Throwing a party can be pretty intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. The good news is, there really isn’t much to throwing a great party. We have had many people coming to us in the past few weeks asking for tips and tricks when it comes to throwing a party. Many people fear of being too boring or not having the right vibe. At the end of the day, do what you would enjoy and go from there. All that matters is that you try and if you focus on the things we talk about today, we think your guests are going to be glad you came and will be excited for your next big get-together.
Don’t Be Shy: Invite Everyone
Especially if you aren’t used to being around so many people at once, it can be easy for you to only want to invite a handful of people but the more the merrier. You may be surprised, by inviting those new neighbors or your coworkers, you may end up meeting some pretty great people along the way and a bigger variety of people means more brains working together, having things to talk about and things to do. This is actually going to make your work a lot easier than you may think. Just because there are more people doesn’t mean you have to entertain more. May sound crazy, but if you give it a try, you’ll see what we mean.
Select a Variety of Foods
Food is very important when it comes to any type of party. You want to select things that you know people are going to like. Since allergies are something you should take into consideration as well as age differences, you can never go wrong with some of the basics: sandwiches, chips and dip, crackers and cheese as well as soda and water. Of course, you can throw fruit and veggies into the mix. If you want to go all out, you may even want to bake a cake or some cookies or add a unique touch. People are much more likely to try something new if they are at a party because they don’t want to seem rude so have fun with your choices and add something in there that you love as well. It’s your party, too!
Create a Theme
The theme can be a tough decision but it’s also a very fun aspect of the party. If it’s a birthday party, you can focus on fun colors and designs. If it’s for a baby shower, focus on things related to children such as storks. You don’t have to have a specific theme. Even if you just want to go with certain designs such as zebra print, that can be fine as well. A lot of the time you can turn to the internet for inspiration because there are all sorts of party photos there and party ideas, tips and tricks. With so many options, we are sure you’ll find something that you and your guests are going to fall in love with.
Music is a Must
Music is another very important part of your party. Background noise is always good because there may be times during the evening where people don’t’ have as much to say. When this happens, they can relax and focus on the music. You’re bound to have at least a few people that want to get up and dance or sing to their favorite songs. When selecting music, be careful to consider the age range of the people who were invited as well as their backgrounds. The last thing you want to do is play something that is going to offend someone. Not know all of your guests? Ask around to get a feel for what they would enjoy.
Plan Some Sort of Surprise
Surprises are always fun, even if they are small. Have something exciting throughout the evening. Maybe this could be in the form of a cute game you have invented where the winner gets a price. You could do something such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey or even a singing or dancing competition.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun!
One thing people forget to do when they throw a party is that they need to have fun. Yes, the party is for someone else but you deserve a break and to get in the groove of things as well. Once you have planned everything out, make sure you take time to talk to the guests, mingle and enjoy the food, fun and games. You worked hard for the night and it’s important that you get to enjoy everything you put your blood, sweat and tears into as well. Your friends/family will be glad you did.
Jamie Moore is a event organizer and writes interesting articles on party related topics. In her blogs, you can find, you can find informative articles that will help you organize party for different occasions.