My family and I are going away on holiday together to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday.
We’re renting a house by a loch on the west coast of Scotland.
I’m taking on the task of planning the welcome/first night celebration. I’m keen to establish a reputation as an exemplary events planner for small to mid-size crowds (aim high, Sarah).
I thought I’d share my party ideas and plans with you.
Confetti Balloons £8
An obvious place to start but nothing says PARTY TIME like balloons. I’ve been having a bit of a crisis of conscience with balloons because I know that if they are released into the wild and deflate, they could end up choking and animal who thinks a bit of floppy latex is food. These balloons will be indoor balloons. I’m also thinking that for impact, more is more.
Lost Count Birthday Candles £3.50
I'm not totally sure if I'll go through with purchasing these candles. My dad will either think it's hilarious or will cry.
John Lewis Tartan Ribbon £5.25
An inexpensive way to imbue the balloon display with Scottishness.
Scotland Edition Monopoly £24.99
I have a wholesome image of my family sitting around and playing boardgames together by the fire. This never happened when I was a child so I'm not sure why I'm holding onto the delusion aged 28.
UPDATE: BESPOKE 'DAD' BUNTING
I bought some wrapping paper from Amazon and made some bunting.