Everybody loves throwing a party. The food, the games, meeting friends and unwinding are all the best parts of organizing your party. If you have a huge circle of friends, throwing big, lavish parties also makes sure you stay connected with the people in your circle. But the effort it takes to arrange a party is the toughest chunk.
Having a party at home isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It requires management, creativity and a whole lot of work to set up a gathering in your own house. However, we in the read ahead are going to list down ten super easy ways that would help you organize an amazing party for your family and friends.
1. Pick a Theme:
First and foremost, picking a theme for your party is a key detail that is not to be forgotten. A fun theme makes the party more exciting and gives the guests something to look forward to. Pick a simpler theme such as white flowers with gold accents and ask people to dress up accordingly, or you could just have a 70s disco-themed party and let people dress up exotically.
A theme can give the party that extra oomph to make it more enjoyable. Rack your brains and come up with a unique theme for the event.
2. Set Out a Budget:
It is very important to know the amount you are willing to spend for the party, is it too little or too much? You can either set out a total budget figure for the entire party and then divide which area requires how much spending such as the amount that needs to be expensed for décor, food, activities, etc.
Another way is to set up what amounts are needed for each segment of the party and then work up a total expense figure. Either way, a limit will have to be set for each expense according to your budget. This will help keep expenses in check, will prevent overspending and will make sure money is spent productively.
Make a list of all the people you will be inviting to the party. This way you can make sure no one is missed out. One of the ways a party can turn sour is when you forget to invite a few important people to the gathering.
You really wouldn’t want to tackle that, hence, make a list beforehand and send invites accordingly.
Now that you have already chosen a theme, it will be easier to plan out the décor items needed for the setup. List down the items needed such as balloons, confetti, ribbons, backdrops, party favors, seat coverings, etc.
Make an imaginary outline of the entire decor setup you want and then list down all that you would be needing to achieve that setup. You should also list down the quantities that would be required to avoid mismanagements.
5. The Food:
First of all, decide on the menu. If you plan to have dinner then how many main courses do you plan to serve? Would you do vegan? Or all the dishes would be non-vegan? What would be the dishes served? What about desserts?
In case you don’t plan to serve dinner and only have refreshments then what snacks would be served and how many? All these questions need to be answered.
The second step would be to decide how to make them, whether you plan to get caterers for the food or decide to cook the snacks yourself.
List down all the things that would be needed from the grocery store and other shops in case you plan to cook the food yourself.
While setting up a party, you might need extra supplies of either tableware such as plates, spoons, knives, etc. or sitting arrangements. Also, self-décor items such as scissors, tape, etc. might be needed. Making a list of all the items will help in arranging the right things at the right time.
7. Music Playlist:
A party without music is dull and boring. Whether you plan to arrange a professional DJ for the event or decide to DJ yourself, upbeat and hip-hop music helps set the mood going.
Make a playlist of the songs you want to be played on the day of the party. You can also select songs according to the party theme that you have chosen such as songs from the 70s era if the theme is ‘Disco’.
8. Plan Activities:
The guests must be entertained all the time. Why else were they there to attend the party? To have fun, of course. Plan different activities to keep the guests busy such as photo booths, dance floor, make-your-own-pizza station, etc.
You can also keep board games at the party for whoever wants to play and have fun.
9. An Event To-Do List:
As much as you might have planned before the event, handling things properly on the day of the party is all that matters.
Making a to-do list of all the things that need to be done will make sure nothing is forgotten. Whether some food needs preparing, some guests need to be picked up or any last-minute décor, all should be listed in the to-do list for proper management.
Having a successful, fun party is not the end of the deal. After the party ends, the cleaning Make a list of all the things that might need returning such as décor items. Also, list down all the tasks that will need to be done to clean up all the post-event mess.
If properly organized, throwing a party is fun and exciting. The process of setting up the theme and the coordinated décor makes it an enjoyable experience. Just follow our ten easy ways to organize your own party and arrange an unforgettable bash at your home!