The sun is shining, the days are longer and warmer and with summer around the corner, an epic pool or house party is in order. But planning it can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Follow our tips, exceed your friends expectations and host the perfect party.
Firstly, decide whether your party is themed or traditional. Traditional parties don’t have to be boring. In fact, some of the most successful parties can be those that simply involve good food and drinks, cool music, and great friends. Above all, your friends just want an awesome party, and a simple approach might be what works best for you.
House parties usually make great themed parties, but it is important to make sure the theme is accessible to all of your friends. Don’t make the requirements of the theme too narrow, as this could alienate your friends. To make it easier you could suggest a few costume ideas. The most important thing is that they are with you, sharing your company and enjoying the party experience.
Remember to choose a theme that draws on your own interests. It will produce a sense of authenticity and familiarity amongst your friends; they will know that you have chosen a theme you are interested in.
The most effective themes run through your entire party experience. Even your invitations can be designed with the theme incorporated. If you are having a pool party you can decorate your area with suitable colours and themed items, and your house party’s food can also reflect your theme. Have fun with this part of the planning, and be adventurous with the food and drink you offer. This will make your party stand out and be memorable for all the right reasons.
Choice of music is another key element to a successful party, especially if you are planning a house party. Make sure the artists or DJ you hire comes with a recommendation from someone you trust. The music can make a huge difference to your party’s atmosphere, so spend time researching suitable people, based on the style you like. Keep your guests in mind at this point, and hire artists who are flexible and willing to take requests.
Follow our advice and you are likely to host a hot party that you and your friends will never forget. Remember, to be honest about what you want, and plan your next pool or house party carefully and with a real sense of pride.