How to Be a Great Party Host

Even though throwing a fabulous party often seems extremely challenging and nerve-racking – especially if you’re a guy – the truth is that you can be a fantastic host without having a nervous breakdown. Here are six amazing tips on how to make that happen, so check them out and nail this task like a true pro!

Put together your ultimate guest list

Yes, we agree that it may be really fun to invite a lot of people who have never met before, but the truth is that you should probably avoid the temptation – no matter how much you love hanging out with every one of them. Not a lot of people love to share their personal space and spend their free time with a bunch of people they don’t know, so make sure that everybody knows at least one other person. It’s the least you can do to make your guests feel comfortable.

Make sure that your house is neat and clean before the guests arrive…

Throwing a party in your house means that you’ll have to thoroughly clean the entire place – both before and after the party. You should probably do the vacuuming and tidying up a day before the party, whereas your bathroom should be cleaned a couple of hours before your guests arrive. And don’t forget to throw in a few spare rolls of toilet paper – just in case!

… Or simply opt for a fabulous restaurant instead

On the other hand, if you want to throw a fabulous dinner party far away from your home, you should probably opt for a cool restaurant that can welcome all your guests. You should pick the restaurant depending on the occasion, of course, but bear in mind that Warrandyte restaurants are undoubtedly the best possible choice if you live in Southern Australia. From a fabulous cocktail function with a panoramic district view to a sit-down affair at the finest restaurant – this place has everything a modern host can possibly need, so check it out and you won’t regret it!

Consider serving a pre-dinner signature cocktail

Speaking of cocktails, we must say serving a pre-dinner signature cocktail will definitely sweep your guests off their feet – especially if you were the one to come up with the recipe! Even though it seems irrelevant, trust us when we say that your guests will appreciate such a gesture, so master your mixology skills and impress everyone with your signature cocktail. Just be sure to give it a fancy name, too!

Be smart with your food selection

When it comes to your food selection, we must say that things can get quite challenging here, especially because there will be people with dietary restrictions such as a gluten allergy or an aversion to animal products. In order to stay in the safe zone and avoid any potential complications, you should prepare a variety of vegetable dishes that will suit literally everyone’s taste. You can prepare a few platters with both raw and cooked veggies and serve a mezze-style meal with hummus and bread so that everyone can find something they will like.

Don’t forget to mingle with your guests

We know that hosting a party can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you’re the one in charge. However, you should never forget to mingle with your guests, as socializing is the most important aspect of throwing a party, right? Just pour yourself a drink, let someone else take over in the kitchen, and actually talk to your guests. This is the key to a successful party, so don’t skip it and you’ll see that everyone will have a fantastic time – including you!

As you can tell, being a great party host doesn’t have to be as challenging as you probably thought – even though there are a lot of things you should take care of. Remember that proper organization is everything, so plan it in advance to the tiniest detail and you certainly won’t fail to throw a fabulous party!

Peter Minkoff

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine and a freelance menswear fashion stylist from Brisbane, Australia.

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