Planning a Big House Party? Follow These Simple Steps!
Bringing friends and family together is one of the simple pleasures in life. Whether you’re planning a big party at home to celebrate a holiday, birthday or special event, there’s no shortage of resources to help you plan for the big day. Check out these seven super tips to ensure your big party is a success!
Make an invite list. In order to know how much food, beverages, party favors, etc. to supply, you’ll need to know how many guests will be attending. Consider your budget before compiling a list. You’re throwing a big party, but how many people can you afford to have over? Make a realistic list and stick with it.
Email invites. Getting an invite by snail mail is always fun, but to make things easier on yourself, consider sending invites online. Evite.com and Paperlesspost.com are both options to keep things simple for you and your guests. Be sure to make a note on the invite whether your guest is allowed to bring a guest, if kids are allowed and don’t forget to remind them to RSVP.
Plan the menu. Whether throwing a classy cocktail party or preparing for a wild and fun birthday bash for the kiddos, find appropriate recipes and prepare them in advance. Keep guests’ food allergies and preferences in mind, so everyone’s healthy and happy.
SOS! Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help! Recruit a friend or consider hiring someone to help ensure everything runs smoothly. Having another set of hands to help replenish food and drinks will take some of the weight off your shoulders, so you can relax and have fun, too.
Set the mood. Dim the lights and put on the tunes to create the right ambiance. Add a special touch with flowers or decorative lights to really transform your space into a welcoming environment.
Greet your guests. The key to a great party is making each guest feel welcome. Work the crowd, and try to connect with each guest like they’re the only person in the room, even if it’s for a couple minutes. It’s all about making memories and enjoying the time with the people you care about.
Be savvy. Sometimes accidents can happen, especially with a house full of people. Whether you own your home or are renting, you’re liable for everything that happens at your party. Consider adding umbrella coverage for an extra layer of protection (and peace of mind!).
The most important thing to do when planning for a big party at home is to have fun with it. Planning ahead is key, so when the doorbell rings and the guests arrive, you can kick back and relax — it’s your party after all!
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