There are many different reasons and ways to throw a party, from special days to holidays and birthdays. If you have a party coming up, here are a few top tips on how to throw one at your home.
Pick a theme for your party
While this is not a necessity, having a theme for your party will help to create a structure and unique vibe for your party. A lot of people opt for fancy dress, or specific dress codes as this allows many people to let their hair down a bit, and have a little fun with creativity. Some examples of fancy dress or dress code ideas are: Dressing as your favorite superhero or villain, dressing up as your partner, suited and booted, or if you are having a specific holiday party (for example Halloween) then you can revolve the dressing up rules around this specific holiday.
Make or buy a variety of food
There is nothing worse than getting to a party to find out that it has limited, or sometimes even no food available. Having the right kind of food, and enough of it for everyone is one of the core parts that makes a good party great. You should think about how many people you are inviting, the adult-to-child ratio if there are any known fussy eaters, and of course anyone with specific allergies that you will need to cater for. Something else you should consider is that you don’t need to buy every single bit of food, you can make some delicious dishes or sides yourself. Why not try this pretzel bites recipe for your next gathering?
Think about who you are inviting
Sometimes when a party is held there can be an incorrect number of people invited, or who turn up which can greatly impact the success of your party. So be sure to consider this when you are planning and inviting your guests, and remember that the total number of people will generally be less than the amount who say that they will attend. You should also consider the quality of the person that you are inviting, and whether they will bring good vibes, or have the potential to ruin the day with their attitude.
Ask your guests to contribute or get involved with the party
There is no harm in delegating or asking others to be involved in the planning and function of your party, as a lot of people like to feel involved or have more of a purpose than just to turn up and enjoy it. For example, you could ask your guests to bring, make, or contribute to the food and drink that will be provided (this will not only help reduce your costs and efforts, but it will allow others to try food and drink that they may not otherwise buy themselves). You could also suggest that several of your party guests bring along or think of some fun and inclusive games that you can all play together, as again this will help everyone feel more involved, and reduce the pressure on you to host the entire time.
Remember to consider and implement some, or all of these tips if you have a party coming up.