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How To Throw A Fun And Interesting Party At Home

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People often think that throwing a party at home is too difficult and expensive. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. You can have just as much fun with friends, co-workers, or family members without having to spend a lot of money on decorations and food. This blog post will discuss some tips for throwing an entertaining and interesting, but affordable party in your own home.

Plan your party with a theme

One of the first things that you need to do is to think of a theme that you want for your party. Themes can be anything from having an 80’s themed dance or decorating the house like it is Halloween at any time during the month, not just on October 31st. Plus, you have to make sure to have some decorations related to the theme. Rest assured that you can get them cheaply from a local dollar store.

Do not forget about entertainment

When throwing an event in your own home, one must ensure that there is a good source of entertainment. This is where you can consider all-party game rentals for you to never run out of entertainment ideas during the party. You can also have someone bring their guitar to play songs for the guests, or try and play board games with everyone after dinner. Even just setting up a projector and showing movies that you all enjoy will prove to be a great source of entertainment.

Invite guests to the event

Send people you want to come over invitations online or via text message. Once they RSVP, you can get a headcount of how many people are going to be there. From there, you can plan the food and activities accordingly and make sure that you have enough for everyone to eat and play with. This will not only ensure you do not go over budget but also gives your guests a chance to plan their outfits or get gifts ahead of time if they desire.

Prepare for your party

The day before you start preparing for the event is when you should begin setting up everything that needs to go into making your party great. This includes decorating your house, cleaning up beforehand, and buying food. Even if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on decorations for your home or even food for the guests at your party, it doesn’t mean that you can skip them entirely. You will still need some sort of decorating items such as balloons in bright colors and streamers.

Keep the drinks and food simple

A great way to keep costs low is by not having many complicated or expensive things on your menu for the party. Stick with water and juice for your drinks. For food, consider having sandwiches or chips and salsa. Keep your menu simple so that you don’t have to stress yourself out about people not getting enough of everything they need for the day.

Just keep in mind that you need to have enough food for all of your guests. Since this will be at home, it doesn’t mean that the menu needs to consist of only snacks and drinks. You can still cook a full meal or even order pizza if necessary.

Pick the right day for your party

The best days to host a home-based party are on Friday or Saturday nights when most people have nothing much to do and they will be more than happy to come over. You can also try hosting it during times where there is not much else going on such as early in the morning before everyone goes to work, or on a Sunday when people have more free time.

Clean up

You should try and clean up after yourself when throwing a party, as much as possible, before everyone comes over. Make sure that there are no leftover dishes in the sink, food scraps on the floor, or anything else out of place before the guests begin to arrive for your event. Put away decorations from earlier so that they don’t get ruined while guests are coming over. If someone is coming to the party late, make sure that they don’t see anything out of place or even a mess in your living room from earlier.

The most important thing to remember is that the party doesn’t need to be extremely themed or extravagant for it to be enjoyable. It’s really about having fun and spending time with friends who care about you. And of course, don’t forget to invite your furry friends too.

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Written by Jennifer Landis

Jennifer Landis is a millennial mom, wife, and is crazy passionate about health and wellness. She writes about it on her blog, Mindfulness Mama. She loves a good cup of tea and enjoys spending her free time running, doing yoga, and watching Doctor Who.

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