Men only at first glance seem indifferent to the subtleties of design, to the details. But a properly organized and bright holiday also causes a storm of positive emotions in them.
The organization of a men’s holiday requires a slightly different approach than in the case of a women’s celebration. Despite outward restraint, most men are also waiting for something special on their birthday. And this feature is due to the nature, preferences and lifestyle of a person.
Men who are always in the spotlight usually prefer minimalism in everything.
The best holiday for this type of people is a party for two: husband and wife. With this approach to business, you need to dress up quite festively and arrange a romantic dinner. With age, such celebrations are replaced by family gatherings.
Men who love noisy companies do not refuse a large-scale themed holiday with a large number of guests. These are usually relatives, friends, work colleagues. Banquets organized in a special way are suitable for such young people. We are talking about nautical-themed holidays, cowboy parties, retro-style events, and so on. A win-win option for spending a holiday is always relaxing with a barbecue in the fresh air. With the proper approach to organizing such an event, the evening party will be characterized not just by eating meat, but by active pastime.
And for one type of young people, and for another, traditional approaches to the overall design of the room cannot be ignored. It would be appropriate to use balloons, candles and flor arrangements. The main thing in this business is a sense of proportion. It is better to make various compositions from balloons than just decorate the walls with them. Cars made of balloons, little men, always look good at a men’s holiday. If it becomes necessary to decorate the walls with balls, then, if this is not an official reception, you can make and hang various animals, sabers and so on.
When applying, the age of the man should be taken into account. Older people will not understand the abundance of balls. Here you can limit yourself to the figure of a boy or grandparents.
At the men’s holiday, as ll as at the women’s, children’s, congratulatory streamers and posters with the best moments in life will always be relevant. Flors are used primarily as table decorations. These should be low and not particularly wide compositions. Otherwise, they will block the treats. As for the design of dishes, any person will be pleased to see the efforts in his honor. Salads can be served by decorating them properly. The menu should be dominated by meat dishes, chicken, duck, piglet, ideally served with carcasses.
Dancing, music, contests and games are the components that no party can do without. The holiday of the man in this case is no exception.
Contests and games
The choice of contests and games should be started, starting from the preferences of the birthday person, the venue of the holiday and the number of guests. For a small company, you need to select original entertainment that resembles home gatherings. In large companies, as a rule, guests do not know each other much, which is necessarily taken into account when organizing a holiday. As for the venue, it, of course, affects the choice of competitions, but is not the main criterion. A variety of entertainment can be selected for a house party, a celebration in public places and a feast in the fresh air.
A feast at home is organized taking into account the free space in the house or apartment. Below is a list of board games for which a large space is not required.
Two bags are brought into the room. In one — men’s things, and in the other — women’s. Men dress up women for a while, and then women dress men. Whoever did it faster, he won. In this form, guests should stay for some time. At the table, each character draws out a task that must be performed by him: do hair, make-up, sing, dance or swaddle a child, walk on a hairpin, dance a waltz, and so on. Friendship wins.
Competition “Pig in a bag”
In the hands of the leader is a bag with unknown contents. Each guest tries to guess by touch what is in the bag. If he guessed correctly, the contents remain his present, and if not, then the loser fulfills the wish of the birthday man or makes a toast. As content, two tangerines glued to each other are used (if there are no guests at the table, then you can combine them with a banana), just a banana and other comic attributes.
Teams of 2 are selected. The task of the players is to wrap the partner with toilet paper from head to toe. The winner is the one who is ahead of his rivals.
Celebration in a cafe
Celebrating a birthday in a cafe is good because, firstly, you don’t have to worry about observing the silence regime. And, secondly, the hostess of the house does not need to be distracted by serving guests. In all entertainment, she can take an active part.
Competition “For a friend”
Guests are divided into 2 teams. Their task is to take turns running to the table and without hands to drink a glass for the birthday boy. Dishes must be plastic, something for snacks must also be presented. The team that makes the circle first wins.
Participants are divided into teams of 3 people. They draw forfeits, where it is indicated what sound should be on their alarm. It could be a cock crowing, a kettle whistling, or a person snoring. Whose signaling was louder and more coherent, they won.
Competition “In the image”
Participants draw a phantom, which indicates in what way they should portray the hero of the occasion. It can be a loving husband, boss, work colleague, brother, father, and so on.
