We all love a party, right? But how do we determine what makes a good one? Is it the food, song choice or maybe it’s the decorations? The truth is there is a lot you can do to throw a fantastic party to suit any occasion.
So, grab your pen and party planner because we are going to be giving you our top tips on how you can throw a party to remember.
Choose What Type of Party It Will Be
Before you start planning the ultimate celebration, firstly, you need to choose what type of party you will throw. There is an abundance of party types out there from glorious garden parties to classy dinner parties. Once you decide on what type of party you want to throw it will then be easier for you to plan what things you’ll need. For example, decorations and food. If you’re feeling even more daring then once you know what type of party you are throwing, why not choose a theme? Intrigued? We will discuss themes in more detail, later on in the article.
Add The Element of Surprise
Are you planning a party for a loved one? Well, there is one way you can definitely make it memorable and that’s by adding the element of surprise. There is no better feeling than pulling off the ultimate surprise party and it is an exciting time for everyone involved. Just make sure your guests can be trusted to keep it under wraps!
When it comes to wording your surprise party invitations you can find some useful examples online to help get you started. You will want to put as much emphasis on the surprise element as possible, so no one spoils the big day. It is also advised that you ask your guests to arrive around an hour early to the party. An hour is a good time as let’s face it most people are always fashionably late to parties.
Consider A Theme
A theme can really pull a party together and give it that all important wow-factor. A theme can be something as simple as a chosen color or you can even choose a theme based off your favorite movie. The beauty of picking a theme is that it can help your guests decide what to wear. For example, if you throw a superhero themed party everyone knows to come dressed as their favorite superhero.
Who said a theme was just for us humans? Get the pets involved too. Why not throw a paw-tastic dog birthday party! That’s right a party fit for your perfect pooch. You won’t be short on ideas with the help of some fantastic online resources. For more ideas you can dedicate some time to searching the web and exploring blogs like Stationers by Greenvelope. You’ll be able to see what other themes are out there to help give you some inspiration.
Create A Song Playlist
Every great party needs good music. Without it, a party can sometimes feel a little awkward and more like a meeting. Your guests want to be able to let their hair down and have a good time so why not create an upbeat playlist which is really going to get people moving. It is important to remember that most parties will last a few hours. So, you want to ensure that your playlist is long enough, so songs don’t repeat themselves on the night and become boring.
If you have enough time on your hands then try to pick music that will set a mood. For instance, as you are welcoming people you might want to pick music that is more mellow and less overpowering so you can hear each other speak. Then, as the night goes on, pick up the tempo of the music and encourage people to get on the dance floor. If there is one important aspect of any party, it’s got to be the music so you’re going to want to place this of high importance in your planning process.
Put Thought into Food
Typically, a party lasts a few hours. So, the chances are at some point during the party your guests will get hungry. It’s important that you don’t overlook this as guests who are hungry may even feel like they need to leave the party early if there is no food available. Whether you hire a caterer or make the food for yourself, a good spread is essential if you want to throw a fantastic party.
Catering can often be quite expensive, and it can be more cost-effective to make the food for yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of party food recipes online and it doesn’t have to be a challenging process. Most of the time you don’t have to cook a large meal and little bits of finger food will suffice. Just remember to load up on chips and dip as well because that is sure to go down a treat.
Set A Number for Guests Invited
Throwing the perfect party takes a lot of planning and organization. After all there is a lot to plan from the food down to the decorations and even drinks. So, to make your life a lot easier and to help you plan the party of a lifetime, it’s a sensible idea to set a number for guest invites. Too many plus ones and you risk overcrowding your chosen venue and running out of supplies at a fast rate. Instead, set a number and you can work from there. If you know exactly how many guests are attending, then there will be no surprise stresses on the night which could totally ruin your party plans. Organization is key.
There is no denying that planning a party takes a lot of time and dedication. However, with our handy tips and tricks above you will be well on your way to planning the party of a lifetime. Soon, you’ll be at the top of your party planning game and friends won’t be able to get enough of your fantastic celebrations.