Everyone loves a good party and if you are going to be the one throwing it, then you want to ensure it runs smoothly. There is nothing worse than throwing a flat party where people leave early or don’t have a good time. There are many types of parties you can throw, from a themed party to a dinner party. One of the best sorts of parties out there is a garden party as there is minimal mess and you don’t have to shell out a lot of money on hiring a venue. It also has plenty of decorations in the form of plants and flowers to give it a splash of colour! No matter the type of party that you opt for in the end, we have put together some top tips to throw a successful get-together.
- Think about the entertainment you will offer
When you are having a party, there are so many entertainment types that you can choose it can be hard to settle on one. You might think that your crowd is enough and just some music through speakers will be enough. Or perhaps you want to take this up a notch and hire a DJ with a dance floor? You could put together some games that you can play, or perhaps host a quiz. If you are having a party at a venue you could hire out a casino table or a photo booth which are both fun things for people to have a go at!
- Decide on the food and drink
Food and drink are two of the most important things at a party, but they can also get expensive. Think about whether you want to sort this out yourself, or if you want to hire an external catering company to come in and do it for you. Are you having a theme for your party? If so, it can be good fun to incorporate this into what you make. For example, if you are throwing a James Bond-style evening, you could make Martinis. If you are having a beach party, why not look into making some Caribbean-style good? It is a good idea to think about how to cater for garden parties or other types of parties ahead of time so you are prepared.
- Carefully consider your guest list
A guest list is fundamental for any party and you want to make sure that you get the balance right. Think of the vibe that you are going for and choose people that are going to fit that. Do you want a mix of family and friends? Or just close friends? Will you invite colleagues from work? How will people get along? These are all things you need to consider for a successful party.
These are just a few tips for throwing a successful party that are sure to come in handy for your next gathering. What are some top things you like to do when hosting? Let us know in the comments below!