It is easier than you think to throw a sensational party. Here are 10 easy steps for you to follow.
Food is an integral part of most modern parties, but you should stop stressing about the menu. If you serve it and it is free, people will love it. It doesn’t have to be a four-course sit-down meal to get people excited to attend. Throw a barbecue together or host a cocktail party; people will come if they have enough notice.
When friends are together at a party, they drink. You can serve fancy flavored alcohols like lemon drops with Absolut or stash a variety of canned beverages in an ice bath cooler. It doesn’t have to be fancy – it just has to be cold, and there needs to be lots of it.
You can send formal invitations, make a phone call, or ask people to come over in person. The invitation method generally doesn’t matter as long as you make sure the people like each other. If you are worried about attendance, ask people to bring a bag of chips or a bottle of alcohol to ensure they know they are needed.
Let people help you stage the party, invite guests or provide food. Your friends will be excited to help you throw that sensational party as long as they don’t have to clean their own homes in preparation. Ask those helping to bring chairs or pick up some groceries. They will be glad to help.
Make sure your party is stress-free by keeping it simple. Your guests won’t care if you didn’t mop the floor or don’t use the family china during the meal. People don’t care if you serve them fast food or offer them hamburgers and bags of chips. What they will care about is being able to chat with people they enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere as they lounge around your home.
Use paper products for your party when possible. Yes, it is the least environmentally secure option available, but it will let you enjoy the party knowing cleanup will not take hours in the kitchen long after your guests have gone home. Instead, using paper allows you to clean up in less than fifteen minutes. That means you will be glad you held the party.
If you are hosting an indoor party, turn the air conditioning down. Depending on the number of bodies heating the rooms and whether it is a summer or winter party, you may want to turn it down three or four degrees. You can crack a few windows around the area during the winter to keep people cool and comfortable.
Small details can make a huge difference when you host a party. For a formal dinner, you may choose a bouquet or table centerpiece. For a farewell party or neighborhood barbeque, choose balloons or seasonal wall hangings. The décor will make your guests smile and help set the mood of the party.
Families have children, but not all parties are suitable for the little ones. That is why it is essential to let people know if children are invited to your event. You can ask the neighborhood teenagers to watch any children that appear, or request people come sans kids.
The only way to make people feel comfortable during your party is by enjoying the celebration yourself. If you are stressed out and fluttering around apologizing, people will become uncomfortable. So, sit back, enjoy yourself, and take time to visit with all your friends and family. You have a right to take pleasure in the celebration you created.
Make people feel welcome and comfortable, and they will return for your next celebration. That is the best way to have a sensational party!