A dull, lifeless party where everyone goes home early is every entertainer’s nightmare. There’s nothing worse than putting in all that effort to create a unique and memorable occasion, only for it to become a dud.
Bad parties do happen. But it turns out that there’s a lot that the average person can do to prevent that. In fact, nothing is stopping you from creating a party that’ll make even Paris Hilton jealous.
Here’s what you can do.
Invite The Twelve Most Interesting And Controversial People You Know
A party is primarily about having fun once the working week is over. But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid all forms of disruption. In fact, you should encourage them where possible. Nothing is worse than having a dozen bland people sitting around the table with nothing better to talk about than the weather and their work. That’s no fun at all!
Where possible, invite disruptive mavericks to your party. Get all your friends who have the most interesting ideas to show up. Hire entertainers. Grab that annoying person from the office who doesn’t want to talk about anything but the most challenging issues in philosophy (you know the guy). Get them all to mingle and see what happens.
Speaking of which, making introductions is one of the best things you can do as a party host. Remember, you’re probably the only person at the event who knows everyone else. That means you’re in a perfect position to think about who should talk with whom.
Get Your Music Sorted
If you want it to feel like a real party, there’s no substitute for live music. Put away the jukebox and get searching for a pianist for hire. This way, you can create a real atmosphere at your event and get the musician to adjust the mood, as you see fit.
Add Some Thoughtful Details
Drinks? Check. Music? Check. Invitations? Check. When it comes to parties, getting the basics right is surprisingly easy. The more challenging part is adding details that people will appreciate. And they’re not always obvious.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Post your seating arrangement on a chalkboard near the door
- Add flowers to the tables
- Provide snacks and finger food people can munch on immediately
- Split the party up into the main event and the after-party so families or introverts can go home early
- Provide directions to the bathroom
Make The Food A Priority
We all know that drink is an essential ingredient for a successful shindig, but so too is the food. Serving up a sub-par is a recipe for disaster. You want something that makes people feel good inside and prepares them for all the fun that’s to come.
Food doesn’t have to be complicated to be good – think roasted camembert with garlic and crusty bread. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, but it tastes incredible.
Try if you can to cater to different palates. Make sure you serve savoury and sweet options and that there are options for those with allergies or dietary requirements.
Enjoy the party!