Whether you’ve been in your current residence for a while now or if you’re just moving in, the idea of having people over may creep into your mind. Why not? Having a good time with friends and family is what life is all about! If you’re in the mood to party and want a push in the right direction, read on so you can get your party on.
What’s a Party Without Music
It would be quite a drab and boring party without a little music playing in the background. Depending on the type of festivities you’re looking to have, parlaying the right tunes to accompany your engagement is important. If you’re having friends over to play poker, then something that’s not too distracting but still enjoyable will do fine. If you’re celebrating a birthday, go all out and find tracks that will get people dancing and having a good time. Then there’s the other side of the spectrum: a dinner party. This track list should aim to be chill and be there to simply break up any silence that may occur during your meal.
Some Adult Beverages Please
If you’re throwing a party in your home and you’ve invited your friends and family members, they might come expecting a little something to wet their whistle. No one says that a dry party can’t be fun, but some attendees might be alarmed to find out once they’ve arrived that there isn’t any alcohol. Tell them ahead of time if that’s the case. But if alcohol is on the menu, why not try serving Templeton Rye? A whiskey? Sure, why not? It can be served neat, on the rocks, or maybe with a splash of ginger ale. Plus, there’s a wide variety of cocktails you can make with whiskey to impress your guests. Go ahead and try it, you might make a whiskey fan of someone you know yet.
A Little Bit to Nibble On
So far the music and drinks have been discussed and yet food hasn’t been mentioned, so here you are. Above music and alcohol, most people coming to a party can pretty much assume that some sort of party food will be on hand. And hey, it doesn’t have to be Martha Stewart caliber cuisine, it can be simple things that people love to eat. Anything including bacon is usually a winner. Salsa and dips are essential. Anything that is quick and easy to much on is fabulous. Think wings, jalapeno poppers, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, a few homemade pizza pies that could have people asking you for your recipe.
Maybe a Game to Play
With everyone full and happy, bust out a game to play. There might be those who will oppose the idea, but there will also be others that will be intrigued. Having a few games to play on hand for adults and children will add memorable moments to your rocking party. Try to get those in attendance to play something out of the ordinary and see what type of responses you get along the way. Being able to cater to your guests’ strengths and weaknesses will also help in this department. You can even model your whole event around a mystery murder style engagement where people try to uncover clues to decipher the motives and ultimately catch the suspect at large. Or, if that’s too grand of an evening, you can always play musical chairs.
As a good host, you should aim to thank everyone for attending and remind them to have a safe ride home. It’s the last thing that can really put a party over when it comes down to it. Showing the people that took time out of their schedule to partake in your event that you care about them is important. Be sure to hug, high five, fist bump, or whatever you call that secret handshake you have with your friend from college before they return home. This simply puts a nice end to a fantastic evening. So if you really knock it out of the park, hints might be made about you hosting a rocktastic party in the future.