People are spending less time at the pub and in bars nowadays and are choosing to have parties at home instead. If it’s your time to host friends or family, you may feel a little stressed at the thought, but there are ways to have a stress-free party in your own home. Simply follow the tips below.
Let guests serve their own drinks
The key to a stress-free party is to let people do their own thing, so you aren’t running around acting like a waiter the entire night. Installing Kegerators at home is a good way to have people help themselves to drinks, as they have a tap to dispense drinks, and you could also set up a wet bar so people can pour their own wine and cocktails.
Serve simple food
Food is another thing you’ll need to sort out before guests arrive. Avoid any dishes where you need to serve people. The key here is to set up a buffet and have guests serve themselves.
Some easy foods to serve at parties include:
- Cold buffets – with sandwiches, crudities etc. This can all be done in advance
- Burgers and hot dogs
- DIY tacos, burritos or other Mexican foods
- Large pasta dishes
If you’re not planning on serving substantial food, you should at least leave out some snacks, otherwise people will be drinking on empty stomachs.
Clear areas for socialising
You’ll feel a lot less stressed when hosting a party if you create some clear space for people to socialise. This will ensure your home doesn’t feel too crowded, and it means you can get things like valuables and breakable items out of the way. Keep your home clear, and it’s also much easier to clean things up at the end of the night too. If you have the space, consider adding a chillout zone where people can sit and enjoy their drinks, plus an area for dancing where people can go wild without damaging your home.
If you aren’t used to party hosting, it can be a bit daunting. However, there are ways you can host a party without feeling completely stressed. The key is getting as organised as possible and making sure your home is properly set up. Food and drink should be simple and easy to serve, with guests able to help themselves. That way, once people arrive, you can simply relax and enjoy mingling with your guests.