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How To Host A Party At Home

Hosting a party at your home is one of the most exciting things that you can do, and it’s important to make sure that you get it right. Whether you’re having a few of your friends over for food and movies, or you’re planning to host a bigger event, it’s important to make sure that you’ve ticked every box, so that your party goes to plan.

No matter what type of party you’re planning to throw, there are some simple things to remember to make it perfect, and we’ve noted down some ideas here to help you to make a success of the big night!

Think about decor
Although it sounds pretty cliche, there is nothing quite like filling your home with party decor, and there are plenty of ways to do this. From investing in some balloons (which always set the mood) to making sure that your lighting is on point, you can make your home a great party venue without splashing out a lot of cash. If you’re having a smaller gathering, perhaps you can use fairy lights and put them around your living room or in jars, and you can look into disco lighting for bigger parties. It’s also a good idea to get banners and other party decor, especially if you’re celebrating a big birthday milestone such as 21.

Cook up some tasty food for your guests
There is nothing that draws people to a party quite like some delicious food, and this is a must, especially for those budding chefs out there. Whether you go for some traditional party snacks to keep your guests happy, or you decide to cook up a storm, plan out the food that you’re going to make beforehand. If you’re really looking to impress at your event, then it could be a good idea to invest in a crispy crust pizza stone, and cook up some Italian style pizzas. After all, you can’t go wrong with pizza, right? It’s also good to think about drinks (non-alcoholic drinks for those under 21) and you can make delicious alcohol-free mocktails for your pals.

Choose a great playlist
Whilst food and decor are important, your music choices can make or break your party or gathering, and making a playlist beforehand can be a good idea if you want to be sure that you’ve got some great tunes prepared for the day. You and your friends may have a particular taste in music - you may be big fans of indie bands, for example - and there are usually playlists already generated for this on Spotify and other streaming platforms, but dance and chart music is also a good shout if you want to get your party music right. Think about what your friends will love, but don’t get too stressed about this, and the aux cable will surely get passed around on the night!

So, if you want to host a great party at your home, make sure that you remember these simple tips. Enjoy!