If you’re a grown-up, have a knack for parties but are bored of getting sloshed out in the same couple of bars over and over, you might as well try throwing a party at your own comfort space, i.e., your own house! It does require courage and planning, lots of it!
You have to decide what goes in the bar, the snacks, food, music, etc., but first of all, your guest list. You can’t simply leave it all on fate once the official announcement is made. For your party to be a huge success, you must make room for all the fun stuff, like dancing and karaoke, to happen. Oops, did you miss out on that?
Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with some tricks of the trade! Read ahead for five steps to throw a sensational house party that you and your guests will remember for long!
Make space for all the fun
Start working on the house as soon as the guest list is confirmed. If you’re solo, no need to rush with moving the furniture right away. Plan what you intend to do with them when you call for help. Once the furniture is removed from ground zero of the party, make sure that it’s cleaned and made spick and span. You can pull some things or showpieces away and arrange a few chairs and tables on the sides or dining space for those interested in making conversations.
Light it up!
Creating an ambiance of the party puts a spin on your otherwise average-looking room and encourages the guests to feel more involved and comfortable. Some string lights or candle centerpieces can make the venue look warm and party-ready.
Set up the speakers
What good is a party without a good sound system? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Bose Soundbar, but a mediocre device with some good speakers (rented or otherwise) can also get the job done. Put someone with a satisfactory taste in charge of the music because you don’t want anyone fiddling with your heavy-metal music collection, driving people mad and out of the party.
And when it’s time to drink up
You might not have the space to put up a bar, but you can definitely get all the possible drink choices or have a BYOB! You can keep some cocktails, vodka, and mead recipes planned and prepared to present some quick blends and impress your guests. Keep water, lemonade, soda, and some munchies around the drinking area. Don’t forget to ask the non-alcoholic drinkers for some coke or soda. Make sure that the drinkers don’t consume alcohol on an empty stomach. You don’t want to end the party when someone throws up!
If you’re a solo host or hostess, you possibly won’t have any stamina left for making dinner from scratch. In which case, it’s always a wise idea to order the food that the majority of your guests like, such as pizza or Chinese.
The non-alcoholics may want to bid adieu after dinner. Prepare for some handy token of appreciation, like chocolates, as they head home. For the alcoholics, you should keep some mattresses and sheets ready for crashing. In the morning, bid them adieu with the same token of appreciation and express gratitude for their presence.
The best way to bring order after the chaos is to ask if any of the friends would like to take some of the leftovers. This way, you’ll at least be unburdened in the food department. The cleaning drive, although it might take a while. But you’ll sure be basking in the glory of your party’s success!