No matter the type of party you are throwing, whether it happens to be a birthday party or a housewarming party to celebrate your new home, it is important that you know how to throw a perfect bash. While it doesn’t have to be difficult, it isn’t quite as easy as simply buying some party hats, turning on the stereo, and ordering a cake! The tips here should help you learn to throw a party that your friends and family will always remember.
Tip #1: Have a theme
Before you start, consider what type of party you want to throw and come up with a theme. Know the age of the guests. If it is a birthday party for your five-year-old and her friends, the theme is going to be much different than a housewarming party for people in their thirties! Once you have a theme, you will find that choosing some decorations whether you want to go simple or all out will be much easier.
Tip #2: Decide how big of a party it will be
The theme is also going to make it much easier to determine the type of food and drinks that you want to have. Once you know the type of food and drinks that you want to have, you need to see how many people you are going to invite to the party. Determining who and how many you are going to invite will hinge on several things. You will want to know your budget and you need to know how many people will be able to fit comfortably in the space you have available. If you invite too many, it can become crowded and uncomfortable fairly quickly.
Tip #3: Don’t forget the entertainment
With the theme, décor, invitations, and food and beverage out of the way, you then need to consider your entertainment options. For children’s parties, clowns, costumed characters and magicians are a nice option. Adults will be happy with good company in most cases. Still, you should have some music playing in the background and perhaps have a few games ready to go in case people want to play. With today’s technology, many people are choosing to use video games during their parties. Games such as Rockband and Singstar bring a fun karaoke element to parties that people of all ages are able to enjoy.
While there is no guaranteed way to make sure that your party is a success, having a well thought out plan is a great way to come close every time out of the gate! Start planning and have a great party!