No matter what number you’re turning, choosing your ideal birthday venue and coordinating the day can take the fun out of the party.

From the theme and the music, right through to the cake, there’s a lot to be organised – but planning your party can be stress-free if you find the right venue: one that will take your ideas on board and then do the planning for you.

Here’s a look at what an ideal party venue should offer.

1. A Well-Thought-Out Theme

A themed birthday may sound childish to some, but themes don’t have to be limited to pirates and princesses. Think colour schemes, fun historical periods (perhaps 60s Mad Men-style), or a nature-inspired setting – be it a winter wonderland or a tropical island. Whatever theme you envision, the staff at Willow Pond will get to work on decorations, making your dream theme happen on the day.

2. Catering Options

Choosing a venue that offers catering means less coordinating with offsite caterers in the lead up to and on the day of your party. From Breakfast Buffets or Cocktails and Nibbles to a sit-down 3-Course Set Menu, Willow Pond offers a range of catering packages, with something special to suit all budgets, as well as the vibe you’re after.

3. The Cake

What’s a party without a cake?! If you’ve organised your favourite cake to be served at the party, make sure you find out whether or not the venue has a cake-cutting charge – an additional cost on the day. If the venue offers a cake supplier for you that is even better, as this way you won’t have to be the middleman.

4. The Tunes

Be it laid-back tunes for a morning brekkie, or a playlist from a certain era to complement your theme and to get people up and dancing, music sets the mood and can really make or break a party. If you’re not sure where to start ‘DJ shopping’, the staff at Willow Pond are full of DJ-suggestions, all successfully tried-and-tested!

5. The Photos

Ever reached the end of a successful birthday party, only to release you’ve taken zero snaps? Even if you are that person who always has their phone’s camera out, you want to be present at your own party – and you don’t want to be the photographer!

At the same time, you don’t want to miss out on capturing all the fun.  Willow Pond works with esteemed professional photographers and videographers – have them show up on the day and you’ll have photos and videos sorted, not to mention memories to look back on in the years to come.

A birthday party venue like Willow Pond organises each and every element of your special day so that you can sit back in the lead-up to the party – and enjoy every second on the day of. Get in touch with the experienced team at Willow Pond today, and have peace of mind that your party will be one to remember – and for all the right reasons!