1. Location, Location, Location.
You need to pick the location. Just because you’ve decided you want to host a party, does not mean that the party needs to take place in your home. You have options, especially in the summer. If you’re having a celebration in honor of Independence Day, choosing a park with fireworks is a great idea. other great options include restaurants with banquet hall space, hotels and pool clubs.
2. Pick a Co-Host
Do you have a friend that’s always asking you to have another party? Ask them to be your Co-Host for the next party. This is a great opportunity to split up responsibilities which takes pressure off of you and allows for more creativity and collaboration. A reliable host will show you that throwing a party can be easier when you work together!
If you’re announcing the party through E-vites or Facebook, ask guests to reply with a song they’d like to hear that night. This will help you create a playlist which represents the musical tastes of all your guests. This way, you’ll get a head count and get a head count and take pressure off of you to come up with the right mix of music.
4. Create a signature drink.
Creating a signature drink is great for a couple reasons. For one, it gives your guests the impression that you really put some thought into the party. Another reason it’s great is that everyone likes to try something new, a lot of people are married to their go-to beverage and by asking your guests to try something new its an opportunity to break the ice. Last, this gives guests at your party an easy way to start a conversation with people they may not be familiar yet.
Every good party has food. This does not mean you need to prepare a formal meal. First, decide if you’ll make food or order in. If you’re cooking, try to have the food already prepared before guests arrive so that you are free to spend time with guests and not stressing out about getting everything ready. Ordering food relieves some of this stress and cuts down on hassle. If you there is a restaurant you frequent, this may be a good place to start. If they know you, the may cut you a deal. A few appetizers are usually enough to satisfy your guests. And you can always ask guests to bring something to share. Hiring a cater to do all the work is also another option.