When you're planning a milestone celebration, whether it's a new job or a golden anniversary, it can be difficult to decide how to decorate for your party. Many mass produced decorations are inexpensive, but end up looking cheap. Very few people have the time that is necessary to recreate the gorgeous events photographed and shared on Pinterest.
At Bickiboo, we love imagining up creative ways to conjure up fabulous events for all different sized budgets. In a recent article by Bupa Life Insurance they praised our out of the box thinking.
‘With a focus on creating events that are just a little bit out of the ordinary, the talented team at Bickiboo work with trendsetters and those who want to go against the grain to try something new. They love to make you “feel totally awesome while doing it.”’
So what is our advice for making your next event both beautiful and unique?
While you certainly can go to many party stores and pick up packages of hats, plates and streamers, your choices for designs and themes are limited. You may find you're choosing the exact same pattern as everyone else in the neighbourhood, which can make your event feel less memorable.
One way to combat this is to buy from smaller companies. At Bickiboo, we offer interesting party decorations made in unique themes to make sure your event stands out. Many of our options are customisable.
If you decorate everything at your event, it can quickly feel overdone. Instead, choose one specific area to focus on. Maybe you want to have gorgeous seating for a sit down meal, or perhaps your more casual event needs chair decorations and a gorgeous gift table with balloon tassels. By focusing your decorations in one area, you also give your guests a visual clue as to where the party is really happening.
Remember that decorations are only one part of your party planning. You may also be budgeting for food, entertainment, venue costs; the list goes on. It's okay to decide that decorations are not where you want to focus your budget.
See what you can get included in the packages you book with caterers (plates, silverware and silverware), venue (candles, chairs, lighting) and florist. If you have any outside vendors for your event, talk to them about what they offer for supplies, and compare the cost to what you can do on your own. Remember to factor in hassle, however; sometimes, having the vendor just take care of everything is worth every penny you spend on the service.
For inspiration for your next big event, check out the article we were featured in, along with other leaders in the event planning industry: 'How to Make Life's Milestone Celebrations Special '