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Planning a party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many different things that you need to take into consideration when hosting an event at home.
The following 7 tips will help ensure that your party is organized and fun.
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Plan the Menu
Write a list of possible party foods that you may want to serve at the event. Take into consideration any dietary restrictions, food allergies, or dislikes when choosing your menu items for the event. You can research online by visiting sites like Who Wants 2 Party to see what kind of things you might add to your list. Try offering both hot and cold appetizers on your buffet table so guests can pick and choose what they like best!
Be sure to consider including healthy options as well as indulgent treats in order to ensure every guest is satisfied with their meal choice(s). Offer one main dish option along with some sort of salad or vegetable side dish (or both) if desired by all your guests who come over for dinner/lunch before the party begins since it’s usually easier to accommodate separate meal options for more people than it is the opposite.
Set Up Tables
It is essential to arrange the tables in a way that they do not take up too much space. In order to determine how many tables you need, it is useful to measure your living room and then readjust as necessary. Furthermore, if there are going to be people sitting on the floor or standing around, this will also change your calculations.
A comfortable arrangement would have two symmetrical rows of three tables, each with one table set behind another so guests can still move freely without disturbing other party-goers who might be seated at a table that has been placed up against a wall where otherwise nobody could pass through.
This implies being creative when setting them up – for example, using coffee/ ottoman stools instead of chairs – but within reason. In addition, the height of the tables should be adjustable in case you need to adjust for a special reason or simply change with time as party-goers grow or shrink in numbers over the course of an event.
Decorate with Tableware and Decorations
For example, you can use traditional tableware and decorations to create a homely atmosphere. If your guests are mostly friends from the neighborhood or family members that know each other well, this is an ideal way of setting the tone for the occasion.
There’s no need to be extravagant – just add candles, flowers, and fresh fruit in pretty bowls around the house and fill up some vases with colorful ribbons tied into bows at their tops!
Of course, it all depends on how big or small your party will be but these simple touches could make everyone feel even more comfortable in your space when they arrive.
Prepare the Drinks
We all enjoy a drink with our friends or family when we are at home, but it is easy to get carried away and make sure you have enough alcohol on hand for everyone! Make sure that your guests can always find something they like in their cupboard before running out of beer halfway through the party. Also, check whether there’s anything better than usual: wine instead of vodka.
A couple of bottles of each of both should do the trick! This way, nobody feels left out while still getting what he or she wants. You don’t want anyone to feel disappointed, so remember these tips beforehand and bring an extra bottle just in case someone comes along who prefers tequila shots over rummies, for example!
If you’re not planning on having everyone over for dinner beforehand, you’ll also want to ensure that there’s enough food in the house. This way, your guests won’t be distracted by an empty stomach and only be interested in knocking back whatever is available!
Ensure Everyone Has a Good Time
When you’re throwing a party, it can be so exciting to think about the food and drink that will be served. However, what should not get forgotten is providing your guests with entertainment during their visit. Whether this means planning some games or asking people who are known for being funny to come along, don’t forget they may need something fun to do while they wait for the main event!
If there aren’t going to be any snacks available, then let everyone know in advance by writing on invitations “For dinner only – please bring a salad if you want anything else!” This way, people won’t feel disappointed when they arrive expecting a buffet spread and find nothing has been prepared.
Have a Backup Plan
A good host knows how to keep things rolling smoothly. If everything goes right, that’s great! But if something unexpected happens, no one likes an unprepared partygoer.
Make sure you have a backup plan in place for your event so everyone can relax and enjoy themselves while having fun! It should be noted, though, that there is such a thing as too much planning ahead of time.
With all the options available today, it’s better to leave some wiggle room and spontaneity than overthink every single detail, which could cause someone else to become stressed out or uninterested in attending at all.
To save yourself a lot of time, it can always be better to have a party somewhere where all the planning can be handled for you. Hoola events do nice activities for a range of groups. So you can always find something fun to do. From virtual events to in-person events, they can handle everything. Meaning you have less planning to do. Speak to their team today to discuss a nice fun escape room or other activity. With a company like Hoola Events, you can always have a trusted backup plan.
Clean Up After the Party
It is important to make sure that the house looks like you never had a party in it. You don’t want your guests or family members wondering if there was ever a party before they walked into your home.
If you are throwing a more formal gathering where furniture has been moved, try putting things back as soon as possible, so no one notices anything different from usual about how the room looked prior to hosting the event – In addition, set aside some time for yourself later on when everyone else has gone home so you can begin to clean up the house and take a few minutes for yourself.
So, what are you waiting for? You can organize the perfect party at home by following these tips. Come on! Let’s get to work and make your guests love it!!
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