Birthdays are kind of awkward. Especially when you start to become an adult. It's like should I plan a birthday? Or keep it simple with a dinner? Do I plan it? Do my friends plan it? So many questions.
For me, I'm kind of picky with what I want to do so usually I just plan a dinner for myself at my favorite restaurant and spend the day at the beach. But this year I decided I wanted to do something bigger since it's one of the most important birthdays since I'm finally legal!! I have to be honest, my mom did most of the work for my party which I am eternally grateful for but I wanted to give you a look into what I did. I ended up having 10 of my friends come from out of town to stay with me for a full day and night. We went to my beach club by boat, ate dinner at my house, and then went out to a couple bars. It was one of my favorite birthdays so I thought I would share a couple things to consider when planning one.
- AMBIANCE: Make sure to think about what kind of party you want. I get overwhelmed by a lot of people so that's why I chose to do a smaller get-together and made it a whole day affair. But you might love huge parties with tons of people so it's a personal choice! Just make sure you stick to what you want and not what others want you to do.
- DETAILS: This is very important when planning anything that involves others because the smallest details make the biggest difference. Think about what time would be the best, reservations that are needed, decorations, food choice, parking, transportation, seating, etc.
- BUDGET: Stick to it. No matter what you're going to have an amazing day and even the most simple of plans end up being the best memories. Some of my favorite birthdays involve just going to the beach for the day and having a picnic there for lunch.
- DON'T STRESS: I am guilty of this, but this is your day! Try not to stress out if one thing doesn't go as planned. These guests are here for you and will not judge you if the food is late or the weather isn't cooperating. Try to think about backup plans to avoid stress the day of.
Shop my birthday look down below (which is on sale after I buy it of course)