Be it a small gathering or a large, lavish event, being able to efficaciously host the party and entertain your guests adds to the success of the event! Here are the best strategies that help you to be the best party host ever!
Set the perfect mood:
It is very important to send out the perfect vibes as they have a similar impact on ambience as proper lighting or the right music. Thus, make sure that you play the right kind of music before your guests arrive. Doing this fills the awkward silences, makes people feel relaxed, comfortable and ready to rock the party.
Make your guests feel welcomed:
Make it a point to greet your guests warmly whenever they arrive. After greeting them cordially, consider offering them beverages. In case you have placed appetizers out for your guests, let them know where they are. You can further introduce them to someone at the party who you think they might get on well with.
Ensure you have enough food:
It is advisable to expect more guests and to have more food than is required for the party. Rounding up ensures that there will always be plenty of food and appetizers in case any guests bring an unexpected plus one. Therefore, it’s better to cook more food or stock up on bulk snacks like chips and dip or a cheese platter, so that your guests will never be hungry. In case the entire food doesn’t get used up you can offer it to your guests in aluminium takeaway containers. They would appreciate this gesture of yours.
Stock up beverages::
Be it an alcoholic or a non-alcoholic party, ensure that there are enough drinks to keep your guests sipping onto them every now and then. Keeping beverages stocked will ensure that your guests do not have an empty glass.
Accept help and mingle up:
When you are the host, it’s obvious you’ll be looking at all the arrangements throughout the party. Now, this further means that your friends would want to be helpful. So, if someone offers to help you out with the salad dressing or clearing the table, let them. In fact, this can help you take breaks, make those short appearances in the party and mingle up with your guests.
Be prepared for everything:
You know that the after party scene is going to be a mess that would need a clean up anyhow. So, there’s no point stressing about it. Make it point to be prepared for any sort of a mishap. Whatever the mishap be, a power failure, running out of cash, food or drinks, just think of it beforehand and have a backup for every possible situation. Now, when you are already prepared, even if something does go wrong, you will feel relieved that you’re prepared so you won’t get flustered and uneasy. Most importantly, keep up a smile on your face and enjoy!