Tips for Hosting Your Next Party or Event

Hosting a memorable and enjoyable event often involves a great deal of work and planning. But that’s not to say that it needs to be a stressful and complex process. 

Hopefully, the tips below will help your event go smoothly and will improve your hosting skills in the process.

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Indoor or Outdoor Party?

One of the first things that you need to decide is whether to throw an indoor party or an outdoor party. Of course, there are a lot of the same elements that go into planning each, but you’ll need to plan for the differences, as they’ll impact dress code, theme, and menu. So first, give plenty of thought to the location of your party, and then plan for it effectively. 

Choose the Right Menu

Choosing the right menu is a big part of the process as well, and there will be a lot of decisions about the different types of food you could have at your party or event. Even if you have an idea about the perfect dinner party menu, you might need to adapt this slightly for the occasion. Consider a good range of different foods, including air fryer mushrooms as a tasty and versatile vegetarian option, and make sure you choose the protein carefully and opt for quality meat or meat alternatives.

Spend Time With Your Guests

This may sound obvious, but you need to make sure you spend as much as much time as you can with your guests at these parties, and it’s something you need to plan for in advance. Having to pop into the kitchen every few minutes to check the food, or washing up as you go, takes away from the time you could be spending with guests. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do these things, but try to be strategic about it; choose dishes that require simple prep and cooking times.  You might even consider hiring a chef to take care of these elements for you!

Take time to think about all of the different ways you can improve upon your hosting skills.  There are a lot of factors to keep in mind here, but some of the above tips might help you to throw unforgettable bashes, while keeping your sanity at the same time!


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6 Comments

  1. Pam, it's hard to imagine I'll ever be able to host an event again! After all these months, the whole idea seems impossible! Spending time with your guests instead of in the kitchen is definitely important.

  2. Good tips! I never have a good experience hosting parties – even my wedding was an awful experience. Hoping when we build our new home in a few years, and have more space, parties will be better.

    Alexandra
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    1. Oh, I'm sorry about your wedding! But, I'm sure there are happy memories there, anyway. That's exciting that you'll be building a home!

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