A birthday party is a great way to get together with family and friends to celebrate life. However, they can be very expensive affairs. Luckily, there are ways to throw a great party without breaking the bank.
Here are a few tips to keep your celebration within budget:
Determine your budget
The first step in sticking to a budget is figuring out exactly what that budget is. Knowing how much you can afford to spend on your party will determine how many people you can realistically entertain at the event. Remember to ask invited guests to RSVP so that you can keep monitoring your budget as you plan.
Create your own invitation
A fun, frugal idea for your birthday celebration is creating your own unique invitation at home. This will save you some money and will also provide you with memories for years to come. If art and craft is not your forte, there’s no need to worry. You can still create your own invitation using an electronic invitation system. These services are free and easy to use. They also provide a simple mechanism for tracking RSVPs and sending updates regarding your event.
Outside of that, you can also invite your guests when you see them in person, or via call or text.
Consider a co-host
Another great way to save money when planning a party is to split the cost with someone else. Do you have a friend or family member who will be celebrating their birthday around the same time as yours? If yes, why not ask them to co-host a birthday party. Planning a party takes a lot of effort, so in addition to sharing the cost, you will also get some help with all the work, as well as fresh, new ideas for your celebration.
Skip the DJ
DJs are expensive, so it may be wise to be your own DJ. Not only is this a way to save money, but it gives you complete control over the songs that will be played.
Everyone has a smartphone, an IPad or some other device that is capable of playing music, but you must also consider the other things you may need. Check to see whether or not your intended birthday party venue has a sound system which is set up in a way that will allow you to plug in, or if you will need additional equipment. Even if additional equipment is required, it is more than likely that it will still cost less than hiring a DJ. You may even be able to borrow some equipment from a friend.
After you have figured out all you will need, create a playlist ahead of time and appoint a sound person who will be responsible for setting things up at the event. Also, ensure you have picked enough songs to last for the duration of the party. No one wants to hear the same songs being played repeatedly.
Reserve the venue
Now that you have the logistics worked out, you can go ahead to reserve the party hall you have selected. If you are looking to host an affordable birthday bash in Surrey, then Aria Convention Centre should be your first choice. We have the perfect birthday party venue and everything you will need to ensure you and your guests enjoy your event in style and comfort; all at a price that will fit into your budget.