9 Tips to Host a Stress-Free Birthday Party: Do you experience stress every year just thinking about your own next birthday party? A birthday party shouldn’t be stressful, it should give you energy. However, this is not easy for many.
That’s why it’s good to keep a few tips in mind so that your upcoming party won’t be stressful.
Don’t invite too many people!
Before you get started with sending invitations, it is advisable to check who you really want to invite and who you don’t want to invite. Get a club of people you like to have with you.
Everyone wants to celebrate a birthday, Tell others How old am I today, and love to get gifts from others, Too large a group of people is often not experienced as pleasant, also because you will not all be meeting these people at your party.
In addition, you have to take into account the number of square meters. As a guideline, we would like to advise not to have more than two people per square meter.
Start the preparations on time
What often goes wrong is that people start the preparations for the party too late. But it can be so simple: make a schedule for yourself of what needs to be arranged before the party and put it in your calendar.
In this way, you spread the preparations and you do not find out at the last minute that you have forgotten something.
Moreover, you also ensure that on the day of the party you are completely relaxed and ready to receive your guests. It is very annoying to be exhausted before your guests are even at your party.
keep it simple
You can make it as crazy as you want and try to take everyone into account. This is a great thought, but it makes it very difficult for you.
Of course, it is possible that vegetarians are present, or guests who do not drink alcohol: of course, you take this into account.
Furthermore, it is best to keep it easy for yourself by limiting the range of drinks.
Provide a number of soft drinks such as cola, orange, spa red, and juice.
For the alcoholic part, choose white wine (dry and sweet), red wine, and beer. Optionally, you can add a common strong drink such as vodka and/or rum.
You can also keep the snacks simple, with some deviating snacks for people on a strict diet if desired. You can buy ready-made snacks, but you can also prepare them the day before the party and place them on trays in the refrigerator. Don’t stress!
Coffee and pastries: with ease!
It is nothing to make coffee for 30 people.
So make sure you have a number of thermos flasks with coffee ready before the party starts. This saves a lot of work in the kitchen, where you don’t want to be at your own party.
And the pastry?
Choose the easy way and buy delicious petit fours, these pastries already come with cardboard, and even better: you don’t have to cut.
Protect your furniture
New furniture, or very fond of your stuff? Then make sure you protect them well against stains and another mischief.
To ensure that you can break as little as possible, it may be a wise idea to temporarily put these items somewhere else. Moreover, this way you provide more space.
Suppose you do want to leave a sofa and protect it against all kinds of dirt, then you can put a plaid over it.
In addition, the floor is a hot topic for many. You don’t want the grease to get on this.
The solution? Get a piece of plaster and lay it on the floor. It may not look too fancy, but it prevents a lot of stress.
Now you can let your energetic nieces and nephews have their way, without having to keep an eye on them all the time.
Overboard with your perfectionism
You are a perfectionist by nature. Nothing wrong with that, but annoying if you want to throw a party. Maybe it helps if we say that a party always goes differently than you could have imagined? Let it go because be honest: ‘what could really happen in the worst case?’
To wash up or not?
A party often involves a lot of washing up. Why make it difficult when you can do it easily?
Get ecologically responsible paper cups at home and pour your drinks into them. The snacks and other refreshments can also be placed in such biodegradable cardboard dishes. No one is going to like this!
Returning drinks, that’s so nice
Never know how much booze to stock up on? Don’t worry about this. Most liquor stores are happy to think along with you!
And anything you don’t use, you can simply return it to the relevant liquor store in consultation, which is nice!
An additional advantage is that you can also purchase (free) glassware at some liquor stores. And with a little luck, you can return the dirty glassware dirty.
Self-service….or maybe outsource?
How often have you experienced that at your own party you are only busy taking care of your guests? Not nice at all!
You could offer the first drink yourself and indicate that your guest can take care of themselves for the rest of the party.
And if you don’t want this, you could consider hiring a waiter from Gallant & More, so you don’t have to experience any stress at your own party!