First and foremost, you need to invite the right people. Keep a healthy mix and encourage the intermingling of different social circles. Keep it short, but not too short and make sure everyone has an RSVP. A few plus ones are okay, but keep tabs on the list to make sure things don’t get too out of hand.
Make your guests comfortable with the right party ambience. If it’s a themed party, make sure you have the relevant decorations. Music, is always a tried and tested ice-breaker, to get people mingling and in the mood. Set the right tone for the party, with the right party playlist.
The key to success for any party, is to make sure the food keeps flowing, the conversations are kept light and the cocktail glasses are always full. Nobody likes a lull in the party, whether it comes to their food or drinks. So, ensure your guests always have a drink in hand and some snacks to go with it. The conversations will flow automatically.
If your guests are really in the mood or not getting in the mood, even with the food, music and drinks, there’s always the option of busting out a fun party game or two. Make sure it’s nothing which requires too much effort though. You want your guests to have fun not exert themselves.
Whether it’s the food, the cocktails or the way you present yourself throughout the party, make sure your guests remember just who it is who’s showing them a good time. Keep a few anecdotes ready as conversation starters. And of course, if you have a Barsys serving the cocktails at your party, you’re sure to create a lasting impression.