House parties are comfortable, easy, time-saving and anything you will ever wish for!
They are a true life-saver for people who feel uncomfortable when it comes to socialising outside their comfort zone while providing a fun yet safe environment for others.
That said, going to these parties is one thing, but the real fun and thrill lies in the art of hosting house parties. It is like a full-fledged event in itself, so naturally, you are bound to feel overwhelmed from the moment you begin thinking about it.
Well, worry not, because with the help of this article, you will be able to think straight, organise your thoughts and host a party that you and your friends will remember for a long time!
Let’s look at these steps to follow for your next house party.
Create a Guest List
Guests are the life of any party and the kind of people that come to your party determines its mood throughout. This means one thing – you have to choose them wisely, in terms of who to invite.
Once it’s done, you can decide on where to host your party; precisely, which area of your house will be apt for the said amount of guests.
While doing this, make sure that you don’t have too much or too little space because you wouldn’t want your guests to feel cramped up or distant from one another.
Send Out the Invites
In this step, you need to curate an invitation that is appealing to look at while giving your guests all the necessary information about the party. This information could consist of the time, theme, dress code (if any, and the address of your house for them to arrive.
Speaking of invites, recently, the trend of sending e-invites has taken over; it helps to save you time while also being environmentally-friendly.
Remember, invitations will set the first impression, the overall mood of your party; so, make sure you do it right!
Pick a Theme
Themes are what people are most excited about when they are considering attending a party or not.
This means that you have to honestly work towards this process; the process of building a unique theme that is limited to your party. It will determine your party’s mood and bring in more guests than ever!
When it comes to picking a theme, lately, there has been a surprising splurge of advances in creative themes that people are coming up with. Some of them are mentioned towards the end of this article for your assistance; so keep reading…
Decorate Your House
After the exhaustive planning and brainstorming session, now is the time for you to decorate your house. Needless to say, the decoration should run parallel to your theme.
If you are struggling to keep up with the elements that go with your theme, try using generic decorative elements. Here, don’t mistake generic with boring, because many professional planners have come up with modern decorations made simple, just for you.
For instance, balloon in a box can come in handy if these steps get too overwhelming for you. Similarly, you can keep the charm alive by perhaps installing a photo booth with props to make your party insta-famous!
Another important element that needs to be considered when people come over to your place is having enough stock for everything!
Food being the obvious one, you need to have enough for the guest but make sure it isn’t overflowing. Keeping the balance is equally important because wasting food is definitely not ideal.
Similarly, other supplies, like the ones used in games (if you plan to keep any) should not fall short as it creates a bad impression and puts you on a black list of hosts.
Unique Themes for Your Party
Lately, unique themes have become trendy and that is why here’s a list of a few for you to choose for yourself!
- Silent Disco House Party
- Cocktail Party
- Games Night
- Watch Party
- Garden Party
- Dress-Code Party
- Bonfire Night
- Baking Party
- Karaoke Party
- Home Spa Day
To Sum Up
The more creative you get, the more likely you are to be remembered as the favourite host amongst the crowd.
Moreover, gone are the days where you would fill the room with just lights, regular drinks and music. You have to take your game a notch higher if you wish to match the new standards and definition of house parties by going all out!
Try reaching for heights and make your friends feel welcome while making sure they are having the time of their lives!