[box type=”note”]Dooey: [Obviously angry] Those cans of fluffy whip were a real big hit at the party. Mr. Zadir had me out until two A.M. looking for more. Steve: From dusk ’til dawn. You, sir, are a party animal! – Night At The Roxbury[/box]
Your group enjoys a good party. What are the tricks needed to host a good party? In real estate, they say success is “location, location, location”. In partying it’s “people, people, people.” In real estate, not everyone is located on the choice spot. And in partying, you have to make adjustments to the people.
Let’s assume you are preparing for a party of 45 or more guests. That’s a big party. Even if it is just friends and co-workers, and everyone expects to bring items to make the party better, you need to have some control. If you aren’t hiring a party planner, you have to do these few steps to make sure your party is awesome, and that your friends and co-workers have a incredible time, and are safe.
Have the food professionally prepared.
With such a substantial number of mouths to feed, it is very trying to ensure food safety, and quality in a home environment. Caterers and restaurants are well suited for making large batches of delicious food and have it ready in time for your party. Additionally, see if the caterer has a person that will serve and clean up. It will be well worth the cost to keep your place tidy and organized.
Hire a bartender.
Everyone imagines they are a bartender. Even less desireable is when you as host allow your co-workers to tend bar. Who sets limits? Do you have any idea what the financial and not to mention the mental cost of allowing someone to over drink and then get involved in a collision? A professional bartender can keep this under control and assure your guests have quality drinks.
Hire a dj/kj for dancing or singing.
A karaoke host in control of the music will make sure the one guest that wants to play or sing only their kind of music won’t ruin your party for the other guests.
Have professional entertainment
A magician, mentalist, psychic, fortune teller, black jack dealer or any of a number of entertainment choices will make sure your guests can find something to enjoy and share with the other guests. Don’t over do it, though. One entertainer with the appropriate music entertainment should be sufficient.
About the Author
Derrel Allen is a professional magician in Dallas. More information about The Magic of MrGoodfriend can be found at his facebook page.