Top tips for a fantastic party*

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This time next year I’ll be rapidly approaching my 30th birthday and (hopefully) I’ll have my party all sorted by then. I’ve never really had a party for a big birthday before (in fact, I let all my birthdays pass pretty quietly!) but I feel like this landmark age really deserves a good celebration. I’ll have reached 30 with pretty much all my shiz together! But whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary or even wedding you’re planning, here are some top tips to really make it the party of the year.

The food

Food is one of the most important elements of any party (especially for me – yum!) so you need to decide what food you’re going to have, or indeed, if you want to serve food at all. My recommendation is that you definitely should! Choose from canapes, a finger food buffet, a sit down meal if you’re feeling more formal, or an outside option if your event is taking place in summer – like a pizza oven or BBQ. Whatever you decide to go for, make sure you have a tasting before your party to ensure it’s delicious!

The drink

Drink is up there on the list of important party considerations so you need to decide whether you’d like alcohol at your party or you’d prefer it to be a sober affair. A lot of venues will provide a bar and bar staff for the night but if you’re providing the alcohol yourself, I don’t think you can go wrong with champagne.

The music

Try not to let your guests dictate your music choices and make sure you go for something that you love. Do your own research weeks before the party into a site like HIFISYSTEMCOMPONENTS.COM, where you will be able to get your hands on portable amps and other products that will mean that your music will play even louder, regardless of whether you are playing music in iTunes, Spotify or using your vinyl records. If you get this part sorted, your friends will have no choice but to make you in charge of the music. Creating your own playlist is definitely a more reasonably priced option if you’re on a budget. Download all your favourite tunes onto an iPod or iPod and then ask the venue to play this through their speakers and ask them to use the amp you brought for more volume.

The fun stuff

It’s the little extras that will turn a good party into a great party and keep all your guests talking for months. A really great idea is to hire a photo booth for the evening. Photo booth hire is usually reasonably priced and worth every penny. Alternatively, if you want to really give your guests a memorable keepsake I highly recommend a Boomerang Booth, allowing your guest to capture those magical moments with motion. Other options include a chocolate fountain, fireworks and, if you’re that way inclined, a bucking bronco!

What are your top tips for making your party go with a bang? Let me know in the comments below!

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