April 6, 2014
I am in the process of planning my 40th birthday party and I have several questions. My 40th birthday is in December. I was trying to have my party December 13th but I discovered that I'm graduating from college with another degree that day. So my first question is do you think December 20th is too close to Christmas to have a birthday party? My next question is if I decide to have this party at a restaurant is it acceptable to ask quests to pay for there food? I'm a single woman who has never been married or had children so I need to know about costs and how to get the best party for my small budget. The party will likely be in the evening around 6:00 or 6:30p.m. And my thought is that dinner should be served, but would heavy hors d'oeuvres be appropriate?
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
The graduation site is several hours away from the city where I live and also where my family lives so I'm thinking it may be hard to get back to where I live for a party. Besides being several hours away, the graduation will not begin until 4:30 p.m. And I'm not sure how long it will last or I think Deccember 13 would be a great day.
I have been looking for party venues in the area of Little Rock, Arkansas. Venue prices have been $1000.00 and up. My mom thinks that's too expensive but I'm willing to pay it! I want it to be a nice and memorable event for me, my family, and my friends.