Throwing a party is both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to go down in history as the best host of a party ever. Imagine if all your friends were talking about your party for many years to come!
If you’ve never thrown a party before, then it seems like a daunting task. Have no fear, it’s actually very easy to plan the best parties – no matter how big they are. All you need to do is follow this blueprint as it includes all the key elements of a special party:
Make sure there’s good food
You can’t have a party without food. People like to drink at parties and let their hair down, but you need to have food to keep them happy as well! For big parties, you can make your next party easy with full-service catering! Effectively, this means you get your hands on loads of cooked food that’s pre-made and can be set up in your location. People can help themselves, and you will have more than enough to go around. For smaller parties, make sure you have snacks and nibbles lying around – you can’t go wrong with pizza!
Nail the entertainment
There must be something to keep everyone entertained at your party. In some cases, this is as simple as playing music all night long. Set up a device with some decent speakers, link it to Spotify, and people can sing and dance and feel like they’re living their best lives. You can go a step further than this and provide more ways of entertainment. Karaoke always goes down a treat, but think about other party games – like Charades, Cards Against Humanity, etc.
Pick a good location
Some parties live or die based on where they’re held. Holding a party at your house makes a lot of sense, but ensure you have a good setup there. Do you have enough room for your guests? Can you be free and not worry about making noise? If you live with your parents, or in an apartment block, then it’s hard to throw house parties as there are restrictions on what you can do. For bigger events, you need bigger locations. Look for places that are convenient to get to, and that also provides ample room for your guests, entertainment, and so on.
Create a guest list
It’s tempting to invite everyone you know to your next party. You want it to be epic, so the more the merrier, right? Often, inviting too many people can ruin your party. It just becomes too big, nobody can really have fun, and it creates a lot of mess. Likewise, you don’t want to invite too few people! So, look at your party, think about the reason for it, then create a guest list that suits the event.
You really can’t go wrong by following this party blueprint. As long as you have a great location, a guest list that’s not too big/small, excellent food, and awesome entertainment, then you’ll throw the best party ever!