Hosting a birthday party at the last minute is not rather easy. You have to consider the venue, the last minute decorations, the food, the birthday cake, and the present.
You require to find a fast way to send your welcomes and buy party favors for the guests. You have to arrange some activities for them. And you might wish to choose a theme for your celebration (that’s not a need to however). Due to previously prepared dedications, all those welcomed might not be able to make it. But attempt your best to fix a time that matches the bulk.
✦ Since you are planning the birthday party eleventh hour, you don’t have much time for invite cards. Create a Facebook or Whatsapp group of all those you wish to invite and post your invitation on the group.
✦ Or simply make phone calls and invite them personally.
✦ Invite the birthday boy or girl personally.
✦ Give details of the date, time, and venue of the party to all the invitees.
✦ The most important thing to decide is the party venue. Choose a nice restaurant or a small party hall depending on the availability of party locations in your town.
✦ Perhaps, the best choice of venue for a last minute birthday party is a restaurant or a pizza parlor. Depending on the number of guests, you may choose to book tables. But the best part is that you don’t have to look into the food arrangements or decorations. You only need to carry the birthday cake, the gift, and the party favors.
✦ Another option is to organize the party at home. A spacious room in the house or your backyard can be suitably decorated and turned into a party venue.
✦ Balloons and streamers are the best options as last minute birthday party decorations. They are readily available at the local stores and quickly give a decorated feel to any space. Buy party hats and some other decorations to make it more colorful.
✦ When you are planning the birthday party last minute, it’s best to order food. If you choose to make it yourself, select easy recipes that don’t take long to cook.
✦ If you are ordering food, ask the restaurant to deliver it at the party venue. It will save you time. Whether to serve an elaborate meal or snacks is for you to decide.
✦ One idea for the last minute birthday party food is to order pizzas and cold drinks. Everyone loves this menu. The other option is to have fast foods like chips, french fries, burgers, kebabs, and the like.
✦ If you plan to cook, choose dishes like pasta, sandwiches, salads, or cutlets; something easy to prepare.
✦ Homemade snacks, cut fruit, cookies, and bread toasts are among some good choices of your last minute birthday
✦ If it’s a last minute party, it’s wise to order a cake instead of baking one yourself. Great if you are lucky to find one or get it made in a particular shape or decorated in a particular way. If not, have a personalized message and/or the name of the birthday boy or girl iced on it.
✦ As an addition or an option to the cake, you could have donuts or cupcakes. Kids just love them. An ice cream or any other dessert along with the cake is always a nice addition.
✦ If you have some time before the birthday party, you could organize some fun games for the kids (something quick to plan like races on the lawn) or something like musical chairs that doesn’t need much planning.
✦ You could have fun games like charades and truth or dare. Here again, you won’t have to put in much time in planning them. They can be played impromptu.