Have a Celebrity-Style Birthday Celebration
A birthday celebration in your apartment can be just as exciting and extravagant as some of the most famous celebrities … OK, not quite that crazy, but it’ll still be fun!
As you’re brainstorming birthday party ideas, consider borrowing concepts from some of Hollywood’s most creative parties.
Throw a White Party Like Diddy
Sean “Diddy” Combs throws a “White Party” every year in which the guests must wear all white clothing—and Hollywood’s A-list crowd appears in shining regalia to enjoy the party.
To throw your own white party in your apartment, start with invites that feature perfectly white paper with a bright colored ink. The invite can also inform your guests of the theme and to dress the part.
When Diddy hosts his White Party, all the food tents and decor pieces use white fabric or paint. Luckily, your apartment walls are probably already white, so decorating for the theme shouldn’t be too difficult.
Go to Hawaii Like Rihanna
Pop star Rihanna celebrated her 25th birthday in style with a trip to Hawaii. While you may not be able to afford your own island vacation, you can throw a Hawaiian-themed party in your apartment.
Pick up a few decorations and some leis from any party store; and serve some tropical drinks and SPAM. Aloha!
Do Vegas Like … Everyone
When in doubt—do Vegas! Numerous celebrities have chosen to celebrate their birthdays by going to Las Vegas, including Nick Jonas, Krysten Ritter and Rupert Grint. While you may not be able to get to Sin City for your big day, you can bring the atmosphere to your apartment.
Ask your friends to borrow poker sets and have people act as “house” dealers. Decorate with classic casino colors (like black, red and green) and Vegas staples (like chips, cards and dice).
Tips for Throwing a Celebrity-Style Birthday Celebration
- Send Paper Invitations: Give your celebrity-inspired birthday celebration an exclusive feel by mailing out paper invitations—you can follow them up with a Facebook invite, but the paper is a must! Choose nice stationery that reflects the theme of the party.
- Decorate: No matter what theme you go with, your celebrity party should incorporate decorations that fit with your idea. The environment you create within your apartment will set the celebrity tone. Give yourself plenty of time to decorate. Take the day before the event to clean, set up, decorate and cook.
- Serve Good Food: Celebrities celebrate their birthdays in style, in part by serving food and drinks. Add some sophistication to your birthday bash by creating a delicious menu. Now, you probably don’t have a Diddy-sized budget, so you don’t have to go overboard. Stick to appetizers and beverages to set the mood.