If you are able to entertain your friends and family you can easily consider yourself a social person.How good you are at it can depend, if it`s something important we suggest planning and some dedicated time to create a unique one time memorable experience, because we all know that it should never be the same, unless it`s outrageously exceptional.
We are in no measure of giving advices to be honest, we are no party planners, but we have set up a small strategy in order to get the better result, it`s more like a risque management actually because it depends on what personalities you`re having over. With that thought in mind start by controlling the amount of guests, it`s important to know how much people you have to take in and satisfy, think of how can you divide the space between several activities and go all the way up to the back up plan in case you see someone getting bored or the well known early leaver, we all have this kind of friends.
Make a short math
First of all you have to determine how much of a party it will be, if you know yourself you know from start how big the party will be, if you`re planning a small party you have more concerns, the outdoor areas will be used? the interior can contain thirty declared party people or it`s the other extreme, the tea and biscuits party? In that case you will have to think which rooms to use and why.
We think that one of the most common dysfunction of every home and therefore every festive entertaining it`s the number of chairs, this is always problematic because it depends very much on activity. Also you have to determine the level of comfort needed, an expensive chair meant for seated dinner with your boyfriends family may be unappealing and inappropriate after a barbecue party in the yard in which the dog decided to mark a new territory.
Decorate appropriate for the occasion
Depending on the occasion your even can be marked by a simple beautiful centerpiece or a mesmerizing elaborate backyard in which you will entertain your friends, if the welcoming part it`s usually stressful for you, consider making something special for the front porch, in this case the attention will be the actual change and it can be a good topic to talk about with the ones that you don`t usually socialize in order to get past those awkward moments.
A lot of inspiration can be found online or on entertaining magazine that your wife or girlfriend usually has.The expensive alternative it`s always present: hiring someone else to it for you, the world it`s filled with party and event planners to help you decide, plan or even rearrange the decor in order to create a memorable experience.
Preparing the menu
This part it`s covered by the most of you in advance as it should I bet, that is very good, but beside that, there is a crucial aspect that we always forget, serving the food. Depending on how big the party is, this could create a huge problem. Most of the time, the most common used way to serve big groups it`s using the “buffet style”, in this scenario, the host would have enough time put the food on display and welcome guests or eat the food in their company.
If you would like to denote sophistication consider a plated meal, case in which you have to be kind towards the host`s energy and consider hiring a waiter or a catering service, these again, are the simplest way, the most expensive, and if you`re a hard person to satisfy, the most failed parties because not very often everything happens as you wish if you`re not doing it yourself.
In this part we include absolutely everything because every sense is taking part in this act, you should consider anything from the music to the different tastes of the guest that may come into contradiction, problem that may be solved by arranging the seating places thoughtful.Again, depending on what you memory you want to imprint, consider floral arrangements and comfort items or the game console for the boys.
A very important aspect here resides in one item that always unites people, the fireplace. The warmth of fire, the calm inspired and the coziness will always bring a great atmosphere into the group, if the fireplace is outdoors you have to make the math and invite as many people as the fireplace can warm up or consider throwing blankets and lounge chairs into the plan.
Serve a memory in the end
Everyone loves gifts let`s be honest and any party can end happily with a gift in case you`ve screwed up something along the way. Depending on budget and the number of guests you can give some gift certificates, jewelry, golf invitations and so on. These of course are for the small sophisticated groups, in family most of the time. It doesn`t have to be that way, consider other gifts like personalized photo frames with pictures from that night in which you`ve surprised something worth framing, a very personal and warm gift and from the photo frame you can go in all directions.
This article really made me realize that I`m not inviting my friends and family over often enough, situation in case most of us, we all are caught up thousands of irrelevant things that are getting us far away from the people we love.
It doesn`t have to be this way, a party after all is not realized by the food, arrangements or seating, it`s about the people we have around and that are really worth being around us, we consider the things above just to make them more comfortable and closer to us, therefore if your best friends needs just bread and water to feel as home, and you know it, invite him over more often, make an effort to make both happy no matter what, it`s worth it.