5 Ways to Make Your NYC Birthday Bash Better Than the Rest

May 18, 2015 Megan Stoeckel

If you’re the type that likes to make a big deal out of your birthday, you may worry about topping your efforts year after year. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on your own ingenuity to come up with the perfect party plan. When you celebrate your birthday in NYC, you can have your cake, eat it too, and impress your family and friends in the process. Here are a few good ways to make the most of your birthday with a New York City bash that’ll be better than any you’ve thrown in the past.

1. Settle on a theme.

If you’re having trouble coming up with an outstanding plan for your NYC birthday bash, take your extravaganza to the next level by instituting a theme. Whether you opt for a roaring ’20s affair, a murder mystery dinner, an ’80s prom, or even a Victorian masquerade ball, you’re sure to wow your guests and be the talk of the town when you select a fun and creative theme for your event.

2. Decorate.

Many NYC bars and nightclubs already feature fantastic décor. But if you’re going to book a private room or rent out the whole place, you might have the option to bring in your own decorations for the evening. In some cases, the venue you select will have the resources to help you plan and arrange decorations. Some will also allow you to hang streamers, add balloons, set up a photo booth, and make the room your very own.

3. Consider libations.

If you’re having an adult party, guests will no doubt expect adult drinks. And while a theme party can help you narrow your options, no one is likely to complain if you set up a standard wet bar or rely on the venue to facilitate a boozy bash. Just make sure to plan for safe rides so that everyone can have a great time without risking life and limb getting behind the wheel.

4. Add entertainment value.

It’s really not a birthday party without suitable entertainment. Most clubs and bars can offer the services of house DJs or bands, but depending on how much of the venue you rent, you may be able to bring in preferred entertainers or even set up a fun event like a murder mystery or escape room.

5. Hire a party planner.

Not everyone is interested in ostentatious parties, but if you want to go all out, your best bet is probably to hire a professional event planner to put together a memorable soiree for your next birthday party in NYC.

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