Are you itching to bring out the best of your party-planning personality? It is essential to have that friend who understands everything about throwing a killer party as it often comes in handy. While most people like to attend these killer parties, very few have what it takes to plan and host a similar party.
Planning a party or event, you wish to be invited to. Well, here are some tips that may come in handy.
Come Up With Something New
Everyone fancies new ideas occasionally, and it may best apply if you plan for a new idea or concept in your upcoming party. Welcome the concept of having educative games or sessions at a party so that your guests can experience something new and different. If you are returning home after several years abroad, you can plan your welcome-home party that features a travelling theme.
Think of making authentic dishes of the countries you have visited over the years. Take it further and hang several maps to give the guest a clue of the countries you have been to. Guests also love to listen to your travel ordeals, as they taste the foods of these foreign places.
Establish a Theme
While planning a party, introducing new ideas may not be necessary for some people. Nevertheless, basing your party on a certain theme gives your party an edge and guests are pleased to attend as it promises to be “different.” Some overly thematic garments may not be necessary, but themes such as murder mystery and relevant kits are all great ways of getting people together and having fun.
If you are planning a Prohibition Party, ensure that guests understand the dress code. Prepare to give the venue that 1920s look and get lots of liquor and beer for tasting. Getting an authentic and unique band to bring back the 1920s dance floor ambience would be something for the guests to remember.
Inspire the Guests
A little inspiration for the guests goes a long way and makes them more interested in attending your party. While introducing new ideas and choosing a unique theme for your party may be enough to inspire your guests, taking it further may bring the best results.
Think of offering a donation jar to the charity of your liking or inviting your favourite local musician for some good tunes.
Come up With Activities
Ditch the strict itineraries and boring playlists for some fun activities. Plenty of activities give the guests something to try. Come up with different games, set up several dance floors with different styles of music. Don’t forget to set apart comfortable spots for guests to chat. If you’re planning an outdoor party, incorporating some competitive games would also be a great idea.
Invite a Variety of Guests
Finding the right mix of guests for your party is essential. Avoid picking on the closest friends that you are used to hanging out with. Invite co-workers, acquaintances from your fitness club or your favourite waiter at your local restaurant. Ensure the guest (and yourself) mingle for a chance to make new friends. This sure makes the party more interesting. For instance, a band or singer for an epic Shoreditch Friday night is always a great starting point.
Send Out Unique Invitations
By unique, it means that your invitations have to rock. For a themed party, ensure that the invites go along with the theme. Whether you intend to send out the invites online or via regular mail, coming up with creative invites proves to be memorable just as your party promises to be.
Whatever the event you will be planning for this year, avoid the ordinary ideas!