Host a party
Give yourself plenty of time
. You should start planning about 4 weeks prior to your big event
. Trying to get everything done by yourself can be stressful. Delegate duties to some of your friends...they are usually happy to help out, and its a lot more fun than doing it alone!
Choose a theme
. A theme makes planning your party much easier, and it sparks your guests enthusiasm.
Pick a place
. If you have a friend who s house is pretty large, use it. If your house is pretty big, use it. But do not choose some public place like a park. People filter in and out, and try to join the party, random little kids walk around, its just a bad idea all around.
Plan more games and activities than you anticipate playing
. Things do not always go exactly how you expect them to, so with a few extra games in your pocket you will be ready.
Spread the word
. As soon as you have the core parts of the party down then start to invite your friends. But keep this in mind, balance is everything. You do not want to be able to have to shout to talk to people, but you do not want an empty house either. Make sure you are vigilant about this, if you have a pretty big house then 20 or more people is appropriate.
Keep the valuables away
. Guys, no matter how smooth you may be, you always end up bumping into stuff, may it be paintings, vases, girls, so keep everything your parents do not want broken, in a safe, no admittance zone.
Set the mood
. This is one of the party planning tips that some people tend to overlook. Greeting guests at the door with a smile will help them feel comfortable right away. Decorating your party location to match your theme will spark your guests' enthusiasm, and dressing in the style of your theme will get everyone talking.
To encourage mingling
. put out less chairs than there are people. People can not mingle if they are sitting.
During the party be sure you get a chance to talk to everyone there
. You invite people to your house to talk to them, not to make them wait.
Always remember to add non alcoholic drinks to your menu
. Not everyone will want alcohol, and the designated drivers are going to need something to drink
Play background music to liven up the atmosphere
. Make sure its played loud enough to hear, but not so loud that its a distraction.
. Keep the music volume at a reasonable level. If neighbors call the police to file a complaint, then its not so fun anymore.Call a cab for anyone who appears drunk and insists on driving their car. Look out for alcohol poisoning as well. If someone is sleeping and drunk stay with them or call someone to take care of them.
Do Your Homework
. If you are not completely prepared and guests start pouring in, neither do you get time to finish the chores nor are you able to devote yourself completely to your guests. So, it is advisable to be prepared well before the party time. Keep at least two hours in store, after preparing your party, to get ready and for any unforeseen emergencies. Keep music ready and keep four, five random CDs in the music system, to let the music flow without your having to change it.While preparing the food, keep in mind the theme of the party as well as the overall tastes of your guests. Remember, the food should be ample and there should be a reasonable variety as well. Everyone likes food and there should be enough diversity to keep them happy. Arrange for wine and set a small bar, where people can help themselves. Seating arrangement should be perfectly arranged, to give people moving space. There should be enough chairs as well.
. You may be very good party planner, but its still not advisable to keep all the work for yourself. You can get tired and be zapped of all the energy by the time your guests come. So, either hire outside help or engage your family members. Divide the labor, but keep on inspecting the work. Be gracious if any problem occurs. A party is meant for having fun, so do not let anything ruin that for you.
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