Instead of getting ready to rumble, we’re getting ready to par-tay! We’ve bought a brand new dress for the occasion, we’ve decorated our house with balloons and streamers (because that’s what adults like, right?) and we’re prepping some pretty yummy dishes for all of our guests. Yep, if you’re the kind of person that loves to throw a little shindig every now and then, you’ll know that it’s not as easy as simply opening the door and letting your guests entertain themselves. Instead, you need to be the perfect party host! Not sure how to do that? Check out these ways to impress your guests at your next party…
Make sure you create the perfect party space
If you’re the kind of person who loves to fill their house with stuff of all shapes and sizes, you’ll probably find that it’s pretty difficult to host a party when your guests are attempting to maneuver their way around your rocking horse, while climbing on top of your giant football that you won at a fair. To really impress your guests, you need to create the perfect space – which means you may have to move your beloved belongings for the night. Create an open space where guests can mingle while standing, but also a seating area for those who are a little more reserved. This way, divides won’t occur between the introverts and the extroverts.
If you’re feeling fancy, choose a party theme
Gone are the days of being heroes and villains, bunnies and vicars (you know, unless you’re into that kind of thing), but choosing a party theme doesn’t have to be cheesy or outdated. It could be that you want to plan a simple dinner party, but want to show your guests that you have more in your repertoire than just a steak and fries and chocolate fondue. One of the coolest ideas for a dinner party is a dinner and a movie night, where you design your menu around a movie you will show after everyone has full stomachs.
Create a soothing atmosphere
When you were at college, you had no option but to dance under fluorescent lights – because it was all you really had to work with. But now you’re adults, so your atmosphere should also reflect your (sorta) mature nature. By choosing low lighting, you will be able to create a calm and intimate atmosphere that will immediately put your guests at ease. One of the best ways to create this atmosphere while adding in a little decoration is to place decorative scarves over your lampshades. Just be careful that your light bulbs don’t get too hot. Heat and polyester isn’t a great mix!
Offer a wide selection of drinks
Although it’s common courtesy for party guests to bring a little something to add to your party, they shouldn’t have to bring it to feed and water themselves. Instead, you should have everything they could possibly want ready for them, and this includes drinks. By offering a wide selection of drinks, you will be able to impress your guests with your willingness to please. It’s normally best to offer a few different types of wine, a few spirits, sparkling and flat water, coffee and tea, as well as a bit of bubbly for the end of the night.
Are you in the mood to par-tay? Well, why not take the party plans into your own hands and follow these rules to impress your guests at your next party. We guarantee they won’t disappoint.