When it’s your time to celebrate a milestone birthday, one great idea that can please your guests is to throw a party aboard your very own cruise. If you live near a body of water, such as a river, ocean or lake, this can be a great option for your family and friends. This type of birthday party is great for a big number because it’s unique and memorable. If you choose to hold your big celebration on a private cruise, nautical birthday invitations may be your best bet to let everyone know.
Once you’ve decided to go this route, call up your local cruise operators to get some quotes for your event. If you can afford it, consider reserving an entire vessel to give your friends and family run of the whole ship. A more inexpensive possibility is to choose one floor of the ship for your party. Your options may vary depending on your region, but many party cruises can be held in the morning, afternoon or evening as the sun sets. If you’re planning your cruise around a meal, a brunch cruise may be the perfect way to start everyone’s day. For those who aren’t at their best in the morning, a late night cruise with cocktails and music may be a better solution. Consider a birthday invitation that you customize with photos of yourself through the years to celebrate the milestone.
Once you get the details of your cruise together, then it’s time to pick your food and drinks. Most cruise operators will be providing your catering, so in many cases you don’t have to do much. Work with the catering company to select items that fit with the nautical theme, like fish, crabs or oysters as the main courses. Drinks in an ocean blue may also work well for this theme. After everyone has gone home, don’t forget to get started on writing your thank you notes. Personalize each one with a meaningful message of gratitude.