Not a tea party, hopefully.
July 26, 2010 4:02 PM Subscribe
I haven't thrown a party since I graduated last year, and I'm not sure that Cheetos and beer pong will do this time around. How do I make sure that the upcoming get-together I'm hosting is a success?
Attendance: there'll be people from two social circles, my partner's work friends and my work friends, as well as a couple of unaffiliated people. Overall, I'm inviting about 20-25 people. We're all professionals in our mid to late twenties.
Music: my apartment is not particularly small, but it's an open space that is all hardwood and concrete, so it's loud - voices and music get amplified quite a lot. I might buy a rug to absorb some of the sound. Fortunately, the insulation is great, so our neighbors ought to be fine – I could still tape a note to their door. Do people do that?
Space: there's not a whole lot of seating: a sofa and a soft chair, as well as 4 dining chairs and a two-stool bar set on our (large) balcony. There's also a futon in the office (not walled off) and two orphaned bar stools. Will that be a problem?
Drinks: I stock a large variety of good alcohol and mixers (tonic water, sparkling water), and we own a blender that I could utilize to make margaritas. What else should I be aware of?
There won't be any themes or dressing up.
So, Hivemind, what are your tips for a good party? Consider me a newbie; any advice is welcome.