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A New Bedford Birthday Party at Our South Coast Event Venue

A New Bedford Birthday Party at Our South Coast Event Venue

Hosting a birthday party for a grown-up friend or loved one can be a lot of fun. It’s similar to party planning for a child, but the range of themes, food options, and entertainment provide a lot of choices to really help personalize the experience. Instead of hosting important social gatherings and special occasions like this in someone’s home or backyard, consider planning your next adult birthday party at our banquet rooms in Swansea, MA. Locals from all over come to the world-famous Venus de Milo to celebrate their big moments at our restaurant and South Coast event venue. Our on-site event staff can help you plan a party in Swansea and even provide you with tips for decorations, entertainment, menu choices, and much more.

Hosting a Surprise Party

One party style that can be a lot of fun is to host a surprise party for the guest of honor. Surprise parties are coming back in popularity, and they can really make someone feel very special on their big day. Make sure that all of your guests know that it is a surprise party, so they don’t “spill the beans” to the birthday boy or girl in advance of the party. Enlist a friend, co-worker, or family member to help make sure that they get to the South Coast event venue on time for the party so everyone can yell “surprise!” at the right moment.

When hosting a surprise party, the time on the invitation needs to be specific. Let people know when the surprise portion of the party will be occurring, so they have plenty of time to get there and wait for the guest of honor. Have guests arrive at least 30 minutes before the surprise entrance so they won’t be arriving at the same time. If there is a certain dress code for the party or if you want everyone to show up in a costume to support the theme, make sure that is expressed clearly in the invitation as well.

BONUS TIP: Offer phone, email, text, and any other type of communication contact information in the invite, but make sure it is clear that they shouldn’t discuss the party in front of the birthday boy or girl.

Choose a Fun Theme

In addition to hosting a surprise party (or not), select a theme for the birthday party that reflects the interests of the guest of honor. A basic theme can help you with everything from menu choices to decorations, activities, and everything in between. Before you commit to the theme, make sure you can at least get all of the basics to coordinate with it, as some themes and items can be hard to find. Remember, little kids, get big birthday parties with all their friends every year. This might be the first big bash that your friend or loved one has had in years, so make it a good one! Go for it and don’t skip any of the details, including party favors, games, entertainment, balloons, a big cake, and the whole nine yards.

Popular theme ideas for grown-up birthday parties include:

  • Black Tie Dress-Up Party
  • Rock Star Birthday
  • Dream Vacation (Paris, Hawaii, Australia, etc.)
  • Retro or Vintage Theme
  • 70s, 80s, or 90s Party
  • Casino Night Celebration
  • Sports Theme
  • Hollywood Movie Night Party
  • Star Wars or Star Trek
  • Broadway/NYC Theme
  • Cocktail Party
  • Girls Night Out

Plan Ahead of Time

The sooner you can start making plans for your social gatherings and special occasions, the easier it will be to pull it all together and not be rushed in the days leading up to the party. Our banquet rooms in Swansea are perfect for parties of just about any size. When you take a tour of the South Coast event venue, tell our on-site event coordinator your guest list information, and what activities or vendors you want o use, so we’ll know how much space you’ll need. Choose from breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, and evening celebrations. We have a variety of amenities and options available for you to choose from, including flat screen televisions, audio-visual equipment, and much more. When you plan a party in Swansea at the world-famous Venus de Milo, our team will help you coordinate a memorable event.

Give us a call at 508-678-3901 to schedule a tour of our facility. Located just about 20-25 minutes away from New Bedford, we are conveniently located for you and all your guests, whether they are coming from Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or out of town. Let us know the date or date range that you desire for your party, and we can check our availability. Dates fill up quickly, especially during the busy wedding and corporate conference seasons, so make sure you contact us as soon as you can to reserve the space.

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