The festive table is to some extent part of the overall decor. If you want to impress the hero of the occasion and his guests, then the menu and table setting also need to be carefully thought out.
It is clear that meat dishes should prevail at the men’s holiday. But you should not refuse salads either, because men, like women, are not averse to paying attention to an original and beautifully decorated appetizer. If certain tones predominate in the general color scheme, for example, red, blue and others, then, if desired, the appearance of all dishes can also be given a similar color.
For these purposes, you can use dyes, herbs or sprinkle the dish with grated yolk, protein or beets.
For serving, it is preferable to use plain dishes: white, black, brown. Napkins should also be plain.
The highlight of any holiday is the cake. Today, you can order a variant of any kind from craftswomen. It can be a cake in the form of a barbecue, a treasure chest or a beer mug. The idea for the cake should reflect the hobby or character of the birthday person.
If preparation for the holiday is carried out in advance, then the color scheme of the cake can be matched to the color of the decoration of the room. These subtleties are always conspicuous and testify to meticulous work.
How to congratulate?
Men, unlike women, listening to congratulations, first of all perceive not words, but pay attention to originality. For this reason, in order to surprise your loved one during congratulations, you need to prepare a surprise for him. Surprises are chosen, again, based on the age and number of guests. Something purely personal is better not to advertise, but to leave for a secluded environment. But it is possible to present in an original way what a person has long dreamed of in front of everyone.
Option number 1 “Matryoshka”
The gift is packed in a box that will fit him. Then that box is placed in a larger box, the next one is placed in another larger box, and so on as much as you like. To keep a person in suspense, there should be at least 5 boxes.
Each of them must be packed as the only one: wrapping paper and tape.
Option number 2 “Rubik’s Cube”
You will need 4 boxes of the same size. They are glued together so that it can be opened on each side. Gifts are laid on all sides and carefully sealed.
Option number 3 “Parcel”
The postman runs in and says that he has a package that he cannot deliver, since it is not indicated to whom it is and from whom. He asks the birthday boy to touch the box and guess what is inside. After conjectures about the content, speculation begins on who such mail could come from. After a comic bickering, the addressee appears and, with warm words, hands over a present.
Overview of script examples
The preparation of a script for a man’s birthday should be started, starting from age. If the birthday boy is 30, 36, 37 years old and no more, then the holiday should be groovy. At this age, the man has not lost his enthusiasm and vital interest, so you can hold comic contests with dressing up and gambling.
(Guests arrive early, and the birthday boy should be a little late. The ideal option would be when an organized event becomes a surprise for the hero of the occasion).
The man opens the door, and there the guests greet him with applause and whistling.
Host: My friend, you have become a year older, let’s see if you have lost your former scent and dexterity (they close their eyes to the birthday man and take out a tray with two glasses: in one of them — water, tea, compote, and in the other — an alcoholic drink, the task of the birthday man is to choose what he will drink and determine the contents of the glass).
Host: Your scent is not lost with age, but how are things going with dexterity? (Helpers take out a not very long rope, a fruit is tied to it, it can be anything). Near the fruit is the key to the room. The hero of the occasion must eat the fruit without the help of hands in order to get the key and enter the room where the table is laid. After that, the guests enter the room and prepare to sit down at the table. The birthday boy goes to each place and takes a sheet with a question from there.
His task is to guess who the place is intended for. The guest, whose place is determined, gives a gift.
Host (after the guests have a snack): It turns out that the owner of the house knows his guests ll. Let’s see if he can play the role of Sherlock Holmes and return the things stolen from them to the guests (an assistant enters the room, decorated with things, guests: hat, scarf, gloves, shoes, tie, etc.).
Host: Enough guests to sit, you need to raise your ass.
We will go out to dance under the lezginka.
And let’s dance Ukrainian
And then ‘ll go out with the polka,
And ‘ll dance and ‘ll sing, and then ‘ll pour some more.
(Dances. Moving dances must necessarily alternate with slow ones).
Leading: We know how to dance ll, but what if the enemy overcomes? You need to compete in accuracy in order to have someone to compete with.
Competition “The most accurate” (For the competition, you will need children’s skittles or a slingshot with balls. If there are children at the holiday, then they should be the rivals of the birthday boy).
