When it is your birthday, there is nothing better than celebrating with friends. It is a great excuse to go out and enjoy yourself and celebrate (or drown your sorrows) at your new age. What is an awesome thing to do, that costs a lot less money, is throwing a house party. Unlike going to a club or bar, you are in complete control of it. You can have it just how you want it.
When it is your house party, you get to control the music, the guest list, the entertainment or food and drink. You want to get it right or if you have another, there may be a lot of people that RSVP ‘no’. Here are some tips to help you throw an amazing house party.
Choose Your Guests Wisely
The people that turn up play a major part in how well the party goes. To make sure that you aren’t the only one running things, it is important to invite friends that you know will help out. Do you have any friends that you know will help to tidy up at the end of the night? Are any of your friends teetotal? A few sober people around might be quite useful to make sure that things don’t get out of hand.
If you have neighbours, it is quite polite to invite them to the party too. Even if they don’t come to it, they will know that it is going on. If they have any concerns about it they can speak to you before it happens.
Have a Great Food & Drink Selection
When people go to a party, they pretty much expect to be fed. You want to make sure that you have a great variety of foods that are easy to eat. No one wants to be thinking about knives and forks at a house party. It is a good idea to have a variety of foods out, particularly if you know there are some vegetarians or vegans that will be attending. Check out a list of good party foods at http://www.marthastewart.com.
In terms of drinks, you could arrange a ‘bring your own bottle’ so that everyone has something that they will like. Otherwise, it just means that you should get a huge variety for everyone. Spirits are a good option as they can be used with a mixer. This will reduce the cost of buying a lot of alcoholic drinks. It doubles up as having some soft drinks available for those that won’t be drinking.
You need to think wisely about the music or entertainment. Will you have a DJ or just set up a play list? Will dancing be the main event or will there be something like party games or fireworks? If you want fireworks, it is a good idea to look up some advice. Somewhere like https://www.fireworksinternational.co.uk would be useful.
Good luck with your house party. Make sure that you plan well in advance and it will be sure to be a great night. The main thing is to remember to relax and enjoy it yourself. Just because you are hosting, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!