Are you having a party in the near future? If so, it’s time to pull out all the stops and make it one of the best of the season. You’ll want this party to be unforgettable.
But how exactly do you do that? The answer lies in doing the following 3 things. Good luck, and make good choices!
1. Invite the Right Group of People
First, let’s start off by saying that whoever your friends are, they’re surely all welcome to go to your party. This isn’t about trying to divide people into classes or pick and choose who the so-called right people for parties are.
With that being said, there are some cases in which a certain combination of people may not be the best. For example, you don’t want your party to turn into a huge fight or brawl, so certainly don’t invite friends or family members who happen to have huge beefs with each other.
In the same vein, try to invite people who are good at going to parties. In other words, invite happy, nice people who will be able to mingle well and have a good time without turning things too crazy. Mid-Atlantic Adventures said, “If you want your party to get a little crazy, then go for it and invite those loopy friends, but in general, sticking to sociable and friendly friends, neighbors, acquaintances and family members is the way to go.”
2. Serve the Right Food and Drinks
When it comes to drinks, don’t feel like you absolutely have to serve alcohol. Just because it’s a party doesn’t mean that alcohol is a must-have. With that being said, it can certainly act as a useful social lubricant if you don’t go too far with it. If you have guests who abstain from drinking, however, you might want to think twice about drinks that are alcoholic.
Food is another thing altogether. Get as crazy and fun with the food as you possible can for your gathering. You’ll likely have a party budget, but even with that, you should be able to have some great dishes.
People tend to go one of two ways when it comes to food for a party. They might decide to make their own food or get the party catered by professionals. Certainly, the latter will result in a much more finished look, feel and taste to the party, but you will also be spending a lot more money for the event.
If you like to cook and bake, this is your time to shine. You can save money and even have fun by making all of your own foods. A great idea is to cook and bake whatever you can ahead of time as this will save you come the party date. In this case, you won’t be struggling to keep up with your time schedule during the actual party.
3. Have the Right Ambience
Finally, make sure you have a positive vibe going on at your gathering. Aim to have good lighting and great music, and try to add a bit of flare with some fun decorations as well. Making this party have a theme could even be a good idea, but don’t get too carried away if you’re not sure all of your guests are going to be in on it.
Music should be something that everyone can dig, and the lights should be dim and cozy unless it’s a day party. For example, you might make a light playlist for the day or ask a jazz or blues band to come in and play a few laid back sets throughout the course of your event. Even classical music can suit the ambience if you like that sort of style.
Chinese lanterns, regular lanterns, tiki torches and Christmas lights in blue or white are great ideas for lighting at your gathering. These add a cozy atmosphere that will help everyone relax and have fun.
And remember one more thing. Even if something goes wrong at your party, just make sure to have a good time! That’s what parties are all about, and feeling Zen about the entire experience will surely help your guests feel like they’re having more fun too!