There’s nothing more satisfying than throwing a truly spectacular party. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to get your nearest and dearest together, a party is a great way for you to create some fantastic memories. How, then, can you throw a party that isn’t just good but is great? Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out! Below are our seven best tips on how to make your party one to remember.
A great location is key to a fantastic party. If you’re throwing a bash during the summer, your garden is the ideal place to spend a fun filled evening. If you’re looking to throw a party at a venue, think about the kind of event you’re planning. A bar is great for a sophisticated cocktail party, while a hall is a great place for a bigger event.
Some amazing music will take the atmosphere from zero to hero in no time at all. Put together some songs that everyone knows and loves, as you want them to be up on the dance floor as soon as possible! If the guest at your party have a broad age range, put in a little something to please everyone.
Good food is essential to a great party. You’ll want to provide your guests with food that can be held in one hand, leaving the other free for holding a drink or shaking hands. Avoid anything particularly greasy or drippy too – you don’t want anyone to ruin their best outfit!
Let’s be honest, we all enjoy a drink or two when we go to a party. Have some spirits and mixers ready for when your guests arrive, or even push the boat out and make a personalised cocktail for each guest! Have cool-boxes and ice buckets on standby to keep those beverages nice and chilled.
Party games are a great way of getting everyone involved. Things like Twister never go out of fashion – but there are many, many more out there. Print off the rules to some of your favourites and let your guests choose.
Taking some amazing snapshots will help everyone get into the swing of things. A photo booth is a great talking point to have at a party – you can bet that there will be a queue forming to use it! Some even come with props such as wigs so everyone can unleash their inner model, and you’ll find that a photograph is a great memento for your guests to take home.
A killer theme will ensure that your party stands out from the rest. Fancy dress parties are a great way of getting everyone to make an effort, as is picking a time period and only having music and food from that era. Cheese and olives on sticks, anyone?
It’s the People that make it
The above tips are just the start of throwing a great party. What really makes it is your attentiveness as a host and of course, your guests. As long as everyone is having a good time, your party will be a definite success! So come on, get those invites in the post already!
Dan Lloyd is the Founder of VIP Booth, a Photo Booth hire service for weddings, corporate events and parties. Based in Chelmsford, Essex, Dan has a passion for parties and has made his fun photo booths available to people throughout Essex, Kent, London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Norfolk