The time has come where you or perhaps your loved one is going to be reaching their final milestone into adulthood – the 21st birthday party! A 21st birthday party is momentous as it well and truly indicates the entry of adulthood. However, being 21 also means you’re still more than young enough to have bucket loads of fun! So, we’ve put together our top five tips for throwing an amazing and memorable 21st.
A good DJ is integral to cultivating the perfect 21st party atmosphere! Hire a DJ with function experience, and brief him or her on your musical expectations for the night. To save time and confusion on the evening, give the DJ a list of songs you are likely to specifically request, and ensure they are sprinkled throughout the night. If you have a run list for food, drinks or speeches, ensure the DJ gets a copy so they can play appropriate music for the circumstances.
A good party is made great if there are stellar photos taken. This is a great way to extend the life of your party, and for guests to have fun capturing moments they’ll remember forever. While hiring a photographer can be an effective albeit expensive way to capture the night, another great idea is to hire a photo booth. You can add props to the booth or even customise the photo strip, which adds an air of excitement and uniqueness to your evening.
Choose a venue for the night that reflects the birthday girl or boy’s tastes, guest list and budget. There’s a wide range of party options for 21sts, such as a house party, pub crawl or a club night. You can ever hire out a hall or large space for a larger party. If you are going to have a big number of guests, consider hiring security to help you on the night.
Is there going to be a sit-down meal at the party or just finger food? Is there going to be a gift giving ceremony, or handing over of the key? Will there be speeches? These are all important points to consider that the birthday boy or girl and their family and friends should decide on. Whatever the outcome, make sure that more than enough time is allowed for each formality to take place and that a specific run sheet is handed to all friends and family, so people are aware of what should be happening at what time.
A 21st party is usually an event where most of the guest list will be of drinking age. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that there is adequate food and non-alcoholic beverages at the event. For health and safety reasons, make sure there is a convenient and large enough selection at the 21st.
While turning 21 can signal some rites of passage, such as the legal drinking age in some foreign countries and the age of graduating university, it means a whole lot more. Give the birthday boy or girl the celebration they deserve, by sticking to these 5 tips to throw an unforgettable 21st birthday bash.
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