For years, the bar has been a culturally established social environment for normal adults-night-out situations. However, if the bar scene is the only thing on your social schedule, it may become tedious, and trust me when I say this: there are plenty of other things to do during a party besides go to the bar.
According to a new study, the average American party host will spend $1,422.65 per year on the party planning, including food, beverages, and décor. So why not put this amount to good use?
Before you gasp, consider how much fun it would be to have your friends dress up in ’90s garb for a dance party playing music from the decade, or to have them distributed over your neighborhood on a scavenger hunt seeking for clues.
These get-togethers will not only be memorable, but you’ll probably discover so much about your group’s dynamics that you would wait for the next round to arrive.
1. Have a Dance-Off with a Theme
Create a playlist of hit songs from a specific decade, such as the 1960s or the 1990s. Tell your buddies to come dressed in period clothing and throw a dance party with historically appropriate dances. If you chose the 1960s, for example, make sure everyone does “The Twist.”
2. Make Your Home a Casio
Hire a service that brings the excitement of blackjack or roulette to your living room, complete with trained dealers. It’s also entertaining to invite guests to dress up in their best Las Vegas attire and play some Sinatra while they’re at it.
3. Organize a Scavenger Hunt
While it’s simple to set up clues for objects around your house, a neighborhood-wide scavenger hunt might be even more memorable. Split up into pairs and compete to see who can collect all of the things first.
4. Make a DIY Bar Corner
Set up a bar where your visitors may mix their own drinks instead of worrying about creating cocktails for everyone. Make sure the bar contains everything a mixologist would need, like a cocktail shaker, fresh citrus, and glassware, and it’ll be a hit.
5. Celebrate Off-Beat Holidays
Throwing a party to honor a common event, such as annual ‘Pi Day’ parties with sweet and savory pies, is always a fun time. It’s not like a Christmas or Halloween party because it’s held during a time of year when individuals aren’t bombarded with thousands of invitations.”
6. Keep Organized Music
It is well worth the time and effort to plan your party music ahead of time. Start things off slow, but make sure the songs get quicker and more exciting as the night progresses. Make a CD of the music, or install a turntable, and don’t be surprised if your guests request a copy at the end of the night!
7. Enjoy some Karaoke
Rather than going to a karaoke bar, rent a machine and sing your favorite songs in the privacy of your own home. After all, it’s much simpler to shout out Robyn when no one is looking. If you’re feeling ambitious, award “Best Pop Vocalist” and other categories towards the conclusion of the night, similar to the Grammys.
8. Throw a Retro Slumber Party
Invite your pals over to recreate all of the fun aspects of a sleepover without the discomfort. Host a tarot reading, meditate, light some candles, and finally, break out those skincare samples you’ve been saving.
9. Let’s Break the Ice
Set up some games to help kickstart the discourse. On an ottoman, a deck of trivia cards can spark conversation. Another option is to engage in an entertaining trivia game that will liven up the conversation and pique people’s interests.
If you don’t have any plans like that, simply search on Google or Safari for hundreds of Trivia games and other fascinating activities that are ideal for breaking the ice. There are many “Truth and Dare” games to pick from if you search the internet for them.
Over to you…
Throwing a party with friends and family may be a fun way to make memories. Create a party ambiance that is both enjoyable and welcoming for your visitors if you want to host a fun party. You can also urge your visitors to talk and try to know each other. Make sure to plan party activities to keep your visitors occupied during the party so they can have fun and unwind.