If you are looking for tips on how to throw an unforgettable birthday party for a milestone birthday, you have come to the right place. Carron Marquees’ is an expert when it comes to planning memorable birthdays if we do say so ourselves.

Whether you are celebrating your 16th, 21st, 50th, 60th or more, we have some top tips on how to host a memorable milestone birthday.

1. Early start

You don’t want to be known as the host that throws something together at the last minute, only for everything to fall through, instead, start planning the party early. Get close friends and family involved in the planning as well, and even the guest of honour (if it is not a surprise birthday).

When you start planning early, you are also giving guests enough time to book time off work, if needed, arrange accommodation or child care. Planning in advance will also help you find the perfect location and buy everything you need to make the event special.

2. Budget

It is essential to know what your budget is BEFORE planning the milestone birthday as this will give you an indication of what you can and can’t afford. This is not one of the most interesting tips; however, it is essential. You could sort the location out but not have any money left over for small details, which is why it is necessary to know your budget.

3. Location, location, location

Speaking of place, no party is complete without the right venue. If you plan in advance and know how many people you need to cater to, you can find a venue that can accommodate your party. The right venue can be decorated in a way that suits the guest of honour and you can plan activities around the facilities the site has.

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention our stunning traditional baytex marquees as they are the perfect place to host a milestone birthday. The beauty of a marquee is that you can transform it with carefully placed accessories such as a dance floor and stunning lighting. Whether you are wanting elegant and traditional, or retro and chic, we can accommodate.

4. Small details

From banners to the birthday cake to lighting and activities, the best parties have thought about the little details that go into a milestone birthday. Small details you could consider include:

  • Theme
  • The birthday cake and candles
  • Banners, balloons and napkins
  • Table centrepieces
  • Props for a photo booth
  • Personalised props
  • Music
  • Food and drink

Activities should also be taken into consideration, such as dancing, games or a performance.

5. Make memories

Our final tip is just to make memories on the day whether this involves hiring a professional photographer, ask a family member or friend to take photos of important moments, or just being in the moment. The best way to make a memorable milestone birthday is to be present and celebrate the birthday person.

Carron Marquees is always on hand to make your milestone birthday special.