Having a home large enough to throw a huge party is both a blessing and a curse. Being able to have a great time at home with your friends is nice but planning a large gathering can also be stressful. You want to make sure that everyone that comes to the party has a great time which can impede you enjoying yourself. Planning the party with the following things in mind can allow you to throw the best party possible that you can actually enjoy as well!
One thing that you do not want to do is have guest’s cars towed or to upset neighbors due to parking being a nightmare. Give explicit directions on where to park or request attendees to take an Uber to the party. For those hosts that have more land and live in a more rural area parking will be less of a hassle. Getting a charter bus to pick up and drop off attendees at specific locations can also be something nice that could make the party unique.
Food Being Served
The food being served can make a huge difference at a party as great food helps get a party going. Make sure that you know the allergies of people coming and put out cards that tell everyone what each dish has in it. Vegetarian options should be included but beware that you will not be able to make everyone happy. If someone wants a very specific diet included at the party then they can bring the food for that themselves.
Keeping Attendees Safe
Nobody wants a person that was at their house who was drinking to be involved in a car accident on the way home. In fact, this could leave you liable as you were the one providing the alcohol. The other person involved in the accident might also be able to take issue with you in court. Car accidents have statutes of limitations so if this has happened to someone you know, once this period passes they are safe from legal action. If throwing a party near your pool hiring a lifeguard if there is enough people and children attending could not be more important Putting up no slip signs in wet areas is also wise so nobody slips and hits their head.
The one thing that is worse than setting up a party is having to deal with cleanup after. If you have it in the budget getting a cleaning crew will help reduce the headache. If people are congregating outside and this is where there is seating to eat then using disposable plates and silverware is important. This does not mean that you have to be wasteful as there are plenty of recyclable options now to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Throwing a great party can help you both professionally and personally. Having a party that everyone looks forward to on an annual basis reflects positively on you as you know how to throw a great party!