Top 5 Tips To Become The Hostess With The Mostess
You know that feeling when you’re at a friend’s house and they just manage to make you feel like you don’t have to lift a finger, because they’re just so accomplished? There’s something really special and magical about the feeling that comes when you realise that you’ve been at a party for five hours and don’t feel like any time has passed at all. When you’re having an amazing time at a party, you won’t feel the need to check your phone or to update your Instagram.
You probably won’t even realise that you’ve been having such a great time until you realise you’re having a great time, as you’re so caught up in the moment and having a great time. The good news is that’s it’s easy to learn how to have a great time – and you too can become the host or hostess with the mostest! Read on to learn how, here.
Tip One: Your guests are totally relaxed
Your evening might be well underway and you might be in the kitchen prepping another round of the hors d’oeuvres. Your guests are all relaxing in the lounge room or chilling out on the porch, but the point is they’re relaxed. No one is looking anxious, no one is worrying about food or drinks, because you’ve managed to ensure that there’s enough of everything. So how do you do that? In order to create a relaxed atmosphere for your guests, you need to set the scene properly and to ensure that there’s nothing to worry about. Everyone has a different definition of what they consider to be comfortable, but a great host can create it for everyone. A key thing here is ensuring that you have enough alcohol and food – but we’ll touch on that in the next couple of points.
Tip Two: You pamper your guests
You don’t have to go overboard with goodie bags and stuff like that, but a key part of making your guests feel the love is making sure that they feel looked after. When they arrive, make sure it’s easy for them to find the drinks, the food and the bathroom. You need to get people into the party zone with the right music at the right volume and to ensure that there’s plenty of seats or places to chill. Part of keeping the chill and pamper vibes going is to ensure that you keep drinks stocked, food replenished and music going all night long. Keep the bathroom stocked as well, just so people aren’t caught short for anything!
Tip Three: The drinks are flowing
While you don’t need to provide endless buckets of beer for everyone, making sure that you have enough choice for people is a good part of the party. A good option is to have beer, white, red, rose and sparkling wine. It’s a nice touch to have cocktails available and flowing as well, and to have non-alcoholic options too. The guys at Kent Street Cellars Bottle Shop are my go to when it comes to stocking my house for a party, and they also deliver and offer online ordering.
Tip Four: Keep the food coming too
You might be hosting a sit-down dinner, or you might be rustling up some pizza on the deck – always ensure there are plenty of nibbles, munchies and snacks available in order to ensure that no one goes hungry. The combination of plenty of booze and not enough food is never a good thing, so keep the snacks going for your guests to ensure a good time for all.
Tip Five: Don’t rush anything
You need a chill vibe and that comes from being chill, yourself. The key to this is ensuring that you always have music going, food available, booze, coffee, tea and anything else that your guests might like. Keep people relaxed and don’t rush anyone off – they’ll head off when the time is right at this perfect party!
I hope these tips help you to become the hostess with the mostest at your next soiree!