12 steps to have a successful House Party

We have just had our House Warming Party and it was a success – everyone had fun, there was no drama, everyone behaved and nothing (apart from two wine glasses ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) was broken.thumb_DSC_0243_1024

So if you are planning on hosting a party, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare your house.

Is it carpet central? Do you want to be hoovering it on a hangover and worry all night that beer and red wine being spiltย spilled all over? No? Thought so.collages

We used self-adhesive carpet protector, and it was amazing. You can buy some here.

2. Make cool drinks

We prepared an Apple Mojito Punch and Raspberry Vodka Punch.

IMG_1354

The jars were from Hedwig as a house-warming present โค

I have also made 120 vodka jelly shots. Layered. ๐Ÿ™‚thumb_DSC_0041_1024

3. Establish the rules

Ensure that you have enough bins and kitchen roll. You don’t want to get your house trashed, right?IMG_1368

ย  5. Have a theme

We chose to hold a Beer Pong Tournament. Everybody loves Beer Pong.IMG_1365 thumb_DSC_0147_1024IMG_2721thumb_DSC_0167_1024thumb_DSC_0077_1024thumb_DSC_0119_1024thumb_DSC_0122_1024

6.ย Encourageย your guests to stick to the theme.

Holding a fancy dress party? Prepare a prize for the best costume. We have decided to choose the ultimate Pong King and Pong Queen.

IMG_1369

Make it easy to keep tabs on the scores

thumb_DSC_0250_1024

Congratulations to Luke, His Majesty the King of Beer Pong and Bryony, Her Majesty the Queen of Beer Pong.thumb_DSC_0261_1024

7. Show your gratificationย 

Being a great host requires ensuring that all guests are having a good time. When you are expecting presents, show some appreciation for the best present. thumb_DSC_0106_1024IMG_1372

8. Use photo props.

IMG_1386

9. Take group photos

IMG_2731…But make sure that everyone is looking to the same camera ๐Ÿ™‚thumb_DSC_0115_1024

thumb_DSC_0244_1024IMG_1373IMG_1378

10. Prepare some mid-night snacks

When all of the snacky food is gone, roll out a tray of sandwiches after 12pm. Trust me, they will be gone within minutes.IMG_1392

11. Have coffee on the go.

Everyone can only handle that many games of Beer Pong before getting sleepy.

Luckily, we have a cool coffee machine, and it was in high demand!

thumb_DSC_0150_1024

12. Relax and enjoy yourself.

It’s your party. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย IMG_2744thumb_DSC_0025_1024

Keep scrolling for more photos from our party.ย 

Many thanks to my amazing housemate Steve for taking the photos!thumb_DSC_0085_1024 thumb_DSC_0097_1024 thumb_DSC_0103_1024 thumb_DSC_0104_1024 ย ย thumb_DSC_0135_1024thumb_DSC_0154_1024 thumb_DSC_0162_1024 thumb_DSC_0166_1024thumb_DSC_0212_1024 thumb_DSC_0245_1024thumb_DSC_0073_1024thumb_DSC_0125_1024thumb_DSC_0201_1024thumb_DSC_0090_1024thumb_DSC_0092_1024thumb_DSC_0079_1024thumb_DSC_0126_1024IMG_1383thumb_DSC_0111_1024IMG_1393thumb_DSC_0124_1024thumb_DSC_0240_1024IMG_2725thumb_DSC_0172_1024IMG_2719

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “12 steps to have a successful House Party

  1. I am loving that carpet covering stuff!! I need some of that in my life. Also, nice party!!! Looked like loads of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s