Birthdays and celebrations

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and house-warming parties are just a few of the many reasons we like to come together for a good ol’ knees up. A celebration means different things to each of us – you might be thinking of a daytime activity for a few or a large evening party with food and drink galore.

Whether you are starting from the top in your search for a party venue, decorations and theming, the most fantastic cake, local activities and attractions, DJs and accommodation for your guests, or looking for the finishing touches, the Party Pages directory will offer you many options for consideration.

Not sure where to start? Got a question or need a supplier recommendation? Please don’t hesitate to call on our free to use ‘Ask Party Pages’ service and we will hop straight on it with some quick advice or recommendations.

Alternatively, you might want to explore our event services if you’d prefer a little more assistance through the process or on the day itself so you can relax and spend maximum time with your guests.

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Party tips

Daytime or evening…

Start with the form you want your party to take. This will likely be the determining factor in organising your guest list, choosing the right venue, food and drink requirements, entertainment options and the dress code.

The perfect venue…

Home, garden, pub, hotel, marquee, sports venue, village hall; which is most appropriate is likely to be determined by some or all of the following:

  • Party budget
  • Number of guests
  • Time of year
  • Accessibility requirements
  • Your food and drink preferences
  • Availability

Food and drink…

From a bottle of pop and a packet of crisps to formal sit-down meal, discussions about food and drink rarely fail to whet the appetite. The one thing guests remember from every party is the food, so it is worth the effort and consideration.

Consider whether you will tackle the food yourself, employ an event caterer, or whether the venue provides all things food and drink.

Ask your guests if they have any special dietary requirements and pass this information on as appropriate.

Think about the duration of your event and where it might cross mealtimes.

Theming and entertainment…

Anything goes, it is your party! YouTube tutorials and Pinterest are brilliant places to start for inspiration on theming, trends and decorative effects. Once you have an idea in mind, the event theming professionals in our directory will be very pleased to help bring your ideas to life if you are not following the DIY route.

Entertainment might not require so much personal input but it will require some forward planning to make sure your preferred DJ, band or entertainment are available on your chosen date.


We have seen it time and time again where guests are requested not to bring gifts, but for some it just doesn’t feel right. At the very least, allow for a discrete table for guests to leave their cards and gifts.

Free Advice Service
Are you planning an event or party? Is there something you want to ask? If you have a quick question; maybe you’re not sure if you have everything covered, or perhaps you are having difficulty in finding or selecting the perfect DJ, caterers, venue or decorative expert. Please contact our free ask service for advice and recommendations.