It’s your first time throwing a house party, and you don’t have any idea about what to prepare so that everyone can have a good time. Don’t panic, because the most epic house parties require very little planning, yet you have to pay attention to the details to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here are some steps to help you get started.
Plan your music flow
Most party music is electronic dance music, pop, and R&B. But you can’t start the party with the most energetic beats; you need to build up the music so that you can get the crowd going. Build it up the music’s pace, and then your guests will start to dance and peak at the right time. You can also hire a professional DJ who really knows how to set up a playlist to excite the crowd.
Get the right beverages
When you think of house parties, you’d think about tremendous amounts of alcohol. But not everyone wants to drink straight alcohol. Provide mixers such as juices or jug of lemonade so people can make their own cocktails. You can also store beer and non-alcoholic beverages in Yeti coolers, or other alternative options for coolers that fit your budget.
Serve simple food
If you don’t intend on having a dinner party, then you should draw back from making that lasagna. Simple comfort food works best at house parties, especially if they are finger food that is easy to carry around and eat while standing. You can serve pigs in a blanket, mini grilled cheese, french fries, chips with dips, or just order boxes of pizza.
Get the word out
Inviting people is probably the easiest part of doing a house party. However, if you don’t make it attractive, people might think twice about coming to your party. When you’re getting the word out, it’s best to broadcast it and personally invite at the same time. Make sure you mention what will be provided at the party and who else will come that they might be interested in.
Set ground rules
Without rules, your house party is bound to be a mess. It’s best to let your neighbors know that you’re going to have a party and tell them how loud the music will be and how long the party will last. You should also state the ground rules while inviting people and again when the crowd has gathered in your house. Basic ground rules are letting guests know which rooms are off-limits and stating where they should throw their trash.