Beginners Guide to Birthday Party Planning

A birthday party can easily become to most meaningful and special event of the year for the guest of honor. It represents an important time to let a friend or family member know how important you are to them through a means of celebrating. If you have never attempted birthday party planning, here are some tips to help you out!

Choose a Theme

For the beginner, choosing a birthday party theme is often the easiest starting point. Once a theme has been determined most of the remaining party details will fall into place. Unless it is a surprise party, it’s often a good idea to seek input from the individual the party is for. This can help make it more personal and enjoyable for the birthday boy or girl.

Send Invitations

Without proper time allowances, it’s likely that potential guests to the birthday party will have pre-existing plans. To avoid this, it is important to create a guest list and send invitations out at least 3 weeks in advance. This allows potential guests the time to incorporate the party into their schedule. This can help avoid the threat of disappointment if close friends aren’t able to attend.

Plan Food

Food is one of the pivotal pieces of a birthday party that brings attendees together. However, it is important to be aware of any dietary restrictions that attendees may have. Of course, no birthday is complete without a birthday cake. To avoid any problems, make sure the cake is purchased prior to the party.

Enjoy Your Hard Work

Once the birthday has begun, sit back and enjoy the hard work you put into the birthday party planning. Once the party is over, remember to thank attendees for taking the time to come. If you see fit, many hosts will give favor bags to the attendees.


If you are currently looking for a unique venue for your event, Stokely Event Center can make sure your special day is unforgettable. Guests will love the free-to-play games and a wide assortment of decorative signs. With the flexibility of catering in outside food and drinks, event menus can fit a variety of preferences. Our sound system, projector and screen are included for one great price to meet your audio/visual needs. If you are interested in reserving Stokely Event Center, please call us at (918) 600-4448 or complete our online request form. We can’t wait to be part of your special event!

Birthday Parties|July 24, 2023|

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