Getting a new home is always a huge thing and it deserves to be addressed as such. The only proper way to honor this event is to throw a wonderful party for your family and some of your closest friends. However, throwing a party is never an easy task. There are so many things that you need to have in mind: How much space do you have? What is your budget? What supplies will you need for the party? Altogether, throwing a great party is an amazing, fun experience, but it takes a lot of planning and preparation. Here are some tips and tricks that we hope might be of assistance.
Your new home
The nature of your new home is going to be a determining factor for this party in general. First of all, the question whether you live in a house or in an apartment is going to have a tremendous influence. Since, living in house gives you more privacy (and usually more space as well) you will be allowed to invite more people over. This however is not necessarily a positive thing, since if there is a limited number of people at the party it sometimes feels more exclusive. Just remember that if the party takes place in an apartment you would do well to notify your neighbors of it in time, or even invite some of them to drop by.
Now, even though a wild party is going to leave a mess, you want your new place to be flawless when the guests come, in order to make a great first impression. This is why, the right course of action is to start early (hours before the party begins), roll up your sleeves and get your cleaning on. Prevention is sometimes the best course of action there is and what you don’t want is wine or mud stains on one of your beautiful new rugs. This is why you should simply roll them up and place them somewhere safe. Your guests will keep their footwear on and you will have nothing to care about. A clear win-win scenario for everyone.
Getting the supplies
Even though there are so many things you can get to enhance the party atmosphere, two things are vital. First one is selecting the right music. Since this step is something completely subjective and depends on the type of the party you have in mind, there is no proper advice here whatsoever. You should keep in mind, though, music preferences of your guests. Playing their favourite songs could really make your party hard to forget. Second thing that is vital for the success of the party are your supplies of snacks and alcohol. When it comes to snacks, you can either prepare something on your own or buy them, whatever suits you the most. On the other hand, as for the drinks that will be served, it is usually for the best to keep it simple. This means that red wine, white wine and beer are always a safe bet.
Fun party games
Given enough time, parties always start going on their own set course like a separate entity. Still what they often need is little push in the right direction. This is why it is a good to have some party games already prepared if the atmosphere starts to get stale. The most fun party games are some old classics like the newlywed game, musical chairs or the charades. Any of these games will help set the right mood for the party and ensure that everyone has a great time.
In the end, what matters the most is celebrating your brand new home and there is nothing that can accomplish this better than spending a wild night with some of your closest friends. Make this night completely memorable and ensure that in your new place, you are off to a great start.