How to Have a Stress-Free Party
Planning for a party or family gathering can be overwhelming and daunting, here are some tips to help you have a stress-free gathering.
Firstly, send out invites early in order to avoid last minute rush. This will help you avoid the hustle that comes with preparing for the party last minute and you will be able to let your know their dress code, the date and location for the occasion.
When you send out invitations, you will also get feedback from the expected guests regarding their attendance. When you specify an RSVP date, it will be easier for you to know how much space, food and drinks you will need to make the gathering a memorable one. You will also be able to know if there are any dietary restrictions and allergies that you should take into consideration when serving your meals.
Come up with a theme for your party and make certain that you stick to it when making your preparations. Besides, it will set the tone of the party especially if your guests are required to have a dress code that rhymes well with it. If you are holding a summer party, you can offer a signature drink such as watermelon cocktail and margarita. Similarly, you can put together a playlist that will compliment your theme and keep your guests entertained.
When you are hosting a party, it is wise to keep everything simple and organized. It may be stressful to have a lot of details and you may not have enough time to prepare for the gathering appropriately. There are many websites that contain information that will help your process simple and easier.
Remember to make time for yourself and spend most of the time with your guests. You don’t want to spend most of your time cleaning, rather be in the moment and enjoy your own gathering. In order to ensure that you have enough time with the guests, ensure that you set the table in advance and do early cooking. Create time for yourself by setting a self-service bar or allow someone else to bar tend.
It is advisable to come up with a backup plan otherwise your party hosting will be stressful. Make sure that everything is over-catered for in the event that you need to provide for extra guests. For instance, due to unpredictable weather conditions, you will need to resort to an indoor party.
The last and most important consideration is to come up with a budget for the party and stick to it. When you know how much you have, you will pal accordingly, for instance, if you are hosting a large event, consider using disposable plastic containers and paper plates.