The importance of celebrating a senior’s birthday cannot be overstated. We find that when people get to the age of an elderly person, they tend to care less about their birthdays being celebrated, which is a stance that we at Honeypeachsg Bakery disagree with heavily!
We think as people age, it becomes more and more essential to celebrate their birthdays. A birthday is a celebration of their life. It gives seniors the chance to reflect back on all the good times they’ve had on this Earth, and allows all of us a chance to show our appreciation and gratitude for all their accomplishments!
Putting all their life experience into focus and reflecting on the ups and downs of their life can help craft a more meaningful identity and purposeful present for these seniors.
Now that we’ve made our stance on celebrating seniors’ birthdays clear, let’s go into how we suggest you go about planning one!
1. Get clear on the details
The best way to start off your birthday party planning is to be sure of the big picture when you go into it. These details are essentially the backbone of any form of event planning, birthdays or otherwise.
These details are -
Will this be an intimate affair with just a few of the senior’s loved ones, or will it be a big gathering of friends and family? This is an important factor and it’s crucial you know this before going any further because it plays a major influence on other aspects of planning as well.
For instance, if you have a lot of guests, then you need a venue that can accommodate them. And the most guests you have, the more considerations you have to place in regards to their schedule and their dietary options. On the upside, loneliness is known to be a plague among our elderly population, so being able to see the love and support from close ones can help reaffirm their place in this world!
As previously mentioned, this can be a key element when planning a birthday party. Obviously, the date of the party falls on the birthday of the senior so that much is set in stone. The time you set is the important part here. Many seniors have an early bedtime, so you wouldn’t want this party to start or end too late.
If the birthday falls on a weekday and many guests will be attending, bringing along their children, that’s a consideration too. They’ll have to get up early tomorrow for both work and school, and you wouldn’t want to be inconsiderate and hold them up for too long. With all of these things in mind, you can get to work setting up a time best for everyone.
2. Choosing a location!
When deciding upon the location of a birthday for seniors, most choose the home of the person celebrating their birthday. This is convenient for several reasons. One, a senior wouldn’t have to travel far, which might be an issue for those who have issues with mobility. Two, you can save a lot on expenses that might burn a hole in your pocket had you chosen a restaurant or a hotel instead. Three, the home is where most elderly people are most comfortable.
But there’s also some good reason not to hold the birthday celebration at home. Some seniors dislike the peace and tranquility being disturbed, especially if you plan on inviting a lot of guests. If this is the case, a restaurant is a venue that we’d recommend. It might be a tad expensive, but there are a lot of benefits to it.
Menu options are also endless, so guests with unique dietary needs can be taken care of. You also wouldn’t have to worry about the clean-up. There’s also the advantage of being able to choose a setting to the senior’s liking. Perhaps they prefer a fancy indoor restaurant, or they’d like an outdoor setting where they can be closer to nature and feel the wind on their faces. If the latter is the one you choose, make sure to keep a close eye on the weather, and have a backup plan ready if the clouds turn dark.
This restaurant should be readily accessible. Not too far a drive for everyone involved, includes a lift or at least not too many stairs, and the event space must not have a lot of slippery areas.
3. Choosing the perfect birthday cake
At Honeypeachsg Bakery, there is no shortage of birthday cakes made for the elderly in mind. If you have a decent grasp on what they like, this step should be a breeze for you!
We have a wide assortment of birthday cakes that are customised for the elderly in mind! If you’re not looking for anything specific and want something that can work in any context, then might we recommend you take a few seconds to look through this amazing selection of birthday cakes made for elderlies in mind!
If you know for a fact that longevity or gambling-themed birthday cakes are something the senior would love, then rest assured because we have those too! These are our list of longevity birthday cakes, guaranteed to bring prosperity and fortune to everyone that gets a bite of it! For seniors who might like a shuffle of the tiles or a roll of the dice, our gambling-themed birthday cakes have always lived up to the expectations of those who purchased them!
The cake flavours we provide are the following; Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Banana, Cookie Butter / Speculoos, Double Chocolate Crunch, Earl Grey Lavender, Fresh Strawberry Short Cake, Hojicha White Chocolate, Matcha White Chocolate with White Choco Bits, Premium Pure Vanilla Bean, Sea-Salt Chocolate Salted Caramel, Strawberry White Chocolate, Vanilla Lemon Curd, and Vanilla Raspberry!
Depending on the number of guests present, this is one thing you absolutely want to get right! You don’t want to end up with a birthday cake too small and some people end up without a slice, or one too big that you might have to waste the cake.
We offer classic birthday cakes in the size of 4”, 6”, and 8”. If you have guests of 2-4, then we recommend the 6”. Any more and we believe the 8” would be much better. If your guest list exceeds a dozen people, then we recommend you take a look at our two-tier cakes, guaranteed to be sufficient for everyone!
That’s all the advice we have to offer, the rest is up to you! This planning process is a long and arduous one, but please remember that what you’re doing is meaningful! Birthday parties help elderly people recognize all the experiences and achievements they’ve had in their life, and it’s a wonderful way to assuage their loneliness and assure them they’re loved!
Honeypeachsg Bakery is the best cake shop in Singapore! We make the best birthday cakes and wedding cakes in Singapore, and we offer the best cake delivery as well! We charge only $9.90 for delivery, which we make completely free if your order is over $150! We also make customised photo cakes as well as corporate cakes for company anniversaries!