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Who doesn’t love a party?

While enjoying a party is easy (you just show up, eat, drink and be merry), organizing a party is a different beast altogether.

Below are items to keep in mind when organizing a party.


What type of party do you want to give?

You could throw a:

  • Surprise party
  • Birthday party
  • Anniversary party
  • Graduation party
  • Get well party
  • Housewarming party
  • Baby shower party
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Congratulations party
  • Block party
  • Pool party
  • Costume party
  • Retirement party
  • Farewell party
  • …or a Just because party, well, just because!

At this point in time, it helps to have a rough idea of how many people you will want to invite to your party.

Set the Budget

Planning a birthday party at home is a great way of reducing the cost of your event. But there are still plenty of ways you can host a party on a budget. The first thing you need to do though is be clear on exactly how much you want to spend and keep a clear track of it. So set a figure before you start anything else.

You can keep tabs on what you’re spending by simply writing it all down, or even better by using an excel document. This will help you keep an eye on the total amount you’ve spent and how much you’ve got left so you never overspend. If you’re looking for ways to cut the cost of your party down, check out our quick tips to planning a party on a budget.

Make the Guest List

The number of guests you will be able to invite to your party will depend on the amount of space you have, and your budget.

There’s plenty of things you need to buy for a party, and these often relate to how many guests you’re inviting. So make sure you have enough room in your budget for everyone’s food and drinks.

The next limiting factor to the amount of guests you can invite, is the size of the house. Estimate about 5-8 people per room and figure out how many rooms you’re guests can go in and it’ll give you a rough number. Try and invite around 10-20% more guests than you actually want at your house party.

Once you’ve decided how many guests you are inviting, it’s time to decide who’s made the cut. Think about your essential guests first, like your close friends and family. Then you can start adding more people until you reach a sensibly sized guest list. Try and think about groups of friends and family when deciding who to invite, and make sure you’ve not left anyone out!


You’ve worked hard, now it’s time to go and have some fun.

Welcome your guests, enjoy food, drink, dancing, conversations and the company of one another.

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