Everyone loves attending a great party. Basking in the satisfaction of hosting a great party is even better. Whether you have an upcoming occasion or are just in the mood to create some festivities, whether you are aiming for a grande soirée or a backyard hang out with close companions, this article will provide you with 6 tips for throwing your most successful party yet.
1. Make it Themed
Hosting a themed party is not only more fun, but also reduces the decisions you have to make regarding menu, decorations, activities, and music. Your guests will enjoy planning their outfits around the theme, which creates a lasting camaraderie among all attendees. People are more likely to take pictures, remember the occasion fondly for longer, and look forward to the next event you host!
2. Build In Photo Ops
Speaking of taking pictures, guests love parties with photo booths. Set up a backdrop with some props, and let people go nuts! They can use their own phone cameras they already have at the ready, or for a more extravagant affair, set up a professional camera or Polaroid.
3. Spice it Up with Menus
Menus add sophistication to your party. They also prevent you spending your entire night responding to inquires of “What is in it?” “Is it vegan?” “Does this have nuts?” Sound familiar? If you really have time and energy, set out recipe cards for each item for guests to take as favors!
4. Add Personal Touches
Try your hand at making invitations, refreshments, games, decorations, and photo booths. Adding personal touches saves money and lets you tailor the event to your theme, your style, and your guests. You also get to take all the credit when the compliments start pouring in!
5. Mix Business and Pleasure
Parties are ideal workplace ice breakers. Taking charge will earn you the title of “the fun one,” and the initiative will impress superiors. Inc.com wrote this festive article about how to host the perfect office party.
6. Be a Balanced Host
Guests love warm greetings, an organized atmosphere, and a steady flow of refreshments and music. They also love to see you eat, drink, and be merry! This balance is the key to successful hosting. The Huffington Post offers this helpful guide to hosting etiquette.
Whether you have been struggling with an upcoming event or in need of a nudge to get one going, you are now ready to throw the perfect party! Choose a theme, and then immerse yourself in the excitement and satisfaction of hosting an event your guests will rave about for years to come.