House parties can have different decorations and themes that are usually inspired by the host’s preferences. If you will be the one to host a party, what will you do? It can be a bit overwhelming to host house parties. To make the task easier for you, here are some useful tips to get you started.
1. Search for Space
Before anything else, you have to consider and think of the best place where you can hold the party. Take into account the number of your invited guests and choose a place that can comfortably accommodate everyone. Your backyard or garden can be a wonderful choice.
2. Set the Date and Time
Pick a time and date when most of your guests are free. Ideally, it is best to hold parties at weekends, in the afternoon or during branch. You might also want to set a duration time for the party to avoid unscheduled leaving of guests.
3. List of Guests and Their Invitations
Here, you have to determine the number of expected guests. This is when you can also decide if guests can bring or invite their friends to your party. It will help you estimate your budget for foods and other necessities.
4. Distribute Invitations
There are a lot of ways for giving out invitations. You can call, text or email them or use social media sites. Giving the invitations must be done two weeks in advanced so that your guests can decided and set their schedules to make way for your party.
5. Decide on the Theme
What is the occasion? Pick a new theme or something to make your guests excited. You should also consider the audience. Are they adults, kids, all boys or all girls? Once you have decided on the party’s theme, this is the only time to shop for materials.
6. Shop for Party Supplies
Planning a party calls for practicality. Buy items in bulk or look for discount party supplies to save money. Aside from visiting the local shops, you can also go online. Just make sure that the site you choose has good reviews and will be able to delivery everything on your doorstep before your party.
7. Plan the Menu
Always consider the availability of ingredients for your chosen menu and set a budget for it. Go for a menu that balances different tastes and perfect for different palates.
8. Get Things Ready
Secure manpower to help you assemble the party. This can be a group of close friends that you feel comfortable to work with. For every guest that arrives, you have to ensure that you lead them to the assigned location of beverages, foods and entertainment. Making sure that they are comfortable in your house should be a top priority.
9. Ask Assistance for Cleaning Up
Here, you will need family members or a group of your closest friends. Ask them to help you clean up the house and don’t forget to pay them back if they will be hosting their own house party in the future.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan that house party today!