Wondering what you need to remember to host a great party? Here are some great tips.
Just Tell People To Come. Your home may not be perfect. You may not have enough sitting space for everybody. Your bathroom may be boring or ugly or have a toilet that has a rusty handle that still happens to work. However, 99% of people appreciate just being invited to a social gathering full of people they like and don’t pay too much attention to how your perfect your apartment is or whether they will have to sit on the floor or on wooden stools (and if they have reservations about coming, why invite them to your party in the first place?).
Don’t Make It Too Complicated That It Becomes Difficult To Host Again. Don’t bother mopping the floor. Use Evite to send your party invites. Order takeout for your guests. Whatever you have to do to make it easier to host a party, don’t be afraid to do it. I guarantee that nobody will even notice.
Food. It’s highly likely that almost everyone you invite to your party loves food. Regardless of the type of party you’re hosting, it’s important to serve some form of food or snacks. You can go with something as simple as a bag of chips or go with something more fulfilling like some good old home cooked dishes.
Focus on doing one thing really well and leave the rest to fate. I know many Instagram parties have a million brilliant details that you can easily point out. But, who cares? I personally recommend choosing one thing to focus on, whether it’s activities (like the Mission Impossible party), decorations (like the Pampers party), or food (like our s’mores party). And then make sure that everything else is super-easy (Amazing decorations? No activities. Huge activity? Easy food). Don’t tire yourself attempting to go overboard with everything.
Use Paper Products. The eco-friendly part of me, and Pinterest users from all over the globe are probably shocked to the core, but when all the hype is finally over and the guests have gone home, I love being able to clean up in just five minutes. This makes everything so convenient for me and I feel confident in doing it again. Furthermore, there are so many paper products on the market.
Don’t Forget Some Key Items. Nobody will be looking under your bed. I prioritize cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming because these areas are easily noticeable and I avoid worrying about other trivial things before hosting a part. I prepare one or two party foods, and then look for some delicious snacks (fruits, dip, chips, beverages, etc.). You’ll never have energy, money or time to tick every box, so don’t waste it on things that don’t matter that much.
A Couple of Details Make A Huge Difference When Hosting a House Party. Some balloons, necklaces that light up, a bouquet of flowers, or some cute paper straws are quite affordable and go a long way to making your house party a resounding success.
Turn On the AC. This is one of the most underutilized party hosting tips out there today. There is nothing worse than your guests silently persevering the hot and humid air in your house as they try to have some fun. Most people turn down their AC during normal days. However, you may want to crack up your AC when hosting your next indoor gathering.
Call Up The Right Pips. We all know that it’s not wise to invite everybody you know to your house party – this is a sad reality that we all have to contend with. You don’t want to be personally liable for ensuring that everybody is having a good time and nobody is bored. If you have some friends who don’t do well in social situations, you may want to reconsider having them over when hosting a really huge party. Save their names for a more intimate gathering instead.
Allow Others To Assist You To Host Your Party. If other people offer to come with some paper plates or some snacks, take them up on it. You may feel like you’re not being the best party host you can be, but when it’s just a couple of days to the D-day, you’ll be glad to have some time to do some cleaning instead of frantically looking for food items to serve your guests in the last minute. Furthermore, people like to help out where they can.