A house party can be a great way to celebrate with friends and family, but it is a lot of work for the host and can be stressful. Whether it is a birthday party, anniversary, or just a party for the sake of it, you need to make sure that you get the planning right so that the party will be a great success and enjoyable for everyone. Planning a house party is not an easy task, especially if it is your first time, so this post will offer a few suggestions that should help and will hopefully ensure that the party is a smashing success.
Get Invites Out Early & Confirm Numbers
First, you want to get the invites out as early as you can to ensure that as many people can attend as possible. Obviously, you need to spend time thinking about who to invite and how many people you can comfortably have in your home and garden – you do not want to be rammed! You then need to get numbers confirmed so that you can start to plan the party.
Cater To All
Food is an integral part of any house party, and you will want your guests to be well-fed and comfortable. Generally, a buffet/finger food is best for a house party so that people can pick and choose as well as stand up and socialize while they eat. You could make the food yourself and/or get someone to help, but it is also worth considering a catering company so that you can get delicious food and not have to worry about making it yourself. Crucially, make sure that you consider people’s dietary requirements and offer food that everyone can enjoy. You might also want to stock up on alcohol and soft drinks but encourage people to bring their own.
Install Temporary Flooring
When you invite a large number of people over to your home, you do not want them damaging your carpets and ruining the garden. Implementing temporary flooring at events is a smart solution that will protect the inside and outside of your home and make cleaning up much easier the next day!
Prepare The Home
Following this, you should also spend some time preparing the home for a house party, and this should be done the day before. This will include tasks like a deep clean, stocking up on toilet rolls and soap, and putting anything fragile/valuable somewhere safe and out of sight. House parties can cause some damage to the home, so you want to try to avoid this as much as you can. You may also want to arrange some temporary seating and decorate the home with a suitable theme.
Create A Party Playlist
Music is another key part of any party, but you do not want people to be changing the music constantly. Therefore, you should create a suitable party playlist or find one online that can play for the duration of the party.