House Party

4 Tips to Help You Plan and Host a Successful House Party

You can’t just organise a house party willy nilly unless it’s a last-minute thing. You have to put some thought into it or else people will get bored. So, to avoid any mishaps, here are some tips that can help you plan and host an amazing house party.

1. Stock Up on Drinks

This is the most important part of a house party. Don’t get me wrong, food is important too, but it’s the alcohol that will do the talking here. Make sure you have plenty of different types of alcohol. You don’t want to put the same boring stuff on your guests or they’ll get bored easily.


  • Go to the store on the day before the party and buy enough alcohol for the night.
  • Get a few bottles of wine, a bottle of champagne, and some beer.
  • If you want to make your party a double celebration, get some juice and soda too.

2. Don’t Forget About the Food

As mentioned above, alcohol is important, but food is necessary too. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate meal, but you should have at least something to fill their stomachs. Again, it doesn’t matter what you cook, as long as it’s something that everyone would like to eat. You can even just cook some snacks or make a simple supper.


  • Cook something that’s easy to prepare. It doesn’t have to be a five-course meal. It should be something you can cook in less than an hour.
  • Make sure to get enough food for your guests. Make a list of how many people are coming and plan for at least one serving of the meal per person.
  • If you’re serving finger food, you can skip the knife and fork. Use paper plates and plastic cutlery instead.
  • You’ll never go wrong with having a variety of crisps and dips on the food table. 

3. Mood Lighting Matters

Lighting plays a big part in a house party. You want your house to feel intimate, but not dark enough to make your guests feel uncomfortable. So, you have to make sure that enough light is present. But, if the lighting is too bright, it will make your guests feel like they’re in a pub. So you have to strike a balance between the two.


  • Light up the whole house with dimmers. Make it bright enough so people can see their food, but not too bright.
  • Make sure to have plenty of candles. They really set the mood at a house party. But make sure to keep them away from flammable objects to avoid any fire hazards.
  • You can also use different coloured lights in the party area. Putting up string lights is a great way to set the mood for the party.

4. Prepare a Killer Playlist and a Good Sound System

Music plays a big role in a house party. You can’t just let anyone bring their phone and play their favourite music. It’s all about having one good playlist which you can play all night. If you can get a few friends to help you create the list of songs, it would be even better.


  • If you’re not really good at music, then you can get some friends who know how to pick a good list of songs.
  • Make a list of what kind of music you want to play. You can add a few tracks from different genres.
  • If you’re going to use a playlist, then you have to have a good sound system. Invest in one if you don’t have a decent speaker.

Note: Say yes to your friends playing the music from their phone if you’re okay with it.

Final Thoughts

Planning and hosting a party can be easy if you know what to do. As long as you have the right things in place, the rest will just fall into place. You don’t have to be overly formal at a party. As long as you prepare everything beforehand and everyone is having fun, it doesn’t matter. You just need to plan it.

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