There are many rules when it comes to hosting a party, both expected and lesser known , that it can feel like studying for the SAT prior to the big day. While some rules are meant to be broken, we at Murder Mystery Maniacs compiled a list of common do’s we’re asked about hosting an awesome party.
Put together a music playlist a few days before the party. The last thing you want to do is run back and forth during your party to change the song on your iPod.
Buy (or make) plenty of ice at least 24 hours before the party. Running out of ice is a party foul, especially when serving a large group.
Give your guest plenty of drink options. Whether you decide to stock your party with a variety of mixers or have pre-made drinks, it’s better to have a few options for your partygoers to choose from.
Plan a few outfits your party the day before the event. What can look great one day can easily become stale shortly before it’s time to wear it. This way, you have an alternate look to fall back on in case you no longer like your first option.
Make final preparations for decor and party setup at least 5 hours before your party starts. Giving yourself enough time to make last-minute tweaks prevents you from feeling rushed right before your guests arrive.
What are some of your favorite party do’s? Let us know and we’ll feature some of our favorite submissions from you!