Don’t host a boring party. Putting a party together takes a lot of time, and a lot of work… which is why there’s nothing worse than spending all those resources, just to have your party wind up a snore fest. If you want to make sure your party is an event to be remembered, you don’t have to break the bank. You just need to get a little creative.
Tip #1: Choose A Theme
There’s something to be said for picking a theme in your party. While it might be a little kitsch to some, a theme can also get people excited, and it creates a certain list of expectations.
Tip #2: Decorate
Nothing tells people this is a special space like decoration. Once you have a theme, you need to bring it across in some way. For example, if you’re hosting a terrible movie party, people know what to expect, and it sets a tone. Tee shirts advertising famously bad movies would be welcome. You could hang print-outs (or posters, if you have them) on the walls to create an atmosphere that celebrates awful cinema. Music is also key when trying to avoid that boring party stigma.
Tip #3: Refreshments
Partying can take a lot out of you. And, it’s important to provide some kind of refreshment. Instead of just setting out a snack bowl, you should try to play to your theme here as well. Keeping with the theme of bad films, for example, you might have a Sharknado punch bowl with little gummy sharks in the brew. Whether the punch is alcoholic or not will depend on your guests and personal desire. Those little touches can go a long way. You might also want to consider renting proper beverage dispensers.
Tip #4: Activities
Getting a bunch of people into one place at one time can be a challenge. However, if you manage to do it, you should have some activities available for them to participate in. If you have multiple rooms for your venue, you could easily have multiple films playing to suit everyone’s bad taste. Or you could have a trivia room, bad movie bingo (when certain tropes show up, you fill in the appropriate spot), or a table with games like Movie Buff, where players have to try to complete a film.
Tip #5: Have Something For Everyone
It’s important not to neglect any of your guests. Make the rounds, get involved in games and conversation, but if you see someone off to the side, or who’s unsure of what to do, reach out to them. See if there’s something you can do to help.
These are just a few, simple ways to help you avoid hosting a boring party. For more party planning advice, simply contact us today!