How To Prepare To Host A Large Party At Your Home

Hosting a party, as most of us are aware, can be a stressful experience. Hosting a party with over a hundred guests, on the other hand, has the potential to turn into a nightmare. There is a lot of planning that must go into a large party to make sure the event runs smoothly. By planning as far in advance as possible, your party will be a success and is sure to be an enjoyable experience for all. If you are planning to host a large event at your home, one with guest numbers in the triple digits, there are several steps you can take to prepare as well as possible to receive your guests.
How To Prepare To Host A Large Party At Your Home
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Generate Excitement
The first step in party planning is sending out invitations. This can be done with texts, emails or through the mail. Invitations and reminders will create excitement for your party and you'll be more likely to see all the guests you've prepared for. If you are having a themed party, include pictures or graphics on your invitations that let your guests know what the party will be about. If you choose to have a costume party, this will inform your guests as to how they need to dress and give them time to search for an appropriate outfit.

Hire a Catering Service
For large parties, it is often necessary to hire a catering service to provide the food. Select a catering company as far in advance as possible to ensure they are available on your party date. Consult the caterers, providing them with the specifics of your party and setup—how many people will be eating, what age groups will be there, and how much space they will have to set up the buffet. An events organizer specializing in buffet catering in Fort Worth advises those hosting larger groups choose just two or three simple dishes to offer their guests. Most party-goers, they report, prefer food like sandwiches which will allow them the freedom to move around and socialize as they eat.

Prepare Your Home
It’s important to prepare your home for a large number of people. This may involve clearing rooms of furniture and clutter. Consider renting buffet tables, dining tables and chairs for the space. If your event will be held outdoors, you may opt to rent party tents or canopies in which portions of the evening will be held. Decorations and a good selection of music will give a great first impression when guests arrive. Another important tip is to stock up on bathroom toiletries and ensure that toilets are in working order. Have an extra supply of trash bags, paper towels, water and ice on hand. If drinks will be served, be sure you are well stocked.

Setting the Mood
When the date arrives, creating an exciting party atmosphere will put guests in a festive mood. Have a wide selection of appetizers prepared on tables, or have servers to pass around tasty treats. Equally important is the lighting you choose for your event. Use candles and soft lights that contribute to the look you are trying to achieve. Be sure everything is clean, straightened, and looking just the way you want it before welcome guests inside.

Once your party is underway, your guests will enjoy the fruits of your labor and you will have a fun, stress-free party. Your guests will have a great experience and appreciate that they were invited in the party.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to humanity,

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