College life is a lot of work. After a long week of classes and studying, there is nothing better than spending the weekend relaxing before doing it all again next week. While you can’t party every weekend, a well-planned party can be a great way to have a relaxing and memorable weekend. Before hosting a party, there are many factors to consider to ensure your guests, and you, have the best time possible.
First and foremost, you need to know what your budget is going to be for the party. This is going to help you know what you can spend on a venue, food, music and type of party. If you are working with a small budget, consider having the party at your house or at a friend’s house. If you have the finances renting a hall is a good option if you want to have a larger party. Your venue will dictate the number of people you can invite. You don’t want it to be too crowded or too empty.
When planning the menu and music, keep in mind that people have different preferences. Play music from a few different genres so everyone can listen to something they enjoy. Also try to serve a few different types of foods, to ensure everyone will find something they life. Appetizers and desserts are a good way to have a variety of foods without a large expense. When thinking about drinks, have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so no one feels left out. Parties are fun when there is alcohol but not everyone drinks and some people don’t want to get drunk, but just want to get tipsy and have a good time. Those who don’t drink can take photos and tell the story of the party the next day.
If you are really looking to spice things up, break out the beer pong table or cornhole boards and start a tournament. These are two very popular drinking games that everyone loves to play. They are the perfect way to keep everyone social, involved and enjoying themselves all night long.
It is important for everyone to have a good time. That includes you at the host. Don’t overwork yourself, or you won’t be able to enjoy the party. Take charge of the party, but get help from friends. You can delegate duties like cooking, cleaning, decorations and invitations. Partying is there for everyone to enjoy, make sure everyone feels safe and welcome and you are sure to have a successful party that everyone will remember for a long time.