is when you have made your guest feel welcome & comfortable, after
all "Guests are a form of God" - "Atithi Devo Bhava".
A good host is one who can manage party chores efficiently. To help you
out, here are few tips:
THE PARTY |
Plan your party keeping in mind The Theme (reason) of the party, which can
be - birthday, anniversary, baby birth, topped in exams, business or other
achievement, festival, kitty parties, casual or formal get to gather, etc...
Party need not be arranged on the date of occasion, but select the date
convenient for you & your guest. Weekends or a night before holiday
are most suggested for any event.
Set a budget & stick to it. Allot monetary amount to each item &
plan accordingly. A predefined budget will help you to take many decisions
No. of invitee
Number of Invitees:
First list down all the relatives, neighbours, friends & colleagues
of all family members. Now short-list them according to decided number.
It is advisable to prepare permanent list of near & dear ones.
Select venue where
you can accommodate all invitees, make arrangements for dinner & entertainment,
etc. Venue can be:
- garden, beach, etc.
Where ever is the
venue take care of:
- Enough open space
for guests to move.
- Enough sitting
- Separate dinning
- Space reserved
for games or entertainment program, if any.
- Have a designated
area for guests' valuables & gifts
& venue is fixed start sending invitation immediately, giving enough
time to guest to plan ahead. Guests can be invited by:
Do not forget to include
following points while invitation.
- Purpose to party.
- Date, timings &
venue address with land marks.
- Dress code, if
any or any special requirement for outdoor party.
can make your party memorable. While planning menu:
- Try something new.
- Along with your
choice remember the general taste acceptability.
- Select items according
to theme & age group invited. For family invitation consider every
- For a long party,
menu can be divided in parts.
- Expect few more
guests & plan quantity accordingly.
- Exclusive crockery
set shall enhance your delicious food even more.
Few tips to make
your party lively:
- Playing music
according to the age group, mood & theme of the party.
- Keeping games
ready, age wise with properties required & deciding the person to
- Organizing dance
or other cultural programs of kids & youngsters, thus providing
them platform to demonstrate their talent.
- Hiring clowns
or arranging for magic shows, puppet shows, etc. for kids
- Arranging for
an orchestra, kavi samelan, dayro, plays, etc. for grown ups.
- Before decoration,
cleanliness should be the first criteria for consideration. Even if
part is held outside the home, visit the venue a day before party &
check out for cleanliness.
- Decoration is
important to make our guests feel welcomed.
- Decoration can
be fresh flowers bouquet or some handicraft piece or use of new upholstery
or decoration with ribbons & balloons for kids.
grooming of every family member - dress, jewellery & other accessories.
nos. of concerned people for venue, menu, games, photography, etc.
is a party day & take care:
- Keep yourself
ready at least half an hour before party.
- Serve food on
- Take care that
entertainment programs, if any starts on time.
- Always wear a
smile, remain calm & enthusiastic to welcome your guests.
- Do not argue unnecessarily
& change the topic if you check out argument elsewhere.
- Do not be partial
to attend guests at a time.
- Also take care
that every guest have their meal & receive their gift.
- Check out food
from time to time, in case of shortage, immediately order from nearby
the party is over do not forget to make last best impression:
- Call up every
invitee or at least send thanking note along with the photograph.
- Try to collect
comments if possible; this will help you to plan next party.