How to Throw an IPL House Party
One sensational game that moves thousands of heartbeats is now back with a bang! The Pepsi IPL 2015 (famously touted as India ka Tyohar) is here to indulge you in a captivating experience of your favourite game. If you wish to make this IPL experience truly out of ordinary, and love to share the unique match moments with all your friends, hosting a lively house party to watch the game is ideal.
Once you have made up your mind to have a blast at the comfort of your home, you can refer to these pointers to know how to throw an IPL house party and make it a huge hit:
Send Out Exciting Invites
Prepare exciting invitations for your friends, prompting them to join you to watch the game. You can design these invites, putting up logos of the teams playing on that specific day (rope in a graphic designer friend for that). You can lure them by telling them about all arrangements being set up for the party. Build the mood by keeping a sporty dress code, such as wearing your favourite teams’ jerseys or t-shirts matching the clothes with your favourite team’s colour.
Change the Look and Feel of Your House
Transform your house into a party zone by putting away unnecessary clutter and adding some theme-based party items, such as posters, team flags, caps, head gears, wrist bands, face paints, whistles, masks, drums, and party-poppers. If sourcing any of this is a problem, you can take colour printouts and make a mosaic decoration of all things IPL on your wall. Furthermore, arranging a projector for the big screen effect will amplify the visual experience, or else watching the game even on your big-screen LED will be good enough. Pump up your sound system to have a larger-than-life feel in your party.
Prepare Slogans and Include Cheerleaders
Shouting out slogans for supporting your team adds to the drama of the game. Cheering recklessly will allow your guests to let loose and have one heck of a time. Think of popular slogans for cheering to keep the spirits high. Include cheer-leaders in the party to make the party seem fantastical. Scattering some pom-poms around the room can also bring out the energetic cheer-leader in your guests.
Arrange for Munchies and Sippers
Make your food and drink planning well beforehand so that you can handle it smoothly and arrange for quick refills on the day of the big game. Arrange for some tasty snacks that are easy to pass on. Pick from crunchy snacks, like pop-corn, nachos, wafers, pakodas or crispy kebabs, and light nibbles including sandwiches, burgers and chips. You can enhance this experience by tippling on to your favourite sporting companion, Royal Challenge Whisky. Add some mixers, and make sure you have some ice frozen beforehand to plop in into those chilled drinks.
Throw in Some Dhol to the Mix
Let’s be honest. No festive party is truly ‘consummated’ without the blattering sound of a dhol. If you cannot arrange for cheerleaders, which in all probability you wouldn’t be able to, make arrangements for Dholi may be? While you have two camps supporting two different teams, make sure there are two dholis: one for each of the two teams. So every time the ball crosses the boundary line or somebody gets out, the dholis can vie for making the most noise!
While the game reaches its culmination, surprise your guests with a grand theme-based cake to enhance the sweet experience of the match and help them cherish the pleasurable experience to its fullest.
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