Throwing a house party sounds easy. You get your people together, get the drinks sorted and plug in someone’s phone with a killer playlist and you’re sorted, right? Well, you’re almost there but here’s a little more advice from your favourite Instagram celebrities on how to throw the perfect house party.
The first thing you need to make sure you have enough of at any house party is drinks. Take advice from Della Mbaya “ALWAYS put away a couple of bottles of booze before your guests come. It might seem a little selfish, but the drinks will inevitably run out, and you might want a final nightcap with close friends - or something for brunch mimosas the next day! But don't stress out too much over drinks. And if you notice that you are running out, remember that it's easier to top up earlier in the evening rather than later!”
This is where you use all the skills you mastered in uni whether it's using frozen fruit to keep your drinks cool or setting up a snack table in bulk because where else will the introverts hang around. Brian Mbunde reminds you to “buy booze, but don’t forget the chasers! In fact, get plenty of chasers like juice, soda, etc. Guests normally remember to come with booze but never the chasers. Even when ordering on Jumia Party, order the chasers as well. That’s what I do!"
Anyone who has attended a house party has walked away with regret and these regrets turn into warnings that you boldly broadcast when someone says they are thinking of hosting a party. We know word of mouth is not enough sometimes. You need to make sure people actually attend so BarakJacuzzi suggests inviting people “3 days in advance so that they know it's for real for real.”
Movies will have you thinking a house party doesn’t need activities, that the music and company will have you dancing the night away but that’s not always the case. Sometimes you invite people who don’t know each other and you need an ice breaker. In this case, it's always good to have an activity prepared.