It’s one thing to host a house party, but to host an epic house party-- that takes refined skills. Lucky for you, our hosting tips and tricks make it easy to throw a fun house party for adults. Follow these simple hosing tips and your get-together will be the party of the year (or at least the talk of the town for a few solid weeks).
The definition of "host" quite literally means: "a person who receives or entertains other people as guests." And ironically, it's often overlooked. Whether they’re your best friends or new acquaintances, the key to throwing a good house party is moving around your space to wine, dine, and chat with guests. Focus on making connections and spending time with others rather than worrying about throwing a perfect party.
Hosting a good party starts and ends with planning. Creating a make-ahead menu can take the stress out of pre-party prep. Head over to Pinterest to find make-ahead recipes that you prepare in advance. This goes for drinks too, of course! Make punches or cocktails that can be made in bulk so you can spend less time mixing and more time socializing. Which brings us to our next hosting tip...
4. Ask for help
You may want to make it seem like you’ve got it all together but who are you fooling? This is real life, not an Instagram filter and we are here to tell you that just because you are throwing a party doesn't mean you have to carry all the weight. Ask friends bring snacks, desert, or their favorite bottle of vino. I little help goes a long way.
Whether you’re looking for a playlist for a holiday party, baby or bridal shower, or a perfect soundtrack for an afternoon brunch with friends, Spotify has tons of great playlists to keep the party going. Keep the sound at a comfortable level so you can chat with your guests. (See party tip #1 for a reminder about why this is very important.)
At the end of the night, simple is sensational. Good food, good friends, and great drinks. It’s the simple recipe for a great party.