Whether you’re planning a birthday party for a child, friend, or parent, you always want it to be a hit. However, many people, despite their best attempts, still make common mistakes when planning a birthday party. By being aware of these mistakes, though, you can avoid them and plan the best birthday party possible. Read on to learn more:
You plan too much
Some people worry so much that their guests will get bored that they plan all sorts of activities for the party. Unfortunately, they then fall into the trap of planning too much and overstimulating their guests. This is especially likely to occur with kids’ birthday parties because parents believe children have unlimited energy. But even kids need some downtime during the party to recharge. So, be sure to keep things manageable and structured.
You picked a bad date
If you want people to come to your party, then you need to have it on a day that’s easiest for most people to attend. In most cases, this is a Friday or sometime over the weekend. However, things can get more complicated if there is a holiday close to your party date or another event that most of the guests will be attending (such as a graduation or a company event).
Your location is hard to reach or find
Finding the perfect location for your birthday party is a hard task. However, many people only look at the amenities a location offers and forgets to think about what guests will go through trying to get there. If guests have to travel a long way or may even have trouble finding it, then they may decide now to show up at all.