The majority of people work incredibly hard throughout their lives. So, trying to strike a balance between work, rest and play can present even the best of multi-taskers with quite a challenge. Therefore, when we do get an opportunity to ‘let our hair down’ and have some fun it’s important that we take full advantage. So, if you’re hoping to plan the party to end all parties, be sure to follow our simple guide. It’s the only way to guarantee that you’ll throw an epic party that people will still be talking about for years to come.
The success or failure of any party largely comes down to the planning. The most awkward part of any party is the beginning. It can take a little time for people to start to relax and get into the party spirit. This is especially true if they’re not well equated with the other guests. A good tip is to make sure that you put the food and drink tables on opposite sides of the room. If people have to cross the room to get to the bar and buffet, they’re far more likely to mingle and chat with the other guests.
Choose a Theme
Having a theme creates a focus for the party and is a great icebreaker for guests who aren’t familiar with each other. Popular theme choices include ‘Back to School’, ‘Stars of Stage and Screen’ or our personal favorite, a classic ‘Murder Mystery’ party.
Once you’ve chosen a theme, now comes the fun part – decorating! Try and stay on theme with your decorations, and remember that less doesn’t always mean more. A few well-picked decorations will be far more effective than spending a fortune just for the sake of it. There are countless companies that offer high quality, yet affordable party decorations. And buying from an online retailer such as Balloons Galore is a great tip for saving yourself a few extra pennies.
Provide Party Favors
It’s always nice to offer your guests a keepsake to remember the party by. You don’t have to spend a fortune, but try and make sure that they somehow relate to your theme. So, if your party has an oriental theme, fortune cookies would make an appropriate gift. If your theme is ‘Under the Sea’, fill a box with seashells and other ocean-related trinkets. It’s relatively inexpensive (especially if you happen to live next to the beach!) and your guests will love its unique and kitsch appeal.
Know When it’s Time to Call it a Day
Every good party host should know when it’s time to call it a day. It’s always best to end on a high and leave your guests wanting more. Even the most epic of parties can still end up dragging to a close, because the host didn’t know when to stop.
So, next time you’re planning to throw a party, just follow our ultimate guide, and you can guarantee that your party will be nothing short of legendary.