Party on a Boat - Best Birthday Party Idea Ever, We Know
Need some ideas for an epic birthday party? Here’s why you should throw a party on a boat in beautiful Portugal
The pressure of planning a birthday party is no joke
Planning a big birthday party for a loved one or even for yourself can be challenging. You want it to be special and unforgettable, but at the same time, it has to be doable and affordable.
On top of that, if you’re planning on doing any kind of traveling, you have to consider logistics and lodging.
It all adds up quickly and if planning goes wrong, your dream b-day party can turn into a nightmare.
While successfully bringing these aspects of planning an event together might seem impossible, believe us when we say, an unforgettable and affordable party is totally possible.
You just have to know where to go. Today, we want to fill you in on a little secret; It starts with a “Portugal” and ends with a “boat party”.
Want an unforgettable birthday party at an affordable price? Choose Portugal… and a boat!
No matter where you are in the world, Portugal can be a great option for planning the perfect getaway with friends and family.
Thanks to its unique mix of below-average tourist prices vast array of activities to do and incredible sights to see, Portugal is quickly becoming the hottest destination for travelers.
Options, options, options
The coastal country may be small enough, but it definitely doesn’t lack when it comes to things to do while on vacation.
Visitors can wine and dine at world-class Portuguese restaurants, explore any of the 150 historic castles, or decide between a night in the city or a relaxing day in the countryside.
But as you might have noticed, we have one idea in particular for something to do in this unique destination that is honestly such a great experience for all.
Portugal is home to numerous boat tour companies that offer tourists a chance to soak up the sun in the best way possible.
LisbonYacht is one such company that tourists flock to year after year. This popular boat rental service offers seafarers a top-notch catering service, a sweet on-deck sound system, and a totally private atmosphere, making it the perfect place to throw an unforgettable birthday party.
Helpful tips for planning your party on a boat
Once you’ve got your whole crew touched down in Portugal (we suggest Lisbon specifically, but really your options are limitless), it’s time to get the party on a boat started.
But wait! Let’s take a few steps back, and look at some things you should keep in mind before you put your party hat on.
1. Communication is key
Communicate with the confirmed guest list that you will be throwing a party on a boat. Does anyone on the list have issues with seasickness? While catamaran boats are known for their smooth sailing, you might want to warn people who are new to sea life. Make sure everyone is prepared for a great time.
2. Book your party on a boat for more time than you think will be necessary
There’s nothing more soul-crushing than ending the party before your guests are ready. It’s always a good idea to give yourself a bit more time than you might think is necessary.
Because once the good times start to roll, people will want to keep the party going. Especially when the atmosphere is just right and the drink and flowing.
3. Book your catamaran party at the right time of day
Portugal is known for being very sunny. If you prefer having the sun directly overhead during your party, then midday will be the time you’ll want to plan your birthday bash.
After all, those who are too hot can always take a dip in the clear blue water below.
Otherwise, if you want to avoid overheating then sunset is a great idea. The sky will be photo-worthy and the temps will be enjoyable.
4. Don't forget the cake!
While boat tour companies like ours do offer drinks and catering services, birthday cake typically won’t be on the menu.
So, it’s a good idea to arrange where you’ll get the birthday boy or girl’s cake from, ahead of time and bring it with you onboard, or just ask us if we have any suggestions!