It’s my birthday … MONTH!
Is that getting old yet? I hope not, because we’ve still got a few weeks to go! 😉
Here’s the thing about getting older. Not only do people stop celebrating birthdays as much, people stop having real birthday parties. And I hate that. Because every birthday deserves a party. But how do you make hanging out with your besties for your birthday different from every other night? By adding a little birthday flavor. Or favors! See what I did there?
First up is décor! You don’t have to go overboard, but a few brightly colored helium balloons and a birthday banner will bring on the birthday party in no time! Besides, everyone needs a birthday banner! Whether you order a custom sign or just a fun “Happy Birthday” garland, make sure you have something to commemorate the event!
Next, let’s talk cake. What’s a birthday without cake? Whether you’re doing a fancy custom cake or simple cupcakes, candles are a must! If you’re going the cake route, I love this Birthday Queen candle set. It screams “me”, right? It screams “you” too. Trust me on this. If cupcakes are more your style, make sure you add some sparkle with some sort of topper. Like these mini sparklers! It’s like mini fireworks for your birthday!
If you want fireworks but sparkle isn’t your thing (I won’t ask why sparkle isn’t your thing!), how cute are these confetti crackers? Right after you sing “Happy Birthday”, pop these crackers and not only is there a confetti shower, but inside there’s a party hat, a tattoo and a joke! Fun, right?
And last but not least, cocktails! If you’re the wine type, splurge on fancy wine glasses. Stemless wine glasses are my favorite and these specialty ones are perfect for birthdays. If you’d rather go casual, plastic stadium cups are the way to go. You can choose a pre-made design or get creative and special order them in your favorite color with your go-to catchphrase! And bonus with the plastic, if someone commits the ultimate party foul, there’s no glass to clean up! But just in case you do have to clean up, don’t forget the napkins. Cocktail napkins with sassy sayings are my fave!
Now before you tell me how busy you are and how you don’t have time to run all over town for party supplies, I’m gonna share my top secret party planning tip. Swoozies! I got all of these yummy birthday favors at Swoozies in Preston Plaza. If you make it to the store, prepare to spend some time because you’ll fall in love with everything there. But if the store isn’t close, don’t worry because you can totally order online!
No matter what you decide to do, the key is to keep it simple. Don’t try to invite everyone you know. Call up your closest besties and meet at your house before you go out on the town. Or with a few fun details, y’all might have so much fun you’ll end up staying in!