We wonder which part of throwing a party scares people more? The guest list? The food? Or is it the sheer pressure of having to manage so many people all at once? Whatever the reason may be, it’s a fact that most people dread the thought of having parties.
It shouldn’t be so. In fact, as parties are simply social gatherings done the fun way, the host should be able to have fun too. This means the host needs to learn to throw parties minus the stress. Still too new to throwing parties? Still stress out like crazy even at the thought of parties? Perhaps the tips and ideas we have below for you will be able to help you out.
The decoration for the party
One of the things that people generally stress out over most. Fact is; depending on the crowd you plan on entertaining, the decorations shouldn’t even matter. If you’re based in Australia especially, you’re in luck. Perfect ideal supplies for the big day can be bought quite cheap, and most places sell their goods online, in case you can’t find exactly what you want locally. The best way to impress people with party decorations though, is to pull out your DIY creativity.
The food and the drinks
Now that we’ve settled the party decorations in Australia (or anywhere else on Earth for that matter), on to the next biggest hurdle! Opt for something like a one pot meal that doesn’t require you to fuss too much. Especially opt for something that can be made ahead. Barbeque parties and potlucks are also a sneaky way to make your guests bring their own food. But if culinary skills aren’t really your fort, then opt for getting home delivery or take out from your favorite place. The key to serving store bought food; is to make it so that it doesn’t look store bought. Arrange it in a pretty plate, and throw away the take out boxes. No one will know!
The guest list and who to invite
Who you invite to your party ultimately decides on the fate of how it goes. Always have a mix of guests. Make sure to invite the party starters (those who make parties come alive) as well as the ones who prefer staying sober. Call that one friend who can do double duty as a bouncer (in case things get a little rough) as well as the friend who you know will be willing to help you out at the end. Inviting your neighbors to your party is a sneaky way to ensure that they don’t call the cops if and when your party gets a little too loud, a little too late. It’s also very important to make sure to introduce all your friends to those who may not know them, to make sure they’re comfortable and enjoying themselves.
Apart from this all you need to concentrate is on the entertainment. Having music on will definitely help; but the kind of music and how loud you want it depends mainly on the crowd and what sort of party it s. Always have a deck of cards and a few adult games, just in case things become a little boring, and you should be fine.