If you have never hosted a party before, you may have cold feet the first few times you do it. The kind of party it will be should be decided upon first. If you have not hosted many social events, then a small party may seem less intimidating. You have to decide various factors such as food, liquor, and location.
Once these matters are settled a date, time, and location have to be chosen. A list of people you wish to invite should also be drawn. Guests can be invited in various manners. Formal invitations can be issued, guests can be invited by telephone, or you can ask them personally. Irrespective of the method, the party invitations should be issued at least two to three weeks in advance.
Guests should know exactly what kind of party it is going to be. The exact time, date, and location of the party should be very clear. The guests should know whether the party is formal or informal, or whether it is a costume party. If your party has a theme then you should make sure that all your guests know about it. You should also be very clear as to whether you are supplying alcohol in the party or not. The invitees should know what to expect from the party. Relationships can be distorted if you do not make the guests understand what would be happening at the party. For this reason, a host has to be very communicative.
Parties can sometimes be simple, but sometimes they can also prove to be quite elaborate affairs. Without spending a lot of money, a memorable splash can be created with some creativity. Your party can be turned into a unique event with your imagination—A warm and enjoyable experience for your guests should be your focus—
A potluck party can be hosted very easily. All the food is not prepared by you in this kind of party. Each person is simply asked to bring some food for all to share. Prepare a substantial main dish by yourself. Asking a good friend to help you get everything ready is a very good option. All your preparations should start one or two days in advance if it is a big bash.
Introduce all your guests to each other in a nice manner. You must consider that fact that some of your introvert guests should also enjoy the party. Also, you should try to talk to those guests politely who help you in your chores. Each guest should be given fair importance. Thank each of your guests for coming when they are leaving.