Are you throwing a party and want to make it one to remember? Do you know what date your party is to be held, but you don’t know where to start the planning? If you want to make a great evening for yourself and your guests, you need to start with a creative idea, then make sure you are organised in advance: have everything you need on hand, from food and drinks to costumes, decorations, seating and parking. If you’re looking for more specific advice, follow these four tips to throw the ultimate soiree.
1. Make It a themed event
If you want to make your soiree fun and interactive, consider choosing a theme. You could opt for an international theme—such as a Hawaiian beach party, a Mexican fiesta or a Bavarian beer hall party—and decorate the entertaining space accordingly. Encourage your guests to dress up in fun outfits and costumes that match the theme. Check out this website for some costume inspiration from Disguises.
2. Make sure you have enough parking
Whether you are hosting a party at your home or in a venue, make sure there is ample party for your guests to easily access the event. If you are at home, make sure your neighbours are okay with people parking outside of their house, and inform them that there may be some noise throughout the night. If you are hosting at a venue, make sure your guests are allowed to use the onsite car parking facilities and that they will be able to find the party area easily once inside the venue.
3. Organise food and drinks
A good party has an abundance of food and drinks. If you are throwing a themed party, have food and drinks that align with the theme. If you are hosting a regular soiree, you are not restricted to one selection of food. Make sure you have something for everyone: don’t forget to provide gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and child-friendly food options. It’s always good have range of food that everyone can enjoy together. If you want to make it even easier to serve food at your party, opt for finger food than can be eaten without a plate or cutlery.
4. Have fun
When you are the host of a party it is easy to feel stressed and anxious both in the lead up to the event and throughout the night. It is important that you relax and have fun with your guests rather than fussing around after them and making sure they are having a good time. Once they have all arrived and the party is in full swing, mingle with your guests and eat with them, too. After all, it is your celebration.
Throwing a party can be stressful, so follow these tips to ensure that you are organised in advance so you can have fun on the night. What are your tips on throwing the ultimate soiree? Tell us in the comments below.