Leading: Well, shot, and now they drove to the table. I am speaking here in verse to surprise all of you (after the feast, the competition “Scribbler” is announced).
Competition “Scribbler”. A sheet with a pen is started in a circle, a wish is written down by the first guest, each subsequent one should be consonant with the previous one. As a result, a collective congratulation is obtained, which is pasted on an impromptu wall postcard (whatman paper).
Leading: We wished a lot here and piled a postcard, and now it’s time for us to create a portrait of him (points to the hero of the occasion). The competition “Portrait” is announced.
Competition “Portrait”. Here you can make a division: “Birthday through the eyes of women”, “Birthday through the eyes of men”, children, and so on.
Congratulations from the doctor. (An assistant in a nurse’s costume runs in with the words “view-view-view”, and he has a flashlight in his hands).
Doctor: Well, ll, ll. I smell bad! An aged man (points to the birthday boy), and they overfeed him here, solder him! And if the ulcer, and if the liver! Getting ready for the inspection! The temperature is normal, the heart is pounding, but what about the coordination of movements? Walk along the line (lays out a scarf), sit down, jump on one leg (all remarks are accompanied by the corresponding movements of the doctor and the person she is addressing. All guests can be examined). Yes, with such health you can go into space! Time to pour and eat! These are pills for tomorrow (gives anti-pohmelin).
Toastmaster-leader: We danced nicely here,
Gloriously kneaded the bones,
And now at the right time
Please take a look at our cake.
(The lights are turned off and a cake with lit candles is brought in to soft music).
In the family circle, you can also organize a theme party. To do this, you need to warn the guests and ask them to come in appropriate costumes. A holiday for an older person (50, 60 and 70 years old) can also be held according to the proposed scenario. Only a contest with a nurse and eating fruit without hands is better to replace with congratulations on a fortune-telling from a gypsy and looking for a key to leading questions. The latter is reminiscent of the game “Warm, hot, hot!”.
When organizing a holiday for a grandfather of 66–75 years old, special emphasis should be placed on humor. It will be good if the holiday turns out to be funny and cheerful, so that a person understands that a figure is not a reason for sadness.
When preparing a holiday among friends without a toastmaster, it is necessary that someone alone takes over the role of host, otherwise the event will not have a logical sequence and a single structure.
The choice of entertainment for the boss or colleagues must be approached with particular care, since not everyone in the team has friendly relations. All competitions and games must be of an official business nature. It can be “Poet”, “Portrait” and others. Congratulations from gypsies, Italians perfectly cheer up. If there are no friendly relations, then all words and actions should be without vulgarity.
The theme party “In the style of the 90s” is popular.
Guests come in appropriate costumes, the room is decorated in the Soviet style: this is a carpet, portraits of Stalin and Lenin, music of the 90s is playing.
Toastmaster, chewing gum, invites guests to a party. The holiday begins with a feast. It is opened by the best friend:
“Bro, you and I have gone through fire and water. At the same time, our relationship was not exchanged for money or women. So let’s drink to the fact that our friendship only becomes stronger over the years.
Then comes the entertainment.
- Contest “Guess the melody” The table is divided into 2 teams: right and left sides. Each team turns on a melody in turn, the goal is to guess it and continue the song.
- Bubble game. Participants are given 3 inflatable chewing gums, the one who inflates the biggest bubble wins.
- Fanta game. The birthday boy sits with his back to the participants, he is given a box with personal belongings of the guests. He expresses wishes, what he would like the owner of this or that thing to fulfill. He himself must determine who carried out the task. For each correct ansr, he receives a chewing gum as a present.
- The game “Guess what it’s about.” This entertainment belongs to the category of drinking. Its essence lies in the fact that guests, according to the description, must guess the hidden object. It can be Tetris, dandy, romantic tape recorder and so on.
- Dance competition “Musical battle”. Guests are divided into two teams, their task is to dance each other.
The event ends with a traditional tea party.
- So that guests do not have time to get tired, competitions need to be alternated: mobile and games at the table.
- Too many entertainments should not be prepared, because, as a rule, close people gather, and they probably want to chat.
- All entertainment, even at the table, is more interesting if there is musical accompaniment.
- Events where the grandfather is the hero of the occasion are guided by the warmth of family attention. The birthday person should feel love from all members of his family: children, grandchildren, and so on.