How to host a killer Vivo IPL screening party this year
Things are heating up thisVivo IPL and in anxious times like this, one amazing party could make all the difference. Well, it probably will have no effect on the performance of the team you're rooting for, but at least you will have the night to remember. Here’s what you need to throw a killer IPL party.
No great venue means no great party
Open terrace best suit T20 screening parties. However, you need to make sure that you don’t have neighbours that will come banging at your door with noise complaints. That would just be a buzz kill!
Hosting a party at your own house does mean that you will have to clean up the next day. If you are not ready for the headache, it’s best that you rent out a service apartment for a day. In any case, just make sure that the place has a large screen TV and cable connection.
If you are not able to find a service apartment or a lodge with a cable connection, you might want to make arrangements for a projector, a laptop and an internet dongle for live streaming. The matches are broadcasted live on starsports.com.
One simple invite can change the world
One simple way to invite your friends over is to just create an event on Facebook and invite people. You can also design an invite using photo editing tools such as pixlr and just send them over whatsapp and email. Remember, witty messages on invites such as, “come to my party or you goanna die tonight” help capture user’s attention. Use them!
Always dress for the occasion
Ask people to come dressed in jerseys of the teams they are supporting. You can keep your own stock to give to the guests that don’t have one. You can also go hunting for some inflatable cheering sticks to make it even more fancy.
Decoration = ambience= happy guests
Take printouts of the team’s logos and stick them on inflated balloons, which also have matching colors. Rather than just sticking them on walls, scatter them all over the place. If it’s an indoor party, you could also get some helium balloons to fly beneath the roof.
Stick posters of players around on the walls. You can also get frames or poster boards to avoid damaging the walls. Design thermocol cutouts to make them look like bats, wickets and pads and place them around. You could even toss in real cricket bats and wickets to make it more authentic.
Leaving the decorations aside, people need to be able to comfortably watch the match. Therefore, big screen TV or a projector is a must.
Watching cricket can make people hungry
Cupcakes shaped like cricket balls or a big cake which is shaped like a cricket field can help the guests get into a cricket mood. Instant Microwave popcorn like Act 2 is easy to make, delicious and can be served hot. Don’t forget it! Try ordering in some pizza for the main course. It’s convenient and people love it.
People generally have varied tastes in alcohol, which is why you should make your party BYOB (Bring Your OWN Booze).
Peanut masala, the legendary side dish for alcohol should be there as a rule. Here’s what you need, to make it.
(1/2 cup raw peanuts
1/2+1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
1/8 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
3/4 cup tomatoes seeded cut in small cubes
3/4 cup cucumber cut in small cubes
1 tablespoon ginger finely chopped
1 green chili finely chopped adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder (bhuna jeera)
1/8 teaspoon red chili powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)
1 tablespoon lemon juice)
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