If you’re planning a party for adults, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. What do you need? What’s appropriate? How do you get the right balance of food and drink?It might feel like throwing a party for adults is more stressful than throwing one for kids, but once you’ve got the basics down, it’s not so bad. Here are our top tips:
- First, don’t stress! The best parties are the ones where people show up ready to have fun. If you’re stressing about how much food to buy or what kind of decorations your guests will like, chances are they’ll sense that energy and also be stressed out.
- Second, keep an open mind about what kinds of food and drink will work well at your party. You might think that everyone will love fancy cupcakes and fancy champagne—but what if some of your guests are vegetarian or have Celiac disease? It’s better to err on the side of offering more variety than less; then everyone can find something they really like.
It’s In The Details
When you’re planning a party, you need to think about the details—and that includes the accessories. Whether you’re looking for decorations or favors, it’s all about what fits your theme and makes your guests feel welcome. Here are some ideas for creating the perfect party atmosphere:
- Decorations: There are so many ways to make your event memorable, from hanging streamers to placing balloons throughout the room and adding adult party hats to complete the mood.
- Favors: You can’t have a party without something sweet to take home with you! Find a supplier for favors and work with them to get the products that you prefer.
- Think about music. You can always ask your guests what they like to listen to, but if you’re not sure what kind of music will get everyone moving, try some popular party songs from the past decade or so. You can also play games that require music as well—like “Name That Tune.”
- Make it colorful! Bright colors like red and yellow are eye-catching, so they can instantly make your space feel more festive.
- Use contrasting colors: If you want a theme for your party or event, make sure each color has a purpose—like using blue for water elements if you’re having an underwater theme, or using silver/white for snowflakes if it’s winter time.
- Let there be light! It’s tempting to go overboard with lights when decorating for events like Christmas or New Year’s Eve because they’re fun and flashy—but don’t forget about safety! Make sure any lights are UL approved and won’t cause any hazards if left on all night long (like overloading the circuit breaker).
- Use plants: Plants are great because they add life to any space while also making it look more natural. If you don’t have much space in your home or apartment, consider getting a fake plant instead of real ones—they’ll do the trick just as well!