If you’ve never been a party host before, you’re probably full of excitement and part dread. All the pressure is on you to provide a fulfilling night and keep party guests entertained at all times.
Once you’ve checked off your party-planning checklist, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty to get the party started!
Here are some habits for newbies to become a perfect party host.
Tricks To Becoming The Perfect Party Host
Food and drink is an essential accompaniment to a great party. Master this and people will be very happy.
Don’t overcomplicate this by preparing food you’ve never cooked before. Nobody will think you’re a failure for purchasing readymade goods.
Make sure that you provide enough for everyone’s tastes – including vegetarians and vegans if applicable. Have tasty juices available for designated drivers, as they shouldn’t be punished for not drinking.
Create a mini bar area on the side where people can mix up different flavours.
You can make your life easy by only buying a selective few snacks that need heating up. That way you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen trying to get everything the same temperature (which even for professional multi-taskers isn’t easy!).
Enjoying Yourself As A Host
When hosting, you can get so overwhelmed with checking everyone is having a great time every minute that you forget about yourself.
Do a self-serve style night where food and drink is always out. That way you don’t have to be everyone’s personal slave. Have different areas of the house or venue for the party so people can mingle in different rooms should they wish. Even having different vibes and activities in each can keep everyone happy.
Create an open music playlist so people can add their favourite songs to the queue. Don’t forget to add a couple of your preferences too. Relax and have fun.
Have fun hosting!