How to Throw a Good House Party

Have you ever been invited into a house party but regretted going because you thought, “I could do better than this.”? Going into house parties can be a great way to meet people, get fed, enjoy the drinks, and just have a good time. But sometimes, only some of these are attainable. Unfortunately, not all house parties are created great.

House parties should be an amazing way to gather people. And as a host, things are under your supervision – music, food, guest list, the whole program is run by you. This can be a good thing because you can set the rules. But if things don’t go the way they were planned or if you can’t handle them properly, people might not attend another one of your parties the next time you invite them.

Although throwing a party can be a lot, let alone a great one, here are some tips and tricks you can do to make sure the party you throw will be a success.

1. Invite the neighbors

Make your neighbors think that you are a good and considerate person by inviting them to your parties, or some of them, especially if you’ve just moved in. This will tell them that you actually want their company and would love for them to come. Someday, you’ll have a thoughtful neighbor as well who will help you with some things. You never know.

2. Make your guest list inclusive

Invite your germophobe friend or the one who has OCD so your place will stay clean and organized. Invite your bouncer friend so he can keep things in order and prevent drunkards from picking a fight with one another. Or maybe your bartender friend so he can make a quick drink fix for the guests. Friends will be helpful during parties.

3. Tell guests an earlier start time

Some people intentionally arrive later than the time you set because they want all eyes to be on them. Some also show up late because they have just been to other parties before going to yours. If you want your party to end earlier, tell guests an earlier start time.

4. Serve good food and drinks

Some if not most people will go to parties because they know food and drinks will be served. Always remember that the people in the guest list you made won’t always be the ones arriving. Some of them will be with another company. You don’t know that company if he or she is vegan, lactose-intolerant, prefers gluten-free food, etc. You also don’t always get a heads up if your friends’ friends prefer beer over cocktails or mixed liquor. This means that you have to serve food and drinks that can pretty much cater to unexpected guests. Offer variety. And of course, they all have to be good if not delicious.

Preparing for a party can be exciting and stressful. There are a lot of things you have to consider. If you need help with food, contact a food service that caters food around your area.