Are you thinking about holding a party? A reason to party can pop up at a moment’s notice, and it is best that you be prepared for it by putting together a must have list for a great party. A comfortable house party typically has 20 to 50 people moving around the venue. Once you have an estimated figure in mind, send out your invitations and have the following items on hand to throw a smashing party in no time. A great option to plan your party is enlisting the help of party rentals. They have a multitude of rentals available to make your party a success.
The type and amount of decor you need depends on the type of party and the space requirements. However, there are a few standard items that you can keep on hand, like streamers, latex balloons, and ribbons.
Plates, cups, bowls, cutlery and serving bar
You will need a substantial number of disposable cutlery, cups, bowls and plates on hand. They should be enough for a larger crowd than expected in order to save yourself the trouble of cleaning dishes after everyone has left. If you plan to prepare a meal for your guests, you should have some big bowls for holding chips and pretzels and large platters for fruit and veggies.
Food and Dessert
Irrespective of the number of people you are expecting, you will probably have to feed them. If you are not a very good cook or there is no time, you can ask one of your friends to prepare a meal, and/or order some food. It is advisable to stick to one kind of cuisine, two starters, one or two vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, two main course dishes, and possibly two desserts. You can have a few cans of shredded chicken to prepare sandwiches, chips, and frozen meatballs. Collect a few take-out menus for places that deliver good food on time. Your choices for dessert include cakes, cookies, and pies which are easy to bake and freeze.
You can identify your guests’ preferences for alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, and stock the bar accordingly. The usual ones include beer, wine, soda, punch, tea and bottled water.