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How to celebrate a milestone birthday party in style

Oct 27, 2015
Plan your party and celebrate a milestone birthday at West Park

Whether it’s a party for an 18th or a 60th, milestone birthdays are a great chance to get together for a celebration and to show how much a certain loved one means to you. Making it one to remember can be relatively easy! We’ve hosted several over the years, so if you’re planning a party, read on for our top tips to make it a special one.

Keep it a surprise

SURPRISE! We think it’s best when a party is a complete surprise. It might seem like a lot of effort, constantly reminding yourself as well as all the guests not to let slip, but it will all be worth it when you see the look on your loved one’s face as they arrive. How you dress up the surprise is your choice, ‘Let’s go out for a quiet meal’ or ‘Your parents have asked us out for a quick drink’ always tend to work well.

Choose a venue with character

When it comes to choosing the venue, you’ll need to consider size, pricing, location, availability and so on. But also think about what the venue offers in terms of a unique experience. You’ll want to make it a celebration to remember. West Park is certainly not short of character, and we’re so proud of our beautiful history. If you decide to hold the celebration at home, get the birthday decor ready!


Nothing will break the evening up better than a couple of speeches, and from our experience, the more humour you can inject the better. A short one from the organiser and one from the person celebrating their birthday will do just fine. It’s also a good time for the celebrator to address everyone in unison and thank them for attending. Just don’t let them drag out too much, so people can get back to breaking out their best moves on the dance floor!

Let go and celebrate

So, you’ve kept the surprise under wraps, the food is going down well and the venue is perfect. Now all you need to do is let go and party the night away! Remember to take plenty of photos to capture those memories.

If you’re seeking a venue to hold a celebration in Dundee, we offer a variety of function rooms to suit your tastes, or you might want to check out our event packages.

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