Whether you’re planning the perfect summer party, a birthday, an engagement, or just fancy getting everyone together for the first time in years, you want the occasion to be memorable. With old friends, this is simple enough. It doesn’t matter what you do; everyone will have a great time. Still, this doesn’t mean you are any less nervous about throwing a fantastic event. You still want to make it a memorable affair for everyone, and here are just a few ideas on how to plan a party that everyone will remember!
5 Ideas On How To Plan A Party
Help People Mix
Just because you invite as many people as possible does not mean they will mingle and interact with one another. There is always the risk that certain groups will stick to themselves. This is the last thing you want at a party. After all, why would you bring everyone together in the first place? Knowing how to help people mix, yes, even the socially anxious, can make sure people walk away from your party having met someone new. Rather than simply introduce people to one another, give them something to talk about. Bring up if they have a shared interest and let the sparks fly.
Bring Out the Games (If They Are Needed)
Party games are something everyone should have in their arsenal. It’s a great way to break the ice or get people to interact with each other. However, don’t structure your party around these games. Instead, use them if they are needed. If everyone is having a good time and vibing without games, you risk upsetting the balance. If people need to loosen up a bit, that is the time to get people talking with a game.
Keep The Atmosphere Up
The atmosphere can make or break a party, and your party playlist will play a significant role in this. As you’ve organised the party, you already know what people like to listen to, so design a playlist around this with everyone’s favourite bangers. If you don’t have time, there are plenty of ready-made playlists to dip into and take inspiration from. Once everyone is sufficiently relaxed, you can clear the area and give people a chance to dance.
Give Them Something to Keep
Goodie bags and trinkets are not just reserved for children’s parties. If you’re throwing a special event, such as a baby shower or engagement party, you can give people something to take away with them to remember the day. Everything from unique cocktails to Pick and Mix is sure to go down well, and if you have anything left over after everyone leaves, you can keep these for yourself. Larger parties, such as wedding receptions, can go even bigger with Polaroids or disposable cameras, but it’s entirely up to you.
Talked About Forever
The older you get, the fewer chances you get to unwind and let loose. While your parties may not be the same as the wild get-togethers of your teenage years and early twenties, you can still throw a party that people will talk about forever. These tips will ensure you become undisputed party royalty, so same again next year?