Using a birthday party planner to make your 40th celebration happen might actually be a brilliant option.
Let’s get clear. You’ve decided you want to celebrate a pending milestone birthday. You can’t remember the last time you celebrated, and it’s time to have some fun with friends. Am I right? Not because you want to cook, clean, coordinate and troubleshoot potential catastrophes.
We all know times have changed. We’re now well and truly living in an era where we do more googling than anything else, and we can find the answer to almost any question we desire online. Times have also changed with party planning. Once upon a time it may have seemed like an extravagant industry for the rich and famous. These days if you value your own time and choose the right professional, chances are it is a better option if you want to enjoy yourself.
For the entire year of being some age that ended in a ‘9’ you’ve dreamt about having the coolest soiree for the upcoming milestone. Alas, time happens. As does work, study, kids, family, keeping fit, fulfilling needs, and LIFE!
Fast forward a few months, you’re now at the sprint line and your special day is in no one’s diary. You’ve double booked yourself, and your husbands away for work. This dream is quickly turning into a nightmare that looks a little like you sipping champers on the sofa, watching reruns of your favourite sitcom. OK, so let’s NOT let that happen again.
(God forbid if you don’t get on this, somebody might for you. Ugh! By the ripe old age of when milestones start happening – let’s say 30 – elaborate surprises can often be of the not good kind and not always welcome).
Party planners are no longer reserved for weddings and people with cash to throw away. It’s a huge profession and they can work with any level of budget and resources. It’s up to you to reach out though. No amount of willing something to happen or quantity of magic fairy dust will make the party appear without your initiation. So, what are you waiting for?
Pending milestone approaches. Pick up the phone and call a birthday party planner. Be explicit about your budget and what you’d like to achieve. Be honest about how much time you do or don’t want to spend so they can work with you and ensure the party squeals the right volume of you.
Here’s our hot tips why using professionals are a better option.
You’ll Be the Hostess, with Actually, the Mostess!
With professionals on hand, any surprise glitches and last-minute changes will be taken care of. You’ll be able to focus completely on YOU! You’ll be on time and look like the belle of the ball. No last-minute dashes to Aldi because you don’t have a wet weather option. Someone else is all over that. Hello party professionals.
Professional Birthday Party Planners Are Professional Trouble-Shooters Too!
Venue double booked? No worries. Your party professional has a digital rolodex full of backup plans.
Budget (Snooze) Management
Isn’t budget a bloody boring word? Trust us, there’ll be no last-minute blow outs if you use professionals properly. We often think we can do things cheaper ourselves but majority of the time it’s more likely because we forgot this n’ that on the final tally.
While we often jump to conclusions that these types of professional will cost us more; it isn’t necessarily the case. A well-seasoned planner will have a long list of stockists and suppliers willing to offer special prices for their ongoing support. These rates can be different to what you might be offered as an individual. Professionals too will know exactly where cutting corners is ok, without cutting quality.
The Big Clean Up
Oops, bet you forgot about the next day with a sore head. Your party professional didn’t. Book yourself into a relaxing post party brekkie or lunch while the professionals finish off what they’ve started.
A Birthday Party Planner Really Is like Having Your Own Magical Unicorn
Last but not least. A professional will help your party go off without a hitch. They’ll listen to your demands, dreams, wishes, needs, input, and outrageous ideas without judging you. They are there to help you bring to life your wildest ideas and make you squeal with excitement at your own party.
They might not agree with all your ideas. They do though, have the right level of experience to suggest why jelly wrestling might not be the finest choice of party games, and why arriving on horseback might or might not be the best option.