Top Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Party

Hosting a party can be an equal measure of exciting and terrifying. You want to get everything right, but the planning stage can leave you feeling overwhelmed. What if the food runs out? What if people don’t like the décor? Some elements are a part of every brilliant party and following them will ensure your guests will have a night they’ll be talking about for years to come. Here are five tips for hosting an unforgettable party.

Keep the Drinks Flowing

Make sure you are well stocked up on drinks. This doesn’t just mean alcohol – this means soda and maybe even some freshly-squeezed juices too. Parties mean a lot of talking and talking means a lot of dry mouths – everyone will be grabbing a drink! If your party has booze, make sure there is plenty available, but also provide some interesting non-alcoholic beverages for the non-drinkers and the underage.

Keep the Décor Simple

You want to make a good impression, but that doesn’t mean you have to go all out. Make sure your house is tidy, but don’t go overboard on decorations. The wonderful thing about home-hosted events is that they feel like a home, so making sure personal possessions are on full display will keep the homely atmosphere. They are also a great starting point for conversations!

Display Indulgent Foods

Everyone knows the best thing about parties is the food. A lot of your guests will already be dreaming of what mouth-watering goodness lies on your table before they arrive, so you want to be sure you don’t disappoint! Make sure there is a selection for everyone, and ask your guests ahead of time if they have any allergies or food preferences.

Get the balance of savory to sweet spot on to please all stomachs and make sure you have enough for everyone. Think about what drinks you are serving and try to choose foods that go well together. Buying some chocolate wine boxes for dessert will give your guests a luxurious finish to your delightful spread!

Make a Playlist Ahead of Time

You may divert from it, but being able to press ‘start’ at the beginning of the party without worrying about song choice will take a lot of the pressure off. Think about what sort of mood you’re going for and pick the songs accordingly. If you know a guest who really enjoys a certain artist, make sure to slot them in from time to time. Add songs that will please everyone (there are many lists online if you need suggestions) and later in the night you could offer to let others pick some songs to add to the playlist.

Set Up Games

You may not need them, but hosting games is a great way of bringing people together and getting the conversation flowing. Have a few game ideas to pull out half-way through the night and make sure everyone has something to go home talking about. This could be drinking games, board games, or even just a teenage-call back to good old truth or dare. Whatever it is, make sure it’s fun!

Thanks to Zaklina

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