With the coronavirus being so rough on us, we all are in need of a well-deserved break. There is no better way to celebrate coming together at the end of the pandemic than throwing a fun party. If you are lucky enough that the restrictions have been lifted in your area, have a look at these few tips on giving your friends and family an event to remember. If you are still under restrictions, do not despair, that just gives you more time to plan the perfect party.
Come up with a theme
Before tackling the technical aspects of your party, sit down for a second and think about the type of event you want to host. Do you want a wild house party? A quiet family dinner? Or a chic cocktail party? Whatever your vision might be, it is important to define it. Once you know the theme, you can start thinking about the location. Taking the weather into consideration, the location should accommodate the vibe of your party. Think outside the box. If it is warm enough, save yourself the hassle of cleaning by having everyone outside, in your backyard or the beach. If you live in a flat, why not rent a venue, or have it on the roof of your building, that way even your neighbors can come.
Now that you have your theme and location in order, you can start drawing up a guest list. Think about who you would like to invite. Is it really appropriate to invite your grandmother to a wild college house party? If so, that is awesome, good for you. But the most important thing to note is that you want everyone to feel welcome. The last thing you want is distinct groups of friends that do not mix with other friend groups. You are the social glue that ties everything together, so introduce everyone to each other.
Provide enough food and drinks
Another important aspect every party must have is enough food and drinks to last the night. The perfect drink list has to accommodate all your guests. That means you have to be versatile. You should consider getting all of your drinks at once, from a well-supplied shop, like the Bottle O Richmond liquor store, since it is easier to keep track of everything that way. Of course, you must not forget the food to pair with drinks. Finger food is a perfect way to ensure your guests have something that keeps them energized and dancing all night long.
Come up with fun games and activities
A tip for making friend groups mix is by organizing party games and activities. They are bound to bring even the shyest introverts together. They also lift the atmosphere and are a fun way to release social tension. In addition, they provide you with the chance to oversee the event and control the atmosphere. That is in case the host is still relatively sober.
Do not forget the music
What better way to set the mood than with a long list of jams to have everyone on the dance floor letting loose. Make sure that you have a playlist long enough to last the entire duration of the party. The last thing you want is for someone to take over and play something only they like. Carefully come up with a list of songs the night before and try to have different genres. You want everyone to enjoy themselves. Incorporate some of your friends’ favorites and watch them get wild.
There is nothing more memorable than an epic party. Think about it, a night of fun where you hang out with some of your favorite people (and even get a chance to meet new people) with good music, good food, and plenty to drink. A perfect way to create memories, and maybe even forget some. Give these tips a try and be the host of a party people will never forget.