Hosting a party at your house can be stressful and expensive. Before you start on your long hosting checklist, keep in mind the following five tips to help you destress and plan a great party.
1. Don’t Cook
Getting your house ready for a large party, which may also include decorating, is a big enough task without figuring out how to feed the guests. Instead of cooking for hours, consider hiring a restaurant to do the party catering Houston TX. It will check off a significant item on the to-do list and relieve some of your host-induced stress.
You may find that your guests offer to help in a variety of ways. Don’t be shy and take them up on their offers if they would be helpful to you. Asking guests to bring a bottle of wine or supply an extra bag of chips is a small thing for you to delegate to select guests too.
3. Keep Entertainment Simple
Although socializing is the name of the game at most house parties, you may want to consider having additional party entertainment. Instead of spending more money on a band or other hired entertainment, think simply: plug in a reliable sound system, put on the football game, or set out your backyard games, like cornhole or croquet.
4. Plan Accordingly for Young Guests
If your guests are bringing children, then you should plan accordingly. Make sure there are kid-friendly snacks and food available; set up a video game system or put on an entertaining movie in another room. Make use of a fire pit and offer s’mores for a fun dessert. Again, keep it simple.
5. Expect the Unexpected
The best-laid plans often go astray, so it’s not a bad idea to have some backup plans in mind. If you need more food, use an ordering and delivery service. Plan for spills by having plenty of carpet and floor cleaner handy. Accidents and mistakes happen, so be ready.
When you’re having a party, and you want to make it a little more memorable, one great way is to select a dress-up theme. It’s not just for children or adults who are feeling extra creative. Everyone can enjoy wearing costumes and getting creative with their looks and be as outlandish as dressing up as knights in shining armor or something simpler like a favorite character from a movie. You can even take it up a notch and give a prize to the one with the best costume. No matter what happens at your party, don’t forget to enjoy yourself too.
Find more tips for hosting a party in our archives.
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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