My birthday is quickly approaching and being the procrastinator that I am… I thought it would be fun to highlight what I’m doing at this very moment. I usually celebrate my birthday all month long dubbing October to be JENtober until Halloween! I create events all month long to keep my friends, family and of course myself busy. However I have ONE official birthday party and that’s next Saturday. I just created my invitation last night. So, where did I go from there and what am I doing to pull this off? Let’s take a look!
Who’s coming? Get your invitation out! In this day and age I don’t know the last time I used stationary or printed invitations for myself. I’m all about Evites! I designed my birthday invitation in Photoshop and created a Facebook Event and started inviting all my friends. I’ll probably have to send out a few emails and text messages for people not on Facebook and I may even tweet it out to local my local twitter peeps so it will give us a chance to connect.
Will there be Food? Well, that depends… I’m actually hosting two events in one day and neither of them is in my home. One event will have food while the other won’t. The first event is my “Pole Party” celebration with all my girlfriends. I’ll have light party snacks, refreshments and cake which we’ll enjoy before the party begins and work those calories right off. Lol! The second event is taking place at a lounge/ nightclub and there will be a cash bar and no food is allowed. Therefore I can’t bring food into the establishment. If I would have opted to have a house party, I would have gone shopping and prepared a fairly non complicated menu along with the ingredients to make the BEST cocktails!
Decorate Much? While I won’t go overboard I think some simple birthday decorations will do at the pole dance studio and lounge/ club to set the JENtober tone. Besides I love balloons and any reason I have to use balloons and streamers I will. I won’t go as far as confetti that can be a bit of a hassle to clean up! A HUGE plus is that I opted not to have a house party so I didn’t have to massively tidy up my home and there’s no clean up after the party for me!
Send Reminders: As the event gets closer, in my case it’s next weekend… Send out reminder messages on the Facebook event wall, email or twitter. I’d say a few days before and then the night before or the day of the event so that everyone has is in their mind! If you want to get snazzy make a cute little video and add some “birthday” music to it and send it to everyone. I think I’m going to do that this weekend, My Video Birthday Invitation!
Enjoy your Day! You’ve done everything to get your event(s) embedded in everyone’s brain so just relax and get ready to have FUN! Being that it’s a last minute event… Don’t get stuck on the number of attendees. I always have a great time with my friends whether it’s two of us or fifty two of us! However I feel if you are hosting you’re birthday party, your friends will know it’s the place to be and won’t want to miss the event. If you have any additional last minute party planning tips, please share.