Have you ever arranged a birthday bash for your mom or dad? If yes, then you are the best child they can have, and if by chance you are planning to do so, you are just at the right place.
Birthdays bring lots of joy and happiness in all of our lives. It is one of the best ways to cherish and acknowledge someone of their presence in our lives. This is one of those days when we can make our loved ones feel special and cared about.
But things could get awful or not-so-impressive if mistakes are entertained.
Planning a party and executing it likewise needs a lot of attention and knowledge of how to do things right.
For pleasing our parents, we sometimes invest in doing things that become too bulky to take and awkward.
We know how sensitive parents can be.
So, we have listed the mistakes mostly encountered while arranging birthdays for parents and how to avoid them.
1. Never discuss the party plans with them:
This is the very basic rule of arranging surprises and when it comes to birthdays, we should be very cautious. When organizing birthdays for parents, never in your wildest thoughts leak anything to them. They like surprises like anyone would, but would never like the idea of wasting bucks just for them.
I know this sounds typical, but we all know how parents can be.
They are conserved and love to have everything under budget. When you start discussing their birthday plans with them, it becomes too obvious for them to cancel or negotiate with the party plan, just for the sake of the budget.
2. Do not play your music playlist:
Set the playlist right. This could help cheer their mood. Make a playlist of their favorite songs and just tune it in.
Music forms a big part of setting things right, as suggested by psychologists.
Many children does this mistake of playing their own music to get the fitting vibe while managing the whole party. But there you go wrong, kids!
They might be angry with you for arranging such pieces of stuff for them, but once you play their favorite numbers, you’ll see their anger melt.
3. Try ordering their favorite flavored cake:
You might have a smaller sibling in your house and prefer their favorite flavors when ordering cakes.
This is a big no-no for this time.
If the party is being thrown for parents, then why not their favorite one?
Our appetite plays a huge role in controlling our behaviors and the same goes for our parents too.
Try arranging food and beverage of their choices, I mean, you know their choices!
4. Never buy too expensive gifts for them:
While planning things with your parents, plan a budget beforehand and just stick to it. They like things that are on a minimal level.
To please them, or make them excited, do not buy them expensive gifts, because they are not gonna be happy with things that have more monetary value.
Rather, gift them something, they always wanted to have for themselves or for the family. They would find more peace in it.
5. Never invite guests whom your parents don’t like:
It could be any of your friends or someone from relatives or neighborhood, who your parents find too annoying to handle. Never make the mistake of inviting them to the party.
Even I did this once. I mistakenly invited one of my friends, whom my parents just don’t like. It ruined half of the party vibe.
Try to include people, who are their closest and dearest. Maybe, someone who lives far away from you, you could invite them for a surprise visit to the party.
6. Choose a venue depending on their taste:
You might be a fan of throwing bashes at resorts or clubs. Watch out. Do your parents love loud music and lots of partying? If yes, then you are good to go.
But if not, then you might have to reconsider this plan.
If your parents love beaches or mountains or any peaceful places for gatherings, then you should look into it. The environment is a huge factor governing our mood and preferences.
Maybe you did host the best possible birthday for your progenitors but in the unsuitable venue.
7. Behave with the guests cordially:
Your parents’ guests might not be your favorite ones too, but as you are the host, you have to have a gentle behavior towards them.
Just the way your parents have a welcoming gesture towards your friends at your party, whom they might dislike, the same goes for you too.
Hosting a party is an immense responsibility and when it comes to you, being their child, you have a long way to go.
8. Maintain a good ambiance during the party:
Have a positive and smiling attitude towards your guests. Attend them nicely. Cheer your parents and have a blast.
Though you might be happy from inside, your bad face and attitude will create bad impressions on people and especially your parents.
Make sure you have a good attitude towards all, equally.
Celebrating Birthdays is a way of expressing thanks to the people we love and admire. It is a great idea of a fresh start and a starting point to look at things from a different perspective.
Though obviously, it reminds us of our growing ages, other than this pain, everything about a birthday bash is wonderful.
When celebrating it with family and near ones, it forms and strengthens bonds and gives way to new things. Our socializing skills improve a lot and help us grow in people and their thoughts.