How to Be a Great Party Host
Hosting a party is not easy as you think. There is a ton of planning involved as well as preparation. Here are a few tips to help you be a great host.
You should plan ahead of time. Make a list of the foods you need, the drinks, the menu, how many people you will be serving and so on. Gather all of your information first. Get all your decorations in order, if you plan to have decorations. The morning of the event, start cooking, set all the food and drinks out and make sure everything is in place.
You should prepare enough food for the guests before their arrival. You should also make sure that every one has a seat and tableware.
You also should prepare proper music for the guests. Get an idea of what type of music your guests would like to listen. If you are not sure what they would like, you may prepare different types of music. During the course of the party, you can play a mixture of different types of music.
Try not to overwork yourself. You can ask for assistance if you feel overwhelmed.
It sounds obvious, but always makes eye contact when talking with your guests. You're the one who will set the party’s tone. If you appear to be nervous, that feeling will reflect on your guests, or if you're constantly looking away, you may come across as bored or distracted.
You should refill and restock time to time. Do not get so caught up in conversation that your guests go thirsty. Give yourself a few minutes to refill chips and dip, drinks and other assortments. You should make sure that your guests can find everything quickly and easily.
Do not forget to thank each of your guests for coming at the end of the party. Walk them to the door, do not let them leave without you. You should show them out.