Parents spend a lot of time planning and celebrating their kids’ birthdays. Sometimes they need a reminder to celebrate their own milestones too.

Let’s face it – kids’ parties are A LOT of work. The planning, organising, cooking, entertaining, cleaning – it may seem like it’s a never-ending annual event. Amongst the festivities of planning and hosting kids’ parties, parents need to remember to celebrate their own birthdays and other significant milestones too.

For many adults, the ideal celebration doesn’t have to be an intensive planning mission at all. Get a group of friends organised, dress up, show up and have a great time. If this sounds ideal then a private venue like the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club might just be right for you.

North Burleigh SLSC event manager Kiana Bullock says a common trap for people when they are looking for a party venue is to be blinded by any ‘free room hire’ advertising.

“Although free room hire sounds fantastic, you soon find yourself paying top dollar for basic inclusions,” Kiana says. “At North Burleigh, even our entry level package includes styling and catering to ensure that you have all the necessities for a great party.

“One of our most popular packages is the ‘Sunday Sesh’ where you can chill out on the balcony on a Sunday afternoon with great company, good food, live music and ocean views included in the price.”

So let’s make 2018 the year that parents start celebrating their own milestones again. Even if it’s making a little more of a deal about your birthday, you are worth celebrating.


Organising a party could not be simpler with six packages to choose from. Each package includes just a little more than the last so you can make the choice to do as much as you like. Mention haven magazine for $100 off your 2018 party booking!

Words // Nicholas Grech



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