Instead of being shocked and even negatively emotional as a milestone birthday approaches, changing your mindset to feel grateful and excited that you have successfully navigated your way through life this far is definitely a better way of looking at it.
Whether your mom, dad, sister, brother, other family member, or close friend has a big birthday looming on the horizon, you will naturally want to do everything you can to ensure they have the best and most memorable celebration ever.With this in mind, continue reading for some valuable tips on how to celebrate your elderly loved one’s birthday in style.
Go Extra with the Venue Choice
First and foremost, to make sure you have the right ambiance and atmosphere for the party, the venue is everything.
Now, obviously, in an ideal world, you would be able to perfectly match the venue’s design, color scheme and general vibe with the likes, passions, and even hobbies of your loved one, but unless you have thousands of dollars to spare, this may be hard to achieve.
Unequivocally then, looking into the possibilities of private parties at historic locations,such as The Riverhouse,which is positively overflowing with natural beauty and unique settings, is one of the best ways to guarantee a memorable experience as soon as the guests walk through the door.
Specify a Dress Code
Presumably, there will be family members and friends of all ages at your older loved one’s party, so it may be useful and, indeed, easier, should you want to arrange a classy, exciting, and truly memorable occasion, to specify a dress code.
You could choose a more outlandish and decorative theme, such as the roaring 1920s, or for a more laid-back yet group-thinking dress code, you could ask everyone to wear at least one item of clothing in the favorite color of the guest of honor.
Get the Gift Right
Now, when you reach the age of eighty or ninety, for example, it is unlikely that you would want to be showered in gifts that you will either have to find a place for in your already-packed home, or items you already have already.
Perhaps, instead of smaller individual gifts from family members and friends, you could all club together and buy the birthday girl or boy a weekend luxury stay in a hotel and spa, a weekend getaway to the country, or a five-star city break?
Although this is not the case for everyone of a certain age, it still sounds like a far better idea to choose a gift which is not only thoughtful and meaningful, but also one that creates memories, rather than one that is shoved in a draw for ‘a rainy day’.
Order the Birthday Cake
Finally, as the centerpiece of the celebration in terms of birthday décor, unless you or another guest are particularly skilled at creating edible masterpieces in birthday cakes that would rival Buddy, you are definitely bestoff ordering the birthday cake from a professional.
Ultimately, this will save you time and money and also guarantee that the cake’s finished result is exactly what you wanted, ordered, and hoped for.