Choosing the Perfect Venue for a Themed Birthday Party

Posted on Oct 26 2015 - 6:22pm by Charlie

Do you remember your first big themed party as a child? Dressing up to look the part, greeting all your friends at the door kitted out in their costumes? Checking out the goody bags, the themed cake, and the piñata that was designed specifically for your party? In some cases it can be a real shame that these sorts of parties are only widely accepted when you are throwing them for children, when in reality the urge to have themed parties can continue well into your 20s and 30s and sometimes even 40s, 50s and 60s!

Children never really grow up, they only ever get older, so a themed party is often a great way for adults to let their hair loose and have fun without having to worry too much about their current job worries, their responsibilities or what they have to cook for dinner tomorrow. It can be tough finding the perfect venue for a themed adult birthday party, as most specially designed party rooms are only for children, but there are a few ways you can get around it using more flexible venues to still have a fantastic time.

Choosing to Suit your Theme
While there are some themed venues available, they can get quite expensive, however if you want to go all in, they will certainly work as impressive birthday parties! There are venues who specialise in various themes such as jungle, pirate, princess or prince and more, though these are often aimed at children or young toddlers and babies. If your birthday girl or boy is a big kid, it might be better off to get a venue that allows decorations and to customise it to suit your personal tastes.

Another good idea is to hire out a local entertainment establishment that also doubles up as a venue. Some zoos have guest rooms that they hire out and other activity parks and restaurants will have special rooms reserved for guest parties. These are always a good idea when choosing the perfect venue for an adult party. If worst comes to worst you can always host it at a friend’s house or a local village hall, but specially designed venues are often far preferred.

Bringing your own Decorations
Check to see if the venue supports bringing own decorations; you don’t want to cause any lasting damage by pinning up banners, for example. See what the venue will allow and modify your design ideas or find a more suitable venue. The best venue is a venue that is already kitted out to your ideal theme, or a venue who will collaborate with you to create that theme.

There are some venues which will allow decorations to a certain extent, but it is important to ask these questions before booking your venue otherwise you could get hit with some hefty repair fees if you accidentally rip some wallpaper off when you are taking down your decorations.

Noise Policies, Location and Alcohol
One aspect of adult themed birthday parties to be considered is the noise level. Depending on the location of the venue, you’ll want to be aware of your level of noise as the party goes on. If you are in an urban area or a large city, a noise complaint will be less likely to occur but take care when hiring out a rural venue for a big themed party.

It is also important to ask whether or not the venue has an alcohol venue license. There is a slight grey area when it comes to selling or possessing alcohol on the premises but it is better off to be in the clear than to risk having the police show up. Make sure the location is within easy reach of train stations, taxis or at least a bus service. If your guests are going to be getting drunk it may be a bit nasty to leave them to fend for themselves in the countryside until morning.

In conclusion it is important to be aware of the rules and regulations set by the venue owners before you rush head first into setting the scene for your themed party. Pose questions directly and be respectful as it is better to be rejected first off than to be dumped with a hefty fine for damaging the property by accident!

Do your research and take a look at local recommendations. You are not in the minority when organising themed parties for adults, so there are certainly places to go to find the perfect venue for your themed birthday party!

Article provided by Best Venues London, a FREE venue sourcing service helping you to find the most unique places to celebrate any type of event or party.

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