postheadericon How to Host a Relaxed Party

Hosting a party may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning you can host a fun and relaxed party that everyone will enjoy.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

1 Decide on a time and place for your party. Make it somewhere you and your guests feel comfortable. It could be at your house or in your garden or at a park.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

2 Send out invitations at least two weeks in advance, Facebook is a great way to send party invitations and it doesn’t cost anything. When deciding who to invite a relaxed party will work best with around a dozen friends who already know each other.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

3 Plan what food you will serve at your party. For a relaxed party you could ask guests to bring a plate of something to share or you could order in takeaway like pizza. Make sure there is enough food for everyone.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

4 Decide on the drinks you will serve at your party. Have a selection of red and white wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks chilled before your guests arrive. To keep expenses down ask guests to bring a bottle of something to the party. Always have plenty of ice for chilling bottles and for putting in drinks.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

5 Plan what music you will play at your party, choose a selection that suits the relaxed mood of your party and that you think everyone will enjoy. Start the music before your first guests arrive and don’t play it too loud so that people can talk. Create a nice long list so that you don’t have to worry about changing the CD during the party.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

6 For a relaxed party it’s a good idea to have plenty of comfortable places where people can sit and mingle. A picnic rug and some camp chairs are good for outdoor parties. A couch, a few chairs and some comfortable cushions will make people feel more relaxed indoors.

How to Host a Relaxed Party

7 As soon as guests arrive greet them at the door, show them around and be sure to mention where the bathroom is so they don’t need to ask later on. To keep your party relaxed and informal allow your guest to help themselves to food and drinks, make themselves comfortable and get the party started.

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