Every momentous occasion in your life deserves a celebration. And what if those occasions come unannounced and your peers are asking you to throw an impromptu party to celebrate your big promotion or purchase of a new home or maybe just another Saturday.
But, as you know, throwing any party requires days of planning, million checklists, and above all, time. So, now that you have to plan a get-together at such short notice, how exactly do you plan to do all the preparations easily and without any hassle? Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered. Here are some instant party planning tips and tricks that can help you plan your impromptu get-together for your friends and family members.
After using these tips, it won’t be wrong to give you the prize named “host(ess) of the year. ” So, without wasting any other minute, let’s get on with those party planning tips.
- Set up the venue
Before you go all nuts and on the shopping spree to get the logistics for the party, make sure you are all done with the venue first. This is because even if you are not done with the food or decorations, your guests would still have a place to sit and chit-chat.
And since you are planning it at your home, you need to be extra careful with the seating arrangement of the party. You need to ensure that everything is cleaned and is sparkling, and all set to impress your guests. Also, if the furniture needs to be moved and there’s a need to set up extra seats/chairs, make sure that everything is done beforehand because it could be really embarrassing to do all these things in front of your guests.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to clean your washroom, living room, or kitchen. Because these are some places that your guests would visit again and again.
- Prioritize the food
90% of the party’s charm is because of its food. It’s the one thing if isn’t taken care of properly then this can make any event a flop show. And you wouldn’t want that to happen with your party. Right? Plus, no one wants to enjoy any party that has miserable food or drinks. So you better don’t take any chances with them.
For this, you need to pay close attention to the food preparations. You can go for instant snacks followed by heavy appetizers and dessert. Make sure that your guests aren’t allergic to anything you serve. In fact, you can also surprise them with some delicious snacks and dishes made up of steaks, and they’ll definitely thank you for it. Believe it or not, but from Balsamic marinated flank steak to a simple yet perfectly seasoned rib eye, recipes that include steak never fail to impress their audience. This way, you can turn your simple night into a delicious and classic steak night.
And yes, don’t forget to refill your guest’s drinks; that’s the first rule of being a chivalric host.
- Arrange for music and entertainment
Music and entertainment are definitely the lifelines of the party. A party without music is like a Christmas without its tree. Having music at any party can help in breaking the ice amongst the guests by turning silent games into not so silent ones. Hence, it’s time to take out your favorite playlist and let everyone groove on your favorite tunes. Now is the time to press “play” and let the guests show their amazing dance moves.
In fact, to increase the entertainment value of your party, you can also opt for some interesting games such as Pictionary, Jenga, Monopoly, or even Scrabble. You can also arrange for some drinking games to spice up fun at your party. Thus, after your guests fare you well and say they had a good time at your party, you’ll know they aren’t lying because they really did have a good time.
- Use the technology to invite the guests.
Obviously, now that you are planning an impromptu get-together, you might not get the time to print the invitation cards for the guests. And that’s where technology can help you. You can create an interesting and creative party invite and send it in the mail or through any communication website. Or, if you have sufficient time, you can call everyone personally and invite them to your little event.
- Keep the decoration minimal.
At such short notice, you can’t expect your party room to be filled with balloons, confetti, or sparkles. You can stick to the traditional “flowers in the vase” decorations. Also, not shopping for tons of decor options can save you up so much time, money, and energy that can be utilized to do other party stuff.
You can also use Christmas or Fairy lights to create a little ambiance with those pretty lights. Believe it or not, but those pretty lights can definitely light up the mood and spirit of your party. It’s time you dig up all the decorative stuff from the basement and use them to beautify your venue.
- Create a signature cocktail
Yeah, we know that you are throwing a party at the last minute, and you might not have the time to invent drinks for everybody at the party. See, not all your guests like to have a beer, and not everyone enjoys the brisk caramel and vanilla taste of bourbon. So, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend all your time thinking about what guests would like to drink. Right?
So, to eliminate this confusion, you can create a signature cocktail that everyone likes and would love to enjoy your party. This way, you’ll serve only one drink at the party that would be loved and preferred by all. For this, you can look for recipes online and create something authentic.
Throwing an impromptu get-together is not that big of a deal. You just need to plan out what to do, and everything that comes after is just a piece of cake.
So, now whenever your friends or family members would like to celebrate your graduation, promotion, or any other event, you already know what to do.