Top Tips for Hosting the Perfect Party

Home entertaining can often be a daunting task, but as we enter the spring/summer party season, it’s the ideal opportunity to get together with loved ones and spend some quality time together whilst enjoying the sun.

We’re sharing some top tips to help with hosting the perfect party to ensure guests are left with an enjoyable day to remember.

1. Music is key

Musical entertainment is a must-have for hosting the perfect party. It helps to create the appropriate ambience and will liven up any social occasion. By choosing the right playlist, this sets the mood for the party - this might be a relaxing playlist on arrival, so guests can catch up and engage in conversation, then onto a lively soundtrack to encourage guests to dance the night away.

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2. Keep the menu simple

Picking the perfect menu will help to keep loved ones satisfied throughout the night. Forgo the formal dinner, finger foods make a great choice as there is something to suit every guest - Marks and Spencer have a fantastic party selection which is sure to impress. This antipasti canapé selection is the perfect starter for gatherings – especially as this helps to cut down on preparation time and everyone can help themselves.

Antipasti Mini Canapé Selection for £15.00, from Marks and Spencer

Food

3. Make sure the bar is stocked

It’s extremely important to get the drinks selection at a party just right. Considering non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic drinks is key, meaning there is something for everyone. But for those party goers who want a nice glass of wine, pairing the perfect choice can often be a challenge. Laithwaite’s offers a wide selection of wines and spirits produced by winemakers around the world, offering a personal service based on individual taste and preference – great for helping to create the perfect party drinks list.

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Wine

3. Make sure the bar is stocked

It’s extremely important to get the drinks selection at a party just right. Considering non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic drinks is key, meaning there is something for everyone. But for those party goers who want a nice glass of wine, pairing the perfect choice can often be a challenge. Laithwaite’s offers a wide selection of wines and spirits produced by winemakers around the world, offering a personal service based on individual taste and preference – great for helping to create the perfect party drinks list.

Wine Rack Essentials Mix, Case of 12 for £75.00, from Laithwaites

Wine

4. Pick a theme

Themed parties are always well received with guests, especially as it gives them the opportunity to dress up in their favourite costumes and make a grand entrance to the event. By picking a theme, this means the room can be decorated in fabulous décor to really create the party atmosphere, full of novelty props for friends and family to enjoy.

5. Make sure to host

With preparations completed and the party well under way, it’s important to remember hosting duties by filling empty glasses and making sure loved ones have everything they need. Now is not the time to neglect guests – by preparing as much as possible before the party will help to keep things running smoothly throughout the night and make sure the event is a success.

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