Throw A Party People Actually Want To Go To
We have all been to a party where the mood is more about watching the clock for an appropriate time to leave rather than on enjoying the festivities. To avoid throwing a party that is more lackluster than bright and happy, follow these simple guidelines.
Invite a variety of guests to your bash; you do not want your party to be a get-together of soccer moms or sports buffs. Having guests with different interests and lifestyles will help invigorate exciting conversations, as well as maybe even develop new friendships. By pairing people with others they may not usually converse with, they become more stimulated and will naturally enjoy themselves.
A great icebreaker can be party activities, such as playing games from your childhood, or making crafts that you can exchange with each other at the end of the night. Theme nights are also a great way to get people to tap into their creativity and inner-child. You can encourage guests to show up dressed in garb from a different time period, or as their favorite celebrity.
If you find some guests getting bored or discouraged by the activities, try asking them to help you out with host duties. You might have them pour some drinks or refill the chips and pretzels. This will help those who are less sociable to feel included and valued at the party.
Finally, be sure you set up an environment that supports a relaxed vibe. Upbeat music, party foods that require little preparation and clean up, and maybe a bit of booze will keep your party from feeling ho-hum.