Top Birthday Party Tips

Make sure the special birthday party starts on the right foot! Whether a big 3,0 or a big 8,0 we host birthday parties around the year for all ages and groups. Find below some of our suggestions for making sure you can organise the event in a stress free manner.


1 – Discover the brief for the birthday party!

Speak to whoever’s special birthday it is and find out what would make the most memorable event for them.

2 – Arrange the invite list!

Confirm the key people that the host would like to have there. Send ivites with a specific RSVP date (and ask for a deposit if they are contributing, at the same time). Make sure you find out from them any food or accessibility restrictions also. It’s always a smart idea to create a Whatsapp group, or email thread to keep people up to date with payments or thoughts on the party.

3 -Formal or Informal?

What type of birthday party will it be? Should your guests bring clothes for a casual BBQ in the garden, or suited up for a much smarter fine dining dinner.  For ideas on birthday party themes visit (Chris there is a page on planning with lots of ideas for this)

4 – Choosing the perfect venue

Look for the right venue in regards to location (making sure guests from across the UK can easily reach it), from accessibility (so all guests are comfortable), and making sure everyone can dine together.

5 – Where’s the food coming from?

Make sure to arrange all the food in advance, all our Party Houses and at most venues you will be able to get the food delivered from any of the big supermarkets. Nothing makes people happier together than a large meal!

6 – Bring a chef in!

After all, you want a night off to completely enjoy and relax on the birthday weekend. Then why not bring a chef in?  They cook, serve and wash up. The menu is your choice; from fine dining to hog roast; and as you can bring your own drinks, it’s much better value than a restaurant.

7- Create an emergency box

Have a back up box of little things from wine remover to plasters, you never know what could happen during the party that you will need to help out with.

8 – Make it that bit more interesting with a unique activity!

Get all your family and friends together for a unique and fun activity to really help the celebrations. From murder mystery nights to archery at your venue, our guests often say the activities helped to bring the party to life!

9 -Decorate to impress

From simple birthday balloons to flower bouquets set up on your arrival. You can really tailor the venue to your own imagination!  There are lots of supplier contact details on but you can choose who ever you like!

10 -Talk to your venue

We at Party Houses like it when we get a call asking for advice on how to make the birthday celebrations a weekend to remember. Always feel free to get on the phone and ask as much as you like!

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Midland Hot Tub Hire

Midland Hot Tub Hire have over a decade of experience in the hot tub rental industry. They specialise in the Peak District and work with care in a high quality and timely manner. Hot tub hire is a great idea for a number of parties ranging from family retreats, hen and stag parties, barbecues, relaxing retreats, and more.