My birthday is quickly approaching and being the procrastinator that I amâ€¦ I thought it would be fun to highlight what Iâ€™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 thatâ€™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? Letâ€™s take a look!
Whoâ€™s coming? Get your invitation out! In this day and age I donâ€™t know the last time I used stationary or printed invitations for myself. Iâ€™m all about Evites! I designed my birthday invitation in Photoshop and created a Facebook Event and started inviting all my friends. Iâ€™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 dependsâ€¦ Iâ€™m actually hosting two events in one day and neither of them is in my home. One event will have food while the other wonâ€™t. The first event is my â€œPole Partyâ€ celebration with all my girlfriends. Iâ€™ll have light party snacks, refreshments and cake which weâ€™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 canâ€™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 wonâ€™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 wonâ€™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 didnâ€™t have to massively tidy up my home and thereâ€™s no clean up after the party for me!
Send Reminders: As the event gets closer, in my case itâ€™s next weekendâ€¦ Send out reminder messages on the Facebook event wall, email or twitter. Iâ€™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 â€œbirthdayâ€ music to it and send it to everyone. I think Iâ€™m going to do that this weekend, My Video Birthday Invitation!
Enjoy your Day! Youâ€™ve done everything to get your event(s) embedded in everyoneâ€™s brain so just relax and get ready to have FUN! Being that itâ€™s a last minute eventâ€¦ Donâ€™t get stuck on the number of attendees. I always have a great time with my friends whether itâ€™s two of us or fifty two of us! However I feel if you are hosting you’re birthday party, your friends will know itâ€™s the place to be and wonâ€™t want to miss the event. If you have any additional last minute party planning tips, please share.