We’ve already given you a few tips on how to host your first party, but we wanted to give you a few more to ensure that you have all the help you need. Here are 4 more ways to ensure that your first official party goes off without a hitch.
Keep It Simple
You’re new at this whole party-planning business, so don’t put too much on your plate. From your decorations to your party’s theme, it’s important to try to keep everything as simple as possible when you want to host a party. The simpler things are, the easier it will be to execute and the less you’ll have to do to prepare for the party. Besides, your guests will most likely not realize how much time and effort you put in behind the scenes, so it’s just better to save yourself the trouble. We recommend starting off small, like a simple game night or a potluck dinner, to ease yourself into being a host. That way, there won’t be so much pressure to provide everything for your guests. Trust us on this – you’ll thank us later!
Arrange Your Space to Suit Your Party
As you can probably tell, not all parties are created equal. So, when you’re hosting, it’s essential that you set up your space to reflect the type of party you’re having. Are you hosting a dinner party? Make sure that your dining room has enough seating, but we also recommend serving appetizers in a place where people can sit and mingle. If you’re hosting a game night, make sure that your gaming space is open enough so that people can crowd around the games without feeling cramped. And, lastly, if you’re having a watch party, ensure that your television is in a place where everyone can see what’s happening, whether they are in the corner of the room, on the floor, or in another typically hard-to-see spot. Make accommodations for your guests because they will feel even more welcome in your home.
Use Your Decor to Set the Mood
Decor items not only makes your house feel homey, but they can also make or break your party’s atmosphere. It’s important to make your home ready to receive guests for your party and decor items can play a big part in that. So, incorporate more lighting, some candles, and a couple extra pillows in your area to make your space even more party-ready (but maybe don’t add as many rugs as you see above). Like we said before, dress up your home – your guests will appreciate the gesture!
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Lastly, it’s important to know that you don’t have to plan and execute your first party alone. Having a lifeline to call out to can make all the difference once your party draws closer. There’s no shaming in asking for help in the off chance that things do get overwhelming. And even if everything is manageable, having a helper can ease any last-minute pressure that you may feel when you’re setting up your home before your guests arrive. You’ll be glad you had a little bit of support.