Planning a party for kids is one thing, but planning one for adults is something else entirely. You can use some of the same basics, but you might turn some people off if the party feels too childish. Here are eight great ideas to keep your parties interesting.
Serving Your Drinks in Fruit
There’s something boring about plastic cups, not to mention that they only create more garbage that’s being thrown away. Get a little more inventive by serving drinks on hollowed-out fruit for some extra flavor and added pizazz.
Playing Great Games with Friends
Inspire a little competition with your company by getting some great games for adults. Put the kids’ games away and let the adults feel like adults. Whether you want to do drinking games or sit down and play games that get everyone thinking, there’s an adult game out there for you.
DIY Cocktail Bar
If everyone at your party is of legal drinking age, then invest in some bottles of different drinks and create a DIY cocktail bar. Let people explore what it really takes to make a delicious drink. Who knows, someone may invent the next best cocktail!
It doesn’t have to be anything super fancy, but your lighting should be festive. People are likely to have more fun if your place actually looks like fun. Even just a few strings of small, colorful paper lanterns may be all you need to spice up your venue.
Let the Desserts Be Fun
You can take a hint from an earlier suggestion and make a DIY dessert bar, such as a DIY ice cream sundae bar. That takes a lot of hassle out of you having to ensure everyone’s getting food and still letting your guests have fun with it at the same time.
Let the Crooning Begin
Nothing says a good time like a little karaoke. Set up the mics, pick your favorite songs, and see who wants to jump into the spotlight first. Everyone boasts about being a great singer, but now it’s time to see who can live up to the expectation.
A new way to do finger food and appetizers is to have a big pot of cheese fondue. Prepare a lot of finger foods, such as pieces of bread, fresh fruit, and baby carrots that your guests can dip into the cheese if they’re feeling peckish before the big meal is ready. You’ll have to keep an eye on the fondue, though, to make sure the cheese doesn’t burn or if the pot needs replenishing.
Social Media Gathering
Want a great way for everyone to remember the night? Create a party hashtag for everyone to use when they upload their pictures to social media. That way, everyone can search the tag and see others’ pictures as well. It’s the easiest way to create an online photo album without having to do much work!
Don’t get overwhelmed with all the planning you have to do and take it one step at a time. If something doesn’t work out, don’t make a big deal about it and go with the flow. People are more likely to remember everything that went right instead of the small mistakes that were made.