Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for yourself or a friend, it’s important to make sure that you set yourself up for success. No one wants to have a lousy birthday, so why have it any other way than great? The secret to a great birthday party lies in the details.

If you’re currently planning an adult birthday party that you intend on being epic, take a look at some of the five things you should focus on.

Don’t Forget Drinks

Whether you’re planning on serving alcoholic drinks or non-alcoholic drinks, you’re still going to have to provide beverages for your guests. People like to have something to sip on as they enjoy the evening and mingle.  Depending on where you’re throwing your party, you may or may not already have drinks available.

In the event that you’re not having your party at a venue with a bar, consider setting one up yourself. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even create a list of signature cocktails made special for your big day!

Music Is Everything

Music is one of the most critical parts of setting up a party atmosphere. Don’t even think about letting the radio play without having control over what songs will come on next.

If you’re really lucky, you’ll have a DJ. However, if you’re not up for spending too much money, create a playlist on your smartphone and hook it up to the sound system.  

Choose songs that are bound to get everyone energized and dancing. Don’t even think about sad or slow songs! 

Choose The Right Venue

Some people think that the place a party is thrown is the ultimate determining factor for how much of a success any party will be. There is certainly truth to that claim. First of all, you want to make sure that the place you throw your part is easy to get to so that half of your guest list isn’t filled with no-shows.  

You should also ensure that you choose a location that can comfortably accommodate the number of guests that you’re planning on inviting. No one wants to feel cramped or overheated in a space that’s too small.

However, at the same time, if you’re only inviting 20 people or less, it’s hardly worth the hassle of renting a large venue. Save your money for another occasion and consider having a small get together instead.

Ultimately, the success of any birthday party will come down to putting all of the right elements in place. By putting these tips to use and planing with plenty of time to spare, you should throw a fantastic birthday party that people will remember for years to come!