Let the countdown begin . .
I love throwing a Birthday party every year because I love event planning. I also enjoy the opportunity to have a great time with my friends, and to connect old friends with new ones! Every year I have anxiety that no one will show up but ... that's never the case. Planning the party though can be a bit of a headache. Even though it's still a month away. I still have a lot of stuff to do.
To Do List:
1. Find A Venue
When it comes to picking a venue, this can be very difficult. I live in NEW YORK a city with tons of lounges & clubs and bars, and cool places to throw an amazing birthday party. But ... the real deal is, when it comes to my Birthday I try to choose venues that are 1) affordable to friends (no cover) 2) not strict at the door (which is basically everywhere that's cool) so i don't get a bunch of "I can't get in" texts all night 3) has great music (I love hip hop) 4) great dance floor ( who doesn't love to dance? )
2. Invite People
Should I use evite.com? Should I send out a blast email? Should I make a facebook invite? What's the best way to spread the word. When do i send it out? Should I send a save the date? oh so many questions! Some people like know far in advance, some people only need to know a week before the event. Either way- I have to somehow please both sides.
3. What do to with you hair?
I hated my hair last year for my Birthday. I was having a bad hair year in general. I went from dark to light and over time my hair got all funny and loss its pretty little way! but I'm happy to say that one year later we are fully recovered and back in action : ) So ... I need to start figuring out what I want to do. Up or maybe down or maybe half up or half down! who knows ...
What I do know!
What I'm wearing! Yes, I have my dress. I've had this dress since December and I've been dying to wear it. (sometimes I put it on in my apartment and walk around, I need to be careful in case I accidently spill something on it) I won't reveal it though until the day after my party ; ) so we'll keep it a secret for now. What I will say is a certain singer whose known for singing about Umbrella's wore a very similar dress not too long ago.
The date! Even though my Birthday is on the 29th - I've decided to have my Birthday party on a Saturday so it's a lot easier for people to attend and also for me to prepare.
I want to add something different! Last year it was food. I ordered delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Cheesecake Lollipops.
How was your Birthday this year? Did you have a party? Any advice or tips!
I'd love to hear from you! I look forward to keeping you posted on my party plans this year until the final BIG day and dress reveal!
If today is your Birthday, Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was amazing