Birthday Party Tips

Post Date June 1, 2011

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Birthdays are the most celebrated event on earth!  Make yours extra special, by honoring the birthday person and entertaining the guests. For easy planning, use this Birthday Party Checklist:


  • Create unique and personal invitations with photos.
  • Include a small token, a balloon or blowout with the invitation.
  • Song lyrics or common phrases are a fun addition to an invitation.
  • Send an index card and ask each guest to write down a memory or funny story about the birthday person and bring it to the party. Put out a card box for the memory cards, or put them all in an album with photos from the party for the birthday person.


  • Nothing says Birthday Party like balloons. Use a variety of colors and shapes for a fun and festive atmosphere.
  • Streamers, festooning, crepe, confetti and banners will enhance your décor.
  • A Custom Banner is perfect for a Birthday party. Your birthday person will feel honored seeing their name in print, and they will have a memento to keep.


  • Use disposable tableware to make your job easier.
  • Pick a festive design, or choose two or three fun solid colors and mix them up.
  • Don’t forget to order extra tablecovers for the food and gift tables. Table skirts are a nice touch too; they add a more finished and festive look.
  • Birthday Party Packs are a great way to order the essentials.


  • When planning any party, simple is better. Don’t go overboard on the menu,

Do a few things great and your guests will be impressed.  (See our simple party recipes)

  • If you are doing a theme party, incorporate food to match your theme.


  • Set up your own mini golf course and hold a golf tournament
  • Play Bingo!
  • A piñata is fun for all ages, fill with traditional candy and trinkets for children,

or fill with grown-up prizes for an adult party.

  • Treat the Birthday Person like royalty with a Tiara or Crown.
  • For a surprise party hang a balloon drop and use lots of confetti.
  • Prizes for games, and party favors are essential. Make sure you have something for everyone. Show each guest your appreciation with a favor or memento to take home.