Three things to remember when planning an epic London birthday party
1 - Hire an amazing venue. This goes without saying, but it's extremely important. You don't want your guests showing up at an uninspiring, dull-looking room on your big day. If they remember anything about your party it'll be that, so make sure you book the very best. When choosing your birthday party venue, think carefully about your guests' locations and travel times, because that's often a deciding factor when it comes to how many people are able to attend.
2. Cake! For many people (us included) the birthday cake is probably more exciting than the party itself. Now's your chance to impress, so don't disappoint. There are so many fantastic bakeries around London, for example Hummingbird Bakery or Patisserie Valerie, who bake up some real treats. Make the most of the incredible city that you're hosting in and opt for something showstopping. Your birthday party deserves the very best venue after all, make sure the cake matches.
3. Music. You've got to dance at a birthday party so line up some great music to get people in the party mood. Even if you don't want to dance, you'll definitely need music to set the mood. Check out Encore, the online home for musicians, and hire a performer to make your party extra special. If all else fails create a playlist on your music service and hook up to the speakers when you arrive. Make sure you've checked with the venue in advance that this is going to be possible. There's nothing worse than showing up without the right cable.