IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL PARTY!
So it’s your Birthday, or your mates, let’s be honest, who plans their own party these days. You’ve either got planning extraordinaire friend or, they are all rubbish and you are the fore mentioned planning extraordinaire and therefore have no choice but to plan yourself. Here at Late Night London, we know it isn’t always cool (is saying cool even cool anymore?) to plan a night out, however when it comes to a special occasion, planning is key so you make sure the night is epic. Here is a key list of things to consider when planning a birthday
Where are you starting?
Pre-Drinkers - Do you have a mate’s house you can start at, or are you, still living with your parents? Just as an FYI living with your parents until you’re 30 is now completely respectable and we are not judging you. Be the king / queen of pre drinkers and take a Cocktail Masterclass
The out before the out outers – are you that group that likes to go for sophisticated (or not so sophisticated) pre-venue drinks. If so, it is important to consider your drink to shot ratio. We suggest a 4:1. So for every 4 drink you have earned yourself 1 shot. You don’t want to get so bladdered, that the next place doesn’t let you in… don’t be that person, no one likes that person. If you’re only in the 1st venue for 3 drinks, well sucks to be you, no shots! Check out our suggestions for early drinking venues.
What are you drinking?
This one is simple! Can you handle you’re booze? You need to answer this one truthfully, don’t try and be billy big bollocks, down 7 doubles, throw up on yourself, wipe your jeans in a bar toilet and smell musky for the rest of the night. Stick to singles (at least for the 1st hour). Here are the best drinks for the not so hard core drinkers
What do you want from your night?
A fleeky Instagram feed - is your main goal to not only have fun, but to enhance your Instagram and Pinterest. Don’t be embarrassed to admit it, we all get insta-envy sometimes. Here are the most instagramable bars about
Moves, I want to show my moves! – So you’ve lubed up your joints with your pre drinks and now you’re ready to show the world your best dance moves. Whether you are a head bopper, a twerker, or have a routine to every song, we have a venue to suit you!
Music – really good music - we all have those friends that will only listen to progressive, deep, technically difficult, thick house. Obviously that is a completely made up genre, but you get the point. Music is important, to some more than others.
A celeb hotspot – We see celebrities all the time on social media, TV and in the press in these bars that look exclusive and expensive. We’ll let you into a secret; they ain’t all that exclusive, and half the time, not that expensive either. The cast of Made In Chelsea are often spotted in Forge, Kanaloa and Fifty9.