Throwing a party can be a wonderful way to show your friends and family a great night of fun, but it is often a complicated and daunting task.
From deciding on a time that accommodates each guest to selecting food that will be appetizing to all, planning for a party at your house can cause a serious headache! If you are about to throw a bash, here are six creative ideas that will help relieve the pain.
A costume party is a great idea if you are hosting friends from a variety of social circles. Wearing a costume allows people to hide behind a mask, help them overcome social pressures and relax while at your house. They're a great conversation starter, too! Make costumes mandatory and watch as everyone mingles easily.
2. Tissue Paper Lights
This is pretty simple, but it adds a charming mood to any party. Cover your lamps or ceiling lights with a variety of colored tissue papers, and you will have a quick and inexpensive way to add a delightful accentuation.
3. A Cool Atmosphere
Even if the temperature outside is cold, the party will quickly heat up as the crowd gathers. Set the temperature low early in the evening, and monitor it occasionally to make sure people feel their best all night. Look for signs of sweat or fanning. You don’t want sweaty, uncomfortable guests at your party.
4. Name Tags
If you are hosting friends that haven't yet been acquainted, nothing makes small talk more difficult than having to ask the name of everyone in attendance. Help your guests break the ice by insisting that everyone wears a name tag (that way you won't forget either!).
How many times have you gone to a party with cake and not known how much to take? Wouldn't it be better if everything were set up for each person individually? Make it easy for all of your dessert-eating guests and present an assortment of store-bought or homemade cupcakes for guests to sample. This way no one feels uncomfortable about cutting a slice too large, and everyone gets to revel in the delicious taste of these sweet childhood treats.
6. Everyone is a DJ
One of the most important parts of any party is the music selection, but it is likely that each of your guests has unique musical taste. Allow everyone to hear their favorite tunes by letting each guest choose a song. You can have people sign up on a list to play next or allow them to play songs in a random order. Just make sure that everyone gets a chance!
Have Fun at Your Party
Hosting a party can be a daunting and arduous task, but it doesn't always have to be a pain. Use a few of these creative tips to take off some of the stress, and relax as you enjoy the fun that you deserve. :)