday, you will need to give the organisers a number beforehand of how many people are attending; you can put out reminder notifications on your Facebook event, or simply just send a text to those who haven’t responded, this doesn’t necessarily matter when you hire a venue.
Once you have finished booking everything for your big day, you will then need to know how many people are coming (this is so you know how much food, and drinks to buy). Make sure you have everything you need for the party like decorations, and props. If it is a special occasion, then you will need to find the perfect outfit.