If your friend’s birthday is coming up and you are responsible for planning their party, then you have your work cut out for you. Planning a party isn’t easy, let’s get that clear from the start. With that said, there are some things that you can do to make planning your friend’s party much easier. One of them is reading helpful articles like this!

This article will break down exactly how you can plan a birthday party for one of your friends:

Drinking Games

If you are going to be throwing a party for your friend at home, then drinking games are always a great way to get the party started. Beer pong is definitely a game that’s worth playing. You only need plastic cups, a table, a beer funnel, and ping pong balls to get started. And, of course, you need a beer. Games like this are a great way to get everybody loosened up and enjoying themselves. If your friends have never played beer pong before, then it’s worth printing off an instructions manual to simplify it for them. You can also buy hard liquor, for other drinking games.

Open Bar

Another way to make your friend’s party much more fun is to have an open bar. If your friend’s a beeraholic, then pick up several kegs for them. If you can’t afford kegs or think that they are unnecessary, then you could pick up some crates. Alternatively, you could take your friends out to drink. If you are going to do this, remember that it will get expensive. Paying for drinks for your group of friends all night will cost you a lot of money. For this reason, it’s a better idea to throw your party at home and buy beer from the supermarket or from a wholesaler.

Snack Bowls

A party thrown at home should always have snack bowls scattered around. This is so that people can help themselves to snacks if they get hungry, and so they don’t have to ask you or have to go through your cupboards themselves. Snacks should include chips, sandwiches, and sweets. If your friend has a particular snack that he likes, then you should go out of your way to pick it up for him. As the night gets on, you could also consider ordering pizza at your house for your friends.

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Perfect Venue

Something that requires a lot of thought is your party’s venue. Up until this point, we have assumed that you will be throwing a party for your friend at home. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. You can of course book a hall out for your friend, throw it outdoors, or take your friend out to a nightclub. The venue that you host your friend’s party in should be somewhere that they, and you, are comfortable. It is important to discuss this with them so that you pick the perfect venue. You don’t want to throw your friend’s party in a venue that they aren’t happy with.

Live Music

If your friend’s party is going to be held outdoors or in a pre-booked hall, you could consider hiring a band to perform. While for your friend’s party you’re not going to be able to get a professional band [unless you have the fortune to spend], you can still get a small, local band. This is a great way to support a local band and impress your friend. Make sure to invest in a band that performs the genre of music that your friend likes.

Party Theme

A theme is always a fun idea, though it isn’t suited to everybody. This is something that you should discuss with your friend before you plan anything. If your friend is somewhat introverted, the idea of a theme party will probably put them off. A theme can be a lot of fun if your friend’s on board with it, however. There are many different themes for you to consider, from cops and robbers to military night. Give a theme serious consideration if your friend agrees so that you can select the one that suits their personality best.

Inviting Guests

If you throwing a party for your friend, then you will likely be responsible for inviting guests. Make sure that you invite all of your friend’s friends so that they have the best night possible. This means that even if they have friends that you don’t like that you should still invite them. After all, it’s your friend’s party, not yours. As with other points in this article, you should contact your friend and ask them who they would like you to invite. It’s likely that they have their own guest list planned. If it’s a surprise party, then use your intuition and try to invite everybody that you think they would want there.  

Hotel Rooms

If you are taking your friend out for their party, then consider booking a hotel room for them. A hotel room will make it much easier for them to enjoy themselves, without having to worry about getting home. You should want your friend’s party to be as enjoyable as possible, free from anxiety and stress. Booking them a hotel room eliminates the stress that getting home after a long night out usually involves. You can find affordable hotel rooms wherever you are in the world.

Bar Crawl

Taking your friend on a bar crawl is a great idea if you are going to be taking them out, instead of hosting your friend’s party at home. Bar crawls are when you go from one bar to another, drinking at each one. There are usually official bar crawls that you can join, where a tour guide takes you from bar to bar. Bar crawls are a lot of fun, especially if you are inviting a lot of people. It eliminates the need for you to organize everybody. Instead, you can focus on partying.

If your friend loves drinking, then planning the perfect party for them doesn’t need to be as difficult as you might think it will be. No, you just need to make sure that there are lots of drinks provided! Follow this article’s guidance and your friend’s party will be one to remember.