Planning a party is equal parts fun and stressful. Without a good plan in place, you might struggle to get everything done in time. Whether you want to have a housewarming party, are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to throw a party for any reason at all, starting off with some crucial items on your list will make sure everything goes to plan.
Here are some pointers that you can start off with, to make sure that your first time throwing a party goes swimmingly. If you’re having a housewarming party, this will be a great way to warm up the new neighbors and show off your new house to family and friends. Get these four items ticked off early and enjoy planning the rest of your party!
Book fun activities.
If your guest list is full, and consists of different groups of old and new friends together in one place, then it’s a good idea to have some popular activities on offer. That way, if anyone needs to find a conversation topic with someone they don’t know that well, there’s something easily available to them. Booking a professional to come and perform gel nail art is a great option. People love nail art design and it’s a nice little treat that will really brighten their day. If you’re tight on budget, you could also buy nail polish and other supplies yourself, so that people can give themselves their own gel nails according to personal preferences, rather than with a nail artist.
Pick a theme.
It can be hard to know what kind of decorations to go for. Overdo it and you risk it looking cheap, do too little and you lose out on that special party atmosphere. Picking a specific party theme and decorating accordingly will help to keep your party classy. Think of something that represents your personality or the occasion. For example, if you’re moving into a new space, think of a theme that represents the neighborhood. If it’s your birthday, the theme could be “things that start with the first letter of your name,” as a fun little tribute to yourself. Whatever it is, make sure you buy high quality products for the decorations, so it looks as classy as possible.
Stock up on supplies.
Make sure you leave enough time to pop down to the grocery and liquor store before you get the party started. If you’ve got a large number of people coming, it might even be worth calling ahead to your local store and preparing an order for what you need. You want people to have a good time, so make sure there are enough beverages and food options on offer. You’ll want to give people the option to eat and drink what they like, so get in supplies for cocktails, wine, beer, and so on. The first thing you’re likely to do with new guests is offer them a drink, so make sure it’s a good one!
Organize gift bags.
Once your party has been a roaring success, then you’ll want people to walk away smiling. Anyone with years of experience with parties knows that getting a good-looking gift bag at the end of the evening is always a delight. Include little mementos from the party, like nail art supplies or perhaps a little candle for them to take home. You can save some money by packing them yourself, if you have a steady hand, or simply buy them pre-made online. Whatever you choose to gift your small group of friends, they’re sure to love it! Who knows, they may even share it on social media, so your party will be the talk of the neighborhood.