A wise man once said that a little party never killed anybody. So even if it might not be the festive time of the year, there’s never a bad reason to throw a nice house party. And you might want to read this to help get your party game on point. Make your house party more appealing with house party hacks.
Design the right menu
Fancy dishes generally create a mess, so prefer finger food that is easy to consume. Also, have a variety of drinks depending on your guest list. Beers are essential and so are whisky, vodka and rum. Basically, buy as much as you can.
Go all techie
Making phone calls and sending out invitations is so passé now. Use social media and go technological with your party planning. You can maybe create a group and keep posting regularly to create a buzz around your party.
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Be selective about who you include on your guest list; sometimes the party is more about the people than the booze. Invite an eclectic mix of professions and ensure that the gender ratio is not skewed either.
Accessorise your bar
Presentation matters. So do yourself a favour by going online and ordering a bar set. Essentials include shot glasses, a cocktail pitcher, mixing glasses, a shaker, double old-fashioned glasses and basic tools (bar spoon, strainer, double jigger and muddler). Practice in advance and you’ll be tending like a pro in no time.
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Have a theme
Have a theme and maybe even a prize for the best dressed. This will not just help people break the ice but will also add a personality to your do. Popular ideas may include Bollywood, retro, superhero, pirate, beachwear etc.
No mobile phones
Cell phones have become integral parts of our lives but it’s alright to set them free once in a while. So urge your guests to stay away from their mobiles and instead socialise with the others in the party. You might even have a who-touches-their-phone-first contest.
Set a playlist. Or two
There’s no party without good music. So carefully curate your playlist according to the theme of the party. You might want to have a couple of alternatives too, just in case. Also, make sure that the music system is good enough. You can even order a portable Bluetooth speaker, for added convenience.
Cards and games
Talking of games, you should also keep a pack of cards handy. They never disappoint. UNO cards and monopoly are the other popular options. You should also prepare a list of drinking games other than ‘Never Have I Ever.’
At a house party, there are good chances that not many people know each other. So being a good host, you should help people get along and with the right amount of alcohol, the gang should be ready to bring the roof down. Not literally.
Safe and sound
Being the host, it’s your responsibility to guarantee that the party goes on smoothly. So don’t get too wasted and know when to stop, unless it’s a slumber party of course. And of course, make sure your guests drive back drunk. Check out a whole bunch of ideas to set fire to your next house party.
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