Birthdays are a very important thing. Although a lot of people don’t enjoy celebrating their birthday or don’t see it as a big deal, you should try and make the most out of it. Try not to see birthdays as just the anniversary of the day that you were born. Instead, you should try and see your birthday as a chance to celebrate yourself. After all, when it is your friend or family member’s birthday, you want to make the most out of their day. So when it is your turn, there is no reason why you should feel any different.
Of course, there are many different ways in which you can celebrate this big day. One of the best and most common options is to have a party. Of course, the term party on its own is a very broad one. A party can have threepeople or 300. Chances are it will fall somewhere in between those two numbers, but that choice is entirely up to you.
Hosting a party is great. Although many people don’t like doing this, there are many great things about it. You get to throw the party that you want. This means playing the music you like the most, having people go the right amount of crazy, and everything else in between.
When you host a party, making it enjoyable for yourself isessential. However, you will also need to ensure that the people attending have a great time. One of the best ways you can celebrate your birthday is by giving your friends a party they won’t forget. Having one of those nights where you talk about it for years to come is amazing. This doesn’t even mean you must have a crazy hardcore party. A fun party doesn’t always have to be that unless you want it to.
So if you want to have a great party that people remember, then you need to be on your best hosting performance. If you need tips on what to do, consider the following pointers.
Invite Fun People
A party can only be as good as the people present. For example, if you only invite your boring friends, then you really should not expect the party to be that exciting. This means if you know people who know how to have a good time, make sure that they are on the guest list. You want people to mix with each other and be open. Having awkward groups of people not talking to each other is not the best thing during a party. This can be normal at the start of the night, but then the fun people will start to get things going.
Have a Good Playlist
Another thing that can put a really bad atmosphere over a party is going to be a bad playlist. If the music does not suit the party’s vibe, then people will not have a good time. You will want to play something upbeat to get people in a good mood. As well as this, getting people to sing along at parties can get things going. So make sure that you are putting some classics into your playlist.
If you feel like your music knowledge is going to let you down when it comes to making a playlist, don’t worry. There are plenty of great party playlists online to choose from, or you could even ask a friend to make one.
House Set up
The way you set up your home is going to have a big impact on how the night goes. For the sake of your belongings and your home, you are going to want to restrict some of the areas of your home. This usually means locking the bedrooms for the night. As well as this, you might want to keep the likes of offices or home gyms off limits. Any other valuables that are out on display you should lock away too. When people party, there is a good chance that things break.
Of course, depending on the home you have, the rooms open to guests will vary. However, there are three things you want from your home setup. The first is going to be the main area where people mingle. This is usually going to be your kitchen. As people get food and drinks, it gives them a chance to strike up a conversation. The second thing you are going to want is a more relaxed setting. People don’t want to go hard dancing all night. So give them an area where they can sit down and have a quiet conversation. Finally, an outdoor area will be a good idea for anyone who needs some fresh air and space for the party. Of course, any other rooms you are willing to use in your party will be a bonus. However, these are the three points you are looking for.
Have Forms of Entertainment
A good party doesn’tneed games or entertainment to keep going. However, these are really valuable options when your party is starting off. Having something to do can take away from the awkwardness at the start of the party. For example, investing in the likes of some beach cornhole boards for your party gives people something to do. Other options could include the likes of card/drinking games or watching live sport.
Starting and Finishing Times
One thing about parties is they don’t have concrete start and finish times. When you set a start time, you can only expect people to show up an hour or so after that. Everyone wants to be late. So when no one is coming on time to your party, don’t worry. This is why asking closer friends to come first is always a good idea.
As for your finishing time, it is often best not to set one. People will leave when they want to. You don’twant people checking the time to see how long is left in the party, so just saying ‘until late’ is often the best choice. If you are done partying, and you want guests to leave, then the party can end whenever you want, just try to read the room and see how everyone is feeling about it; some people might be too polite to just leave, and will try to stick it out until the very end, no matter how tired they are.
You will want to make sure that people can get to and from your party with ease. Check out times of public transport in your area. If these times do not suit your party, then it could be a good idea to get a few taxi numbers, organize carpools, or even hire a minibus if that suits you best, or if you have the room, make sure that it is prepared for people to sleep over once the party has ended.
The last thing you will want is people not being able to make it to your party, or even being unable to leave.
Having an official dress code for a party can be a bit formal. If you want to have a more formal affair or go with a theme, let that be known, so everyone knows what to expect and can come prepared. However, this isn’t something you should worry about too much. The general dress code for a house party is smart casual, but it won’t make much difference if some people show up more smart or casual.