Party Panic? Don’t Worry, We’ve Got You Covered
Planning to host a party soon? Perhaps you’ve been neglecting certain things, or maybe you just don’t have a plan yet. Maybe you’ve left it to the last minute and now you’re in a state of panic, or you could just have no idea what you’re doing. Don’t worry. Planning a party can be difficult, but with a few of these last-minute ideas, you’ll have a fantastic party up and running in no time—even if it’s next week!
Preparing food can be a royal pain if you aren’t great in the kitchen or if you have a lot of guests with different dietary needs. That’s why it might be beneficial for you to invest in something like catering platters instead of cooking yourself. You’ll save a lot of time and potentially money, you can simply give them a list of dietary requirements and have them sort it out for you, and most importantly, you can relax and entertain your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen. This usually takes a little time to plan because the catering service needs a bit of warning and a date before they can provide you with the platters. Depending on what platters or how much food you order, you could supplement it with a fancy takeout menu or consider cooking a little bit yourself.
If you want your house to look fantastic for the big day, then here are a couple of last-minute decorations that you can add to your home. For starters, make some simple flower vases using cheap glass bottles. You can pick flowers from your garden or buy a simple bouquet and use a range of different glass bottles to act as vases. Ideally, you don’t want the glass bottle to have any brands imprinted on it—the simpler it is, the neater it looks. Next, you could make some customised cups if you have a lot of guests. Buy simple paper cups and then use sharpies or other decorations to make them all look unique with special designs. This not only looks great but can help guests distinguish between their cups!
Cleaning and Organising
You don’t want your guests to walk into a dusty house that hasn’t been cleaned up, so make sure you declutter your home as quickly as possible. For some quick tips, consider buying a couple of baskets or storage crates and dumping small items and other random things inside of them to keep them hidden away for now. Once your guests have left, you can take the time to organise those boxes and throw out any useless things that you don’t need. Make sure you organise your decorations and food so that it looks neat, and don’t neglect to clean up the front of your home as well to make it more inviting.
Make sure you’ve got a drinks bar ready. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just lay out some mixers, alcoholic beverages and other additions in order to make it accessible and stand out for your guests. They can make their own drinks while you’re discussing things with other guests or preparing the food, and it makes them feel more welcome and at home if they can pour themselves a glass.