Party at Home - Top Tips
If you are planning a party at Home?...here are our top tips based on our experience.
1) Get your neighbours on side!
Most parties make allot of noise, so the very last thing you want is your neighbourse getting annoyed and complaining, resulting in the police turning up and bring everything to an abrupt halt. If you can, let them know what you are planning and get their ‘permission’. Better still, and if its appropriate, invite them over for a drink.
Lots of guests + Food and drink = lots of trips to the toilet, and having all your guests use the one or two toilets you probably have in your house is going to result in queues and the need to have a very heavy cleaning session the following day. Instead, look to hire additional toilets for your party, which are designed to deal with lots of people, and are easily cleaned up after the party (by the hire company!).
If you expect a large number of guests, it's important to consider parking availability in your neighborhood. Inform your guests in advance about the parking situation and provide alternative options if necessary, such as nearby public car parks or other designated parking areas.
4) Paper and Plastic
At ever party, someone will drop or knock over their drink and it will land on the floor. When you are hosting your own party, you are going to be doing plenty of running around trying to keep your guests happy, so the very last issue you will want to deal with cleaning up a smashed glass. Plus combining it with paper plates will keep clean up very quick and easy at the end of it all.
5) Prepare for the worst possible weather.
While we hope for a sunny day where everyone can enjoy the party in your garden with refreshing Pimms, we can't rely on the unpredictable British weather. Have backup plans in place to ensure your guests can stay warm and dry. Renting a marquee is a great option, as it can be open and airy on a nice day and provide shelter when the weather turns bad.
6) Nail it down, or remove your valuables
While your guests are unlikely to have malicious intent, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to clumsiness, resulting in accidental damage to your belongings. To prevent any mishaps, either secure valuable items or temporarily remove them from the party area.