when is it not party season? even if the weather doesn’t seem to be that great, i’m keen to get all my friends together and have a great time, and going out is pretty expensive these days. i’ve been thinking about what kind of a party i could throw, and thought it would be great to share some tips and ideas on how to throw a good get togehter.
depending on how many people you’ll want to invite, the more creative the better! i'd suggest making a party planning checklist, because when things get disorganised it can be pretty stressful. plus if you're anything like me making lists is actually quite fun... my bad.
tell the neighbours – for a little party, you’ll only need to host it at home or in your flat. you ought to let your neighbours know that there’s going to be noise and, depending on what your friends are like, some drunken mishap. standard.
put away any valuable items – even if there’s only going to be people there who you know, when people have had a little bit to drink things can get broken. heaven forbid you're expensive glass bottle of YSL perfume got knocked over and smashed! i think i'd have a coronary.
invitations – it’s easy enough to invite everyone on facebook or with evite, and doing so can give you a good idea of the amount of people who are going to come.
(most importantly) food – if you're anything like me and my friends, food is the main focus of any catch up. if you're on a budget some goodies bought from the supermarket to nibble on or whack in the oven are suffice or if you fancy going all out it's time to dial a takeaway. mmmm pizza.
think of a theme – i doubt it’ll be anywhere nearly as extravagant as a blogger event we go to from time to time, but it’s a good idea if you fancy being creative and deciding if you'll have a strict ghoulish theme or just let people decide what to come in as long as they're not naked.
stay safe – it’s always great to have a party, but don’t aim on getting too drunk. nobody likes to look after their drunken friend – it’s hard, and it can be very embarrassing. not to mention messy!
make a party playlist – this can take some real thinking. at the start of the night, you need to get everyone in a good mood but make a good atmosphere for talking, so something from the charts is usually good enough. When the party gets started you can start getting the party anthems on!
are you planning to throw a party at all this halloween and have any additional tips to share?
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