1. What’s for fun?
The key here is to think outside the box. You might decide to rent a photobooth or a petting zoo, so long as your activities are going to inspire joy! The best party activities and gifts have these three qualities: they are open-ended and not limiting, they bring people together, and they provide everyone with unique experiences. So long as your party features achieve these three things, you’ll be guaranteed an unforgettable evening.
If you’re feeling a little lost, deciding what activities you’ll want to incorporate into your celebration can be as simple as asking around. But in case you’re concerned about giving too much away, there are a few party essentials that everyone is bound to enjoy. Have open spaces where people can feel free to create memories, and ambient lighting so that everyone will feel aglow with the joy of the evening. Even a few simple party games can provide a lot of fun and can help set a carefree mood for the rest of the night.
2. What’s for dinner?
The best thing about creating a spread for parties is you don’t have to feel shackled to any single palate, or palette for that matter. Having a set-up with a super colourful spread is fantastic for any kind of party, from big groups of party-goers, to garden party grazers. The only thing you’ll really need to consider here is providing enough plates and cutlery for your guests, as well as ensuring that any guests with special dietary requirements won’t go hungry. If you’ve got a huge range of small eats, it’s good to have food zones so that there’s no ambiguity about what food is suitable for your vegetarian/vegan guests, as well as those who are non-dairy or gluten-intolerant.
Alongside dinner options, it’s great to have a bar area where guests can feel free to source yummy drinks. If you’ve got a hired venue, an open bar can definitely pave the way for a night of great fun. If it’s a makeshift bar situation, so long as you’ve got a fine variety of bottles, spirits, and mixers, your guests will definitely relish the opportunity to get creative with their drinks.
3. What’s forever?
You might think that the age of party favours ended after your last childhood birthday party, but the truth is it has honestly never left! Think about every amazing celebration you’ve been lucky enough to experience. Chances are you’ve still got photos and other little mementos like RSVPs or nametags, or little cocktail umbrellas tucked away as souvenirs to commemorate a magical evening.
Imagine if you could provide your party guests with little keepsakes like Polaroid shots, personalised lolly jars, magnetic or adhesive photo strips, and even pint-sized terrariums or personalised LEGO creations. It’s the little things that count in the end, and chances are your guests will appreciate having a thoughtful party favour they can stick on their desks, bringing a little colour into their work week and allowing them to relive a wonderful night whenever they like.
If you take the time to answer these questions, you’ll soon discover that making sure your party stands out from the crowd isn’t as tricky as you might believe. It’s all about making sure you’ve got a little something for everybody. If you’ve achieved this, your job’s all done. The people will come and be joyful all on their own, because that’s just what we do!