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How to plan the perfect birthday party

How to plan the perfect birthday party

Birthday parties are a source of great joy and a chance to celebrate with friends and family. While the party itself promises fun and laughter, the planning and preparation leading up to the big day can often be stressful. To alleviate some of this stress and help you organise a memorable event, we’ve compiled some essential tips on planning the perfect birthday bash, especially if you’re looking in the picturesque regions of Devon and Cornwall.

Find the perfect venue

The choice of venue is crucial as it sets the tone for the entire event. For something small and intimate, hosting the party at your home or in a lovely garden can create a cosy atmosphere. However, if you’re aiming for something truly memorable and unique, consider hosting your celebration at a place like Dartmoor Zoo! Nestled in the beautiful Devon countryside, Dartmoor Zoo provides a captivating backdrop where your guests can enjoy the thrill of wildlife and nature.

Choose your catering

No party is complete without delicious food and drink to delight your guests. Decide on the type of food you’d like to serve; whether it’s finger foods, a buffet, or a sit-down meal. Think about including welcome drinks to greet guests as they arrive. Whatever you choose, Dartmoor Zoo takes care of everything with our hassle-free catering! Our events include options for tasty lunch boxes prepared at our on-site Jaguar Restaurant, ensuring that your guests are well-fed and happy.

Planning your activities

Keeping your guests entertained is key to a successful party. Think about what activities would appeal to your guests, especially if there are children involved. Dartmoor Zoo is an excellent venue for dynamic and engaging activities. We offer guided tours of the zoo, and even sports-day-style events to help little ones burn off some of that party excitement!

Create your invite list

Your invite list will largely depend on the capacity of your chosen venue and the scale of the party you wish to host. When selecting a larger, managed venue like Dartmoor Zoo, you have the freedom to extend your invites to a larger group knowing that everything will be handled by our experienced events team, making your day stress-free and enjoyable.

Birthday bags

A thoughtful way to end the celebration is by giving out birthday bags. These can include pieces of birthday cake, some sweets, and small mementoes that remind them of the special day. At Dartmoor Zoo, we can include charming gift bags featuring a plush toy representative of our zoo family, creating a lasting memory of your unique celebration.

Book your birthday party at Dartmoor Zoo today

If you’re looking for an extraordinary venue for your next birthday party, look no further than Dartmoor Zoo. Located near Plymouth, we offer a magical setting that’s perfect for both children and adults alike. Learn more about what makes Dartmoor Zoo not just a zoo, but a perfect birthday party venue hire. Celebrate with us and make your special day unforgettable!

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