Before you got married, whenever you thought of the first year of your wedded life, you’d probably imagined it to have been all hearts and roses. Then the initial few weeks (or even months!) probably went this way. But then you had to deal with reality; with adjusting to living with someone (if you already didn’t), with probably leaving your job; and mostly, you had to deal with being a wife. And then the birthday of your spouse rolls in.
Now it’s up to you to decide if you’re going to make it a private celebration, or invite all your friends for a huge birthday bash. Or you could do both! If you’ve chosen to make it a private celebration, then no doubt you’ve got a lot of cute and naughty ideas lined up; after all, it is your sweetie’s birthday. But if you’ve decided to have a party, and you don’t know how to go about doing it; then perhaps we can be of help.
Since we don’t know what kind of party you plan on throwing, we’ve put in a few general tips—and hopefully these will help you out.
Have a fun theme for it
This is the easiest way to make your party hop. From adult dress up parties, to even masquerade (if it’s something that you both enjoy, that is), you can let your imagination run. It could be anything; just make sure that it’s something all your friends and his friends will enjoy.
The party food
Don’t sweat too much about this. There are many catering in Canberra that’ll be more than happy to take over this task. Remember to tell them your theme, if you have one, so that they can prepare the food to match it.
The birthday boy’s cake
Now that the birthday catering service is handling the food, you can concentrate on the cake. Depending on the type of party you’re organizing, you can make it elegant or as funky as you want. Remember, it’s something the birthday boy should enjoy especially; or what’s the point?
The music for the party
If you’re not too sure about the kind of music your husband will enjoy (girl, pull out your detective skills!), then perhaps you can get the help of your husbands friends. Also, ask them if they can play the role of a DJ for the party. Get your guests dancing with their help.
Keep it simple, if you’re going the DIY way that is. If this is the first time that your (mutual) friends are coming over, they’ll probably want to see your digs more than the decorations anyway. Or if you feel this is a little too simple for such a special party, get the help of a decorating service, or comb the internet for a few fun decorating ideas.
Most of all, remember to relax and have fun; and enjoy your moment together!