Are you about to reach a milestone birthday? Whether you are turning 21 or 50, sailing along the water in a beautiful boat is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Discover the top five reasons to celebrate big birthdays on a yacht and inspiration for your party theme.
- A touch of luxury
Yachts have that touch of luxury that is befitting of a special birthday that you want to celebrate in style. These vessels have all the facilities and flair of a high-end hotel with that extra je ne sais quois.
- Unparalleled views
Forget rooftop restaurants and destination dining: sailing offers the most unparalleled views. Watch the glittering lights of the coastline blur by, or gaze out into the distant horizon.
Try to time your party for dusk to experience a magical sunset on the water.
- Stress-free organisation
Yacht parties also mean utterly stress-free organisation. Rather than having to juggle between different providers for the venue, food, and entertainment, when you charter a luxury yacht for a special occasion it comes with a full crew and catering services.
This means smooth sailing from start to finish, without you having to lift a finger.
- Perfect capacity
When you have a party in a venue on land, capacity will always be a challenge. You either risk turning people away or leaving the space half empty, neither of which encourages a festive atmosphere!
Yachts are more specific in size but there are also more options to choose from. This means that you can select a vessel that has the perfect capacity for your party.
- Unforgettable event
Lastly, you can be certain that a big birthday celebration on a yacht will be an unforgettable event. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be branded into everyone’s memory forever.
- Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was written during the ‘Roaring Twenties’, a period of economic prosperity that lends itself perfectly to the over-the-top celebration.
Transport back to the 1920s for a night with a period dress code of flapper dresses and tuxedos with top hats. For the décor, think rich art deco that is characterised by geometric shapes, vibrant colours, and luxury detail such as chandeliers. At the centre, have a champagne fountain.
- Murder Mystery
Murder mysteries are an enduringly popular party theme, giving guests the chance to role-play in costumes and let their hair down. Hosting a murder mystery party on a boat will give the celebration a real Agatha Christie feeling.
Encourage the use of props and consider having a photo booth where people can capture a shot in fancy dress. Paid actors can be hired to play key roles including very convincing murder victims!
- Masquerade Ball
If you want a theme that goes beyond the usual black tie affair but maintains the stately elegance, a masquerade ball is perfect. At these events, guests partially cover their faces with lavish masks to add an exciting air of anonymity.
Black, red, gold, and silver are traditional colours, and you can find masks in a range of styles – each of which has its meaning.