Having friends over for supper is one of my favorite things to do. There have been times and seasons in our lives when we have celebrated almost constantly, and there have been other times and seasons when we have celebrated much less frequently. Babajem provides a complete list of what is needed to be fulfilled to organize a party.
Step one in planning a party is deciding on the theme
Making decisions will be easy and straightforward if you have a guiding principle on which to base them. Are you throwing a big celebration for all your friends or just a themed dinner party? In that situation, could you elaborate on your plans? What appeals to you more: doing something private and intimate that only you will know about, or doing something public and monumental that history will recall forever?
The only people you need to invite are your closest friends and family
It is possible that there are flaws in your home. It’s possible that there won’t be enough chairs for everyone. It’s possible that your restroom is unattractive or dull, or that you have to jiggle the toilet a certain way before it flushes. Almost everyone is pleased to be invited to something with people they like, and they don’t mind if they have to sit on the floor or a kitchen chair (and if they do, why would you want to bring them over in the first place?). Almost everyone would appreciate an invitation to do something fun with friends.
Food that you should offer
Having a good meal is a pleasure shared by nearly everyone. Whatever the nature of your celebration (unless, of course, it’s a starvation strike), there should be food present. Having a bag of chips tossed into a bowl is better than having nothing at all. It can also be stored in a receptacle. Chips from a bag are a great go-to munchies for me.
Take advantage of paper-based goods
What if everything is cleaned up and put away in less than 5 minutes after the last guest has left? The thought makes me cringe, and I’m sure users everywhere are gasping in horror as well. I’m glad that weekend party was on the agenda for us. In addition, there is a wide variety of stylish paper goods to pick from.
Some Totally Irrelevant Details
Even the tiniest details matter when it comes to hosting a party at your house. Small touches like cute paper straws, a bouquet of flowers, or some balloons can make a big impact on your guests without breaking the bank.
When hosting a party, make sure to get everyone involved
Don’t think twice about taking advantage of people’s generous offers to bring a side dish or a stack of paper dishes. It’s possible you’re feeling like your efforts aren’t producing the desired results. You’ll be grateful that you had the time to vacuum instead of frantically chopping tomatoes for a salad in the three minutes before your guests came. And people enjoy the feeling that they are making a difference.
Relax and have fun once everyone has come
In my view, this is the single most important tip for throwing a fun party. Never explain that you meant to have more decorations but ran out of time, or that your floor could use a good sweeping or anything else of the type. Never make up an excuse for not decorating. No one wants to feel tense and anxious at a party, dinner, or other gatherings they are supposed to be enjoying. The feeling of welcome and appreciation for the guest’s presence should be conveyed.