There are many different types of parties to throw, but if you don’t know how to throw a party, your guests are likely to walk away unsatisfied. Everyone is waiting for someone to throw a great party, so take some time to learn a few tricks for getting good at event planning.
Whether you’re throwing a fancy party or a rave, you can use these tips to get started. Continue reading, and you’ll be able to throw an awesome party by the end.
Invite a Friend to Co-Host
Planning a party all by yourself isn’t always the most fun, but when you have a friend work with you on the planning, you can make the whole process seem like a party.
Make sure the person you choose is good under pressure and good with organizing, and then get to work and have some fun with your party planning pal.
Do Something New
Doing the same old thing over and over again gets boring quick. Instead of hailing your friends and asking them if they want to party at your normal spot, try something new.
Whether it’s something extravagant like a yacht venue for the party or a different type of cuisine that most of your friends haven’t had — have fun!
Theme Your Party
Having a theme for your party makes it easier for everyone. It makes it easier for you because you know how to set the party up. It makes it easier for your attendees because they know what to expect when they get there and what to wear.
Setting a theme also makes the party more fun and interesting. Choose something unique like steampunk for an out-of-the-box theme. Everyone can dress up as Victorian ladies and gentlemen with a retro-futuristic sci-fi twist. Common themes are overused and overdone. Select a theme you’ve never tried before to keep things exciting. Plus, the party photos are going to be spectacular.
Keep Allergies and Preferences in Mind
When you’re planning the menu, you need to keep allergies in mind. A misplaced shellfish could cause serious problems like an unexpected visit to the doctor.
While things like shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs might be common allergies, there could be other less well-known allergies. If you have a small enough group, you can poll them to make sure there aren’t any allergies that you need to know about.
Lock Down Some Great Music
If the music at the party is a drag, the party is going to be just as boring. Live music, a DJ, or even a well thought out playlist can make all the difference with your party.
When you’re choosing music for the party, keep in mind the vibe that you want to create with the music. Is it a sexy party? Is it a rave party?
Know your goal with the party and create the playlist around that goal.
Create a Promo Video
Creating a simple promo video can get people excited about coming to your event. You don’t want to get everything together nicely just to have no one show up because they weren’t sure what they were going to get.
You can find some stock videos online of what you plan for your party to look like and create a short promo video to get people excited about going.
Have Different Activities Available
When you want to keep things going at your party, activities are a great way to keep people interested. You’ll likely have some old standbys, but having some new activities that people can learn will help them stay engaged.
Video games are all the rage these days, and if you get people that don’t know how to play, it can be even more fun — even if you are laughing at their noob status.
Have both physical and intellectual activities that everyone will be able to participate in to make sure no one is excluded.
Invite People That Don’t Know Each Other
Do you find yourself hanging with the same crowd over and over? While hanging out with the same people can be fun and familiar, it’s time to spice things up.
When there are new people there that don’t know each other, there is likely to be more storytelling and laughs. You might have heard all of your friend’s top stories, but the other people you invite will be a new audience for them.
Try inviting coworkers or people you’ve just met to join in the mix and see what happens.
Get Creative With Invites
The way you invite people to the party is going to have a lot to do with how they think the party is going to go.
A simple e-vite may be enough, but why not try something interesting. Whatever your party theme is, you could have a messenger deliver a themed invitation to them or even use the mail!
Try sending an invite with a picture of you and the person you’re inviting. Personalizing an invite like this makes it much more likely people are going to show up because you took the time to make them feel special.
You can find a lot of other ways to personalize the invites beyond just adding photos of you and the person. Think of inside jokes, what their favorite hobbies are, and other fun things you can do for the invites.
Now You Know How to Throw a Party
Now that you know how to throw a party, it’s time to have some fun. Your friends will be blown away by your next bash.
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