Now that the days of staying separated thanks to Covid seem to be in the past, it is now a time when we can start planning parties and gatherings once again. Hanging out with those you love the most never goes out of style and is appropriate for every season of the year.
But after a few years of everyone taking a break from being social, it is important to pay attention to the details and put extra effort into hosting a great party. You can spend all the hours in the world cooking up delicious food, cleaning your house, and creating an epic playlist—but there is so much more that goes into it.
To throw the best parties, you need to focus on the small details that can drastically enhance the atmosphere of the party. After all, you’ll want to feel the vibe to be able to have fun. That is why we have gathered up all the top tips to throw a great party all year round.
Tip 1: Have a Reason to Celebrate
Organizing a random get-together keeps it casual, but sometimes it means it is harder to get the excitement pumping. Before you decide to host a party, commit to an actual reason to have this. Once you decide what that reason is, make sure it is communicated to everyone else so that they show up knowing the reason for partying too.
Some ideas for a reason to celebrate can include the celebration of love, a birthday, graduation, a reunion, or a birth. Or, you can make the reason extra special, like having a celebrity chef cook for your dinner gathering.
Tip 2: Create a Great Space
The space you host your party in really does matter. It will not only set the tone for the overall atmosphere but will also help dictate how people can interact with one another. If you are hosting your party at your house and you have a backyard, you should really consider installing a retractable screen door. This will allow you to have the party in both an outdoor and indoor space, where guests can easily shift between the two without you having to worry about a ton of dirt or insects getting inside.
The type of space you host your party in will mainly be dictated by the events you plan on taking place during. For example, if you are having a dinner party, then you will need a space that can fit the right-sized table and an appropriate number of chairs. If it is a cocktail party, you will want to have a place where people can either easily sit or stand throughout.
Tip 3: The Entrance Matters
There have been a lot of studies done that show how the first impression of the event can really set the tone for how the rest of the event will play out. So, make sure to put extra effort into how the entrance to the event looks, as well as any of the welcoming speeches or toasts that officially kick it all off.
The way you kick off the party can be up to you. But it is helpful to have that direction so that you can officially cue the good times. Have fun with it and make it personal. But whatever you do, don’t neglect the entrance.
Tip 4: Be a Good Host
When you host a party, you also take on the responsibility of being attentive to all of your guests. It is your job to introduce, connect and have fun with all of those who have been gracious enough to attend.
This also means being aware of the social interactions that are taking place between guests. For example, if someone is being extremely dominant at the dinner table, you have the authority to step in and shift the conversation so that others in attendance can equally participate.
Tip 5: Have Lots of Food and Drinks
Regardless of the occasion, every party needs to be well-stocked with food and drinks. This is the bribery that keeps guests happy, engaged, and wanting to stay for longer. You can always find options on any budget, so don’t try to go cheap and save costs by not having anything for your guests to nibble or sip on.
Tip 6: End Your Party with Distinction
There is nothing worse than having to wait for your party goers to slowly trickle out. So be very decisive with when the party ends and be clear about when the last drinks are going to be served. This gets your guests in the mindset that the party is about to end.
These six tips will help you host a memorable party and ensure you have a great time too. What will you be celebrating next?