Whether you’re in charge of events for college or you’re celebrating a milestone birthday this year, make sure you throw an epic party to remember. There is nothing worse than hosting a party only for your guests to get bored and the atmosphere to get stale. Luckily, with a few top tips you can ensure everyone has a fantastic time at your event. Here are 5 pointers to help you throw a memorable party.
1. Set the Date
Picking an inclusive date that suits most of the people you plan to invite is essential. After all, you want to make sure your party is full of fun and happy guests. The perfect date should complement the theme of the event, and you should plan around any potential clashes. For example, a college party right in the middle of spring break might make sense initially. However, if it is tradition for everyone to visit another state for spring break then you can count on low numbers at your party. In this instance, throwing the party before, or after, everyone travels can boost numbers.
2. Find a Venue
The venue you choose mainly depends on two factors; the guest list and your budget. It is important to find a venue that perfectly matches the number of guests attending. A venue that is too small can feel incredibly claustrophobic and make your guests feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, a venue that is too big can make your party feel empty—even if everyone you know ends up attending. Furthermore, if budget is an issue you don’t want to splurge on an unnecessarily expensive venue. From huge function rooms to your backyard, a great party can take place anywhere.
3. Fun Activities
Whether you decide to throw your party at home, at your frat house or in a hired space, make sure your event is filled with fun things to do. From party games like college cornhole boards to a dedicated photo booth with quirky signs and novelty accessories, pick diverse activities that will get people talking.
4. Food, Glorious Food
It doesn’t matter what type of party you’re throwing, some tasty food and a good selection of beverages always goes down well. Your spread doesn’t have to be gourmet, just make sure you have enough for everyone. From chips and dips to an all-out buffet, offering your guests something to nibble on will take your party to another level.
5. Pick a Theme
Are you throwing a party for a special birthday? Or perhaps you plan to host the perfect college send-off party for all of your friends? Either way, picking a fun theme can help make your party a night to remember. From a tried and tested pool party to a sleek and upmarket bubbles and bow tie soirée, there’s a huge array of ideas you can choose from. Once you have picked the theme, pay attention to the details. Make sure important aspects of your party, such as the invitations, food, decorations and entertainment, all match your theme.