So, you have decided that it is time that you had a few friends over, a few drinks, and some music, otherwise known as a party. You may be wondering how you can host it and make it fun while keeping things relatively low-key, so you don’t annoy the entire neighborhood or destroy all your possessions. Hosting a party is something we all do from time to time, and it can be as easy or as complicated as you make it. But to help you out, here are a few things to think about:
Who to Invite
There is no point in worrying about so and so not getting on with someone else; that is not your problem, so forget all that at the outset. Invite everyone on your friend list that is in the near vicinity and whom you trust. Also, do not worry about your home not being perfect. In fact, this should give you something less to worry about, as it doesn’t matter so much if a drink gets spilled.
Don’t Over Complicate it
If you add layer and layer of complications, then you are unlikely to want to do it again. So, make it easy for yourself. Maybe get some paper cups, plates, cutlery, and table clothes, too, so they can all be thrown away. Think about what you need to do (or not do) to make the evening the least stressful it can be. There is probably no point in stressing over dusting the entire house – especially if it is going to be dimed lighting. Just make sure you have enough loo rolls and something for people to dry their hands on.
Who doesn’t love food at a party? So, you need to get some provisions. How about just getting some snacks and having a buffet table – with all the throwaway cups etc as mentioned above. Instead of spending all night in the kitchen cooking, why not order some pizzas? This is a great cheat, and everyone loves it.
All good parties need drinks. So beers, bottles of wine of all colors, a few spirits. You could always ask people to bring their own favorite drinks too – if you or they want. Another great touch for a party is to have cocktails. There are so many great cocktails out there to try, Tequila Sunrise, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, and more. This is a great way to have a bit of fun, too as the party gets started.
You are going to need music. How about creating a playlist rather than relying on something online? That way, you can control the music and make sure that the party has the right vibe throughout.
Dont Over Think it
Yes, you can have a few games planned for the night, or some conversation starters if your party needs a little pick-me-up, but most of the time food, drinks and music is all people need. So don’t stress out too much before. If you invite the right people and provide a great atmosphere, then you are going to have a good party.