Tips To Plan And Throw A Successful Party
Be it the upcoming new year, a birthday, anniversary or a casual get-together with friends, we all host parties. However, if you don’t prepare from beforehand, throwing a party can become stressful. So, here are the ideas to prepare and throw a big party and make it most successful.
What kind of party are you throwing?
Is it a sit-down dinner party or buffet? It is important to decide as if you are organizing a sit-down dinner party, the number of guests you can invite gets restricted. However, if it is a buffet, you can relax and include most of your friends. The other factors that you have to consider are whether you are throwing a cocktail party or if children are included or excluded.
Answering these questions would help you to plan your party and make it enjoyable. You cannot have people bumping into each other. So, think of whom you want to invite, count and plan the party.
Invite The Guests
Start inviting the guests with ample time in hand. You can call them, send them emails or visit personally. Nowadays, it is okay to call up and invite on small or informal occasions.
Plan The Menue
Choose dishes that can be prepared in advance. It is better to have dishes that you only have to assemble or warm on that day. If you have children on the guest list, make sure there are a few kid-friendly dishes.
Create A Checklist
We always insist people create a checklist and keep on ticking them as you complete your tasks. One week from the party is the perfect time to recheck the guest list and make any changes. Create the final list depending on the confirmations. Visit the grocery store to purchase the necessary ingredients.
Get All The Serving Ware Ready
To entertain your guests, you need proper serveware. For a sit-in dinner party, you need proper dinnerware. For cocktails, you have to maintain the glasses in the right number. Big bowls, spoons, trays, and plates, make a list of the crockery you would require. You can make a few purchases from the online stores that would save you a lot of time and energy.
Buy pieces that can be used for multiple purposes and would gel well with your crockery sets.
Be The Perfect Host
If possible, wait at the door to greet your guests. Offer them drinks and get them introduced to other guests. Make sure they are comfortable.
You may ask a friend to help you with serving if you feel stressed out. After the party, don’t forget to thank the guests for attending.
With these tips and ideas, we hope you would throw a lovely warm party and amaze your friends.