How to Plan a Birthday Party : The Caterhire Step By Step Guide

How to Plan a Birthday Party : The Caterhire Step By Step Guide

Planning a party and aren’t sure where to begin? Fear not! Whether you're throwing a party for yourself or a loved one, we've compiled this guide full of our top tips on how to ensure your ‘do is a roaring success

  1. Set a date and time for the party, determine the guest list and send out invitations/ let your guests know in good time. Your guest list will ultimately determine how much of everything (such as food, beverages, glassware, crockery etc.) you’ll need.
  2. Consider whether you’ll supply your own food or if you’ll hire caterers. If you need Catering Equipment, we’ve got everything you need to cater for your guests, including Refrigeration Hire, Cooking Equipment, Food Preparation and more!
  3. Arrange a birthday cake or cupcakes. If you're throwing an Afternoon Tea party, we stock a plentiful range of must-haves. 
  4. Decide on a theme or colour scheme for the party. This will help you narrow down your options for décor, tableware and more.
  5. Plan the menu and drinks. Remember, it’s best to keep things simple. Finger food is generally a less messy option at parties, and people can pick and choose as they prefer.
  6. Set up the party space, including decor, seating, and lighting. We have a range of Chair Hire and Table Hire options for all tastes. You may even wish to hire a Dancefloor!
  7. Prepare for entertainment, such as music, games, or a photo booth. We stock a range of Giant Games for all ages, perfect for outdoor parties!
  8. Make sure to have enough supplies, such as plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. You can find a wide assortment of Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware and Table Linen here at
  9. During the party, keep an eye on the food and drinks to ensure that you’re well stocked and things aren’t running too low.
  10. And the most important tip of all…Relax and enjoy all of the effort you’ve put into the party!

22nd Jan 2023

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