Planning a birthday party can be a ton of fun. From picking out a theme to choosing the perfect cake, birthday parties bring out the kid in us all. Whether you are planning a birthday for an adult or a child, there are some things you should never do when planning the event. Check out these five things you should avoid when throwing a birthday party and reach out to the team at the Crystal Ballroom to learn more about renting our event venue in Clearwater for your next party.

#1: Not Plan For Enough Guests

Nothing is worse than being at a party where there is simply not enough of anything for the number of guests who arrived. Whether there is a lack of seating or not enough food, when you don’t plan for the right number of guests, it can throw off the whole event. Make sure you know how big your guest list is and plan for some extra friends or family who might tag along.

When choosing an event venue for your party, be sure it is big enough to comfortably host everyone who shows up. Also be sure you plan enough food for everyone. It is better to have leftovers than to leave guests hungry.


#2: Plan The Party For Yourself

When it comes to planning a birthday party, the focus should be on the person who is celebrating another year of life. Make sure that you are planning a party that they will love, not a party that you would love. Take the time to consider their personal preferences, design taste, and menu wishes. Plan the party around the star of the day, not around yourself.

#3: Get Hung Up On Small Details

There will be a million and one details to handle when planning a birthday party. Make sure that you stay organized and keep your eye on the bigger picture. When you get hung up on every small detail, laboring over every decision, you can wind up stressed and exhausted by the time the party day rolls around. Stay focused and don’t sweat the small stuff.

#4: Try To Take Everything On Alone

While you might be the mastermind behind the party plans, make sure you enlist the help of others when planning the event. Running an entire birthday party alone can be far too much work for any single person. Get family and friends on board and assign duties so that you can keep the ship headed in the right direction.

#5: Forget To Have Fun

At the end of the day, a birthday party should be about fun and happiness. Make sure that you don’t let stress take over and prevent you from having fun at the party. Relax and let loose. The person you are celebrating will have more fun if you are enjoying yourself than if you are running around freaking out over every last thing.

Take the stress out of planning your next birthday party and rent our event venue in Clearwater. Here at the Crystal Ballroom, we can help you with everything from the food being served to the decorations for the event. Talk to us today about our party packages.