Entertaining made easy: ultimate party starter guide
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If you are the party starter or the hostess with the mostest – this article is for you! We are talking to our social butterflies, the people who love to have company over and will undeniably impress with their hosting skills, the food, the music, and of course – the drinks! Everyone knows the party hasn’t started until you’re there. You make sure everyone is well catered for, and you kill it with your entertaining skills. If you fit this description, keep reading.
So, you have decided to try hosting your own parties to awaken our social side that’s been in hibernation due to the pandemic. You know the pain it’s caused you; you’re the party starter, you are the life of the party, you are invited everywhere, and for almost 2 years you had to suppress your happiness. It’s time to get back into the party groove and how better to do it than to be the one inviting people to your gigs.
The party trifecta, as we like to call it -food, drinks, and music- determine if your party will be a mad success or an absolute failure. You have the option to do all three solo or get help from the numerous online services now available to us. If you decide to one-man it, like most party starters do, you will need to buy food, drinks and probably arm yourself with a decent Bluetooth speaker for your music.
We have a few tricks up our long sleeves that will help you be an even better party starter going forward. Here we go:
Party starter, this is what you will be well known for, so getting it right is quite imperative. You create the right ambiance with the music you play. The nature of the party you’re hosting will influence the type of music, and at what volume. You don’t want to be blasting electronic music at a sit-down dinner party or play soulful, quiet music at a rager. The music you choose will engrave very specific memories in your guests’ minds. If you’re not sure what to go with, check out our NaijaGreen compilations, go to YouTube, Spotify, and other streaming services to have ready playlists. You can also create your own playlists on these services if you are so inclined. The other alternative is to hire a dj and let them do the work for you.
Most importantly, you will need a good sound system to make sure everyone can hear the music. Here’s a short list of speakers and amplifiers to consider:
- AIWA Bazooka bluetooth speaker (AHH-330) R299 (very portable; good for small crowds up to 20)
- JVC 10’’ bluetooth Trolley Speaker (XS-N319PB) R1049 (it’s on wheels so it’ll be easy to move around)
- TELEFUNKEN bluetooth sound bar (TSBS-700) R999 (for good surround sound)
- JVC portable speaker system (XS-N819PB) R2999 (for that ultimate base)
**you can view more options from the Game catalogue
This is one of the most important elements of any party. Depending on the size of your party attendants, you can decide to cook up a storm, arrange a cheese board or even order in. Alternatively, you could hire a Chef or catering service to come through and cook the food for you. All this depends on what menu you decide on and the number of guests you’ll be having. The only con is that ordering food online or calling for a delivery service may be a bit expensive, though it makes for a convenient alternative if you are pressed for time.
If nothing else, the flow of drinks at your party will make it truly memorable! To ensure that you’re adequately stocked, do an inventory of what you have already and add to it. Another option if you have time constraints is to order the drinks online and have them delivered to your home. If you decide to have a party where you try new drinks or cocktails, these recipes will come in very handy for you. If you want to try another option for drinks that will truly dazzle, get a mobile bar service at your party. Not only will they entertain with their mixing skills, but they will also prepare exquisite drinks and give you more time to mingle with your guests.
There are other factors to seriously consider like whether or not you want a themed party, a limit on the guest numbers, or what time you’ll send everyone home. E-hailing services are an option so your guests don’t drink and drive. If you do this well enough, you may well turn it into a business 🙂 Now, you’re ready!