Remember all those times in your youth when you wanted to invite your friends over for a party, but your parents wouldn’t allow you to? Well, now you’re a homeowner, you can be the hostess with the mostest whenever you like!
Whether you wish to host a child’s birthday party, an afternoon tea reception, a cocktail shindig, or a dinner soirée, you should attempt to ensure that your home event makes a profound impression on everybody that attends it.
To find out what you must do to host a memorable party in your home, be sure to read on.
Set the mood with lightning
Your guests aren’t going to look back at your party with fond memories if you don’t set the right mood while the shindig is taking place. To capture an atmosphere that is sure to make your guests want to return to your home the next time you host a party there, you need to choose your lighting very carefully. Rule number one in this instance — don’t leave your big light on! Nobody is going to want to look up and see that (especially after a few drinks), and it isn’t going to make your guests feel comfortable enough to unwind and really enjoy themselves. Your aim is to welcome people into your home, not to blind them or make them feel nauseous, which is why you should opt for subtle lighting instead. To really get your guests in the party mood, you should consider switching on a few colored lights.
Decorate your home
You want to give your guests as much to talk about as possible. An excellent way to do this is to fill your home with all manner of memorable decorations. From balloons to flowers to bunting, no matter what accessory suits the style of your party, go out there and invest in it. Oh, and make sure you don’t forget to put it up!
Dress to impress
Decorating your home is not going to be enough to ensure that your party is memorable. You, yourself also have to dress to impress if you want your gathering to truly make an impression.
To really nail your attire choices in this instance, you have to find yourself a costume that is going to get people talking. Should you host a Halloween party, for example, this would entail you pulling out all the stops to ensure that your costume is distinctive (and spooky) enough to spark conversations between your guests. An important thing to remember in this instance is that the accessories, little details, and small nuances are just as essential as the costume that you choose to wear. To really make an impression, you should wear colored contact lenses, paint your face, and wear a set of false fangs! The more memorable your costume is, the better chance you and your party will have of being remembered for years to come.
If you put the above advice into practice when you next host a bash in your home, you’ll be sure to throw the house party to end all house parties!