Not everyone has the vision or can handle planning a killer event, but most people like to attend them. If you want to start planning the parties and events that you wish you were invited to, here are some tips for 5 ways to throw a super fun party!
1. Have a Theme
A theme will give your party an edge and get people excited to attend because it has the appeal of being “different.” You don’t have to revert back to college and demand everyone wear togas. Murder mystery, decades and ugly sweaters are all fun ways to get people together. You don’t need to go away to have the perfect getaway. It’s easy to create your very own tropical oasis in your backyard with luau food, tiki bars, games, decorating and more. Since your friends and family will want to join you on your staycation, you better get hosting a tiki-themed luau before summer ends—and these ideas will keep your luau bright and breezy!
2. Mix up the Guests
Keep the party interesting by inviting a variety of guests. Don’t keep it full of only your closest friends who already hang out on a regular basis. Try inviting some coworkers, acquaintances from yoga class or your favorite barista at the local café. Make sure as a hostess, you make introductions a high priority. You should especially tend to helping those who have something in common meet one another. For example, if one of your childhood friends studied abroad in the same place one of your college friends did, make sure they know that about each other to make conversation easier for them.
3. Live Entertainment
Hire a comedian, or comedienne, for your next event and bring smiles to the faces of your guests. Be sure to know the content of a prospective comedian’s content before you agree to hire a comic, as there are family friendly G-rated (or PG-rated) comedians, and comedians who are R-rated, concentrating more on an adult audience. Want to know how to get everyone out on the dance floor? Dancers for hire will get your guests into the groove! For real, who’s going to turn down the hand of an enticing belly dancer. Twist, twirl, dip, and flip through our large selection of dancers on Special Guest and hire one now!
Give the people attending your event something to do. Make sure there are plenty of different activities for everyone to try. Add in games, different dance floors with more than one style of music and make sure there are comfortable places for people to chat. If you have access to the outdoors, it can be the perfect opportunity to get some competitive games going as well.
5. Food and Drink
People go to parties expecting to be fed and fed well. Be mindful of the folks you’ve invited and the guests they may bring with them. Don’t offend the vegans by having nothing but hot wings and a cold cut platter on the table. You need to have beers, wine (both red and white), vodka, rum, and a myriad of chasers.
About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.