How to Host a Great Party: 4 Basic Tips to Follow
Who doesn’t like parties? Parties are one of the few instances where you can have fun and relax along with other people. Parties can be thrown for many different reasons, from birthday celebrations to baby shower is the usual excuse for someone to make a party. In some countries, funerals are also celebrated by telling stories about those who passed away. Bottom line parties are inevitable, whether it’s an internal party for improving team communication to a birthday party for your cat.
As with everything in life the more you are prepared for something the better it will be, the same can be said for hosting parties. There are many ways that a party can be amazing and even more ways of a party going the wrong direction. As a decent person, you should be prepared to throw a great party if the situation calls for it. Here are some basic tips to follow to make sure your party does not end up on the blacklist.
CONSIDER HIRING SOME HELP
In almost everything in life, if you don’t want to do something or just can’t be bothered by it then the option of hiring someone to do it for you is always there.
But it’s not as simple as that! If you are looking to hire an event organizer for your parties then you have to be sure of several things. Here are some common questions that you should have the answer for before hiring a party expert:
- What type of party?
- How many people at the party?
- How much budget do you have?
- What sort of party are you going to have?
- What date is the party?
- Where will the party take place?
- How many guests will there be?
- What’s the budget?
- What will the entertainment be?
If you have a clear answer to all the questions above, the party expert will have a much easier time organizing everything. Provided the budget is sufficient enough, any decent party planner can cater to your wildest desires. From hosting a 24/7 party to a garden party, for a party planner, everything is possible with the right knowledge and budget
Keep in mind that this is not the ultimate answer to throw a great party. Hiring an expert does not guarantee that the party would be the greatest party you have ever been into, but the chances of it being true are much higher than trying to organize it yourself (without prior experience).
WHAT THEME WILL YOU GO FOR?
Party theme is one of the factors that will make or break your party.
As a general guideline if you are hosting a party for a specific event then be as creative as possible. Halloween and Christmas are some of those instances. If you are hosting an office party then it will be better to stick with an office theme instead of taking the risk and have a bad party theme.
WHO WILL YOU INVITE?
If you are planning to invite a large number of people to the party then you will need to take extra precautions. If you’re just hosting a dinner party with your closest friends then this is not the case. Generally the bigger the guest list is the harder the party will be. People from different jobs/backgrounds will also have a preferred type of parties, you need to take this into consideration.
For example, Sophie’s Place charity organization will host fundraising parties by serving healthy cookies, in contrast, an Outback Steakhouse employee gathering party will often serve hard liquor and (too) many steaks. As you can see, the type of people you are going to invite will give you a general idea of what type of party to throw.
DO YOU NEED TO SEND INVITATIONS?
In this day and age, it’s rare to hear someone sending party invitations in physical forms. However, some people still have an affinity of party invitations that are not mainstream and sending invitations through the mail is one way to do it.
The people you are inviting to the party will give you an idea of what type of invitations is the right one. If you are inviting young generations then calling or texting is all you need. If you have older people in the guest list then adapt accordingly and determine whether some of them will need a mail invitation or not