Parties are a great way to get together with close friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or getting together for no reason at all, parties just have a way of bringing people closer together. Expectations for parties in 2022 are pretty high, which is why we’ve put together five party ideas to ensure that you and your party guests have as much fun as possible at your next gathering. Read on to learn how to make your parties the best this year.
1. Include Party Games
To make your party extra fun, include party games that everyone will enjoy. From pin the tail on the donkey to virtual reality games, you can include so many different games and activities to make your party a hit! Pull out Twister or play charades for some genuine laughs! Drinking games are also fun. You can play Never Have I Ever and take a drink anytime you’ve done something others have not! If you’re planning a party around the holidays, you might do Secret Santa as your main party game. There are so many options!
2. Dress For The Occasion
Whether your party is casual, formal, or in celebration of a specific holiday, dressing for the occasion can make all the difference! Make sure your guests know the dress code so that they can come prepared, decked out in their favorite party attire. For example, if you are throwing a Halloween party, you can tell your guests to wear an adult skeleton costume or another Halloween costume that is in line with the holiday. If your party is a celebration of a holiday, make sure you encourage everyone to dress up in ways that are on theme with the special event.
3. Get The Best Food
Parties are way more fun when good food is being served! Get creative in the kitchen and serve crowd favorites like nachos, chicken wings, pizza, and tons of French onion dip for veggies! Party food is mixing sweet and salty and keeping foods convenient and easy to munch on while you’re on the dance floor. Play up the drinks if you are celebrating a holiday, i.e., Halloween cocktails, or a signature drink if it’s someone’s birthday. Food is a big part of parties because it brings people together in appreciation for the time and great eats!
4. Make A Great Playlist
Your party needs the right vibes to be a hit! Create a fabulous party playlist with everyone’s favorite songs. Throw in a few celebratory songs if you have a themed party, such as a Halloween party. You might add “Monster Mash” into the playlist mix to keep things fun and festive. Make sure to mix oldies with new music so that everyone’s music taste is considered! Try to get the best sound quality possible with the speakers you use to play your music from. You can also play music on your TV as well. See what works best with what you have available.
5. Stay Up Late
The best parties keep going until the next day. Keep the caffeine going with soda pop and energy drinks, and party like you mean it until the sun comes up. By the time everyone is all partied out, they’ll leave knowing they had a great time and that you threw a great party!
The Bottom Line
Throwing a party in 2022 is about including basic party essentials: have great music, great food, great people, and great games! Keep your party going, and include some of the suggestions above to make sure your party is a hit this year.