Are you planning to host a party in the coming months? It’s great fun to throw a party, but it can be a lot of work to organize it. Why not save time using the following tips. There are also some helpful hints to help your guests have the most fun at your party. Here are five tips to get you started.
1. Make Use of Invitation Templates
Just trying to design your invitations can end up taking up too much time. Give yourself a break by simply using save the date invitations templates. You’ll have a wide variety to choose from so you’ll be sure to find one that best fits with your party theme. Plus, you can quickly and easily customize them so no one will know you didn’t spend hours designing from scratch!
2. Set up a Drinks Station
You want your guests to have plenty of drinks, but you also don’t want them to continuously be coming up to you asking you to play bartender, either. To encourage guests to help themselves, set up a drinks station. Use a fairly long table and cover it with a pretty tablecloth. Set your bottles of wine, liquor and mixers in an attractive arrangement near the back of the table. In front of that, arrange a variety of drinking glasses. At either end, provide ice buckets, tongs, stirrers and mixers. Don’t forget a few stacks of cocktail napkins, too! For fun, you can even place a book of cocktail recipes on the table so your guests can try new drinks if they like!
3. Program the Music
Another thing that can take up your time as a host is trying to keep appropriate music playing all during your party. Instead, go through your music collection and program in a playlist that will last all evening long. If you don’t have a personal music collection, you can use a music subscription service and just play channels that have the kind of music you want your guests to enjoy.
4. Have Your Party Pieces Ready
As the host, you’ll be expected to mingle and entertain your guests personally. Make this easier on yourself by preparing some things to say ahead of time so you don’t have to come up with them off the top of your head. You should have some interesting stories on hand and a few clever jokes to start with. You may not need them, but if you do, you’ll be ready!
5. Clear the Floor
Finally, subtly encourage dancing at your party by clearing the center of the room of any furniture. You don’t want your guests to have to push and shove furniture out of the way at the party itself. A cleared floor makes it easy for guests to stand up and mingle instead of sitting down passively on your sofa. More importantly, it lets them know there’s plenty of space to dance if the mood strikes them!
These five tips to host the ultimate party will help to ensure you get top grades for being a great party host! And don’t forget to have fun yourself – you deserve it!