How To Host A Perfect Bash At Home This Party Season
So, December is finally upon us, which means one thing — The party season is here too! And for many of us, it means navigating through an endless string of soirées, making merry, and even hosting a gala bash at home for family and friends. While the announcement of a house party spells oodles of fun, it can be also daunting to ensure that everything goes smoothly and every guest has a ball of a time. But don’t have to worry anymore, we bring to you few tips that will jazz up your hosting abilities and help you throw a party that is sure to become a talk of the town. Image credits: Channel 4, iKarmik, Martha Stewart, Pinterest, Paris Design Agenda, Buzzle, ruffledblog.com, Audrey Brandt's Destination Design, Room Decor Ideas, BazTro.com, The Abstract Plan, Redbook
Opt For A Theme A theme party is ideal to break the monotony and get your guests excited for the jamboree in advance. If you have a bunch of high-spirited friends, a masquerade mask theme is ideal, or if you prefer simple elegance, a black and gold dress code should do the trick. Film aficionados can have a filmi theme where you can request guests to dress up as their favourite movie characters. The possibilities could be vast, all you need is some imagination. However, do zero down on something soon so as to give your guest enough time to gear up for the theme.
Décor Once you have zeroed down on a theme, you are next big challenge is to do the decorations in synch with the concept of the party. The internet is full of DIY ideas and it won’t be difficult to find something that not only suits your taste but also your wallet too.
Games Party activities like games not only act as icebreakers for guests who don’t know each other very well, but are also the simplest and easiest way to spice up the evening. For instance, ‘drink or dare’ is an entertaining party game for an adults-only party. Pour a spirit of your choice in an empty miniature bottle, set a timer or play the music and pass the bottle just like the ‘passing the parcel’ game. When the music stops, the person holding the bottle has two choices — either to gulp down the alcohol or do a dare. Ain’t it a cool idea to keep the party alive and kicking, literally? Use your creativity, think of more activities or rummage on the internet to find more amusing party games.
Music Nothing can breathe life into a party like some peppy foot-tapping music. So, make certain you have a great playlist ready. Plan your playlist in advance, remember that making a playlist is also an art and needs lots of patience and time. Plan for at least three-four hours of music, because you never want your playlist to repeat itself. Start with mellow tunes, gradually moving forward with high-energy upbeat music.
Kitchen Supplies It is important to know if you have sufficient kitchen supplies for all the guests that you have invited. While planning for a soirée one often overlooks on small but essential things. For a drinks-and-nibbles-style party, what you have in your kitchen cabinets may just not suffice for the number of guests you have invited. Buy in a few extra supplies if needed. Or, if you wish to save money, take a trip to the market and check out for some disposable supplies. Nowadays, there are quite a lot of fancy stuff available.
Food Finally, it’s the food that you serve the guests which will define if you had a rollicking party or not. Plan the menu much in advance depending on the theme of your party. Make sure you keep a lot of finger food and appetizers as guests love munching on these quick bites. You can also plan for a potluck style dinner where every guest could bring one of their own signature dishes.