Throwing a party can be stressful – no one wants to run out of booze halfway through the night or realize last minute that they have no food for a fussy guest. To make sure everyone’s talking about your party on Monday morning, here’s some top tips on how to throw the ultimate party!
Choose the perfect venue
The first step to planning your party is to choose a venue. You need to decide whether you’re going to throw your party at home, or hire a venue for the event. Hosting a house party is cheaper, but you will be responsible for organizing all of the food, drink, music etc yourself.
Whereas when you hire a venue, you can often include catering in the hire fee and there will also be a fully-stocked bar onsite where people can buy their own drinks. You also don’t need to worry about cleaning up the next day or noise complaints from neighbors. If you’re holding a party at home, then it’s always a good idea to notify your neighbors beforehand, especially if you think the party may go on late in the evening or be loud.
Arrange music / entertainment
Music is essential at a party and can be used to create atmosphere and get people in the party mood. If you’re planning on providing your own music at your party, then make sure you download a playlist onto your smartphone or other electronic device and get a high quality pair of speakers to play your music through. Fortunately, you can now download a huge variety of pre-made playlists on apps like Spotify. If you truly want to impress your guests and give them a night to remember, then consider hiring a live band or DJ.
Fortunately, you can now find and compare a huge range of different live music options using comparison sites like Party Shirt Music. This allows you to compare the best live music providers in your local area and find the best deals for your party. Other fun entertainment options to consider include – games, cocktail making lessons, dance competitions and photobooths.
Consider food and drink
Keep in mind that your guests will expect you to provide some food and drink at your party. If you’re throwing your party at home, then buffets and BBQ’s are popular ways to feed your guests in a casual setting. Make sure that you check for any dietary requirements beforehand so you can accommodate your food choices to suit everyone. Provide some popular drinks like beers, wine and make up a few party cocktail bowls. You could also ask guests to bring along some food and drink. That way, you’ll save money and be sure that everyone has something they like. If you’re hiring a venue for the event, you will usually have the option to add on food and drink packages. Remember that it’s important to make guests aware of what food and drink will be provided, so they know whether to eat beforehand for instance.
If you love entertaining, then use these tips to help you throw the ultimate party!