Everyone loves a good party and we all certainly know how to attend one. You show up, you enjoy delicious drinks, food, good conversation, and you leave. Easy, right?However, not as many people are quite as gifted at hosting parties as they are at attending them.
Putting together a party for the first time can be a daunting task if you have no idea what to expect. It can be a little nerve-wracking trying to figure out how to go about planning and what you should provide. You may start to wonder if you will run your credit card into the ground buying everything that it takes to throw the perfect party. Don’t worry! Not everyone has to be Martha Stewart on their first try. All it takes are a few basic essentials and you’ll be hosting a party like a rockstar in no time.
Here are some of the most basic tips for making sure you host a party where everyone has a great time.
Provide Different Types Of Drinks
You should have a variety of different kinds of drinks to offer your guests. Some will be alcohol drinkers while others will be juice or soda drinkers. Having a selection of different kinds of spirits and mixers will appeal to everyone at your party since everyone will have an option.
If you are hosting a party which is casual and amongst friends, it is perfectly acceptable to present a bring your own booze policy. Just casually ask everyone to bring something to drink to throw into the pile and by all chipping in you will have a wonderful collection as a group and no one will go thirsty.
Have a Good Playlist
Music is the backbone of a good party. Make sure that you have all the tunes on deck so that your party is energetic and exciting. If there are radio commercials playing, or music that feels out of context, this is going to throw off the ambiance of your party.
Applications such as Spotify and Pandora are great ways to build playlists from multiple artists. You can even choose from Spotify’s pre-made playlists which cater to moods. Try the “party time” playlist next time and see if it is something your guests might like.
Have Plenty of Seating
You want to make sure that everyone has a place to sit at your party since not everyone will be standing the entire time. Have your seating spread around and make sure that it is comfortable and spaced evenly to allow room for conversation amongst guests.
Don’t Forget Snacks
Everyone can get a little munchy by the end of a party so you will want to offer snacks. Even just a bowl of chips will do. This doesn’t mean you need to roast a duck. Relax, have fun!